Ode to my Micra.....
I purchased my 2019 Micra SV the first week of January 2021. I have been very impressed with the vehicle overall, and I think I made the right decision. I have noticed a ton of reviews for the Chevrolet Spark on Youtube latetly, and noticed quite a few on the road, and wondered if perhaps I had made a rash decision in buying the Micra....I knew new or near new Honda's and Toyota's were out of my price range....so the Micra, seemed like a reasonable alternative....but I wondered if I had maybe missed the boat not trying out the Spark.
Today my curiousity got the better of me, so I went to my local Chevrolet dealer to investigate the Spark.....snooty dealership, one had to wait for a salesperson to open up the car in the showroom, I suppose to prevent the great unwashed like me from clambering over it.....My first impression was a good one....the paint was immaculate, the fit and finish was very good....and it looked like a fairly stylish vehicle for a Daewoo product.
I digress...the salesperson opened the vehicle for me.....I sat in the front seat....and I knew immediately I had made the right choice purchasing the Micra...the interior was cramped, full of too much shiny plastic, the seats were much too firm, and narrow, and the steering wheel was made of a very hard plastic(and this was the high end model!)....Im not a large person, but I felt cramped in the drivers seat.....the rear seat was even worse.....two seats that are suitable for children, dogs, or groceries, but nothing more.....they didnt have a vehicle available to test drive, but there was no need....I knew that I had made the right decision purchasing the Micra.
PS....I should mention this top end model Spark was selling for around 20K!!
View my fuel log 2019 Micra SV automatic: 8.2 L/100 km ... 34.3 mpg (Imp) ... 12.2 km/L ... 28.6 mpg (US) ...