Nissan Micra C+C Road Test

Nissan Micra C+C
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Nissan Micra Review

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Clearly there are some issues that need addressing but it’s a matter of horses for courses and price wise

The extra metalwork is meant to reduce so-called ‘scuttle-shake’. I say reduce because it is very rare that this is eliminated completely especially on uneven road surfaces, the Micra’s rear view mirror did shake somewhat when the roof was down.

Something that isn’t affected by the lowering of the roof is the sound system. Digital Signal Processing or DSP is a system that adjusts frequencies to overcome distortion - it also increases the volume automatically when the roof is opened. DSP is a standard feature throughout the range but the Essenza is the only model that has an in-dash 6 CD changer.

Top down motoring is pleasant enough and not too breezy and the high shoulder height makes the occupant feel safe and secure. However, the seating height can be a problem. While the driver has a height adjustable seat to go with the rake adjustable, multi-function steering wheel, the front passenger does not. If the passenger is over six feet tall, as mine was, they might find their head closer to the top of the windscreen than is comfortable.

Clearly there are some issues that need addressing but it’s a matter of horses for courses and price wise, the Micra C+C falls in between the Citroen C3 Pluriel and the Peugeot 206CC. So, you pays your money…

29 April 2006 Melanie Carter
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Nissan Micra Road Test Data
Model ReviewedNissan Micra C+C 1.6 Essenza
  
Body TypeCoupe-Convertible
ColourPacific Blue
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph10.6 Seconds
Top Speed 119 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban32.5 mpg
Extra Urban50.4 mpg
Combined42.2 mpg
  
Insurance Group6
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-Year/60,000 mile warranty
Price (when tested on the 29/04/06)£15,250

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