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    emdeplam - how did you get a Micra rental in WA? And a manual shift rental?? Maybe you're in Europe...

    I've also driven the Micra - I've spent about 3 weeks total trying various trims & both transmissions since it became available in Canada in 2014.

    It's definitely the car you would choose if you were a typical "enthusiast" driver. The Canadian motoring press loves it.

    Notable: Canada is the only country where the Micra gets both front & rear stabilizer bars as standard equipment. I don't think it's a coincidence they made that decision, after seeing what the North American press consistently had to say about the 2014 Mirage's handling.

    Also notable: the Canadian Micra has the exact same engine & manual trans as the Versa. But the automatic is an old school 4-speed slushbox instead of CVT.

    It's not nearly as efficient as a Mirage (especially if you get the automatic), but most buyers say they're happy to pay more for fuel as a trade-off for the fun-factor (acceleration/handling/steering) that the Mirage lacks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    emdeplam - how did you get a Micra rental in WA? And a manual shift rental?? Maybe you're in Europe...

    I've also driven the Micra - I've spent about 3 weeks total trying various trims & both transmissions since it became available in Canada in 2014.

    It's definitely the car you would choose if you were a typical "enthusiast" driver. The Canadian motoring press loves it.

    Notable: Canada is the only country where the Micra gets both front & rear stabilizer bars as standard equipment. I don't think it's a coincidence they made that decision, after seeing what the North American press consistently had to say about the 2014 Mirage's handling.

    Also notable: the Canadian Micra has the exact same engine & manual trans as the Versa. But the automatic is an old school 4-speed slushbox instead of CVT.

    It's not nearly as efficient as a Mirage (especially if you get the automatic), but most buyers say they're happy to pay more for fuel as a trade-off for the fun-factor (acceleration/handling/steering) that the Mirage lacks.
    MetroMPG- In France. Definitely would give it the edge for fun factor. Certainly not a comprehensive comparison but running this thing thru winding country roads is a blast. Inside it felt comparable space wise and for visibility (am tall). Ruled out the Versa early on when I purchased my Mirage, but if the Micra was in market it would have been a tough rival.

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    The Euro Micra is closer to the Mirage than the Canadian Micra, since across the pond it comes with a 1.2L triple (possibly supercharged) and CVT.

    In Canada, the Micra uses the same 1.6L 4-cyl that comes in the U.S. Versa sedan & Note.


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