1996 Nissan Micra Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1996 Nissan Micra Shape 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired29000 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong. (yet!)

It has only cost me twice:

-Two front tires

-Routine service.

General Comments:

This car is very economical:

-Around 45 Miles per gallon

-Cheap tax

-Cheap insurance.

Has quite a feminine image, but looks better with 'Storm grey' paint and a rear spoiler!

The interior is OK, but a little spartan (No clock, rev counter, sunroof), but this is expected on a basic car.

Performance is good for a 1 litre; cruises at 70 MPH and is good around town, but runs out of breath on hills.

Tip: Standard micra mud flaps trap dirt behind them and need to cleaned every 3 months. (Could be a future rust spot?)

Overall, an excellent first time car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2001

1996 Nissan Micra SR 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

Excellent car but somehow not as much fun as the 1.0.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 1999

1996 Nissan Micra Shape 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

Only trouble has been with the immobiliser (didn't start one morning).

General Comments:

Fast for a 1.0l, needs body colour bumpers, takes serious abuse!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

22nd Dec 2000, 11:01

Nice, nippy car. Have only driven Mini's before, this car is as adventurous as a Mini, and although the cornering is not as good as a Mini, it's still fantastic.

I have a R reg Micra Shape.

The car is good, the dealer is very good.

22nd Jul 2001, 15:07

I own an R-reg Micra Shape and have had no problems at all, it is a super little car, 10 out of 10.

29th Aug 2003, 17:06

I am getting an N reg micra next week. Haven't had one before, I have found comments interesting. here's hopeing I've picked a reliable car. G.

9th Nov 2005, 09:24

Hi my name is Martin P and I've got a 96 micra it's the most amazing thing since sliced bread. My life was dull and un-eventful until I purchased this car and now life is fantastic and I've never looked back, we've been on so many adventures together from Skegness to Bognor Regis. Life is great and we recommended this car to anyone. 10/10 for a quality car.

23rd Jun 2007, 17:24

Well, I've rented Micras in the past and having had a Peugeot 206 written off a couple of weeks ago, needed a cheap little runaround... just got an "N" reg one... first impressions: excellent body (for its age!) reliable, nippy round town, turns on a sixpence... and it's purple!! so who's gonna nick it in Salford! RobR.

1996 Nissan Micra L 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10

Faults:

No faults whatsoever since new.

General Comments:

Extremely reliable motor. Great gearbox and engine combination which will leave just about all other 1 litre cars standing. SO cheap to run. Seems to run forever on £5 of fuel! Looks a bit feminine, though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 1998

1996 Nissan Micra GX 1.3 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
Engine and transmission 1.3 16v petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

Very nice small car without any faults during 2 years use. 1.3 is quite powerful and power steering makes Micra a very nice town car. It's so good that I already ordered the latest '98 model!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 11 reviews