The Nissan Micra is a popular car that has been around since 1982. It has a reputation for being a reliable, cheap and fun car to own and run.
In the UK, there are currently 25 different models/configurations available at Nissan dealers. This level of choice means that there is a Micra out there for every kind of driver.
Nissan Micra – 1.2 DiG-S Tekna 5dr
One of the most popular configurations/versions is the 1.2 DiG-S Tekna 5dr Nissan Micra. It is a great looking and extremely economical car to run.
It has emissions of only 99g/km, so qualifies for free road tax, in the UK. Fuel consumption is also good with an average consumption of 65.7mpg rising to 76.3mpg on an extra-urban cycle.
The five-door layout makes it a practical car. With its 265-litre boot, there is plenty of room for a week’s shopping or for the kid’s gear. It is not a big car, but still works well for families.
The car performs well from a safety point of view too. It has a four-star NCAP rating for adults, children and pedestrians.
The standard spec is good. The car comes with alloy wheels, cruise control, rear parking sensors, a speed limiter; CONNECT navigation and an intelligent key system. For those who want a unique look there is a good choice of extras that change the look of the car. Metalic and pearlescent paint finishes are both available as well as a great range of solid colours. Buyers can also opt for leather front seats.
For such a small engine, performance is good. The Tekna does 0-62 mph in 13.7 seconds. It has a bhp of 80 and torque of 110. The top speed of 106 mph is more than enough for most drivers.
Owning a Nissan Micra
The Nissan Micra has a reputation for reliability and the Tekna is no exception. There have been no reported problems with this version of the car. Owner’s forums show that it is a car, which is cheap to run, and that does the job. Servicing costs are low, and the cost of insurance is low, even for young drivers.
To find out more about the Nissan Micraand the 25 versions we at Westway Nissan sell, visit our website.