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In the US i take you's dont get the Micra. The micra is a little car which i learned to drive in. I passed my driving test a couple of months ago and i got my own micra. Even better my dad works at the factory in sunderland as a manger so i got the top of the range micra. THE SE+ wwwwoooooooo. Its not fast but the car does look good and handles like a dream. If the US like the minis why not go for this little car its better than the mini and i think out preforms it. I want to do the micra up but sadly im not allowed due to it being a company car so it goes back in 6 months and i can get a new one. Thinking Almera Sport + next time.

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Ian
 

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Here, we have a small group of guys that swap GA15DE's into thier cars. All I can say is that they are pretty quick as many unsuspecting motorist found out.
I think it has been done in Trinidad as well.
 

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I have two K10 Micras, the "Datsun" and the "Nissan" model.
I made a total rebuilding to my Datsun Micra and here is a picture about it when I started my project:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/TeeKoo/0003.jpg

After 5 months and hundreds of hours of work it looked like this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/TeeKoo/0012.jpg :)

My friend has made a Power Point show about the project, but the text is in fiinnish (I'm from Finland) but I'm trying to translate it to english. It's going to take maybe a week or two but I'm going to get it done.

By the way, I'm also going to swap E15ET to my Datsun Micra (not very easy but I know how to do it. I have to swap the gearbox, front suspension, electrics etc..). I've already bought the engine (it doesn't have a turbocharger yet), here are some pictures about it:
http://kotisivu.mtv3.fi/tume/0023.jpg
http://kotisivu.mtv3.fi/tume/0024.jpg

But anyway, Micra is a very nice little car :thumbup:
 

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barnoun said:
I'd think those cars would be at least kinda quick with an engine swap... I mean they can't weigh THAT much. The K11's look pretty cool too.
Here are some weights:

K10:
Datsun-Nissan Micra 1.0 LS '83 weights only 1455 lb
Nissan Micra 1.2 GSX '89 weights 1755 lb
Nissan Micra 0.9 Super Turbo weights '89 weights 1698 lb

K11
Nissan Micra 1.0 '92 weights 1720 lb
Nissan Micra 1.3 '92 weights 1764 lb
 

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i think those are too small for the US, its just not safe to be in something so small with all the SUV's and full size trucks crowding the roads.

the smallest car here is the chevy metro hatchback weighing in at a scanty 1800-1900 lbs and pumping out a dazling 79 hp! (1.3L I4)
 

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micrase+uk said:
If the US like the minis why not go for this little car its better than the mini and i think out preforms it.
The reasons for a lack of micros or sub compacts in North America are as follows:
1) Our roads are bigger.
2) Build quality of micros during the turbulent 80's were very poor.
3) Manufacturers were afraid to take another run at marketing them in North America. That is until Toyota took the plunge first.

Next year (in Canada) Honda will unveil its micro (Fit) and Nissan will do the same by 2007. Because of cars like the Echo and the overpriced Mini, consumers are seeing that buying a Micro no longer means driving a 35hp tin can.
 
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