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Nissan Micra 1.0i 16v S 5dr

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      01.06.2010 00:33

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      Great little car for city users!

      The nissan micra- where shall i start... its such a great little run around car for anyone who lives in a city or town. The suspension of the car is quite low and i would not recommend this for taller people. Without stereotyping, this is very much a women's car. It gets you from place to place easily and is nice for short journeys. As you will only be travelling short distances the comfort of the car is not that relevant although it is moderately comfortable. The reason why i say this is because this car can hardly reach 60mph even though it can do it and reach motorway speed limits, it feels like your in a rocking roller coaster, even at 50 mph.

      Even though it does not do well on the motorway, i can't think of many other cars which are great for the city. It is easily manoeuvrable into tight car parking spaces and narrow roads. Not to mention you could pick one of these up at under £3000 and as always nissan are a very reliable company and have had no problems with this car.

      Great for first cars for just-passed drivers and as a second or third car for others!

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      30.05.2010 21:42
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      I bought one

      I thought the S on the tailgate meant slightly sluggish until I found my feet were too big to push the accelerator pedal down far enough. My toe catches on the firewall if I don't place my heel far enough away. Sure it's a small engine and doesn't cruise comfortably on the motorway at 75 but it does 60 quite well and some of the lost time will be regained when you zip into gaps bigger cars can't go into. When you get into town.

      The design is extremely functional but not at all unpleasant if you don't mind lots of matt grey plastic. I've never known a car that looks so different yet oddly unselfconscious when it's painted different colours. In purple they look pleasantly like half sucked boiled sweets. There's one I see that lives around here painted in Moo-Cow black and white with the trim round the radiator grilles picked out in nostril pink. That one looks the part too. Mine is in metallic light turquoise-a sort of bluish green or is it greenish blue. I dunno but it gives the car a sort of dignified air so I've decided to call her Emily.

      They have lots of unexpected character-Micra K11's.

      That's a good tip btw if you want to Google for parts. "Micra K11" is a good phrase to use since it's what some people call this particular shape of Micra.

      On the downside although they don't actually normally burn oil it needs to be changed every 9000 miles.

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      30.05.2010 17:09

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      I bought one

      I thought the S on the tailgate meant slightly sluggish until I found my feet were too big to push the accelerator pedal down far enough. My toe catches on the firewall if I don't place my heel far enough away. Sure it's a small engine and doesn't cruise comfortably on the motorway at 75 but it does 60 quite well and some of the lost time will be regained when you zip into gaps bigger cars can't go into. When you get into town.

      The design is extremely functional but not at all unpleasant if you don't mind lots of matt grey plastic. I've never known a car that looks so different when it's painted different colours. In purple they look pleasantly like half sucked boiled sweets. There's one I see that lives around here painted in Moo-Cow black and white with the trim round the radiator grilles picked out in nostril pink. That one looks the part too. Mine is in metallic light turquoise-a sort of bluish green or is it greenish blue. I dunno but it gives the car a sort of dignified air so I've decided to call her Emily.

      They have lots of unexpected character-Micra K11's.

      That's a good tip btw if you want to Google for parts. "Micra K11" is a good phrase to use since it's what some people call this particular shape of Micra.

      On the downside although they don't actually normally burn oil it needs to be changed every 9000 miles.

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      23.06.2009 13:49
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      A good budget city car.

      Review - Nissan Micra 1.0 S 5 Door

      I bought my Micra as a second car / run-around due to its small size, low cost to buy and cheap running expenses. I went for the 5 door option as I have a dog and was mindful of getting the pooch in and out every weekend!

      I've broken my review down into pro's and con's for easy reading:

      Pro's:

      > Price - I paid under £2000 for my car from an independent dealer;
      > Running costs - after some initial work on the throttle bodies (under warranty) it was a very reliable little motor! In around two years of ownership it never skipped a beat. Even consumables like brake pads etc. were quite cheap;
      > Economy - It was quite economical and averaged between 40mpg and 50mpg with steady driving;
      > Town ability - It was great in town! Nippy in traffic, loads of visibility all round, easy to park (despite the absence of power steering) and small enough to fit into the tightest of spaces!
      > Load capacity - It amazed me how much could be fitted in when you took out the parcel shelf and folded the seats! I used it for work purposes occasionally and it was a good little load-lugger!

      Con's:

      > Value - It didn't hold it's value well and I sold it for £600 after two years of ownership (although, admittedly, it did need some work doing!);
      > Motorway Capability - It wasn't cut out for long journey's or motorway mileage. It was just too small inside and the engine felt overstretched over long distances. However, it should be remembered that this wasn't really what the car was designed for!

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      07.10.2008 12:41
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      Excellent all round little car

      As i am a bit of a letdown to femalekind and need a bloke to change a tyre for me this will not be a technical review but a personal rating of this car!

      I have had my Micra since 2002, its an automatic (i was too rubbish to pass a manual test) and a lovely shade of metallic blue (hmmm like that makes a difference?!)

      I took and passed my driving test in this car as my instructor didnt have an automatic-he was that impressed he actually bought one himself and started teaching automatic lessons!

      The car itself has been very reliable, i have never had any problems with it what so ever (tempting fate or what). The ride is smooth, the automatic gearbox is excellent and the fuel ecomomy not bad considering its an auto.

      I would thoroughly recommend this car to anyone-for a learner, a cheap runaround for any age. I know its seen as a bit of an old ladies car but it really is a fantastic, reliable model.

      There is even room on the back seat for....no, not that you dirty minded people...for a dog cage that fits my boisterous border collie in ,and it also has a suprising amount of boot space.

      All in all a brilliant little car.

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