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Old 18th March 2015, 19:50   #16
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Two weeks earlier, our Micra received its first official service. The usual oil-change, water wash and checkups. Not sure about the Invoice value. But it was not bad either. The service quality was good if not super, and there were no finger prints on the fabric or anywhere in the interiors.

Overall, the car has been serving its purpose effectively. Sis was able to drive it from Erode to Bangalore and returned to Erode as well. That was a huge achievement for her, considering the fact that she used to stall our old Alto frequently. She was on cloud nine for sometime, that she drove confidently on NH and returned home.
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LONG DISTANCE COMMUTE - EXPERIENCE

Last week, I took the car to Thiruvannamalai with 5 family members.

The trip was

Bangalore - Bargur - Thirupathur - Thiruvannamalai
Thiruvannamalai - Melmalayanoor
Melmalayanoor - Thiruvannamalai - Thirupathur - Bargur - Krishnagiri

My experience
1. Micra was quite easy to drive
2. People who travelled in rear seat did not complain.
3. Seriously fast on highways - 130 KMPH with 5 on board. Did not feel like driving a 1.2 litre engine.
4. CVT never struggled anywhere.
5. AC was quite effective. No complaints.
6. The only grouse was - Road noise / Tyre Noise. Wish Nissan has done something to arrest the road noise. Between Thirupathur-Thiruvannamalai, the road was bad and the road noise was like hell inside.

After reaching Krishnagiri, I was feeling tired. May be it was due to continuous driving. Overall, the driving experience was gud, and no complaints from the passengers. Boot was accommodating too. We were able to pack in a lot of knick-nacks.
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15K Update:

Took the micra from Erode to Bangalore to Erode through last 10 days. The drive was fine, and the following were observed.

1. FE - around 15 kmpl as reported by Onboard computer.
2. Ride quality - Good on highways, Acceptable on Rural roads. But the road/tyre noise is the fly-in-ointment.
3. ACC - is good. Takes some time to beat the scorching heat in Erode. But once the cabin cools down in a few minutes it feels nice inside.
4. Body Ache on long drives - Absence of lower back adjuster is sorely missed. I got back ache after 100kms of drive. In my xylo I have a lower-back cushion which helps me beat the pain.
5. Driving posture took some getting used to.
6. Triple digit speeds on certain occasions were easily achieved. No complaints.
7. The TURBO mode helps a lot in overtaking vehicles.
8. On return journey from BLR to ERD, my knee started paining. May be posture issues. I am yet to find a right posture in Micra.

Overall - the car performed good, no complaints except the ergonomics. I think once I figure out the right posture, may be that will go out too.

I feel this is a competent car, which has enough potential to take on market leaders. But as everyone knows the manufacturer has spoiled the name. Hopefully Nissan starts building a good name soon.
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1. FE - around 15 kmpl as reported by Onboard computer.
I'm contemplating buying the Micra CVT for my wife, wanted to check if you calculated the mileage using the tank full method?

I did a TD and liked the car too, my only concern is the Nissan service and support in Bangalore. Otherwise, the car is nice and has all the safety features don't find it overpriced as compared to the Brio.
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I'm contemplating buying the Micra CVT for my wife, wanted to check if you calculated the mileage using the tank full method?

I did a TD and liked the car too, my only concern is the Nissan service and support in Bangalore. Otherwise, the car is nice and has all the safety features don't find it overpriced as compared to the Brio.
Nope. I did not do a tank-full method to calculate. But for most of the time the on board computer reported the FE between 14 - 19 KMPL on highways. And judging roughly by the trips to fuel stations, I can safely say the FE is 17+ on highways @ 80 - 90 kmph.

I did not get a chance to drive extensively inside the city. But for most of the time I notice the FE reported is between 12 - 16 (Erode is a relatively small city).

Service is just okay. Better than the early days. But still the turnaround time sucks. No where near the Maruti or Hyundai league.

Most nissan ASS does not stock many parts other than the usual replacements. So when a TATA ACE broke the front bumper of my Micra, it took almost 9 days for Erode NIssan dealer to get a new bumper from chennai plant, paint it and fix it.

Not sure how efficient the Bangalore Nissan ASS are.

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Service is just okay. Better than the early days. But still the turnaround time sucks. No where near the Maruti or Hyundai league.
Thanks for the response. I hope the service costs are nominal, my SX4 petrol costs me around 4k-6k annually. Also, Is it true that the service cycles are every 6 months for the Micra?
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UPDATE

Yesterday, my sis and mom visited my niece's college near Avinashi. Something was not right when our driver started the car. It hiccup'd. Finally started after a few tries. Things were good then. Driver suspected the car's battery must have become discharged. Anyway they decided to risk driving to Avinashi, as it was getting late.

After attending the events at the college, the trouble started again. The car did not start well. The START STOP button would intermittently work but will not work long enough to start the car.

So they tried to JUMPSTART the car, but proper wires were not available in the college campus. So my sis called up the Erode Nissan service. They in-turn called up their counterpart in Coimbatore as well as Nissan's road assistance numbers. Within an hour, a Nissan technician from Kunnathur reached the college. After checking out few things, he took the key fob and placed it very close to the START/STOP button. Then he pressed the START STOP button and VOILA the car started without any fuss.

Finally it was revealed that the battery in the KEY FOB has become weak. It was a great relief to know the car's own battery is fine, and it is the key fob's battery which is going down.

It was really surprising to note that the response from Nissan service centres in Erode and Coimbatore was really good in this case. Heartfelt thanks for the Nissan dealer in Erode and Coimbatore.



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Thanks for the response. I hope the service costs are nominal, my SX4 petrol costs me around 4k-6k annually. Also, Is it true that the service cycles are every 6 months for the Micra?
I am not aware of the service cycles. But judging by the visits I think yes. Let me confirm after consulting the service manual when I visit my home town next time.

The regular oil service does not burn a hole in the wallet. Costs 2-4k depending on the jobs we add ourselves.

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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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Hi,
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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Hi, just checked with my friend about this behaviour. He confirmed that key cannot be removed from lock if gearbox is in neutral. It has to be in P mode to remove key and lock car.

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Hi,
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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Sorry AFAIK, there is NO ready solution. By design, the transmission must be set in P mode to lock the doors.
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