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Nissan Versa, Car Comparisons, Hatchback
#119 of 148 Re: New Nissan Versa Owners Report [Sylvia]
Jul 27, 2010 (1:37 pm)
I just way overpaid for a 2008 Versa SL. We were trying for months to find a good deal to get out of a lemon malibu that was falling apart after 70k miles. We were way upside down, and trading itis was a not going well.
I love this damn car though. I paid $17.9 after the upside down trade in, but my monthly payments only went up by 6 bucks. Its red, has the wing, front, back, and side lip kits, aftermarket H&K air filter, fog lights, aftermarket exhaust, 18" racing low pros with new tires, and only 5K miles. There are also 3 buttons added under the steering column we cant identify... I guess some kid got it for graduaion, the parents put alot of money into upgrades, then the kid got into trouble with drugs and so they traded it in for a new truck for themselves!
the nissan dealers was sooooooo nice. We have never been treated with that much respect, usually we try to leave, like to work after being there for 5 hours and they wont let us go, this guy reminded us we said we had an apointment and invited us to come back later.
So far, I am blown away. There are so many sweet features my head is spinning a bit. The inteligent key, bluetooth phone, and ratcheting height drivers seat are my 3 favorites though. that muffler makes it sound mean as hell too. I justified the purchase a bit by saying, I wont spend anything to improve it, because its already nice, but Ive already bonded to the car enough I cant help but look for things to do to it.
The only thing I dont like is the speadometer numbers, which go by 20's and 2's, and nearly every streets I drive on has speed limits that end in 5. Its a small price to pay for such a comfortable and fun ride.
#120 of 148 Re: Advice needed: Transmission problems [mperedithe]
Jul 28, 2010 (6:37 pm)
I was just wondering if you had any luck with finding out what was wrong with your car. Unfortunately i am having the same problem with my car.
#121 of 148 Re: Knocking noise is the ABS sensor... [carmenghe]
Aug 26, 2010 (10:50 am)
I have exactly the same issue. Bought the car yesterday. heard the noise and then brought it back to the dealer and they said they had no idea. Has the noise that you had diagnosed been developed into anything different?
#122 of 148 muffler flange
Aug 27, 2010 (5:50 am)
2007 nissan versa, 3.5 years old, 55,000km. rusted weld at flange forward of muffler. muffler place told me to bring it to dealer, should be a warranty issue, should never rust at the weld, said was a bad weld. dealer told me over three years, even though under 60K. told me tough luck. thanks nissan canada. i will remember that one. muffler place told me many versas have the exact same corroded weld.
#123 of 148 Re: Versa problems [judithabrowne]
Sep 24, 2010 (5:23 am)
I JUST started having that problem! around 16k miles, and this just happened. I heard a friend of a friend had this same problem. Looking up other problems, I see this site, and now I'm freaked out... thinking the hubcaps may be the least of my problems. The first was the arm rest material pulling up on my driver side door, which they replaced.
#124 of 148 Knock and Shake at Idle 09 Versa Hatch
Nov 08, 2010 (6:09 am)
I also have the knock and vibration sometimes, at idle. It only happens after the car has been driven a while. Sometimes it is not there at all, even after driving a while. I mentioned it to the dealer, and he offered to have me leave it with them for a few days to see if they could replicate it. I said no thanks ( They would just use it to get coffee and donuts, and never have the knocking sound happen, right ???)
The car runs great except for this occasional annoying knock. I worry about it. Will be watching this board !
#125 of 148 Re: Knock and Shake at Idle 09 Versa Hatch [twistedmuffin]
Nov 08, 2010 (6:13 pm)
Do you have a manual transmission and if yes does the sound go away if you depress the clutch or increase the idle rpm to 1200?
2009 Versa S sedan MT-6 with 16600 miles
#126 of 148 Re: Knock and Shake at Idle 09 Versa Hatch [flavife]
Nov 12, 2010 (11:05 am)
No, I have the automatic trans. And the knock will almost always disappear if you shut the engine off for a minute and restart it.
#127 of 148 New Versa!
Nov 13, 2010 (6:16 pm)
I bought a manual shift 2011 Versa about a week and a half ago.
First impressions: The shift quality is really,really clunky. I'm a little amazed Nissan couldn't make it any better.
i really wish the driver's seat in my S model could be adjusted lower....This overwhelmingly is my biggest complaint.
Other than these two issues, I am extremely happy with the car. It has a very serene ride....Not the least bit sporting, but the manual shift makes the car involving enough to be entertaining.
It's also very quiet. i'm really enjoying it!
i've never had such an inexpensive car, though, and in the back of my head I find myself wondering how it will age.
But at least for now I am wildly pleased with it. The back seat is enormous... truly!
I highly,highly recommend it!
#128 of 148 Re: New Versa! [merckx]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Nov 14, 2010 (6:47 am)
Well my 2007 6-speed has 83,000 miles on it and is going along just great. The shifter certainly has a different feel than other manuals we have had. The biggest change I would make (and my wife and daughters agree) is that 6th gear just doesn't fell like it's geared high enough, it sometimes feels like we'd like to be able to shift into 7th gear. Our 2010 was looking to be just as good until that F-150 totaled it, so right now we're up to about 1500 miles on the 2011