When You Can't Decide Between A Classic And An Econobox…

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

There’s the newly-updated Mitsuoka Viewt. It’s a Nissan Micra with a huge crush on the Jag Mk2. And a penetrating insight into the deep reserves of quirk available on the Japanese market. Hit the jump for cognitive dissonance-inducing interior shot.

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  • Pista Pista on Oct 17, 2009

    Newly updated? This car dates from 1993. Unless I'm mistaken, it was last newly updated about five years back when it got some different engine options. Maybe you guys should stick to hassling GM. That said, I like it. If you're going to buy a Micra, why not one with some crazy Inspector Morse chic.

  • Joevwgti Joevwgti on Oct 20, 2009

    Is anyone else worried that we're looking for cars from the past for better economy? Or why it is that a small car needs to weight 3200 lbs(new).

  • 1995 SC On the plus side, I found a sedan I want to buy
  • Teddyc73 As I asked earlier under another article, when did "segment" or "class" become "space"? Does using that term make one feel more sophisticated? If GM's products in other segments...I mean "space" is more profitable then sedans then why shouldn't they discontinue it.
  • Robert Absolutely!!! I hate SUV's , I like the better gas milage and better ride and better handling!! Can't take a SUV 55mph into a highway exit ramp! I can in my Malibu and there's more than enough room for 5 and trunk is plenty big enough for me!
  • Teddyc73 Since when did automakers or car companies become "OEM". Probably about the same time "segment" or "class" became "space". I wish there were more sedans. I would like an American sedan. However, as others have stated, if they don't sell in large enough quantities to be profitable the automakers...I mean, "OEMs" aren't going to build them. It's simple business.
  • Varezhka I have still yet to see a Malibu on the road that didn't have a rental sticker. So yeah, GM probably lost money on every one they sold but kept it to boost their CAFE numbers.I'm personally happy that I no longer have to dread being "upgraded" to a Maxima or a Malibu anymore. And thankfully Altima is also on its way out.