Used Nissan Micra For Sale
The Nissan Micra is a smart-looking supermini that makes a great choice for young families who value affordability and good levels of refinement.
Seasoned motorists will remember the days when previous generations of the Micra were small and spartan inside. Times have changed, and this generation of Micra now represents a handsome supermini that is generously equipped.
There's certainly plenty of reasons to consider this generation of Nissan Micra:
- Sharp appearance
- Good levels of safety equipment
- Refined driving experience
- Affordable to run on a daily basis
- Plenty of toys across the range
Engines and Driving Experience
Those looking for a solid all-round driving experience should consider the Micra. It doesn't feel too stiff on uneven road surfaces, but firms up nicely when travelling at speed. A Ford Fiesta offers a sharper drive, but the Micra feels more at home in congested areas.
A 0.9-litre turbocharged petrol is available with 90bhp and will return close to 59mpg according to official figures, although it's the later 1.0-litre turbocharged unit, which is available with 99 or 115bhp, that impresses thanks to its flexible power delivery. Expect over 50mpg from these engines with minimal effort. A non-turbo 1.0-litre with 70bhp can be selected, but this is best reserved for regular city driving.
A sole 1.5-litre diesel engine exists and will achieve north of 80mpg on longer journeys. All the grunt is available at lower revs, which makes for swift progress on motorways with little input.
Practicality and Running Costs
The Micra is only available with 5-doors, which makes it easy to gain access to the rear. ISOFIX anchor points feature in the front and back of the car for maximum convenience, making it straightforward to fit a child's seat. There's more space in the cabin compared to the previous generation Micra, meaning you're unlikely get any complaints from passengers.
With 300 litres at your disposal, the Micra's boot is a good size and will comfortably carry the weekly food shop with little bother. Rivals, such as the Volkswagen Polo, do have a bigger boot though, so it depends on how much space you need.
Road tax is reasonable because of the low emissions, while the Micra largely occupies single figure insurance groups, meaning premiums should be affordable. Any servicing and maintenance requirements can be accommodated by our authorised Evans Halshaw Nissan retailers.
Interior, Technology and Safety
Refinement is excellent inside the Micra. Features such as the acoustic windscreen ensure road noise is kept at bay, while the car's width ensures there's plenty of shoulder space.
Entry-level models get Bluetooth and a 2-speaker stereo as standard. We'd recommend looking for an Acenta model, which features cruise control, DAB radio, and a 7-inch infotainment system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Opt for the N-Connecta if you want luxuries such as sat-nav and privacy glass. If you're feeling plush, then the range-topping Tekna comes with a Bose stereo, rear parking sensors and rear-view camera. Finally, there's the N-Sport, which comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, lowered suspension and part-leather seats.
Safety equipment and driver aids are excellent in the Micra, and is available with the following:
- Lane keeping assistance
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Front, side and window airbags
- Hill start assist
- Traffic sign recognition
- High beam assist
Is the Nissan Micra right for me?
The Japanese Micra has always been renowned for offering affordable and reliable transport. And while this generation doesn't stray away from that recipe, it does add to it with excellent driving manners and a healthy level of equipment. Good levels of safety equipment and inexpensive running costs ensure the Micra remains a great car for young families.
Rival superminis aren't in short supply, which makes the buying decision harder for all the right reasons. A Peugeot 208 offers more flair and style if that's your sort of thing, while the SEAT Ibiza offers similar characteristics.
Why purchase a used Nissan Micra through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.