It's hard to believe that a company that produces something so innocuous as the Nissan Micra also produces the fire-breathing, Porsche-smashing Nissan GT-R, but then they are Japanese after all, and probably a teensie bit bonkers. Your Aunt Mabel will happily settle for what the dreary runaround, but the new 2017 Nissan Micra is vastly improved and you might even like one yourself. Most Nissans (GT-R and 370Z excepted) offer cheap and cheerful motoring with good build quality and reliability. The Nissan Qashqai (pronounced "Cash-Kai") is arguably the world's first crossover (SUV looks with regular car running costs) and continues to be a popular model here in the UK. It's a great family car, offering bundles of practicality and frugal engines. Larger still is the X-Trail, with its optional 7-seats and 550 litres of boot space (in the 5 seater). Regular family motoring comes in the form of the Nissan Pulsar and Nissan Note. Those old enough to remember the Pulsar from the 1990s may well recall the iconic GTi-R - commonly known as a 'pocket rocket'. Well, the Nissan Pulsar of today is certainly not one of those, but it is a reasonably comfortable and spacious family hatchback, if a little plain and uninspiring. The Nissan Juke on the other hand is a bundle of fun and offers affordable route into crossover ownership. The Nissan Leaf is Nissan's electric vehicle offering and scores reasonably well with the motoring press.