Mainstream car reviewers are over-represented by male gearheads with a tendency to focus on things that real-world motorists don't necessarily worry much about.
(For proof of this, just look at lists of top-selling vehicles in a particular category -- you'll find they're not often the journalists' top picks. EG. the Versa sedan is a perennial best-selling subcompact car in the States, yet it didn't generally get the "warmest" reception by the motoring press.)
That's what this sub-forum is for: reviews by forum members who have weighed the pros and cons and have actually put up their own hard-earned money to get one. (Or are considering getting one.)
So, please share your thoughts!
If you're wondering what to say, here's a road map you could follow:
Love at first...
What was the main thing that caught your attention about the car?
Out with the old, in with the...
What car will the Micra be replacing? What other vehicles did you seriously consider?
How will your car be used: Daily commuter? Second car runabout? Long distance traveler? Swiss Army knife that must do everything?
What are your aesthetic & functional likes/dislikes? How did your family & friends react?
More aesthetic & functional likes/dislikes? Is it a nice place to spend time? How's the space?
Your thoughts on the standard & optional goodies that came with the car? Anything you wish it had that it doesn't? Anything it has that you wish it didn't?
What are your impressions behind the wheel? Around town? On the highway? Comfort, noise, steering, braking, parking?
Do you watch this, and if so is it delivering the numbers you hoped for?
On a scale of 1 to 10, overall how happy are you with the car? What changes might really improve the car? Would you recommend it to friends & family?
Or feel free to present your impressions in your own style, and thanks for sharing.
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