Urban traffic is getting more and more crowded everyday and this city cars have to adapt and turn into creations that can keep you in a good mood during the infernal traffic. This story has two sides: the practical one and the entertaining one and the Micra passes the first test with flying colors, while brilliantly failing the second.
The vehicle is spacious enough and has reasonably-sized seats that allow passengers to relax. The continuously variable transmission on our test car allowed the driver to concentrate on more important things than the clutch dance, so we would recommend this one, in spite of its drawbacks, which we'll talk more about in the "tech facts"chapter.
However, the suspension is too firm for an urban vehicle and while this allows you to change direction swiftly, it will bother you everytime you meet a road imperfection, with things becoming worse during speed bumps encounters. A softer setup would've really been better.
The soundproofing leaves enough thins to be desired, but you won't be to bothered by this at city speeds.
The Micra gives an overall feeling of stiffness, a feature that takes away some of the comfort and doesn't seem to bring major benefits.Continue reading