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Old 13th November 2016, 19:17   #256
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I have one question. I almost finalized Nissan CVT, but facing one issue. Due to parking scenario in my society, I may have to leave my car without handbrake+N, so that other may push it forward/backward. But I found that if car is put in "N" mode, it can not be locked.So for my case, I have to leave it unlocked. Sales person told that it is feature of CVT and even Honda City CVT has same behavior. It is proving a deal breaker for me. Do we have some solution for this?

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Does the Micra CVT have what they call a "creep" mode similar to the one in the AMT models that Maruti and others offer where the car begins to move forward in the Drive mode without Accelerator input.
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Was looking to replace my wifes aging Santro that had clocked over 1.3L kmís and its age was starting to show.

Wife needed a small hatch that was easy to park, and preference was for an automatic.
Tried out the following

Renault Kwid auto AMT - was not impressed with the jerky auto transmission since it was an AMT , plus the interiors too were very bare and the lack of any secuirty features was another put down.

Tried the Hyundai Eon - Manual, since no auto variant is avaiable. Car was ok but due to the lack of an automatic was not totally convinced. You had to downshift to 1st if the car slowed down, the 2nd gear didnt have enough juice as the Santros 2nd gear in comparison.

Next was the Maruti Ignis - auto AMT - It was defintely much better than the Kwid. Plus had ABS + driver Airbags. It was ok, but not toally convinced. Again you can feel the mild jerk during the AMT auto shifts.

Finally setttled on the Nissan Micra Auto CVT
The drive was very smooth, no jerk during the auto gear shifts. Clearly there was a big difference here between the AMT and CVT cars. The new black interiors give a plush look, much better than their previous generation beigh interiors. Comes with Driver Air bags, ABS, EBD , BA., music system, steering controls for the music player, power windows, hill assist. Around 7.4 on road.

Wife happy with everything it had. Did not go for the top end variant which comes with button start, dual airbags, fog lamps, rear defogger, rear wiper, climate control etc..

(Kwid, Ignis did not have hill assist i.e. the one which prevents rolling back on an incline. )

Cars considered but did not complete the Test drive
Honda Jazz Auto CVT ticked all the boxes , however it was out of budget the base variant was close to 10.7+ on road. (On the size front though she wanted a compact car, this was the one poiont that didnít meet up)

Hyundai i10 grand Auto CVT - Seemed like a good bet however it did not have ABS. Was priced around 8.5 on road.
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Does the Micra CVT have what they call a "creep" mode similar to the one in the AMT models that Maruti and others offer where the car begins to move forward in the Drive mode without Accelerator input.
Yes, it does. In fact, thanks to the Micra CVT's inbuilt torque converter, the creep is a real solid creep.

The car appears to lunge forward when you put the lever in D and take your foot off the brake pedal. The creep is so good that not only bumper-to-bumper traffic on flat roads, even the same on inclines (such as flyovers, subways, steep ramps etc.) can be effortlessly managed with just the brake pedal.

An AMT's creep is nowhere as strong and one may be forced to use the handbrake on inclines with an AMT, if it doesn't come with hill-hold assist (which many AMT-equipped cars don't have).

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Hi Micra owners, can I get a feedback on how the service experience has been in Bangalore? I am planning to buy XL-CVT, only concern I have is after sales support.
The nearest showroom/service center for me is going to be Mysore road.

Any information will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Hi Micra owners, can I get a feedback on how the service experience has been in Bangalore? I am planning to buy XL-CVT, only concern I have is after sales support.
The nearest showroom/service center for me is going to be Mysore road.

Any information will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Second hand information but it might be helpful: my couple friends have a Micra xv CVT. They are delighted with the car and have no problems with it or the service so far (they live in south Bangalore). They have no plans of replacing the Micra in the near term. They have lived in Britain and have owned much fancier cars there, so if they are happy with the Micra that must mean that they really like it.
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I took a test drive couple days back through Surya Nissan on Hosur Road in Bangalore. Had a very good experience at the dealership in terms of attitude and customer orientation. The SA (Naveen Kumar) had a new Micra out for test drive (hardly few hundred kilometres run)

As for the test drive, I felt the car to be underpowered, mostly due to the CVT's pronounced rubber band effect. I had loved the jerk-free nature of the CVT on Sunny a day before, the car would be perfect for elderlies or those who are more interested in moving from point A to point B. But for me, the novelty wore off after realising how frustrating it might get eventually to overtake vehicles without some control on power delivery. There is sports mode alright, but I didn't feel much of an effect on the car's behaviour.

Things that struck me were -
  1. The bonnet had a lot of flex, even with moderate pressure. Got me doubtful about the overall build quality of the car.
  2. Braking was horrible, despite it being a new Micra. There was not much of a bite, and it took efforts to stop the crawling Micra in traffic. It made me over-cautious through out the test drive.
  3. Worse, for some reason the brake peddle was just too heavy. Felt heavier than Jetta's diesel clutch! So much so that by the end of the TD (~20-25mins), my right leg was aching pretty bad. Felt as if I am sacrificing my right knee to save the left
The on road price quoted was 8.61L (including a super-over-priced zero-dep insurance). With free insurance and some cash discount, the SA quoted me around 8.15L - 5-50K possible discount from Nissan (computer generated after booking).

Obvious comparison was with Tiago. While the fit-and-finish was good inside cabin (felt a notch better than Tiago) and general reliability would be much better with the Japanese car, apart from may be the ACC and gimmicks like auto headlamp/wipers, the Tiago surprisingly came across as almost equally specced car at a much lesser price point. I felt a premium of 1.5L over Tiago, after all sorts of discounts, was just not worth it. Especially considering the the AMT gearbox (with Sport mode enabled) in manual tip-tronic mode would give the same kind of control over the car's power delivery, as an MT car, without the driver having to press the clutch.

So despite liking the smooth jerk-free nature of CVT initially, we concluded the car wouldn't cut it in the long run, and will just lead to frustration after having used to a responsive Palio over the years.
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Looking to move from my Palio Stile Multijet to an Automatic Hatchback
After all the online research concluded CVT is better than AMT,AT,DSG
Shortlisted the following:-
Suzuki Baleno
Nissan Micra
Honda Jazz
Which one is a good car to choose based on fuel economy,service & spare cost
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