2000 Nissan Micra SE+ 1.3 16v from UK and Ireland
A cracking little car!
Engine mounting had to be changed in the summer of 2003 (Happens to all Micras due to the rubber perishing)
New HT leads due to me washing the engine and getting them wet (DOH!!!)
My mother bought this car in 2002 as a run-around for herself, after two years, I turned seventeen, and was given the car as a Birthday present.
I like the car on many levels, the first few being It's paint job (Flip paint), It's Cute looks, It's specification (Air-con, Alloys, Sunroof, CD Player, Velour trim, electric everything)
It is a very comfortable car for it's size and can easily accommodate 3 Big adults and a baby seat, I also like the driving position which is comparable to a car twice as big.
The pedals are nicely spaced apart- Somewhat lacking in modern super-minis (Try driving a saxo/punto)
The clutch is also lovely and light providing just the right amount of feel for that all important "Bite-Point"
The handling doesn't inspire confidence at first due to its high up design, But once you get to know her, you would be surprised how quick you can throw her about.
The engine is Nissans famous 1.3 16V engine, developing 75BHP, It gives it a nice bite, and surprises the "Boy racers" in their 55bhp Corsas!
All in all I adore this little car, Its cheap to run, puts a smile on my face every time I drive her.
If you can look past the "Granny" image and the Quirky styling, you will have a great little car on your hands!
Nik Canning (17)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th August, 2004
I would like to say that I passed my test in August 2005 and have been looking for a decent car to buy. I was thinking about buying a Fiat Punto 1.1, but after reading about them the cylinder head gasket goes. Therefore I think a nissan micra is the choice for me. I have test drove a nissan micra 1.4sport and it was very nippy and full of life. Thanks for a great review you changed my decision of a decent first time, fun car.