I returned to Midway Nissan with further tests. I tested out the USB port with a USB flash drive as well as a standard MP3 player (an old Sansa Fuze), and both worked as expected:
I also took the Micra for a test drive. Although it was just a 4 speed automatic, it had plenty of power around town and on the highway with myself, my wife, and my son in the car. It drove and felt solid, easily matching the flow of traffic on Highway 401 with plenty of power to spare, and remained perfectly composed at speed in corners.
Ample room front and back, good handling, nice balance between economy and power, great looks, lots of features…the Micra is the complete package, and the car for me and my family.