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    Micra the new Suzuki Swift gti ?

    I don't know if anyone has had the chance to own or drive a swift gti, but if you have you probably know where I'm going with this thread, I've been the proud owner of 2 swift gti's and as soon as I took out the micra sr 5 SPD it was dejavu all over again, the compact appearance, aggressive handling and a little engine that could I could not believe the similarities I think there is going to be big potential with this new little pocket rocket it's absolutely a blast to drive!



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    I have driven several, owned one.

    They were ridiculously fun cars at the time. Power to weight was even better than the Micra (100 hp pushing ~1800 lbs vs. 109 hp pushing ~2300 lbs), but overall far less refined.

    I just got rid of mine this summer...

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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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    That is a very sad pic..������

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    Yes, indeed. But the bottom of the car was more rust than metal. It hadn't been driven for years.
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    The good news is many of its parts were sold/donated to other vehicles, so its spirit lives on. The sweet little 1.3L engine got its angel wings... it's powering an ultralight plane now!

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    Great to hear I'm sure it's in sport compact heaven as we speak ��

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    I hear that the Swift will have a styling or design change for 2017, not sure how accurate that info is...

    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    I have driven several, owned one.

    They were ridiculously fun cars at the time. Power to weight was even better than the Micra (100 hp pushing ~1800 lbs vs. 109 hp pushing ~2300 lbs), but overall far less refined.

    I just got rid of mine this summer...

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    Nice!

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    Love the star wars action shot. "Luke I am your father" lol

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    That is too funny!

    I will say in fact I was pretty happy to finally get rid of it -- a bit more room around my garage. Which I promptly filled with a crappy old Miata.

    That new Swift... I have to say that C-pillar "floating roof" styling fad is wearing a little thin on me.

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    Honestly, I started to think the Mitsubishi Mirage was the new Geo Metro/Suzuki Swift.



    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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