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    Question Got Micra questions? Post them here to get answers from a Nissan Canada expert

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    This is cool: Nissan Canada has been in touch, and they offered to make a Micra expert available to answer questions about the car.

    Post your questions in this thread, and once we've got a bunch, I'll let them know.

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    UPDATE, April 22:
    Nissan has responded to this first batch of questions. See Post #20 for the full text of the Q&A in one place.
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    I can think of a couple to start:

    1) Why no CVT?

    2) Looking for clarification: In the list of modifications made to the car specifically for Canada, steering is mentioned. The Nissan press release said the turning radius was tightened, but I read elsewhere that the steering ratio was changed (which could be fun -- some reviews of the UK Micra say the steering isn't particularly responsive).


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    Here's another one:

    3) Flat towing/dinghy towing: is the Micra the same as the Versa? Meaning, (A) you can't tow the automatic at all with four-wheels-down, and (B) when towing the manual in neutral, you must run the engine every 800 km? (From: http://micra-forum.com/showthread.ph...5-Nissan-Micra )

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    From the Connect2Edmonton thread on the Micra, two releated questions:

    4) Why can't you get air conditioning as an option on the base manual Micra S MT without moving up to Micra SV MT trim level? And why can't you get an automatic base Micra S 4AT without air conditioning?

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    Thanks, Ustauk.

    Any chance you feel like posting about the Q&A in the redflagdeals Micra thread? I don't have an account there (but will make one if you don't want to).

    Darin

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Thanks, Ustauk.

    Any chance you feel like posting about the Q&A in the redflagdeals Micra thread? I don't have an account there (but will make one if you don't want to).

    Darin
    Link to this thread added at RFD

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    5. Any chance we might get a diesel Micra? An EV Micra?

    6. How about taller gearing in the 5 speed for a high mileage Micra?

    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!

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    Ustauk: merci, monsieur!

    Alpha: Good one - I like your #6.

    I was just reading about the Ford Fiesta 1.0L - it has an extra tall 5th gear and the best highway MPG rating for a non-hybrid (tall enough that one reviewer commented you need to downshift to 4th on moderate inclines). I don't mind downshifting.

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    7. Where on the engine is the best place to mount a temperature sending unit for a proper aftermarket temperature gauge?

    8. Similar to #7, where is the best place on the engine to put an oil pressure gauge sending unit for an aftermarket oil pressure gauge?

    9. Should we run synthetic oil in our new Micra's, or is conventional motor oil just as good in the 1.6L?

    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!

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    10) Will the MR16DDT bolt up to the Micra's transmission?

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    Ha - too late, Mr Daox. I submitted the first batch of questions to Nissan yesterday.

    (I'm sure you can start a new list though.)


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