Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 51

Thread: GM fights back: $9995 2016 Chevrolet Spark Canada's cheapest new car

  1. #21
    Senior Member AlphaMicra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Oshawa, Ontario
    Posts
    1,037
    Thanks
    114
    Thanked 245 Times in 174 Posts
    Spark has no back seat. Okay, they do put a seat back there, but it's completely unusable; might as well get a smart car.



    In our culture obsessed with absurd excess, the Nissan Micra is my counterculture car of choice.
    Be sure to visit my blog at mymicra.com!

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Micra SV manual: 6.4 L/100 km ... 44.3 mpg (Imp) ... 15.7 km/L ... 36.9 mpg (US) ...


  2. #22
    Administrator MetroMPG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    Posts
    3,541
    Thanks
    1,036
    Thanked 457 Times in 346 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by micrapolis View Post
    is there something about it that justifies the same price?
    You started the thread about this last year.

    Basically: better warranty, better fuel economy, a few more standard features. But with worse styling, handling & lower power. However, this year the revised Mirage gets a facelift, handing/braking upgrades and a few more hp, and fuel economy might improve.

    ---

    Howie: looks like the Spark is still a 4-seater.

    Name:  2016-chevrolet-spark-compact-01.jpg
Views: 163
Size:  26.8 KB

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Micra S manual: 5.0 L/100 km ... 56.5 mpg (Imp) ... 20.0 km/L ... 47.0 mpg (US) ...


  3. #23
    Senior Member Wynter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Hamilton, ON
    Posts
    586
    Thanks
    404
    Thanked 148 Times in 105 Posts
    Those back seat headrests look like they protrude and are uncomfortable.

  4. #24
    Administrator MetroMPG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    Posts
    3,541
    Thanks
    1,036
    Thanked 457 Times in 346 Posts
    Styling wise though, I prefer the interior of the Spark over the drab "any colour you like as long as it's black/dark grey!" of the Micra & Mirage.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Micra S manual: 5.0 L/100 km ... 56.5 mpg (Imp) ... 20.0 km/L ... 47.0 mpg (US) ...


  5. #25
    Senior Member Howie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Trenton, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    752
    Thanks
    86
    Thanked 224 Times in 146 Posts
    Ill give it that. It does have a snazzy interior.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Micra S automatic: 7.9 L/100 km ... 35.7 mpg (Imp) ... 12.6 km/L ... 29.7 mpg (US) ...


  6. #26
    Senior Member Howie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Trenton, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    752
    Thanks
    86
    Thanked 224 Times in 146 Posts
    Gents.. Back on the rails here... Lets get back to the Spark. Our latest attempt at competition.

    So According to the website.. It has 98hp out of a 1.4L Inline 4. Makes 5.7L/100k highway. Weighs 2070lbs.

    Ours is a 1.6L 109hp. 2363lbs if you got the automatic. 6.6L/100k highway.

    The spark is going to be some pretty tough competition and might actually be pretty sporty if they did the suspension right?

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Micra S automatic: 7.9 L/100 km ... 35.7 mpg (Imp) ... 12.6 km/L ... 29.7 mpg (US) ...


  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Howie For This Useful Post:

    MetroMPG (01-27-2016),micrapolis (01-27-2016)

  8. #27
    Senior Member micrapolis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Posts
    356
    Thanks
    123
    Thanked 35 Times in 31 Posts
    yep.

    the spark does not need to be exactly competitive to the Micra for me to sing its praises: the more of these small, fuel efficient, subcompacts, the happier i am.

    next to EVs, these little guys are the absolute best things - for the environment, for our pocket books, for practicality in everyday usage.

    Im sad the mazda2 will not come, and I do love love mazda's new generation of lineup, but oh well - that's their loss.

  9. #28
    But it's GM... I'm not worried. In demographics where there is likely to be GM supporters, they drive trucks and full size cars/ SUVs .. Super minis belong to imports.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Micra S manual: 7.7 L/100 km ... 36.8 mpg (Imp) ... 13.0 km/L ... 30.6 mpg (US) ...


  10. #29
    Moderator ptbo micra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Peterborough, ON
    Posts
    872
    Thanks
    362
    Thanked 290 Times in 197 Posts
    I am sure the sales tactic will be to show the price of the spark with features avg Joe wants, then upsell to Cruze with much better financing deals.
    Get your MICRA-FORUM.com decal HERE!!

    Micra Meets: Loyalist Pkwy '15, '16 | Classique d'automne '15 '16 | Forks of the Credit '16 | Mosport '16

  11. #30
    Administrator MetroMPG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    Posts
    3,541
    Thanks
    1,036
    Thanked 457 Times in 346 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Howie View Post
    Gents.. Back on the rails here... Lets get back to the Spark. Our latest attempt at competition.

    So According to the website.. It has 98hp out of a 1.4L Inline 4. Makes 5.7L/100k highway. Weighs 2070 lbs.
    Wow - they cut a lot of fat out of the car. The last gen Spark was 2337 lbs with the 5-speed!

    I will be surprised if GM really puts its heart in marketing this car.


        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Micra S manual: 5.0 L/100 km ... 56.5 mpg (Imp) ... 20.0 km/L ... 47.0 mpg (US) ...


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •