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Old 02-19-2021, 08:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
Adam Mortimer
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Location: Somerset, England
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Micra - '98 Nissan Micra
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
So, how did you adjust to the seemingly-underpowered Micra?
Hullo again! I have adjusted pretty well. The engine is much happier to rev than I previously thought, and it can maintain pretty good motorway speed (normally about 65mph) without getting too noisy. The bulk of the noise at high speeds actually comes from the wind and tyres. I don't think it helps that the body is relatively thin metal and probably lacks noise insulation (Not a high spec car, after all)!

In the long term, I would like to swap in a 1.3l engine, which is a very easy thing to do, little to no modification required, and only requires finding a good unit. That will mean lower RPM's at highway speed and better overall economy and performance. But as I'm not really using any motorways at the moment and won't be until at least March... not high on my priority list!
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