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Nissan Versa, Hatchback, Sedan
#1030 of 1276 Re: 2008 VERSA preview info? [aladdinsane]
Jun 09, 2007 (4:33 am)
the car's not going to get any major redesign after 1 year of sales. Hold your breath if you want, but nissan isn't going to spend the money to redesign a less than one year old car. the TIIDA and the versa arn't the same cars, although the versa is bassed on it. the versa (in order to be sold in NA) has to meet different emission, safty, and other standards.
But, the car is selling well, and should stay around a while. when they do, I'd like to see them go back to the original concept car.
Jun 09, 2007 (5:16 am)
"I'd like to see them go back to the original concept car."
Definitely a good looking vehicle but it loses much of it's practicality by eliminating two doors. I think the concept car would appeal to a smaller group of buyers. I wouldn't have purchased a two door but 30 years ago, I did (VW Sirrocco). So to some extent, I've become more practical at the expense of fun & excitement.
#1032 of 1276 Re: Focus [versa07]
Jun 09, 2007 (6:27 am)
The '07 Elantra (new design compared to the '06) does actually have more interior (passenger) room than the Versa, but the Versa hatchback has more cargo room than the Elantra, since it's a sedan (until the new Elantra wagon arrives next year).
#1033 of 1276 Re: concept car [bikedorian]
Jun 09, 2007 (8:26 am)
would be nice though to see it show up as an se-r varriant in the next redesign.
#1034 of 1276 Re: 2008 VERSA preview info? [jd10013]
Jun 09, 2007 (9:53 am)
Oh man...<sigh>...Who mentioned anything about a new redesign with the '08 Versa? I speak of improvements, not redesign. I KNOW the Versa is NOT the TIIDA, friend. What you say I know, and you're going way beyond with my simple inquiry input here for this Nissan. You're off key, but so be it. I need not hold my breath for a "redesign" cuz it ain't gonna happen anytime soon. I'm well aware of that. But Nissan can still improve its current version. It probably will, as time goes on, hopefully beginning with the '08 version. This IS/WAS my point!
#1035 of 1276 Re: 2008 VERSA preview info? [aladdinsane]
Jun 09, 2007 (1:09 pm)
my appoligies then, I mistook what you were hoping for. But out of curiosity, what changes/improvements would you like to see made to the car?
My top choice would be a 2 door sports coupe version like the original concept. I've always thought tuner cars should be 2 door. the four door sentra se-r, and se-r spec v just don't look right as a sedan.
#1036 of 1276 Re: 2008 VERSA preview info? [jd10013]
Jun 09, 2007 (5:26 pm)
Two things that would make the Versa just about perfect for me (well, ok, not perfect but a lot more desirable) would be standard ABS and re-designing the rear seat so that it folds flat. Tuning for higher fuel economy would be nice also, but considering the car is more like a compact than a subcompact, its fuel economy isn't that bad.
Jun 10, 2007 (2:33 am)
"re-designing the rear seat so that it folds flat."
I did a homemade fix for this. I built a riser in two sections. They're light weight so are easily taken out when not in use which is most of the time. They can be used with a top platform or left open so that little storage space is lost in the trunk. I could spray paint them to better match the interior but since I'll use them to haul mulch and compost (in containers) most of the time, I don't see the point.
What I would have liked to see was a front passenger seat that folds flat like some of the competition (Matrix). I was able to get six foot sections of lumber in the car with the hatch closed so longer pieces with the hatch open would be no problem. It would have been easier if the front seat folded flat.
#1038 of 1276 Versa Changes?
Jun 14, 2007 (8:19 am)
Well, the JDM Tiida has a major suspension retuning done after only a year of its release in 2004, so anything can happen where you cannot see. My sources in Japan say that, at least for the Tiida, no major changes are forthcoming in the near future (cosmetic changes expected in late fall 2007 in Japan). Whether any such changes actually transfer over to the NA market's Versa remains to be seen. I personally bet against that.
#1039 of 1276 Re: 2008 VERSA preview info? [backy]
Jun 14, 2007 (8:30 am)
I think that the luggage box that they have available for the JDM Tiida is the best solution, and I hope that they will bring that accessory here. It not only creates the flat luggage area when the rear seat folds, but also creates a nice underbox to conceal things. The trade-off is the lost volume in the luggage area when the rear seatback is raised, but that luggage box should work for most people.