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The Top Gear car review:Nissan Micra
For:It does most things you need it to
Against:Offering no diesel is a wing-clipper
What is it?
Nissan’s global supermini has always struggled to find its feet in the UK. Which is a shame because, peculiar styling notwithstanding, this is a good little car for the money that has been superbly banged together. Bullet-proof reliability and lots of practicality, however, cannot really make up for the below par driving characteristics and strangely indifferent new look to a once enjoyably distinctive car. It’s affordable, unthreatening stuff, but comfortably outclassed by the Ford Fiesta.