1995 Nissan Micra Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1995 Nissan Micra LX 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.3
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Performance is better than manufacturers figures suggest. Can beat a BMW 316i away from the lights. It's a bit iffy on corners, but this could be sorted with better tyres/suspension.

Like all Jap cars, it needs to be revved quite hard.

A great car to drive around town and more comfortable than expected at 70/80 mph... very quiet and powerful for a little car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 1999

1995 Nissan Micra LX 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10

Faults:

Failed to start due to faulty wiring harness after 12k miles.

General Comments:

Goes well if you rev it hard, but results in mid-30's mpg - lousy for a small car!

Seats lack support.

Handling subject to excessive body roll.

Eats front tyres.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st February, 1999

18th Apr 2001, 11:01

I think perhaps you are driving the wrong car. If you find it necessary to thrash your Micra to the extent that you are "eating" tyres and suffering excessive body roll, then why not buy a car that was designed to put up with that. Micras are designed to be cheap convenient runabouts, a job which they perform perfectly, but they're not sports cars by any stretch of the imagination.

1995 Nissan Micra Mauritius 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

Squeaks on tailgate.

Window rattle.

O2 sensor.

Reversing light switch.

Cracked headlamp due to flying stones :(

All the above were fixed under warranty apart from the light switch which I left and the headlamp which I replaced myself.

General Comments:

Great car. Shame about the bad handling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 1998

1995 Nissan Micra L 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

Reversing light switch.

Heater control.

Gearbox problem which I don't know what it was.

All fixed under warranty.

General Comments:

Great little car until in a fight with a milk tanker.

Have ordered the new Twister which I have test driven. It handles better especially with the PAS although the gears are less fluid.

From a safety point of view, it was hit by 16 tons at a combined speed of approximately 60mph and my wife lived to tell the tale due to air bag and inherent strength (my opinion only) in the shape of the vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 1998

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 15 reviews