After having my little Ada now for over a month I can now write my first review. I have mostly good things to say about my little micra. That is not very helpful though so here is the break down. Last month I put on snows, blazzaks, as I was in the process of moving to Saskatchewan. I also got a new set of all seasons, because the dealership sold me old tires with my micra, so I argued for at least newer tires. I got them.
With as much as I can pack, my dog, and mother in tow, we set off across the rockies and prairies. I was curious to see how the little lady would handle in snow. I was nothing but impressed. It was a bit underwhelming on the hills, but we plowed through the back road from Banff through to Exshaw through to Cochrane. We were down to single track and lots of snow. We just kept chugging along. I must say, I would like to see brighter headlights on the car. I am thinking of putting LEDs. On the country roads here I find myself squinting looking for that rogue dear. We nearly hit two moose in PANP. I drive my car every day in the snow and it does just fine. I get looks from all the country folks in their SUVs and pickups, but when I mention it costs me barely 30 for a mid grade half tank fill up and I get nearly 600kms/ tank (guessing based on half a tank), their smirks disappear. I actually don't know the full range, as I keep the tank almost full due to the long distances between fuel stops here and the fact it is cold, and I don't want to run out when it is -20 out.
I was also pleasantly surprised to find a block heater cord tucked inside the hood. Came in handy the first dip to -15 in Sask. The other day it got down to -28 with wind chill. I only keep the car plugged in overnight if I know I have an early morning appointment, otherwise I plug it in about two hours before I need to go. Never had an issue, so far, with the car starting.
The car is perfect for the my business and personal needs. I am already thinking of my next one. I am so happy. I am yet to get stuck in snow. Tempted to try to take it on the frozen lake and play race car driver for an afternoon. lol. How fun would that be. Can't let the skidoos have all the fun!!!
Here is to more back country drives in my micra, Ada!