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    My Micra rant (2 year ownership)

    Hi folks, been a while since my last post.

    After owning a Micra for 2 years, i must say that i m overall dissatisfied with it. The following is my rant as an owner, you may not share the same experience or opinion.

    I have a 2015 SR, it's currently 20 months old with 24k KM.

    3rd month, the passenger window becomes loose, and makes clinging sound: Repaired under warranty.
    6th month, driver seat belt buckle doesn't lock. Repaired under warranty
    8th month, the same window problem started on the driver side window. Repaired under warranty.
    10th month, passenger window becomes loose again, repaired under warranty.
    meanwhile, the hood always makes a tic tic sound, that has been ignored (dealership said they can't do anything about it)
    12th month, passenger door can't open, repaired under warranty (cable disconnected they say)
    18th month, button to open driver seat window doesn't work .(repaired under warranty)
    19th month, the cargo door can't open. repaired under warranty
    2 days later, the cargo door can't open again. repaired under warranty again.
    2 days later, cargo door windows popped as i was closing the driver door. (dealership says it's because as driver door closes, it pushes an air pressure that get pushed to the back, and the cargo door may pop.. )... well as a driver for almost 15 years, i have never heard of this... Not under warranty, but they repaired it for free.
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    Today... which is 2 days after, the cargo door can't close...... making an appointment for tuesday...

    I have to say that i go to the garage more than visiting a pharmacy...

    I am no expert, just an owner review. Beside the above list of repairs, Micra advertised itself as fuel efficient, but it really isn't: Micra (8.7L/100 KM city)..
    Compared to Yaris (7.7L/100 KM city) which is bigger it uses about 12% more fuel.
    Compared to Mazda 2 (7.0L / 100 KM city) Mazda 3 (8.5L / 100 KM) which is similar size. about 25% more fuel.
    Compared to Versa (8.6 L / 100 LM city).... why does Micra use more fuel than Versa...
    Micra 's fuel usage is compared to a SUV... RVR (8.6 L / 100 KM)....

    Now, don't give me the lecture that "you bought the cheapest car in Canada, what do you expect..."
    I still paid 18k $ for this, i have the right to complain and with 18k$ i am sure i can get a used car that is better quality... The Micra is simply cheaply built...

    Planning to trade in my Micra after winter while it still worth something... I really regretted buying Micra.

    peace.



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    i dont blame you. that was a pretty shitty experience, and i agree that it's a cheap car.

    i hope this is an isolated issue.

    i encourage most people to buy CPO instead of brand new.
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    the drivers headlite burnt out...10 dollars at cad tire and super easy to replace.

    warranty expires aug 2018

    would i have been covered ?
    2015 Micra S (manual)
    no A/C /no power options
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMicra2015 View Post
    the drivers headlite burnt out...10 dollars at cad tire and super easy to replace.

    warranty expires aug 2018

    would i have been covered ?
    No.... bulb is always a wear & tear item, unless it blow up within the 1 year

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    To micra2080

    If you are in States, for sure this car qualify as a lemon, unfortunately.... Canada don't have such thing......

    For your actual mileage, how many km/l did you get? Is your's stick or auto?
    And trust me, today's gas mileage rating is way worst than before. Like my current car as an example, suppose to be 35MPG (around 15.5km/L) on highway crusing at 100km/h, I only get 9.6km/l.... so I really don't feel too surprised about it

    And yes the price, Once you jump up to SV, around $16K on the road, not bad, but around 4K more, I can get a compact class car, instead of this, the sub-compact class..... And that's why I am still checking should I pull the trigger

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    mine says 7.7 L / KM , and that's because i drive 80% on highway . i don't understand

    Also MrMicra... I purchased extended warranty on the car, the sales lady keep saying it's bumper to bumper... she even mentioned that the bulbs are included, it turns out to be false. it's wear and tear...

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    SuperTurbo, yes, i m pulling the trigger for sure, when checking in autotrader. My Micra is still worth 8k - 10k...

    Looking to trade in for a ~80k KM ~6 years Impreza or RVR... probably have to add 1 or 2 k to it.

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    micra2080 - sorry to hear about all these problems. That's by far the worst case scenario I've seen from a Micra owner.

    We've heard of some of those problems before (like the hatchback/cargo door not opening - due to corrosion of the mechanism in the other case, if I recall).

    But the rear glass breaking is so strange! It's true that closing a door increases pressure inside the car, but there are flaps inside the cargo area (behind the rear wheels, behind the plastic bumper cover) that open and should let the pressure out. I'm SURE the Micra has those, so I don't buy the dealer's explanation.

    Quote Originally Posted by micra2080 View Post
    Micra advertised itself as fuel efficient, but it really isn't
    I don't think Nissan Canada really promoted the car as being fuel-efficient. Right at the beginning we knew it was near the bottom for fuel consumption -- bigger engine, more power, short gearing (with the manual) and older technology for the automatic :

    Thread: Comparison of Micra's fuel economy/mileage vs. competitors


    why does Micra use more fuel than Versa...
    The fuel economy rating is the same for both cars with the manual transmission. But the Versa Note automatic is a CVT, which optimizes engine RPM for fuel economy. The Micra automatic is an older 4-speed design which is less efficient.

    Micra 's fuel usage is compared to a SUV... RVR (8.6 L / 100 KM)....
    Again, the automatic in the RVR is a CVT, which optimizes RPM for fuel economy.

    The manual Micra was not geared for economy, but for fun (thus the Coupe Micra Cup). It has a better power:weight ratio than each of the cars you mentioned. Thread: 2015 Micra vs competitors, power to weight ratio comparison

    Anyway, I hope you find a vehicle you like more and have better luck with the reliability. That shouldn't be too hard! Let us know how it goes.

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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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    Anyway, I hope you find a vehicle you like more and have better luck with the reliability. That shouldn't be too hard! Let us know how it goes.[/QUOTE]

    LOL....
    2015 Micra S (manual)
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    I meant *based on his experience*, not in general!


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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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