Our daughters just past her test and has never been a fan of Mable the Micra (K11) despite me loving it, grappling with the Cam chain, fixing the window winder etc.
So she wants a K12, what do I look for ?
Are they good bad?
Do they really have a Reno engine?
Budgets about £1500
If going for an earlier k12 (03/04) check if it has had it's timing chain replaced, they were prone to stretch
As with any car check as much history as you can, just because it has the service stamps doesn't mean that it's been looked after <_<
Get hold of the latest mot test number and do an mot test history check on it (free on the direct.gov site, whatever it is now)
Just incase it failed an mot, then passed in a different test centre the same day for example.
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is
1.5 dci is renaults engine but pretty decent, not much other than general wear, watch fuel filler neck for corrosion, just open the cap and look at the top of the pipe, and noisy door locks. Tbf other than the steering recall we dont see many k12s coming back
Double check the reg on mycarcheck.com to make sure it's the 82ps engine (80 if you belive Renault ) the tax is £30 per annum.
If it is any other k9k from that year (64,72,86ps) the tax will be £100/£105 can't remember lol (band D not C)
Mine is the 82 engine too and I love it to bits, lots of torque, and excellent mpg (currently getting 65 easily)
The timing belts on this engine should be changed every 72,000 miles or 5 years, whichever is sooner.
(Will be doing mine again next year)
Insurance group 4/5 (1-20) or 13 (1-50) depending which system you're used to ^_^
You should be able to phone Nissan to find out if it had the recall notices sorted
(Steering wheel fixing bolt last year, all? K12's
Ecu issue on k9k, well mine was recalled back in 2010 so...)
I called Nissan and it needs its nut tightening
It has a receipt for the belt at 72000 I think
It is taxed and it is £30, but thanks for the tip it could easily me missed
The only thing I don't like is the bumper and one door have been touched up and the colour match isn't as good as it could be, but its a 10 year old car
So would you bother with winter tyres in the winter?
Should I trade the K11 in for £300? Tax mot till Aug, had the timing chain done, oils still clean, 5 new tyres?
I got £1000 for my 52 plate k11, work offered me £800 as they said they would pitch it as a runabout. If you were to get rid definitely go the private route, dam good clean and decent pictures you'll definitely sell and as jen said watch insurers, mine was the same price for a 1l k11 and 2l diesel 206 :/ kinda depends who your with and loads of other things as my insurance seems incredibly high compared to others
Well the deals done.
I traded it for £300 as its MOT is up in August so by the time a wash it MOT it and stick some trims on I didn't feel it was worth it.
The K12 is superb its doing 59MPG around town with my daughter who has only just passed so is still finding her way with this driving lark
Now its got a space saver can I just fit a Normal wheel?
One key cover thingy is missing how can I get another one? Obviously OI am too tight to go to Nissan
Well we bought it the battery died on day two, give the dealer his due, he came out tested it and fitted a new heavy duty battery.
All was fine reset radio, been working fine for two days, but this morning everything looks to work but the radios dead?
I have checked the fuses.
Was meaning if you hadn't got the code he would of had to take the set out which could of given you an idea for the cause. See if it happens again may have just been the set having an off day. Otherwise the top of the dash is easy to get off to have a look for any loose connections?
I occasionally (very rarely) have an issue with my radio, not being able to change the station or swap to cd or even alter the volume Lol
Usually works fine again once I switch off then restart the car