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I've moaned for ages about Nissan Micras, how slow they are, they're always getting in the way, etc. So I'd like to make a public apology to Nissan for all the slanderous accusations I've made against their products over the years.
The reasons for this statement? Well, it's finally dawned on me that even if all Nissan Micras were to be eradicted from the face of the planet, the HighandDry Shitebox i10 is now the weapon of choice for the self-same snail's pace drivers, although the Fart 500 is coming a close second, especially when piloted by the blue-rinse and flat-cap brigade, legion round these nether regions of Thanet.
Most varieties of Suzuki are quite bad as well. Which is a bit odd, because my wife has one - an Ignis, only a 1.5l although admittedly the 4x4 version - and the little thing goes like the clappers if you drive it with intent.
My top two though -
VW Passat. Don't know why but they're always driven badly.
MERCEDES A-CLASS . Old-fogey transport. Always driven annoyingly slowly, usually erratically and with no anticipation, and the indicators don't work.
"Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand" - Homer Simpson
That's an astute observation about the A-Class, slipped through my moaning net, that one, good catch. And the moan is definitely a generalisation because my next door neighbour is about 75 and she drives her Skoda like she stole it, although she does have a tendency to simply stop in the middle of the road for no apparent reason from time to time.
Glad Im not the only one who has spotted this. I do a lot of driving. Nissan Micra drivers are easily the worst and most dangerous people on the roads. Something seriously needs to be done about them. Get them off the roads altogether or re-educate them, and there will be far less accidents & traffic jams in this country. The highway code is there for a reason, road signs and speed limits are there for a reason. Apparently if you drive a nissan micra you can just ignore all that stuff and do whatever you want, and if it inconveniences everyone else on the road then all the better.
In my experience second to the nissan micra (and actually most other cars made by nissan) is any car made by 'Kia'.
Interesting about the Mercedes too, Ive noticed it to be the 'kompressor' models that are the worst offenders, whatever a kompressor is.
Last edited by TheEvilForcesOfSkeletor; 20th January 2013 at 04:37 PM.
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My first car was written off by a Micra. Old lady driver too.
I had a Nissan micra that I inherited from my grandmother. Infinitely more reliable than the Audi I owned before it and the merc I owned after it.
The other advantage was that because the bodywork was knackered (my gran only gave up driving when she reached 90 years old) I didn't worry about it. Parked it anywhere, didn't worry about locking it and if bleach blonde mother of three parked her 4x4 too close - bosh, have some micra door against yours!
Put the seats down and it was the perfect small van too - I had a drum kit, half stack, a bass combo and three guitars in there at the same time with no problems. Positively tardis like.
Erm, isn't it the drivers' fault rather than the car itself?
The new knobs of the road invariably drive Audi's or Range Rovers
In my defence, I'm a jazz musician and can't really afford things like nice cars and food and things.
I do drive an audi tt now though and much as I love it I miss the fuel economy of the micra. Nothing else about it though.
Last edited by MrNis; 21st January 2013 at 01:27 PM.