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    Another great day in the life of my Micra

    Today was a great day to be driving my Micra. The morning started out with pouring rain, but the Micra parks easy in my garage, so I stayed dry getting to my car. The drive in was heavy with traffic, and I had to turn on the defroster to keep the windows from fogging up because of the rain, which caused the air conditioning compressor to turn on, which made the drive in comfortable. Then I got to the jobsite, and was able to park in a great parking spot that nobody wanted because it was too tight for a larger car.

    It was hot and humid on the drive home, but the air conditioning kept me comfortable all the way.

    The best part? In spite of running the air conditioning a lot today, my fuel economy actually improved to an average of 6.1L/100km, and I’m not even trying for better fuel economy. I spend more than my fair share of time in the hammer lane, I accelerate briskly (within the limits of the break in requirements), and I spent a lot of time in stop-and-go traffic. I travelled 448km so far on my first tank of fuel, and still have three bars (out of eight) showing on the fuel gauge, so between a quarter and half a tank. My old Grand Am GT would have run out of gas by now, in spite of having a larger (54.1L vs. 41L) fuel tank.

    I really love this car; all smiles today.


    Last edited by AlphaMicra; 06-03-2014 at 05:18 PM.

    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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        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) ...


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    Its always great to hear cool stories from happy owners.

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    Like I tell people all the time. These Micras are no joke. Enjoy.

    Was it worth the waiting?
    Last edited by Antruby; 06-03-2014 at 05:45 PM.
    Antruby (Rose) My blog is Antruby.com
    I love this fantastic Micra. Love the ride. Love the colour. Love the size. Love the light in the hatchback. Love the bluetooth. Love the fact the rear windows go all the way down. Love the headlights that someone took time to aim in the right places. Love the fuel filler being on the drivers side. Love that the fuel filler door locks from inside the car. (No need for key.) Love the stainless steel license bolts put on by dealer.

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    Definitely worth the wait, Antruby.

    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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        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) ...


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    Stop teasing!!! My sentra eats fuel, rapes oil, and pukes rad fluid, I pay too much just to run it, plus it misfires when revs go over 4k, I waaaaant my Micra!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by en3rg1e View Post
    Stop teasing!!! My sentra eats fuel, rapes oil, and pukes rad fluid, I pay too much just to run it, plus it misfires when revs go over 4k, I waaaaant my Micra!!!
    Sorry 'bout that. I understand your pain all too well.

    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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        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) ...


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    Says the ex-V6er lol

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    I think we will see quite a few ex-V6ers in the months to come; the price of gas really has been too much. It just doesn't make sense to have anything bigger than a 1.6L 4 cylinder in a daily commuter car, and the Micra's engine has been so smooth, I don't miss that V6 at all.

    EDIT: Just finished my first tank of gas:


    http://mymicra.com/?p=380
    Last edited by AlphaMicra; 06-04-2014 at 06:08 PM.

    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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        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) ...


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    Today, my Micra turned evil...

    When that happened, this song suddenly started playing:

    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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        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) ...


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    Micra passed the 1,000km milestone on our visit to Pontypool: http://mymicra.com/?p=391




    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) ...


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