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Nissan Versa, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Hatchback
#237 of 577 Re: Is there a problem with ABS on the 2008 Nissan Versa SL ? [bluegrass08]
Aug 17, 2007 (8:06 pm)
Personally I will not be bothered with ABS. ABS can be a safety device to avoid skidding during wet weather or snowy weather but it will also increase braking distance, especially when its about to hit the car in front of you, the harder you brake, the worst it became as it release the brake avoiding locking of wheels with the result, you hit the car in front of you. In this case, you would prefer not to have ABS. I won't mind if its free or easily available at a low cost!
#238 of 577 Does the HB S ever come without the Power Package?
Aug 20, 2007 (9:19 am)
I am new to the forum, but have been reading avidly what you all have had to say for several months. I had salivated over the Fits six months before they even got to showrooms, but now refuse to beg to buy a car. So, I have explored several options, including the Scion xD and the Versa. I really want a hatchback with decent or better fuel economy.
I'm looking now at the inventory of 2007 1.8S HB, MT, and wondering if it is even possible to buy one of these (or even a 2008) without power DL, W, etc. Maybe an odd question, but I drive a 1990 honda civic wagon (alas, great engine, but lots of things breaking) and a working radio is a luxury for me! Although very convenient to have these upgrades, I wouldn't particularly miss them. I am also looking to keep the price as low as possible. Plus, seems that Power DL, W, etc. just are one more category of things that can go wrong. Finally, if the Power Package isn't really an option, then why not make it standard?
FYI, I live on Long Island and am looking at dealerships in Suffolk County here.
Would appreciate your thoughts.
#239 of 577 Re: Does the HB S ever come without the Power Package? [civicwagonrip]
Aug 20, 2007 (9:47 am)
Power Package and automatic transmission are options with the 1.8S but not the 1.8SL. You can get it around $12K but the radio and CD player is standard. You might be disappointed with the mpg you can get from this car.
#240 of 577 Re: Does the HB S ever come without the Power Package? [samnc]
Aug 20, 2007 (11:36 am)
Right, I have the Versa literature here and understand what comes with the 1.8 S and what doesn't. But it seems that the dealership that I visited in person, and the inventory that I saw on line, all show the 1.8S with the Power Package. The dealership that I visited said that they add it to all of the Versas. So, I suppose that I could order a 2008 without it if I want?
Is there a mechanical reason that the Power Package is necessary if one wants ABS? The literature says that to get ABS on a 1.8S, one needs the Power Package. The entire options packaging system is pretty fixed, if you ask me, i.e., really limits choices. I like Toyota's system of being able to pick single items.
In the Civic wagon, I get about 34-36 on the hway (w/o AC, which doesn't work anymore); not sure what I get around town. I still think it sad that the options for a good, fuel efficient hatchback are so slim 18 years later (than my 1990). In the Real MPG strand of the Forum, it seems that drivers find decent mpg after about a year....
#241 of 577 Re: Versa SL Sedan in California [trissette7]
Aug 20, 2007 (12:50 pm)
I 'm wondering the price you paid. Is that inculde all the rebate from the dealer?
Please let me know . I'm thinging about buying one Versa SL.
Aug 21, 2007 (5:46 am)
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#244 of 577 Its a good deal on eBay
Aug 22, 2007 (9:53 pm)
You save $2k on eBay and no haggle!
#245 of 577 Re: Its a good deal on eBay [samnc]
Aug 23, 2007 (4:44 am)
It is a good deal you want a white versa with no options.
#246 of 577 Re: Its a good deal on eBay [mike767]
Aug 23, 2007 (11:04 am)
Just wait for the right color next time and grab it as soon as it appears.