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Nissan Micra Hatchback review

2003 - 2010 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

At a glance

Price new £7,380 - £13,565
Used prices £418 - £5,019
Road tax cost £35 - £240
Insurance group 6 - 17
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 334 - 627 miles
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Available fuel types



Alternative fuel

Pros & cons


Eye-catching styling, excellent value, good diesel engines, easy to park


Limited boot space, rear seats are a squeeze for adults

Written by Keith Adams Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The Nissan Micra set a new standard for small cars when it was launched in early 2003, and it’s still one of the best around today. The looks may not be to everyone’s taste but it’s well equipped, cheap to run and there are some neat features available (like keyless entry). It’s cracking value too – whether you’re buying new or used while light steering and good visibility make it easy to drive and park.

All the engines are economical, especially the dCi models which can average more than 60mpg and the Micra makes a surprisingly good long distance car. It may not have the youthful image of rivals like the Mazda 2 or Ford Fiesta but it’s still a good small car that’s hassle-free and affordable to own.