An underrated economical pocket rocket
Got this car for a bargain £7,500, for the latest Sport+ Model.
The engine is absolutely superb, the car feels keen and responsive at almost any engine speed above 2,000 rpm.
The car handles a lot better than the older model Micra's thanks to a revised suspension setup that includes stiffer springs.
The interior is a massive improvement over the old car, with a red rimmed leather steering wheel, and splashes of red and silver on the dash.
The car is great fun to drive and luckily very cheap to buy and run. Mine is only 6 months old and just over 3k miles on it, and I saved £2,500 (the car has metallic paint).
It will hit 0-60 in around 10.5 seconds despite the manufacturers claim, and still returns 47 mpg and is in insurance group 4, cheaper to insure than some 1.1's!
The only thing that was wrong with it was a squeak that I now seem to have driven out. The garage could have been more helpful though.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th April, 2001