The Micra was conceived as a city car, and thus won't prove to be a good companion for long trips. It does have the space to cater to this kind of journeys, but its tech side isn't enough.
We'll start with straight lines. Whereas the CVT proves to be an useful option around town, sparing your right foot of all that stop and go traffic work, it does manage to kill "in gear" acceleration, so overtaking becomes some sort of an event. The top speed of 100 mph says it all.
As far as the suspension is concerned, thins are the exact opposite, as its pretty firm setup, which can upset your balance inside the city, helps you keep the car on track at higher speed. However, the steering is too light and not to communicative, so you won't be to determined to drive this thing on twisty roads.
The brakes can provide decent deceleration for motorway speeds, but don't worry, you won't go too fast, as the rather weak soundproofing will keep you from doing that.
All in all, you can use the Micra for trips outside the journey, but you won't want to.Continue reading
Hold on, Mary would like to say something...
Boo-ring. This Micro is so dull, that I can't even talk about it without getting a yawning sensation. However, I do like the color, which is the exact one I ordered for my latest rubber suit.
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