Car was purchased by me after driving school in 2006, the selection criteria were: a foreign car, the automatic transmission, a small, cozy, comfortable â€“ with air conditioning, and of course, for me, as for a woman it was not not indifferent the look of the car. All this should be enjoyment for relatively little money (up to $ 10,000). The choice before me was a small - Toyota Yaris, Nissan Micra and Mitsubishi Colt, naturally the whole trio - Secondhand.
As I did not have any experience in choosing a car at that time, so I opted for the external appearance. In my opinion the exterior of MICRO still relevant and turns heads its playfulness and positivity, but I will not delve into this topic because how many people, so many opinions, and impose its or persuade someone I had not planned. In general, I liked and bought five-door full equipment.
For the first time, after a driving school (which is present exclusively domestic auto industry) felt myself comfortable at the wheel ("automatic" as in any way), everything is at hand (where else it all can be in so small automobile). Before that, I ride an "automatic", I was surprised by the smoothness course and switching, but on this machine, these two factors did not just hit me but shocked! The car is very smooth, and most importantly, there is no switching, they simply do not exist (the car does not pull)! After that I learned a subtlety â€“ it was not simply "automatic", it was stepless variator CVT (as it turned out, is a huge plus, and that's not all!).
Very frisky car (once again, variable speed drive) , sometimes allowed herself hector at traffic lights, and usually the first left "Linney start." Anticipating a hail of stones in my direction, but it though and a rough comparison, but perhaps the most appropriate: easy control of the car is compared with the bike! Simplicity itself: the pedal instantly respond to touch, very "light" steering, responsive brakes (at first even frightened me by sharpness, with no habits after our cars), know to itself cool steering wheel and pedaling (important not to lose sight of the headlights and turn signals). Over 2 years of exploitation the car never failed, serious problems haven't arisen -changing consumables, racks, but no more.
Now let's talk about the disadvantages. For many drivers it will be minus a small trunk, but this car is not for transportation, so a couple of packages from the "Metro" throw in a pinch you can put a weight which can not be placed (a couple of packages, if you are a woman - Hercules) to the back seats, which in turn also did not differ outstanding size, sit there, of course, possible, but ... as a sound absorber for domestic cars, that is, leaves much to be desired (fortunately, it can be fixed and is not expensive.) Harsh suspension, but not critical.
My hopes for this car is completely justified, excellent value for money (an alternative for the money - the domestic auto industry.) I'm happy, I can recommend this machine for girls and women. And, I almost forgot, the machine is a hatch! How joyful summer impressions and memories he left me! And lastly about consumption: real, with moderately aggressive use 7.8 liters per hundred kilometers.