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    Micra review: Oh, Lola we're finally together

    Hello everyone,
    I'll start by thanking Darin and Tim for this website.
    It's a goldmine. And well laid out and straightforward.
    I may not be the sharpest when it comes to learn my way around a forum.
    You guys just made it easier. Thank you.

    And here comes my review:
    First of all it's my personal opinion about Lola.
    And it's very subjective, of course.
    Do I like my Micra? Yes.
    Is it a perfect car? Yes, for the price I'm paying.
    I just drove my first 1000 kms and about 70% was city driving in Calgary AB.
    And 30% highway driving between High River AB and Calgary AB.
    I'm impressed with:
    Fuel mileage compared with an 1989 Pontiac Bonneville and a 2012 Ford Fusion.
    Traffic light quick starts due to a decent power/weight ratio.
    A calm and composed demeanor on city streets up to 60 kms/h.
    Great cargo capacity with the back seats removed.
    And the FUN factor that's going sky high. No regrets at all for buying my Lola.
    I'm less impressed with:
    Noise at highway speed (3000 RPM and around 112 kms/h)
    and my sweet mermaid becomes a screaming Banshee.
    The OEM Firestone tires are not helping. Highway 2 in AB is also not the greatest.
    Actually it's really badly made. And the car sound proofing is non existent. Oh, well.
    There are some other things to mention , but overall I'm happy so far.
    And I'll make some changes ASAP regarding the noise and the tires.
    I regret there is no race track in AB. You guys in ON & QC are so lucky.
    If there are any questions, suggestions or comments regarding my review. please let me know.
    Thank you.
    Big black bear and Alberta Micra owner.



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    Somehow I missed this thread. I wish more owners would post mini reviews after 6 months 1 year, 2 years etc. It's a great resource for other people researching the Micra.

    What didn't you like about the factory tires??

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    Hello guys,
    Firestone FR710 are made with a hard rubber compound, to last longer.
    They don't last that long anyway and are noisier than let say a Michelin tire.
    And there is this ugly, massive gap in the wheel well.
    I would like to change them with Falken tires in 195/65/R15 asap.
    Or Falken in 205/55/R16 on SR alloy wheels if I can find them in bronze.
    I expect than a taller sidewall and a softer rubber will improve comfort a little.
    Tinting is the next step to be done when I return to Calgary in about 2 weeks.
    Calgary will get a race track this summer after a 9 years hiatus.
    It's a 25 millions CAD private project. I'm very curious to see if it's available for everyone.
    For a fee, of course.
    I'll get some more pics when Lola gets her tint and a cargo mat behind the front seats.
    Best wishes to all.
    Big black bear and Alberta Micra owner.



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