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    What else is in your garage? (real or virtual)

    Hello fellow Micradites!

    I saw the thread on what we used to drive prior to the Gods creating the Micra. It was last posted a while ago so I thought I would start a new thread with a twist. What do all of you have as a second or primary vehicle, recreational or otherwise?

    First a little paragraph on how the Micra is soooo cool to me. I have about 2,500 kms on my new Micra S and feel like a teenager again. I've driven a '76 Datsun B210 4 speed manual, 80's Hyundai Accent 5 speed manual, '84 Honda Accord hatchback 5 speed manual, '91 Dodge Shadow 5 speed manual, '95 Chev half tonne 5 speed manual (yes!) and then a Hyundai Accent 5 speed as well (kids started then) - all a long time ago. For the past 10 years and 300,000km's later it's been a Ford F150 6 speed automatic with accompanying Dodge Grand Caravan my better half drives. I loved that truck but rust and too many repairs needed it to go. Another truck was just way too expensive considering I have 4 kids going to university in the next 5 years. I hate buying used so as a CPA...hey what's the cheapest car in Canada? I've heard about the Micra and the customization for Canada as well as the race series. It was really a no brainer when I found out how the "S" was a back too basics car. I could teach the kids how to drive a stick and then let one of the kids commute with it to university...then another truck!

    Well as all best laid plans...I'm not giving up the Micra! I find it really interesting to drive a basic car again. The engine sounds great and has loads of power compared to all the 4 bangers I drove in the past. Just the right acceleration to not get you into trouble and still be fun.

    Well that was long winded...sorry...but I'm telling you I've never been so pumped about a new car and with the money I'm saving it's a double whammie. My commute is 120km round trip so the gas savings from the truck is paying for the car and then some.

    Pics below are the new 2019 Micra S - tried to put my old Datsun B210 badge on it (profile pic) but wouldn't stick (any suggestions for that? I tried silicone)

    My old 2010 F150 with 300k km's and my son's new to him 1990 F150 with only 127k km's on it - barn find! It has the same options as the Micra S except no back-up camera and blue tooth lol

    Last pic is my youngest (several years ago) washing my Goldwing. It's my therapy! - I put about 12,000km's a year on it and do an annual 7 day trip to the Adirondacks.

    So again...what are your other joys besides the Micra? Really like this forum (Thanks MetroMPG & Daox) and I can't believe how much I like the car. With no air I was planning on taking the bike in the summer...more often than not it's the "Datsun"


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    I've got a 2018 Micra SV

    The wife daily drives a 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage. We also take it on longer weekend trips since the Micra is so **** on fuel.
    There's a 2015 Jeep Wrangler tucked behind the shed, but its for sale. Should be gone soon.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2018 Micra SV manual: 6.8 L/100 km ... 41.8 mpg (Imp) ... 14.8 km/L ... 34.8 mpg (US) ...


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    2015 Honda fit with Direct injection that is carboning up as we speak probably and rattly valve timing adjuster and 4 injectors that could stop working any day (but havent so far)
    made in Mexico.....year one.

    1990 YSR 80 i bought brand new i haven't driven in 20 years, but could..its the tiniest street legal motorcycle

    1997 Honda prelude for my son/daughter...paid 500 dollars off original owner (a friend) 300,000 kms and still running...its a tank, literallly

    PS you can buy double sided tape...super sticky...i got a piece on ebay...try an autoparts store?
    2015 Micra S (manual)
    no A/C /no power options
    Feb 2015 build
    9,999 purchase price + tax..no additional 1600$ because it was a 2015 purchased in 2016
    so receipt says $8,399....+1600 .... so they look good i guess...for a brand new car!

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    You can get 3M heavy-duty double sided tape at Crappy Tire. I bought some and it works well (indoor use though).

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    My current toy car is a ratty, 30 year-old Miata I got a couple of years ago for $750.



    The floors were rusted out, necessitating some welding practice. Not because it was winter driven, but because the top is ratty and leaks, and perpetually wet carpets sitting on thin sheet metal is a bad situation! (I didn't replace the top, but I at least throw a tarp over it if it's going to rain. )

    Thread: My latest car is on the road: and it's a MI - - A!

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    Now that's a project!

    My son's F150 had the drivers floor rot out and he was able to get a metal template from NAPA to make the job easier.

    Did you know a professional tarp maker is called a tarpologist?

    Whenever one of my riding buddies decides to call it quits with two wheels, the Miata is the car of choice.

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    I could use the services of a tarpologist.

    Funny you mention that about former bikers. I talked to another Miata owner in the neighbourhood recently, and that's exactly what happened.

    I was lucky in that all the metal patchwork in the floor could be done with simple flat pieces, in between the heavier, stamped crossmember portions that were still pretty solid.


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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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