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    Micra

    Im sure some people on here have some thoughts on the new Micra. Have just been on the uk site:www.nissan.co.uk and its on there does anyone know anything its date for Australia and if its coming at all?

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    Where's dino roll_lau

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    danielsydney:
    Im sure some people on here have some thoughts on the new Micra. Have just been on the uk site:www.nissan.co.uk and its on there does anyone know anything its date for Australia and if its coming at all?
    Yeah!! It's a pile of shit...any more questions???

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    How can you say that Alan?

    Nissan's in bed with a froggy manufacturer, Renault roll_lau

    Daniel, do a search in this forum, there was a very lively discussion on the Micra previously. If I recall correctly, dino's decided he's a believer now

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    Oh ok then Maybe I should have done a search first on it. Hope I have not started another hideous subject with everyone trying to attack me... eek! eek!

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    danielsydney:
    Oh ok then Maybe I should have done a search first on it. Hope I have not started another hideous subject with everyone trying to attack me... eek! eek!
    No Daniel, I can't see that there is a lot wrong with the Micra...it looks pretty much like a French car really and the specs look good. If you stuck a diamond on the nose it could be mistaken for a Renault.

    You would really need to see it in the sheet metal to make an informed judgement but having said that, I can't understand the logic of a bunch of people who drive seriously different cars slagging off another different car because it looks different.

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    Having said that...I confess to badly slagging off the Megane 2 and the Vel Satis for the above reasons.

    I recant and repent.
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    Pug307:
    How can you say that Alan?

    Nissan's in bed with a froggy manufacturer, Renault roll_lau

    Daniel, do a search in this forum, there was a very lively discussion on the Micra previously. If I recall correctly, dino's decided he's a believer now
    I've got issues with Nissan's safety record (from a personal viewpoint) as well as their resale values based on the (non) longivity of their cars.
    I'd personally rate a Nissan Micra as somewhere just ahead of a Daewoo Matitz, although given that the Matitz came with a bootful of Pepsi, I might consider buying one in preference if they filled the boot with Bundy Rum.

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    Alan, are you thinking of the old biscuit box Micra or the new one?

    I think the new one could easily be badged as a Renault, it is a fairly euro looking hatch for a jap car:
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    I had an "old biscuit" micra and it was a faultless car, never skipped a heartbeat. I've got a high regard for Nissan, but each to their own. I won't, however, proceed to throw in many mallets to prove my point.

    To answer the question, Daniel, the Micra won't come here as it would be too expensive and compete with the new Clio that uses the same platform. As Renault is distributed by Nissan here, they don't want to compete with themselves.

    Unfortunately, one of the biggest pluses the old Micra had for it was it's CVT tranmission. The new one doesn't use it, which is a real shame. I had a CVT Micra and it was a joy to use...actually, you didn't use it, it just worked.
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    Lincoln I liked the look of it and if you stuck a Diamond on the front it would be a renault also.
    Looks like I didnt start another controversy corner..

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    well...well...the micra issue is back....
    as far as i remeber the issue was wether it was a fair supermini comaprison against a c3 and a 206....... im sure the new micra will be a nice car (from certain angles) but i m sorry 2 say that im still more likely 2 say the C2 is more a supermini than the new micra will ever be....

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    PS...been away for a while because of the big move.....finnally have a G A R A G E to call my own....now all i need is a ds...

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    GTI124:
    Unfortunately, one of the biggest pluses the old Micra had for it was it's CVT tranmission. The new one doesn't use it, which is a real shame. I had a CVT Micra and it was a joy to use...actually, you didn't use it, it just worked.
    Has anyone else seriously delved into a CVT option since?

    I thought it was kinda like driving a diesel electric bus, winding up and delivering power in a smooth linear way - nothing to write home about .. but got the job done for a town run about.

    As for their looks .... mmmmm pass.

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    BogMaster:
    Having said that...I confess to badly slagging off the Megane 2 and the Vel Satis for the above reasons.
    Not bagging the Megane Cab .. only ever test drove one - but a neighbour (who has been sticker slapped) had the RAC come out twice in one week to get it going again. (it's less then 12 months old)

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    mistareno:
    A Battery can easily die in a year
    If he's like me (and about 4kms from work) that would be a good explaination it happened to one of our cars a few months ago ... the short trips never give it a proper chance to charge.

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    GTI124:
    Unfortunately, one of the biggest pluses the old Micra had for it was it's CVT tranmission. The new one doesn't use it, which is a real shame. I had a CVT Micra and it was a joy to use...actually, you didn't use it, it just worked.
    Has anyone else seriously delved into a CVT option since?

    I thought it was kinda like driving a diesel electric bus, winding up and delivering power in a smooth linear way - nothing to write home about .. but got the job done for a town run about.

    As for their looks .... mmmmm pass.

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    CVT is used by Audi in the A4. Fiat are still using them. Honda is using it in the Jazz. BWM in the Mini. It's a very efficient drivetrain to use. It's a great transmission around town. Makes for a very swift car, as the power is right there when you need it. Next best thing to a manual, in for many uses it is better than a manual. I'm a big fan.
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    XTC206:
    ]Has anyone else seriously delved into a CVT option since?
    My cousin has a new Honda Jazz 1.5 (i think) with CVT

    What an amazing drivetrain!

    Put your foot flat to the floor... it plants the revs dead on peak torque (~4000rpm from memory) and the car just accelerates. It seems strange, because the pitch of the engine note does not change as you're used to in every other car, but the car rapidly takes off. You get the feeling you're going slow because it's so quiet actually.

    As macquered who was in the back seat of the car said, why do you need a taco?

    Definately great for a city car as GTI124 has said

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    [quote]DeKa:
    My cousin has a new Honda Jazz 1.5 (i think) with CVT What an amazing drivetrain!
    Sounds like they have grown up a bit .. have to go and test drive one.

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    I didn't have a tacho in the Micra. You're right, you don't need one, all you are seeing is the torque peak anyway. There is no need to rev high as there is no gear to shift into. So it just sits on maximum acceleration, which is maximum torque, and stays there until you're done. It then returns to the most efficient gear and is quite quiet. It takes a wee bit to get used to, but is great for throwing a car into a sharp corner/intersection and flooring it. As I recall the Micra was faster in kickdown times than it's manual equivalent, and blew away all of it's competitors at the time.

    I reckon the CVT Audi would be an awfully quick car in kickdown times.
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