The Nissan Micra has been a common sight on UK roads for nearly three decades, a toe-to-toe supermini rival for the likes of the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo, thriving on a consistent reputation for strong reliability. However, the latest, fourth-generation version of the Micra was designed to be sold almost anywhere in the world in the same form, so Nissan toned down the wacky design of the previous model to give it a broader global appeal. The resulting car is only available as a five-door hatchback, with the three-door and convertible CC models being resigned to history's junkyard in the sky. Following its 2010 update, the Micra has had most of its quirky charm engineered out of it, and the interior now feels a bit cheap thanks to a drop in overall build quality. Most of the basics are present and correct, though, with a spacious interior that (more or less) comfortably sits five adults, along with a decent-sized boot. However, the latest model isn't very much fun to drive, and loses out to the Ford Fiesta for sheer driver enjoyment. Plus, the lowest-specification Visia models are missing some fairly essential, basic equipment that really should be included as standard on any supermini nowadays.