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Thread: What car did your Micra replace? Trade-in, sold, or none of the above?

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    WOW - you have a pit to work on cars! Very envious.

    Also: that's crazy about the cut wiring harness. Hope the perp got a second beating!


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        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) ...


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    There was a bit of a gap in-between, but this (09 Civic Si sedan) was basically the Micra's predecessor. Miss the VTEC kick, but not so much the fuel economy.
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    Alfa Romeo 156 JTS 2.0

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    Sadly someone ran a giveway, tboned them, cars frame was bend.. went to car heaven.

    Pro: Car was fun as hell being a early semi-automatic with flappy gear changers
    Con: High maintence, needed to top up oil every 2,000 KM as a example.

    Good weekend car, my mistake buying it as a everyday car. As that saying goes, being wealthy isnt aboutt buying a expensive car, its being able to sustain it.. or something like tthat.
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    I bought a 2004 Audi A4 Quatro in February 2016 after getting in a fender bender with my 2007 Toyota Yaris.
    The Audi is a fun drive, super comfortable, but not very easy on the wallet when it comes to repairs and premium gas. winter would see anywhere from 10-12L/100KM, summer 9.5-10. On the road though with cruise control I could easily hit low 8's.
    However parts kept breaking and reliability became a problem, I put 35000km within 13months. Last time it gave up on me I had just came back from Cuba, I met the best Nissan Seller ever (whilst in cuba), which happens to be a friends dad. I went in, tried it, and signed the papers, Audi isn't even sold yet, its now fixed and I'm putting it up for sale this week-end. Good bye old friend, i've had enough of your shenanigans.

    The emotions are cars make us go through sometimes...

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Micra SV manual: 7.9 L/100 km ... 35.7 mpg (Imp) ... 12.6 km/L ... 29.7 mpg (US) ...


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    polarbe4r - which engine & transmission in your Audi?

    I have an aunt who bought a 2004 A4 cabrio brand new and she still has it. V6 CVT. She LOVES it, but has spent a LOT of money to keep it going. As proof of her love: she spent ~$8k on it last year, including major engine work (I think it started to eat its camshafts). $800 just last week for a power window regulator.

    She could have bought a new Micra for what she has spent on the Audi in the last few years.

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    2004 A4 Quattro, 1.8T, Auto transmisson, non cvt. Yeah they are expensive to upkeep, mine is going on sale today, and hopefully can get a bit of money back.

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    2007 Honda Fit. I probably would have bought another Fit but the back window appeared to be smaller than necessary and the price was about $5000 more. Gave the Fit to my daughter who traded it in a few years later on a truck!

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    2004 nissan sentra 1,8s, love the car, had it for 11 month. I sold it because of its unreliability... Great first car, lots of fun! Name:  Côté Conducteur.jpg
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    What problems with the Sentra?

    I have considered getting one around that age to use as a winter car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    What problems with the Sentra?

    I have considered getting one around that age to use as a winter car.
    The transmission began to slip, the exhaust was pierced and the catalytic converter was bad . In addition, I had to change bearings, ball joints, link stabilize and brake caliper. For a winter car it is great, and they are not expensive. Since I'm a fulltime student, It is nice to have a problem free car.



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