Product Type: Nissan cars
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Nissan Micra K11
Nissan Micra (1983-92)
Member Name: jdday1978
Nissan Micra (1983-92)
Advantages: Small and economical, Good reliable engine
Disadvantages: Strugles up hills when full loaded with people (1L models)
Nissan Micra k11 is it any good? Well i've owned my micra for the last 4 weeks and only paid £1200 for a 2001 with 55000 miles on the clock, at first I was a bit sceptical as this was for the girlfriend to drive but after driving it I am very very impressed, first of all the shape is very bubbly and a bit girly but does have a good solid body and not tinny unlike some small cars I have driven.
The interior is well made and is very comfortable to sit in but the front seats do feel loose with wear as they are used regular to let people in and out of the back (only for 2 door versions), the dash is well laid out and everything you need is right at your fingertips and the steering wheel can be moved up and down to adjust to peoples height and driving positions, it also has a fair bit of space in the boot for a small car and can easily carry a full load of shopping.
The engine is very reliable and easy to service by oneself, and it is chain driven so no need to worrie about cam-belt changes or cam-belt breaking.
Our Nissan Micra is only a 1L in engine size but you can get a 1.3L model, the torque in the lower gears are outstanding 0-60 in about 10/11 seconds, it does struggle up some hills when fully loaded with people but you got to respect that it is a small city car, the suspension is very light and handles the weight of 4 big people with no problem and is quiet smooth to drive.
Nissan has obviously spent a big deal at designing a good reliable car that is very economical, easy to park and have a good bit of space inside, so if you are looking for a small economical easy to drive car and at a good price you must consider test driving one of these, I promise that you wont be disappointed about anything with these cars.
Summary: Good cheap car, Cheap to buy and to insure excellent value for money