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Old 06-05-2015, 04:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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We actually had the 1st generation Micra here as well. Then it went away until this one.

As for the reviews, it's all relative: you guys are practically swimming in subcompact & supermini competition. When you've got little else to compare it to (there's not much else in this segment on this side of the ditch), it doesn't suffer as much.

As a result: I have not read a single negative review of the car in Canada after 80-something reviews. Many are positively glowing. "Cheap and cheerful" is a frequent conclusion.

I think a good reason for that is the price: people expect the cheapest car available to be somewhat horrible, and then when it isn't, expectations are exceeded! That colours a lot of reviews.

EDIT: also, the Canadian version gets a few tweaks that address some of the Euro criticism. Front & rear stabilizer bars are standard here (only country that gets both); the steering ratio has been made "faster"; the standard tire size is bigger (and on the top trim bigger yet). At least that's what Nissan's saying.

What's a Micra cost in the U.K.? Google says $9998 CAD = 5263 GBP.
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