Once upon a time, the pick-up was the kind of car only farmers drove. Not any more. Demand for US-style high-spec models with big wheels and butch looks has never been stronger - and Nissan, as with Mitsubishi and Toyota, has seen sales shoot up.
I am starting to feel sorry for my Nissan Micra. If you've read any of the previous long-term reports on the supermini, you'll know that it's been giving me a lot of trouble. But the latest hiccup was hardly the car's fault.