1999 Nissan Micra Equation 1.0 from UK and Ireland
A good car let down by its gearbox
The automatic gearbox failed at 53,000 miles. It cost £1900 to repair. That was almost half the cars value!
The garage said the gearbox on small cars don't last more than 50,000 miles, so I got rid of mine long before it approached 100,000. I bought a manual one.
Aside from transmission problems, the car was very easy to drive and quite cheap to run.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th September, 2003
27th Sep 2003, 00:04
My Nissan. 1996 K11/. Now has 220,000 km's Since I purchased it new. It has the 1.3 litre engine.
In Australia it would have cost an additional $1,500 for the CVT transmission (which I did not want anyway). I have have found the manual box to be excellent.
The syncro's are now getting a bit tired and it will occasionally baulk on a fast change, but by and large still very smooth.