Hey All: I have been looking to purchase a small gas-friendly car for some time. I commute 80 KM one-way daily, so my fule consumption is tremendous. I currently own a Lexus is250, but want something easier on the fuel, and something with standard transmission. I dropped in to the local Nissan dealer last evening and took the Micra SV for a spin. I went back this morning and purchased it!! I test drove it on the highway today again and I am sold. I read lots of posters on this forum who talked about winter driving with the Micra. Iím pretty thrilled with the car from seeing it yesterday and today. I will pick it up on Tuesday this week, and look forward to posting more!