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  1. It's possible to get similar fuel economy out in...

    It's possible to get similar fuel economy out in the flat prairies with no headwinds or if the wind is on your back while on cruise, we typically average between 5.5 to 6.5 litres per 100 km between...
  2. Thanks for the great information, everyone! Much...

    Thanks for the great information, everyone! Much appreciated! I think I see our next Micra upgrade before long...:D
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    I'd be interested in hearing about off-roading in...

    I'd be interested in hearing about off-roading in your Micra; we've taken ours thru some not too rough trails in Death Valley California and thru the back roads of central Saskatchewan; our Little...
  4. I have a friend (with another smaller car from...

    I have a friend (with another smaller car from another manufacturer) who slightly over-inflates all 4 tires by 2-3 psi (from 33 to 35 psi) over the summer months; claims that he can get an extra 3-5...
  5. Gas Prices... (Are you doing anything to save gas?)

    Gas in Vancouver hovers above $1.70 a litre — is this what the rest of Canada is in for?

    https://globalnews.ca/news/5201572/gas-price-vancouver-canada/

    Now that the summer driving season is...
  6. Nothing other than the forum sticker and that...

    Nothing other than the forum sticker and that "pure drive" badge, whatever the heck that means...

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  7. Seems that the small / micro crossover segment...

    Seems that the small / micro crossover segment has really taken off over the last 2-3 years; wonder if our "little guys" will eventually be replace by smaller crossovers and SUV's in the same way...
  8. Or you can stake your Micra to the ground on a...

    Or you can stake your Micra to the ground on a really windy day....:)
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    87 octane works fine for us, thanks.

    87 octane works fine for us, thanks.
  10. About 110 to 115 km/hr and 3000 rpm (auto trans)...

    About 110 to 115 km/hr and 3000 rpm (auto trans) for us around the main highways in AB (speed limit 110 km/hr), unless you're on the Coquihalla in BC...
  11. Welcome! You're going to enjoy getting around in...

    Welcome! You're going to enjoy getting around in your new Micra, especially with the current gas prices :)
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    Same for us here; our K&N filter saves us about...

    Same for us here; our K&N filter saves us about $50 to $100 per year replacement cost of getting a new air filter over the past 4 years; no MAP sensor problems. The previous car that our current...
  13. OMG hilarious! Thanks for the review Ontario...

    OMG hilarious! Thanks for the review Ontario Micra and the great pic, MetroMPG! Although it's not that much of an issue today as 10-15 years ago, most small engines will still be affected somewhat...
  14. Wow....hopefully the previous owner wasn't...

    Wow....hopefully the previous owner wasn't beating on your Mica before giving it up for sale. Our main reason for buying small and new: My wife and I didn't want to take a chance on inheriting...
  15. That's quite a bit of driving for 4...

    That's quite a bit of driving for 4 years...Thanks for the useful info, the only problem we've had with ours was the dreaded "Micra wheel bearing issue" (at close to 50,000 km the right rear wheel...
  16. Nice! You can also get roof rails and 18 cubic...

    Nice! You can also get roof rails and 18 cubic foot cargo pod and have enough room for 5 adults and all their stuff for a cross-country trip, with about twice the gas mileage of an SUV with...
  17. ...2 years later: The Canadian Tire splash guards...

    ...2 years later: The Canadian Tire splash guards are still on! They haven't worked their way loose, and have protected Little Guy's bottom from all sorts of mud, snow, rocks & stones over a variety...
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    Wow sounds like you got a great deal! Congrats on...

    Wow sounds like you got a great deal! Congrats on getting your SR back
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    Wow, back in the day we use to do something...

    Wow, back in the day we use to do something called "shoulder check" when changing lanes and "turn your head to look behind" when backing up. We also drove much more longer cars with massive trunks...
  20. We're considering one of those Leesure-Lite pop...

    We're considering one of those Leesure-Lite pop uip trailers built in Osoyoos BC, apparently a motorcycle (cruiser) can tow one of those. About 300 lbs overall weight empty, and about 20 lbs at the...
  21. Great information, the next modification we're...

    Great information, the next modification we're thinking for our Little Guy is a hitch for a bike rack / small pup trailer or fold out tent trailer
  22. Little Guy's ABS and traction control have gotten...

    Little Guy's ABS and traction control have gotten us out of a few scrapes over the last 4 winters; they are quite noisy from the inside, but I'm assuming they're the less expensive "slip-and-grip"...
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    Wow, I'd like one black & one blue please! T5Y3E8

    Wow, I'd like one black & one blue please! T5Y3E8
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    Nice! Looks like you were somewhere on the...

    Nice! Looks like you were somewhere on the Icefields Parkway....:cool:
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    On a trip to Saskatchewan last year: 5209 ...

    On a trip to Saskatchewan last year:

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    Beautiful day for a long distance highway drive...

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    Yes, we have arrived at "The Crooked Bush".... enough said.
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