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    For sure. I keep forgetting to shut my TC off, so you get that nice rally drift (skid) going and the micra says... "NOPE." Good to know that it works...

    Oh, Also. The A/C kicks on when the defrost is running. Might have a bearing on it.


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    Excellent point about A/C and defrost! We already know A/C drag has a measurable impact on fuel economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie View Post
    For sure. I keep forgetting to shut my TC off, so you get that nice rally drift (skid) going and the micra says... "NOPE." Good to know that it works...

    Oh, Also. The A/C kicks on when the defrost is running. Might have a bearing on it.
    I've had the stability control kick in just as I feel the car starting to slide on an ice-covered highway transfer ramp at a cloverleaf that I took a little too fast; it's sort of an "Oh, shit...oh, good" feeling as the car starts to lose, and then regains control. Watching other less-equipped cars spin out and crash into the guard rail around me was very surreal.

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    My only experience with the Micra's stability control was on a rural highway covered with frogs. It works!

    I'll just leave that there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    My only experience with the Micra's stability control was on a rural highway covered with frogs. It works!

    I'll just leave that there.
    that sounds....ominous....

    poor frogger

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    There were hundreds of them on this highway for a good stretch. It was very strange. (And slippery.)

    Why did the frog cross the road???

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    "There were hundreds of them on this highway for a good stretch. It was very strange. (And slippery.)"

    frog corpses do make roads better lubricated, i agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    There were hundreds of them on this highway for a good stretch. It was very strange. (And slippery.)

    Why did the frog cross the road???
    I can only hope you didn't do an e-brake slide...but then again, perhaps the Micra was in the mood for some frog sushi:


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    2) Engine takes longer to warm up. This means a richer air/fuel mixture for longer. It also cools off faster, so you're doing more cold starts in multiple daily trips than in the summer.
    This is likely a huge issue for me, since I'm always starting and stopping my vehicle between patient visits. Sometimes I'm in their homes for 30+ minutes.


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