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    Edmonton to Las Vegas & Death Valley and back

    Hi there, we recently (in February 2017) drove our 2015 Micra from Edmonton to Las Vegas & Death Valley and back; if you would like to hear how our Little Guy handled the snow storms, driving rain storms, high mountain interstate highway driving at 80+ mph, some desert off roading and the Las Vegas traffic, come check our our post under the Micra Photography topic. Hope this info helps!

    Link to trip description & photos: http://micra-forum.com/showthread.ph...ll=1#post17842


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    Nice!

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    Thanks!

    I added the link to your post with travelogue and pics.

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    As a tall driver I would prefer a vehicle with more room. Over 100KMH it will use more fuel which is typical of all Nissan vehicles.
    So I prefer my Volkswagen Jetta TDI naturally. We keep this little guy for city. IMO, If you can run a Smart car all over Alaska, why not a Micra all of NA!

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    I wish they would design a gearbox for cruise at 120 ish that's what kills it. They design it for city speed > 80/90 km/h efficiency so above that it's in the power band and wants more fuel.

    If I could cruise at 2000ish rpm maybe 2500 tops is be happy.
    But I think that's a lot to ask of an n/a 1.6 .. A turbo with 200hp no problem..

    But it is what it is .... ( until it gets an sr20vet with 6 speed MT)

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPUL View Post
    I wish they would design a gearbox for cruise at 120 ish that's what kills it. They design it for city speed > 80/90 km/h efficiency so above that it's in the power band and wants more fuel.

    If I could cruise at 2000ish rpm maybe 2500 tops is be happy.
    But I think that's a lot to ask of an n/a 1.6 .. A turbo with 200hp no problem..

    But it is what it is .... ( until it gets an sr20vet with 6 speed MT)
    I quite agree. It is what it is and its a great car. a 5 or 6 speed auto would be great but then Nissan kept costs down to keep it at 10K entry. An option would be fantastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhite View Post
    I quite agree. It is what it is and its a great car. a 5 or 6 speed auto would be great but then Nissan kept costs down to keep it at 10K entry. An option would be fantastic
    Or make your own options...


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