Nissan Micra hatchback

The Nissan Micra has been a popular model with driving schools for a long time thanks to its light controls that make it extremely easy to drive. The car is now in its fourth generation and is only available with five-doors.

One of the biggest criticisms of the Nissan Micra is its relatively dull styling, which lack the eye-catching design of cars such as the new Ford Fiesta. You’ll also find the Nissan is less fun to drive than the Ford and only offers a choice of two 1.2-litre petrol engines, though both should be cheap to run.

The interior is quite roomy and well designed, but some of the plastics used inside feel cheap when compared to a rival such as the Volkswagen Polo.

Nissan offers the Micra with three levels of trim – Visia, Acenta and Tekna.

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