Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
X-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

It did not give me any trouble for eight and half years, then the alternator developed an intermitent fault as well as a faulty exhaust gas sensor. On the whole I am quite happy to have a car that can give me reasonably trouble free service for nine years. I am happy with any car that can last for ten to twelve years of reasonably trouble free service.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Apart from one or two small things like the windscreen wiper motor, nothing has gone wrong with it in all the time that I have owned it. it starts easily. It uses more fuel than when it was new but the tax is low and has just passed its mot with only a few problems with lights.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I needed a small economic reliable car having had a disastrous experience with my Renault.My Micra has turned out to be all of those things except for journeys of over 4 hours when it can get to be uncomfortable.But it is a low priced car and I was aware of what I was getting.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good value, very reliable, boot is a bit small, diesels are hard to find used, nothing gone wrong other than replacement tyres and servicing - we own two at the moment and are considering replacing the older one with another newer one in about two years time

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Cars central locking became very noisy just outside warranty. apparently nissan knew of this problem. very expensive to fix. electric roof also has developed an expensive to solve problem. Spark plugs are a special type and need replacing on a major service.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 2/5
1997-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's had some problems due to age, but compared to other old car's I've had, this one has been the most reliable and I'm not afraid to go out in it and have it break. Costs most in repairs due to age. fuel is expensive - but that's purely the price I think.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
1998-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Been excellent since I bought it second hand. most reliable car that I have ever owned. Cheap to run except insurance is higher than I would expect for a old 998cc engined car. (I have a 31 year clean driving record).

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Zero reliability problems. Excellent fuel costs.no spares required other than consumables.tyres a sensible aspect ratio and therefore reasonable price.service costs (franchise dealer) a little higher than expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

It is usually reliable, although I have had problems with the keyless locking and the boot refusing to shut, thus draining the battery. I don't really drive it enough to have an opinion.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I have had no problems with this car. Difficult question to answer fuel prices are sky high at the moment and as I havent had any problems do not know cost of spare parts.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No major quibbles, minor annoyances like rattling hatchback.good on fuel, low maintenance. Very efficient, low fuel use, good on tyres. filters reliable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I haven't had too many problems with it so far. I use my car every day, mainly just about my home town and get through about ł20 of petrol each week.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems t odate and its predecssor, a "10" reg micra, also gave no problems. So far only petrol. insurance low, and servicing free for 3 years.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Mostly niggling problems,faulty electric window motors, rear wiper packed up. engine now has oil leak £300 fix. central locking problem.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

This is my third micra and have never had any issues other than at about 80k the starter motor in damp or wet weather would cause problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

There have been problems with the boot light staying on when the car is not in use and draining the battery. They're fine, good value.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Starts first time. passed mot with no problems - nothing to report. Good mpg - cheap insurance - reliable (no repairs yet).

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very reliable. no breakdowns. For the engine size & age of the car, petrol and servicing costs are reasonable and low.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
1999-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

For an old, high-mileage vehicle, very reliable. Main cost petrol (of course), servicing and consumables reasonable.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Normal wear and tear costs. couple of premature failures,wheel bearings,boot lock. Absolutely average for servicing.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

My car is much more reliable than an older car. Petrol is too expensive. this is not my car's fault!!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Had a battery problem and was recalled. Tyres don't seem to common, I always have to order them.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2000-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

It's old but reliable considering its age. It costs little in fuel and rarely requires fixing.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Good reliabilty, no issues, I owned a micra for two years before this one and again no issues

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A reliable small hatch, nippy and easy to drive. Panels easily pick up dents though.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Niggley trim problems feels a bit flimsy. Mirror more than ł300 on a runabout.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

It's perfect for me. Not too many gadgets I don' t understand

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a problem. Only cost is fuel and I'm happy with that.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any problems. We have found it quite ecconomical.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Excellent. no problems, passed last 3 mots with no issues

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable. Tyres are a bit expensive at ł103 each.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Very reliable. Ł400.00 per year <max for servicing.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I really like my car and would recommend to anyone.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2000-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Considering it's age pretty good reliability. Ok.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only one problem in 5 years, did not affect usage

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No major problems. Ok for what I use it for.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

So far been very reliable, fingers crossed

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Never let me down so far. Reasonable.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems, touch wood. No problems.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
1999-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never broken down or not started

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
V-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Cheap and cheerful reliable car

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Have never had any problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable little runner!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems since new

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
1998-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable. The best.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5