1999 Nissan Micra SE 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
Ideal beginner's car
Interior wore a little early, and new brakes pads.
Was my first car, and a good honest little car it was as well. To drive it was nothing special, but the 1.0 engine gave decent economy as to be expected, but pulling out onto motorway slip roads and getting up to speed took some nerves! Managed 70mph eventually though.
A car I learned to drive in and went on to be my car for the next year or so, the only complaint was the brakes wore out a little earlier than I expected, and the interior already had the shine of an older car pretty soon. The interior was dull and full of grey plastic, but was all functional at least, and comfortable for what it was.
In conclusion, a reliable beginner's car and very 90s bubble shape I believe to be the last of its type before a major makeover, which was even more "cute" if you could call it that. Would I buy another Nissan? Yes - they make great reliable cars, from this Micra to the Skyline. Would I buy another Micra? Of course not - I've since spoiled myself with sports cars and bigger executive saloons over the years, but looking back I have to give credit where credit is due - it was the ideal car to learn the basics of motoring in, and from what I remember, was a very popular car in the UK for driving schools at the time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st September, 2016