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Nissan Versa, Hatchback, Sedan
#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.
#1040 of 1276 Versa for handicapped
Jun 16, 2007 (12:45 pm)
I'm wondering if the Versa Hatchback has underpinnings or moutnting points for a manual wheelchair carrier? Haven't seen one on a lift to see what the underside looks like.
Perhaps someone out there has had a similar requiremnt.
Any assistance appreciated.
Jul 01, 2007 (1:02 pm)
Just an observation. I stopped at the dealer this morning to see what they had and I counted about 12 SL models on the lot and not a single S model! A few weeks ago it was the reverse--they had about six S models and I think only two SL.
I still find it annoying that of all the SL models only about 1/3 had the ABS package.
I did see two Versa sedans as well.
#1042 of 1276 Availability by danzigdan
Jul 01, 2007 (2:07 pm)
#1043 of 1276 Re: Versa for handicapped [netranger4]
Jul 03, 2007 (6:55 pm)
The best thing to do is contact a Nissan dealer. Most car manufacturers have special programs for assisting drivers with handicaps. They should be able to answer your questions.