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    Want to buy a Micra, is it loud @ 120km/h?

    HI, been testing out the smaller cars in Ottawa, I find the mazda2 sounds like its going to explode when I got it up to 120km on the queensway. How do you people find the road noise at high speed? I am thinking of purchasing a manual transmission.

    I found the chevy spark very quiet, hows the micra?



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    I find it reasonable and unlike some cars in this size class, it is quite willing to cruise at that speed.

    I haven't tried the Mazda 2 to compare, so I would you suggest you try a Micra and see for yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdmasta View Post
    I find the mazda2 sounds like its going to explode
    I thought the Mazda 2 was discontinued?

    I found the chevy spark very quiet
    Several reviews (from "professional" reviewers and from members here who have driven the Spark) have said it's a quieter car. But they also point out the Micra is more eager and engaging to drive as Grok mentioned.

    Let us know what you think when you try one.

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    I never got the Spark up to 120 km/h so I can't speak to wind and other noise at that speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    I thought the Mazda 2 was discontinued?



    Several reviews (from "professional" reviewers and from members here who have driven the Spark) have said it's a quieter car. But they also point out the Micra is more eager and engaging to drive as Grok mentioned.

    Let us know what you think when you try one.
    Just got back from the dealership. I tried the 2016 Micra SV 5spd. Compared to the spark, its much noisier at 120km/h. I put both in cruise control at that speed and there is a noticeable difference.

    The SV and the Spark 1LT are only a few hundred dollars apart but there is no comparison, sadly.

    The SV doesn't have a backup cam, blue tooth audio(just speaking) and no android auto.

    The HP difference in minor, but the Spark is also a little over 100lbs lighter, so i actually didn't even notice a difference.

    Hate to say it, going with the spark.

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    I just turn the stereo up

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    Thanks for letting us know what you decided. Enjoy your Spark.

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    Big mistake had 1 as a rental, when shutting the doors no thump, felt cheap, gm hoping that their fancy mini iPad will bring them sales, not to be mean but, eyes on the road please.....
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    My 5 speed Micra doesn't really get too noisy until 120 MPH, but don't worry, I don't believe the Spark can go that fast...

    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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    The noise at 120 was a positive for me. Quiet when I'm cruising, but when I put the pedal down I want to hear it. I could even stand it a little bit louder. I mean has anyone ever said I like that Ferrari but that engine noise is a deal breaker. If that's the case maybe you are better off in something a little less sporty.


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