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Nissan Micra XV tested by CarWale

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#21 30-Jun, 2010 03:29 PM
Kartik
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@ AdiMicra

The XV we drove was quite well finished and is pretty good on quality. The XL and XE i saw was also fairly good. I don't think you'd really have an issue with the fit and finish.



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#22 30-Jun, 2010 06:43 PM
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Kartik, you have been very good with the replies.. IS the Micra good enough for occassional highway trips? How is the overtaking at speed? And the stability? What's the max speed you have driven the Micra upto and how was the stability?



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#23 01-Jul, 2010 02:36 AM
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Excellent purely ! i have been waiting to read reviews on Nissan's Micra Road Test !

@ kartik, i have been waiting to book micra, but only after its test drive, thought worried on nissan's after sales / service network and how monetary efficient it would be in maintenance, is a big question mark yet ! Also on price tags, u say it would be roughly 3.5-5 ex. but when i called Mumbai Ichiban showroom they claim between 4-5.30 ex-showroom ! Does XV model comes with Alloy wheels ? How about Mileage , any idea ? they claim 18 on highway ?

I am confused on which  Wagon R 1.0 / Micra / Swift / to buy  = My daily drive ranges from 90-120 kms which has 70kms of highway and rest city Usage ! only on weekdays ! which would be better option on all of these 3 Models ? or should i also consider Diesel Swift as option ? which will better handling on highways on these 3 options ! I am also attracted by New Wagon R heighted Looks !



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#24 01-Jul, 2010 08:15 AM
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I haven't driven the Micra but I can tell you that Wagon R is not the car for highway driving.

Almost all the cars will give very good mileage but I wud advise a diesel for u. Go for Swift diesel and if you don't like the lack of space in the Swift, go for Figo Diesel...excellent car and great value for money



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#25 01-Jul, 2010 10:34 AM
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@ AdiMicra

Micra is pretty good for your highway trips. I drove it to about 135kph. It cruises effortlessly at 100 and 120. As in most cars, overtaking will need a quick downshift from fifth (so that you stay in the powerband) and the Micra is quite up to the task. Stability is pretty good.

@ mohi9920000

I really hope they do rethink their pricing if this is what the dealer tells you. We haven't got a quote from Nissan on price but I think if they benchmarked themselves with the i10, Figo & Swift and want to get significant numbers, they need to price it well to make it truly VFM. Since you're in a metro you'll really have no issues with service. Nissan, being typically Japansese (and from their past around the world) will mean that you should get good economy and maintenance should be inexpensive. XV does not have alloys as standard. They should be on the accessories list. You could consider a Swift diesel or a Figo diesel if your drive is close to 120kms a day. The Swift and the Micra handle better than the Wagon R, for the simple fact that they aren't a 'tall' design.



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#26 01-Jul, 2010 11:27 AM
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Thanks Kartik.. I am eagerly waiting for my test drive and your detailed road test report with the numbers. 14 more days to go!



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#27 01-Jul, 2010 11:32 AM
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Kartik,

What do you think the Pricing of the Micra should be?

I10 is around 4-5 lakhs

Swift is around 4-5.3 lakhs

Do you see any issue if it is priced similar to swift? I don't because it is much more spacious than Swift with lot of new Gizmos. Plz comment



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#28 01-Jul, 2010 11:46 AM
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@ AdiMicra

The i10 1.2 starts at 4, however the Figo 1.2 Duratec starts at 3.6 and the Swift at 4.2 (all ex-showroom). So if Nissan really wants to make a dent (and they have 4 variants to play with) I would think it would be smart to start pricing at 3.5L. The Figo has had tremendous success post launch since it is not only a competitive package but is also well priced and makes for a serious VFM purchase. So I'm crossing my fingers on the price.



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#29 01-Jul, 2010 12:01 PM
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Agreed..I am more interested in the top end version..Figo4.5, Swift 5.3,I10 5, Ritz 5.

What u think should be the price of Micra XV, considering that it offers lot of Gizmos.



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#30 01-Jul, 2010 12:29 PM
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@ AdiMicra

We're really hoping for a little over 5 (ex-showroom) for the XV which will make it so much VFM. Over to Nissan now. I guess 14 days to reality and crossing fingers!



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#31 01-Jul, 2010 12:39 PM
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MY expectation is around 5-5.2Lakhs..Pricing it along with Ritz/I10 and lower than Swift with all the Gizmos will really make it VFM and hard to ignore!



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#32 01-Jul, 2010 12:44 PM
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@ AdiMicra

Amen to that! Smile



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#33 01-Jul, 2010 01:16 PM
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Do you have any idea if Nissan ahs any service centres at Kolkata



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#34 01-Jul, 2010 01:32 PM
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It does not but should have it pretty soon! You can ping them in facebook



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#35 01-Jul, 2010 01:42 PM
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@ Maverik

They are adding more dealers and the dealer count will go up. I'm sure Calcutta will be on their radar.

Quoting article text "Sales and service will be the key challenges for Nissan in India since at the moment they only have 11 dealers and at the time of launch on the 14th of July, they will have 20 dealers."

Their current network can be found on clicking the cities here -

http://www.carwale.com/new/nissan-dealers/



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#36 01-Jul, 2010 01:56 PM
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@adimicra @kartik

thanks for wonderful feedback, now i m re-thnking on decision on Wagon R !

totally confused in Swift / micra



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#37 01-Jul, 2010 02:17 PM
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@ mohi9920000

The only way you'll be able to arrive at that decision is to give the Micra a try! So do give it a test drive at the earliest at your local Nissan dealer. Smile



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#38 01-Jul, 2010 02:21 PM
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I would advise u to wait for Micra's launch, have a test drive and check out the prices before deciding.

For me the reasons for choosing Micra over swift

1> Better build quality, so no rattles hopefully like the Swift

2> Much more spacious interiors

3> Very good interior quality, fit and finish

4> Cool gizmos like keyless entry/start-stop button,electric OVRMs and folding too

5> Pleasure of owning a brand new car Swift is tool old and common

6> Much better ride quality as per the reviews

Swift on the other hand has a better engine, so performance might be slightly better (But Micra being light-weight will not be far behind. We will have to wait for the numbers to conclude on that).

Both cars have very good fuel economy and handling.

Now, choice is yours.

If you go for a diesel, I would suggest the Figo for excellent driveability and handling though Swift diesel has better outright performance.

Good luck!



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#39 01-Jul, 2010 02:23 PM
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@ AdiMicra

Well put!!! Smile



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#40 01-Jul, 2010 09:42 PM
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thanks - adimicra & Kartik - ill try and locate if they are opening up at Kolkata.



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#41 02-Jul, 2010 12:16 PM
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Swift is getting relaunched next year. Anyone who has patience to wait can hold on for another year and check the all new Swift




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#42 02-Jul, 2010 01:05 PM
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You also have the Toyota Etios next year..but that is a very long itme away for someone who is looking to buy a car now. Actually, you might even have the same problem next year . Who knows? Honda might come up with a killer small car or any other company.



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#43 04-Jul, 2010 02:13 PM
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where are the servivce centers of nissan in new delhi ?? and do nissan gives extended warranty ??

pls guys let me know if nissan is a carworth buying ?? my daily usage is about 30 kms..



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#44 04-Jul, 2010 02:39 PM
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Autoshows on TV are showing that Micra accelerates to 100kmph mark in just 9.8 sec. !!!!!! Surprised

Is it true ?




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#45 04-Jul, 2010 08:05 PM
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Even I am shocked...but this can't be true!. it should be around  13-14 secs. must be a typo though i will be happy if it is true as i have booked one



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#46 04-Jul, 2010 08:32 PM
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Ya according to me also this cannot be true because a three pot engine with 76 PS cannot give such performance.It will be around 14 sec. as it is now the lightest hatch in its segment.

Waiting for the full detailed review of the car. 




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#47 04-Jul, 2010 08:39 PM
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well, i just went to see micra for my sister but i cant see it because i stuck to the teana!




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#48 11-Jul, 2010 12:32 PM
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another 3 days to go before the pricesa re released



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#49 11-Jul, 2010 08:37 PM
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I cant wait anymore! Hope to have the tst drive as soon as possible. Hope I don't have to cancel my booking if the performance is good and the pricing is competitive



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#50 14-Jul, 2010 09:35 AM
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@ All:

Do take a look at this link - http://www.carwale.com/research/roadtests/view.aspx?id=81 which may answer some of your questions on performance.



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