Written on: 17/02/2013
I bought my Micra when I changed to a new job 35 miles away that I couldn't get to by train (didn't have a car previously). I didn't want to spend much since if I was only using for getting to work whatever I spent seemed like a straight reduction in my salary. Got a 52-plate with about 60k on the clock for £1200, and in three years it has not once let me down. It's started up first time every day, even when the temperature plunged below -10, and has cost very little to maintain. No it's... (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2012
As a 17 year old, my first car was very important to me so when i stumbled upon my little Micra i wasnt too sure at first due to their rep as beig old lady cars, however i'm glad i bought it! at 37500 miles my 52 plate was a bargain! full service history and no major damage, scratches there are plenty of due to the elderly owner before me having some medical issues. the steering is light, and the gear box is brilliantly smooth. the size of the car is perfect for a 17 year old, small enough... (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2012
I own Nissan Micra 1.0L, which is very nice car and had NO problem at all so far. My last trip gave me around 35mpg in town, i don't know whether that is good or not. Hmm, when there is more than one person, the car feels abit heavy and needs to be accelerated abit harder. But again, it is 1.0L car. It very good for shopping, and short journies i guess,... but of course you can take it to the motorway... I reached with this baby around 99mph while coming back from Brighton last... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2012 by Streetracer
had this car nearlyear now,after looking for a car with a small engine for insurance reasons settled on this and havent looked back, 16v twin cam engine really pulls allowing overtakes of 5 or more cars on regular ocasions on singe carrage way roads! unpopular with boy racers but a sound engine will take a thrashing and beat saxo's corsa and such, good for drag racing on streets as it gets off the line quick, only regret is price of coilovers at £500 cheapest meaning slamming it to get... (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2011
my brother owned this car for 4years before me,and i have owned it for 6 years.it's been to Ireland about 12 times and to france twice.and to blackpool about 8 times. without any trouble.the only problem that i have now is that the panhard needs replacing as when you take a sharp bend it makes a slight knocking sound.cheap and easy to fix myself.i have been driving it like this ,now for about 1 year i will fix it ONE day,yet it sails through the mot. (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2011
This is an excellent car, I'm 18 and i've had this for a year, prior to my gran who owned it since new, due to a work commute of 350 miles per day, and the fact it was heavily used by my gran who took regular trips to france and scotland in it, the car has now covered 187,000 miles from new in March 2003.
This version is the Special Edition 1.0 Twister, with Air con, Parking sensors, heated seats and a CD Player. This, for the £6k my gran payed is brilliant. The interior is also very nice,... (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2011
My first car was a 1996 Nissan Micra 1.0, but after an accident last year I chose to sell it and replace it. Being 18 I needed a car similar in size and power. I looked at Ford Fiestas and Renault Clios but I struggled to find one within my £2000 budget with under 90,000 miles. After a lot of searching I bought another Nissan Micra, this time a mint 2002 1.0, with 70k, metallic paint, remote central locking, electric windows, etc for just £1250.
The best things about the car for me is that... (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2011
I was looking for a car for my wife as a new driver and she has an auto only licence. First of all we got a Ford Fiesta 1.2LX 1998 in August. It was rubbish!, the auto transmission would always lock and it would often stall when placed into drive 'D'. The interior was nice though. After this bad experience I did my research and discovered that the Micra K11 is probably the best, most reliable small Automatic you can buy. So we brought one, a 1998 Eq 1.0L Auto in Red. It had done 58,000... (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2010
i got my micra 998 cc, and i love it, sound of the engine is so sweet, and the ride is so nice,,,, i am 18 and i like to go fast however the car grows on you and you will find ur self driving carfuly trying not to over rev it,,, and clearning it often... it's a great car best nissan make and they are so cheap can get a good one for £1000 and they can last 150,000 miles easly. don't know why u would want another car just to get to A to B GO MICRA's ! however before i purchased the car i... (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2010
I bought a 1995 Nissan Micra 1.0 16v L 3 door last year off my sister for £80!!! I spent £50 getting it through the mot which it went through easily!
By far the best and most fun car ive ever owned! If your short of cash and need a cheap car this is the car to buy... handles well, goes like hell for a 1 litre, comfy, so reliable, i had not one problem which is amazing for a car of its age and they sound gorgeous if you put an induction kit right on top of the throttle body :D !!! Buy one,... (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2010
hi my micra is great car to have easy to modify first gear 33 mph second gear 57mph third gear 71mph fourth gear 90mph fith gear 105mpg that is performance for a littlt 1 litre car k11 m reg (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2010 by dbooth (2 reviews written)
Nisan Micra 1.3 Ally 5dr: I bought this car in response to a spell of relative poverty, and dreaded stepping down from my sports car to a generic bit of automotive drudgery. However I've been very pleasntly surprised by the micra. The first thing I notied was it's size, even for a small car the amount you can get in it is amazing much better than a Ford Ka for example. The second thing is how nippy it is. It's not fast by any means, but it specializs in urban driving and where my old car... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2010
Bought two years ago for wifes shopping car. My car is a mercedes c class estate,or was ! I have now swapped with my wife and Micra is mine! Excellent little car, 998cc automatic. On motorway full bore is just short of 90mph but very happy cruising at 70mph.Cannot understand previous comment re poor heater, within quarter of a mile my heater is roasting hot, much better than Mercedes was ! Economy not as good as I would have hoped, 35-40 overall, but then it is an automatic. However... (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2009
i own one tha 1.3 super s my god its awsome to go sideways in curves (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2009
I have never owned a better car.
Have both owned and driven many cars from Fiestas to LWB vans and have never had a car so practical and cost effective.
If you want a car with plenty of space, thats cheap to run and both reliable and good fun this Nissan Micra K11 1.0 is the car for you. (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2009
Havn't been driving long but my little Micra is smashing! Im getting on for 6ft 4" and they is pently of room for me and three of my friends. Suprisingly nippy for a 1.0, ive been in lots of other cars (mates and family) and they all seemd sluggish, especially my mom's renault clio!! The boot is a good size, can easily fit all my girlfriend's shopping, lol! But the best bit about my micra is the fuel economy! Im getting about 150miles to £10 (THATS 6.5P A MILE!!)
Would, and have,... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2009
I've owned 2 a shape and black nissan micra on a 51 plate both excellent cars performance for a sub 1 litre car is impressive surprising drivers of larger cars around town. On the motorway it will cruse happily all day at 70 and return between 40-50 mpg. I'm over 6ft and have plenty of head and leg room, the boot is reasonable for shopping and day to day use. I've had one breakdown caused by mass airflow sensor otherwise trouble free. I would not hesitate to recommend these little cars,... (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2009
The Nissan Micra K11 1.0 is a great cheap car, was my first, 92 bought in 07 , served me very well, not the fastest but quite nippy for 1000cc, hugely reliable most problems easily and cheaply fixed, but there are lots to look out for when looking for one, clutch problems, slipping etc. ratteling timing chain, RUST, its the major killer of micras, on cross beam and back sills esp. and noise in front when turning full lock, this is not a major problem tho, usually the rubber boot casing is... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2008 by jamesbradleywhite
Have had 2, shape and L (base) model, shape was N reg, current is K reg and is better - is liing proof that looking after your car pays off!!! both have had issues with clutch, i guess this is what you get for buying a car at nearly 100k, but not expensive and i will be getting this done, once done it will be in top condition, unbelievably reliabe, cheap as chips to run, sips at petrol no matter how you drive it, ie rag it to bits or to half a ton trailer (any police reading it was 350kg!!!)... (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2008
Fuel efficient, nippy, compact, reliable. Generally a highly recommended and reliable car; I rarely hear bad things from owners of Micras. (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2008
I have owned 2 micra's, both 1 litre, first was shape, 2nd was just the L model, both great, have done reasonable heavy towing and they keep up! would still have my first if I hadn ' t unfortunately had a shunt into back of someone - if your going to crash don ' t do it these - they are weaker than tin- I literally got out of car and bent wings, bonnet, rad support, headlight supports back into shape with just my hands!
2nd one is having issues with engine which I have not yet found cause, it... (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2008 by hailme152 (1 review written)
Love this car no faults whats so ever. Never had any problem still running fast, fuel effiency 50mpg allaround supper. Just recall Bad Image, iam not bothered because it get me A to B no hassles (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2008 by micradriver (1 review written)
Generally the Nissan Micra is reliable and touch wood no breakdowns so far. Minor issues such as CD player jumping, even with new one (annoying), clunking gears, and strangely, a mirror on sun visa on drivers side but not other side! Passenger side door doesnt always shut properly. (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2008 by Bokysmakon (1 review written)
Overall the Micra is a great car. It has a struggle keeping up with the big boys but, as long as its serviced regularly then it will never let you down. We have had only had 2 times where ours wouldn't start, and I believe it was down to dirty fuel. The Micra is very reliable and is ideal for a first car. The one problem I have is that I'm 5ft 11 and my seat won't go back far enough for me to be completely comfortable, so long journeys can be a bit of a discomfort. But hey I love my Micra. (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2008
Small, nippy, safe and can fit a set of golf clubs in the back (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2007
All round its a good car, looks good, reliable, nippy and comfy. (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2007 by Ary Adone
The Micra or March K11 series year 2000 is a very good and dependable family car. This car is technically sound and very reliable. It's also quite economical. (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2007 by Tony 1 (1 review written)
I have owned my 1998 1.3GX Micra for three years. Its probably the meanest looking factory built model, with black paint, tinted glass, sun roof, sports alloys and fat (stuck on a standard exhaust) exhaust finisher. I find the 1.3 engine punchy and responsive in the city, and surprisingly powerful and long legged on the motorway. I think Nissan got the design perfect with this model. It just looks right, with its tough compact body and clean simple lines. The all round visibility is the best... (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2005 by MrCrip (7 reviews written)
I had to buy a car that would suit the wife and our new-born baby. Budget was not an isssue in this purchase. We were simply looking for a vehicle that would suit them for pottering about and doing their bits and bobs.
We looked at several cars including the Nissan Micra, Ford Ka, Vauxhall Corsa and Peugeot 107.
After test driving them all, we agreed the Nissan Micra suited us and contentrated our search upon this vehicle.
At this time we knew exactly what we were after and started to... (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2005 by stu84
Does anyone know if the 1.4 16v engine out of the Almera fits the Micra? I'm after upgrading the engine. I got a quote for a turbo conversion and it'll cost aprox 3k to get 165 bhp from the 1.0 16v. (read more)
Written on: 22/05/2005 by sbonsall
I had a K10 (square micra) for 3 years which was really reliable. Then I got a fiesta, which was not. Now I have a '98 version (revised headlights) Nissan Micra K11 1.0l GX spec. I do a lot of driving for work in town and in the country. I find that, despite being sub 1litre, the little micra has enough poke to keep up with the traffic and really does not mind being revved. It has only not started twice (dodgy battery terminal) in 12 months. The car is easy to park but the boot does not seem... (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2005 by rozdog333
My Nissan Micra K11 "Wave" Limited edition (just as well with a silly name like that) is probably the most reliable car I've ever owned. I won it in a Supermarket promotion in 1994 and it has covered 85,000 trouble free miles since then.
I have just fitted new alloy wheels with wider tyres and the handling is even better! (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2005 by yoyoboyx43 (1 review written)
The Nissan Micra K11 1.0l city car performs well whether in town where it is nippy, responsive, and lively, or on the motorway where it is steady and has a good cruising speed.
I have both an automatic 1995 Micra and a geared 1997 Micra. The auto is a little bit slow on the accelerator, both in response time (about 1 second delay) and acceleration. The manual is faster and far more fun to drive!!
The brakes on the manual are responsive and quite powerful, so that is definetly a... (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2004 by taffy1 (1 review written)
My Nissan Micra K11 1.0l City Car just keeps on going and going! Never fails to start first time and takes me anywhere regardless of weather conditions. I have driven mine through treacherous snow conditions in Germany, and never had any problems (only have normal standard tyres fitted)
The only problems I have ever had were:
I replaced the front brakes at 109,000Km
I had a high speed steering wobble, which dissapeared after getting the wheels balanced, and now the washer system on the front... (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2004 by mwe (3 reviews written)
I've had one of the earliest UK-built Micras since new (1993/L). The
Nissan Micra K11 1.0l is very comfortable, even on a 6-hour non-stop journey. Drivers seat still not sagging after 66,000 miles & 11 years with a 13-stone driver. Never uses or leaks oil. Only trouble has been faulty Blaupunkt stereo replaced under warranty, dim-dip lights played up a couple of times, crossmember rusted after 9-years, tyre shred tread after 53,000 miles!
998cc engine really is capable, because it's... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2004 by willywomabt (3 reviews written)
I was advised to buy a Nissan Micra because it is supposed to be the most reliable small car on the road but I must say I have not found this to be the case with my own model - an automatic Nissan Micra K11 1.0l, N reg. This is only my second car after an automatic Rover Metro 1.4 K reg, which did have tinny bodywork but never let me down (until someone smashed into the back of me and drove off (writing off said car).
With the Micra I've had a lot of electrical problems and also distributor... (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2004 by Larry Gillard
I am a driving instructor and my Nissan Micra K11 1.0l has a hard life, sadly it is not up to the job,I spend 8-10 hours a day inside it, the seats are uncomfortable, the 1.0 litre engine is useless going up hills, the clutch is too sensitive, I have the tracking checked and adjusted every 2-3 weeks as the slightest pot hole knocks the steering out of alignment, the suspension is adequate carrying 2 people, any more and it can't cope, the rear seats are woefully thin, the overall build... (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2004 by cisco (1 review written)
The Nissan Micra is a superb vehicle! Economy, power-to-weight ratio, quality engineering and design, simple, reliable and inexpensive to own, parking is very easy. Performance is better than most small cars to begin with, but it so much more potential than most other small cars because its engine is like a miniature version of the potent Nissan SR20DE. Responds exceptionally well to turbocharging and extra breathing mods such as extractors, cold air intake etc.
There are faithful owners... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2004 by Johnos (1 review written)
I have Nissan Micra K11 1.0l a 1993 1.0L 3dr which I bought used in 1999. It is my first car and has proved to be exceptionally reliable, needing only routine maintenance and replacement of wear and tear items (although the starter motor did fail at approx 62,000 miles). Performance is surprisingly good for such a small engine and it happily - if a bit noisily - cruise at motorway speeds.
If you are considering buying one then make sure it has a full service history with evidence of oil... (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2003 by mcnab1 (3 reviews written)
WELL MY NISSAN MICRA K11 1.0l HAS DONE NOW 252817 MILES ON THE CLOCK NEVER LET ME DOWN STILL GOING STRONG I WOULD TELL ANY ONE TO GET A NISSAN ANY NISSAN I HAVE JUST ABOUT HAD THEM ALL THE ONLY THING IS THIS CAR HAS GONE THEW IS A CLUCH THAT IS NORNAL FOR A CAR DONE ABOUT 250000 NEVER COST ME MUCH STARTS FIRST TIME ALL THE TIME I DID PAY 6 THOUSAND FOR THAT CAR NOW I HAVE HAD MY MONEY OUT OF THIS CAR YEARS AGO NOW 6 THOUSAND FOR A CAR THAT IS STILL GOING AFTER 250000 (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2003 by Dave Bickerton.
I've had an 02 reg k11 since march this year, and have been driving for over 20 years. I've had numerous cars, ford, rover, bmw etc, and i have to say my little micra 1.0s is the best car i've driven in ages. Its true that it does have a sort of granny image, but i've just had some very nice alloys fitted, and it has made quite a difference. Its nippy around town AND relaxing to drive. Even the steering wheel feels nice. I'm not too sure about the new model micra, looks nothing like the k11,... (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2003 by taffy.
This Nissan Micra K11 1.0l has proved to be a real gem, i never believed that such a basic model with no flairs, could be such a joy to drive!
It is like riding a favourite go-kart in a fairground, but you can take it home afterwards!
I have had nothing but pure fun with this car, ok, on motorways it takes time to shift, but when it does, you will have a smile on your face, i have easily reached and maintained 92 MPH , despite my car being 10 years old! (July 1993! )
i average also despite... (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2003 by syco1.
i have had my micra about 7 months and i think it great car with lots of potential! It is a nippy car with great looks cheap insurance and when modified a real head turner. Every one calls the micra a birds car but i don't think this is true as it is just a great car. I get stick for driving a micra as i am a bloke but they soon shut once i have left them way behind. (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2003 by Broomy.
I have a 97 Registered K11 Micra 1.0i 16valve. Although it is only my first car, I still reckon that it was one of the best, and possibly one of the most underrated cars on the road today. As a student, I cannot be left with a standard car, so up to this point I have made a few minor tweeks to it. The first was an installation of a new sound-system. As owners of Micras will know, the Nissan one isn't up to much, so that got replaced with a JVC head unit, 120w JVC speakers in the front to... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2003 by sheila hart.
Just horrible to drive after the Fiesta zetec engine, what a pity as i wont ever buy a Ford again. (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2002 by P Lincoln.
My little Nissan Micra (or March) is a 2nd generation K11. Mine arrived with 44 thousand on the clock, leather seats, power windows (4), power mirrors, airbag, antiseptic treatment on the steering wheel and gear knob, treated glass that makes it seem like its got an eternal coat of Rain X, and UV cut glass. (blocks uv light) (all these are standard on a Singapore reg March. ok Performance - the car runs fine in the city. easy to move around. highway crusing at 60 mph is comfortable.... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2002 by 6pac.
The Nissan Micra K11 1.0l is a good car, doesn't look like it, but it's fun to drive, and a sweet sounding engine when past 4000rpm. (read more)