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    Self-cleaning Nissans?

    Not Micra specific, but Nissan unveiled a new paint/coating that promises to repel dirt and mud so it self-cleans:...
  2. Yeah, if it were a REAL Jeep, it would be a 4WD...

    Yeah, if it were a REAL Jeep, it would be a 4WD box with crappy handling, mediocre fuel economy, craptastic build quality, and a Playmobil interior. I know, I have one. (And don't tell anyone, but...
  3. So, I don't normally pay much attention to new...

    So, I don't normally pay much attention to new car ads, but three TV ads recently caught my attention. Local dealers had ads for three different vehicles at under $10,000 (with all available...
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    I was hoping it was bagged and they only have it...

    I was hoping it was bagged and they only have it that low while parked...

    Elsewhere on their site they show off their coil-over suspension with the same pictures, so it looks like that is a static...
  5. How much clearance is there between the hood and...

    How much clearance is there between the hood and filter? It looks like the filter would be heavily shrouded by both the battery and hood. From the pics, I can't tell if the Micra has a lower...
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    While it's still a little busy, it looks pretty...

    While it's still a little busy, it looks pretty good and has similar elements that tie it all together (i.e. the metal (?) inserts in the vents and diffuser).

    I wonder if the diffuser is...
  7. OK. We sell products to Canada (completely...

    OK. We sell products to Canada (completely unrelated to cars) and every province has different regulations. I didn't know how standardized it was for automobiles.

    The Nissan Canada site shows...
  8. I guess I wasn't clear enough above. I meant...

    I guess I wasn't clear enough above. I meant cars that are not in the same category. All the cars in your table are subcompact commuter cars.

    BMW 3-series is a much larger sports sedan and yet...
  9. How many different colors is it offered in? Does...

    How many different colors is it offered in? Does that count as variations?
    Are there any variations based on regulations being different in different provinces?
  10. It might be interesting to add some other cars...

    It might be interesting to add some other cars (in a separate table?). For instance, BMW 3-series are considered to be somewhat sporty. 320i comes in at 3295lbs/180hp = 18.3lbs/hp. It wouldn't...
  11. Shiny = better. The orange colored lens is...

    Shiny = better.

    The orange colored lens is probably the standard, the chromed version would be sport. That's just a guess, but it follows the pattern that most cars follow.
  12. Yeah... but it was the best picture I could find....

    Yeah... but it was the best picture I could find. The spare tire is pretty unexciting, so I guess not many people take pictures of it.
  13. On a torsion beam style rear suspension like...

    On a torsion beam style rear suspension like that, the torsion beam IS the sway bar...

    The aftermarket "sway bars" appear to just reinforce that beam rather than have a conventional sway bar.
  14. The only other cars I can think of that have a...

    The only other cars I can think of that have a spare underneath like that are Corvettes. They put a plastic cover over the spare though.

    Here's a clear shot of the bottom of a C4 Corvette. It's...
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    I think this one looks better than either of the...

    I think this one looks better than either of the other two you posted, but still a little busy for my tastes.
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    A lot of Ultra Racing's braces look questionable...

    A lot of Ultra Racing's braces look questionable to me as well. Several look like the only thing they do is part you from your money.
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    Hrmm... I'd like to see testing data on the...

    Hrmm... I'd like to see testing data on the second two.

    The second one is stiffening part of the car that is already rigid due to the K-member mounting right there.

    The third one I have...
  18. That's definitely a negative for a Toad (as they...

    That's definitely a negative for a Toad (as they are often called here in the states), but how often are you traveling more than 500 miles in a day?

    The low cost may make up for the minor...
  19. Oh, and the above is not necessarily requests for...

    Oh, and the above is not necessarily requests for photos, just things I'd look for if I were in your shoes. A lot of this wouldn't necessarily show up in pictures, but would be noticed by looking at...
  20. Seeing one in person, I think I would look for...

    Seeing one in person, I think I would look for things that were clearly the result of bean-counters winning an argument with the engineers/designers. Look and feel of the interior? Does it feel...
  21. You're welcome. :)

    You're welcome. :)
  22. This was specifically mentioned in the article I...

    This was specifically mentioned in the article I posted a couple days ago too:
    http://micra-forum.com/showthread.php/103-How-Nissan-can-sell-the-Micra-for-10-000-and-still-make-money
  23. I voted yes. I have never bought a new car. ...

    I voted yes.

    I have never bought a new car. The newest car I ever bought was five years old, most are 10-30 years old. Even if the Micra came to the states, I probably still would not buy a new...
  24. How can Nissan sell the Micra for $10,000 and still make money?

    How Nissan can sell the Micra for 10000 and still make money/

    Not a lot of detail, but an interesting article on how the Micra can still be sold for a profit. It also covers some of the...
  25. Looks great, Botsapper!

    Looks great, Botsapper!
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