Last post on Nov 19, 2013 at 3:20 PM
You are in the Nissan Versa
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Nissan Versa, Hatchback, Sedan
#1256 of 1276 yea's and nay's
Jun 19, 2008 (12:44 pm)
I've had my Nissan Versa SL Hatchback 2008, since April, no ABS brakes
2000 miles on it now.
yea's: the big one: it really is a quiet car (main consideration for me buying it)
good room on the backseat for passengers
love the keyless driving
nea's: sub-par mpg for the class
i miss my outside thermometer
now the big one: 2000 miles on it and it has brake problems. apparently the rotor gets deformed very easily. the dealer's mechanic admonished me not to do so many sudden stops. It heats up the brakes and deforms the rotor (did I mention that I only have 2000 miles on the car?). "many sudden stops"? i live in a metropolitan area. Of course you'll have to do the occasional sudden stop, if you don't want to run into someone doing something nutty. And I never had any kind of rotor problems with any of my other cars. Major design flaw. Check the forum for the brake thread. I'm not the only one with that problem. Can't wait for the recall.
#1257 of 1276 Re: yea's and nay's [e46kim]
Oct 24, 2009 (5:17 am)
Target has outside therometer $4 with inside temp,and clock for $10.A compass $3 vanity mirror.Sony radio+cd player $100.00.I upgraded my versa for much less money than dellers charge.DO IT YOUR SELF!
#1258 of 1276 Re: yea's and nay's [senojdr2]
Nov 29, 2009 (5:22 pm)
Yays : decent mpg. cute. QUIET. Handles well (better than Corolla). Hatchback for moving stuff. High seat.
Nays: Mileage isn't great, just OK.. Need cushion for lumbar support. WINDOWS FOG UP VERY EASILY. Even on a clear day, if it's humid, the windows will fog up, if you put the heat on. You can cure it by putting on the defroster, but who wants to wear out the compressor (the a/c compessor comes on when you turn on the defroster), and lower your mpg ?
#1259 of 1276 Re: yea's and nay's [senojdr2]
Dec 02, 2009 (10:52 am)
Ok, how did you do it? Have you got suctioncups on dash?
#1260 of 1276 Re: My Yea's and Nay's [grubster]
Dec 16, 2009 (8:06 pm)
The versa has a better choice that a 5spd. it has a cv..t trans available. c.v.t. stands fo constant variable transmission. it does not have gears. in simple terms it gives you more power and better fuel economy than a 4,5 speed automatic and better than a manual trans. it is available on SL models
#1261 of 1276 Re: yea's and nay's [twistedmuffin]
Dec 17, 2009 (5:26 am)
I had a 02 Acura and the a/c came on when using the window defg. Our Lexus and BMW does the same thing. I was told it's good to start your A/C once or twice in winter so the gaskets would't dry out, but that was back along time ago
You don't burn that much unless you are parked for along time, like warmning car up in the morning. I don't know
the reason for the change .
#1262 of 1276 yeahs and nays of the versa
Mar 06, 2010 (7:07 pm)
I bought a 2007 red alert hatchback in May 2009. I love this car, but
1. The seas are a beige tricot/suede looking material and dull from previous owner and nothing comes out it seems. Hate to put towels on the seats
2. Hubcaps fall off and the service people act like its you or that they haven't heard it before. THey are going to give me one this time but I have to drive around w/out for a month
3. the gas mileage is not as advertised
Mar 07, 2010 (6:03 pm)
I bought a new 2009 Versa several weeks ago. I thought it might compare to the 2010 except for the price. The 2010 brochure advertised 862 KM on a full tank. Unless they have significantly improved the mileage that statement is somewhat generous. I got 681 km which is about 80%. The tank size is 13 1/4 us gal/ 50 litres. That's 7.3 l/100km. But, I have not broken it in yet so I'll reserve judgment for another 4,000 km or so. But that's still pretty good and a whole lot better than my Passat which is 9.5L/100km.
Comfort: The seats in the Versa compare favourably with the Passat and in fact, suit me better. They are quite comfortable on a long drive.
Power; The Versa has pretty good pickup and go. You won't break any records from 1st to 5th gear but it's adequate and quite good for a little 1.6.
Overall: I bought a base Versa, manual shift to tow behind an RV. It is a better car than I had thought it would be and a pleasant surprise. Anyone want a Passat? If you live near NB, Canada, I'll give you a real deal.
#1264 of 1276 Hopefully a temporary Nay
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Apr 13, 2010 (2:22 pm)
Yesterday on my 2007 Versa, the tailpipe just in front of the rear muffler broke free from corrosion at the flange. Three years seems a pretty short time for this and I'm more than a little convinced that ethanol in our fuel is a contributing fact since the combustion of ethanol produces heat, carbon dioxide, and water. Water inside an exhaust system can't be the best thing for longevity of those pipes.
But here's the real (hopefully temporary) nay... there are NO aftermarket replacement mufflers as of yet, and with Nissan being the only source for a replacement, the price quoted to me for the part only was $432!
I went to a Midas shop and they took a look and were able to weld a flange on and get me back on my quiet way for $100, but they told me they've seen a lot of similar issues on 2 and 3 year old Murano exhausts. Seems they just used steel welds on the flanges and something is eating them up. Certainly the normal natural elements are a factor, but I've been drivng Nissans for 31 years, averaging about 175,000 per vehicle and I've NEVER replaced any exhaust system parts this soon.
The Midas guys seem to think that with 2007 being the first model year, that aftermarket mufflers (not "performance" mufflers) should be appearing soon.
#1265 of 1276 No Scan Feature on Radio
Dec 26, 2010 (1:08 pm)
This is annoying. No scan feature on radio. Just search for next station. You are going to wear out the search button, hitting it again and again and again and again forever ......... trying to find some music instead of an ad. Dangerous, too. Distracted driving.