I think my affinity for the $9,988 Micra is well established at this point. But, now that Europe has their own new, more complicated, more expensive, and less shoebox-on-wheels-y Micra, I’m not sure how much longer the current Micra will be sold in Canada. That means there needs to be a replacement, considering the…
Oh, cute. My mother’s Micra decided on its own little illumination for the festive season.
But once everywhere.
So, there I was, in Canada, looking out my hotel window at the rental car places below, contemplating reserving a car... I kept searching and searching, but it was reserved and they weren’t going to let me have it (bastards!), so I ended up renting from the place next door.
So after my unfortunate accident with my Solstice, the insurance company decided to ignore the “convertible” part in a “compact convertible”, and deemed a compact is a suitable equivalent. So I was presented with either a Hyundai Accent, Nissan Micra, or (guy didn’t tell me initially they had one) a Ford Fiesta Sedan.
Not just any code mind, but the one you need to turn on the radio on your mother’s Nissan Micra when the battery goes flat and the radio code is nowhere to be found. You could take your car to your dealer or do it the free but hard way.
Maybe I’ve been spending too much time looking for used cars, but while trying to find suitable competitors in today’s Used Car Face-Off, I stumbled across this little Japanese immigrant into the United States...
In further news, the Micra’s battery is charged and replaced. Even more excitingly, it starts. Nissan’s anti theft system has the nasty habit of forgetting that the car’s keys are actually belong to it if you disconnect the battery.
One of the few failings of the K12 Nissan Micra is that the microswitch that opens the hatch develops a mind of its own and locks and unlocks frantically, thus draining your battery. You then have a second problem, charging the battery.
I’ve borrowed my mother’s Nissan Micra. It’s fine but I needed to adjust the door mirror. Looked for the switch. Couldn’t find it. Because it has these. Passenger side mirror went unadjusted.
In merry old England, the Nissan Micra (known as the March in Japan) gets a bit of a rough time. Typecast as the wheels of choice for the old and slow (think South Park's 'Grey Dawn' episode) or learner drivers, they are anything but cool. Maybe if Nissan had given us the turbocharged and supercharged version above,…
If you're a US fan of superminis, specifically the Nissan Micra, move to Canada. Nissan announced they're bringing the Micra to our northern neighbors (but not to us).