Last post on Dec 20, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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Nissan Versa, Car Comparisons, Hatchback
#133 of 148 Re: Hatchback research [whistlingdixie]
Mar 23, 2011 (6:36 am)
I bought a new 2009 Versa sedan 1.6 auto (no CVT) and after 47,000 km it is running well with no problems. The gas mileage driving in the city is not as good as expected, hwy mileage is good as long as you keep to the speed limit. Spare parts from Nissan: air filter and snow tire rims were double the cost I expected. I hope it does not break after the warranty.
Does anyone know how long the Versa should last as long as I drive reasonably and do regular maintenance? How does Nissan compare to Honda or Toyota?
#134 of 148 Re: Hatchback research [versadriver]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Mar 23, 2011 (7:17 am)
I'm expecting a good long life out of our Versas. We ALWAYS keep up on the maintenance on our Nissans (10 vehicles since 1979) and have averaged over 180,000 miles per vehicle with no major issues in that time. Our 2007 Versa is up to 89,000 miles. My 2001 Altima is at 206,000, and I sold my last two Sentras at over 230,000 so it's just warming up!
#135 of 148 Re: New Versa! [pf_flyer]
Aug 07, 2011 (7:40 pm)
My 2008 Versa 6-speed has 99,935. Work and back tomorrow should roll it over 100,000! I totally agree with pf flyer, the engine sounds as if it really needs a higher gear. Almost all my miles are highway miles so my clutch is "like new". this little car has taken me all over the country, no mechanical problems yet, the only thing this "Lil car that could" lacks is roof rails!
#136 of 148 2012 Versa anyone?
Aug 19, 2011 (11:19 am)
Has anyone here bought a new Versa sedan? They look nice. I'm taking my Maxima in for maintenance tomorrow and I'll probably check it out. I have a 15 year old daughter and this car looks interesting.
#137 of 148 Re: 2012 Versa anyone? [uga91]
Aug 22, 2011 (6:18 am)
I looked at a 2012 Versa SV sedan on Saturday while my Maxima was being serviced. First off, it's a nice looking car. It has a lot of interior room and a large trunk. The ride was relatively smooth and quiet for a car in this price range.
It has NO power. You have to be very careful when pulling onto a busy road or merging into traffic. I live in metro Atlanta and you have to have some get up and go to be able to survive here. I know the 30 MPG in city driving is nice; but, I'd gladly drop to 27 MPG if it meant having a little more acceleration.
This car seems like a great car for my daughter in terms of size and features; but, the lack of power is going to be hard to overcome.
#138 of 148 Re: Hatchback research [whistlingdixie]
Aug 30, 2011 (3:19 am)
I will not buy one now.
You save me a lot.
7% wow that is way to high
#139 of 148 Re: Only had my 2010 Versa for 1 DAY and it's already making a weird noise! [carmenghe]
May 28, 2012 (12:59 pm)
Same sound on my kid's '09 SL hatch and it's annoying. Took it into the dealership at least 5 times when the car was under warranty and they could never duplicate the "tapping" noise from the front right wheel well...very disappointed with Nissan and now that the car is out of warranty, we're stuck!
That and some bad paint inside the gas filler door have left a bad taste.
#140 of 148 Re: Only had my 2010 Versa for 1 DAY and it's already making a weird noise! [riddelrl]
May 28, 2012 (1:05 pm)
Same tapping issue as you have on our '09 SL hatch...they couldn't duplicate the noise after 5 attempts...happens after the car sits for a few hours. Left it overnight twice and still they didn't hear it which is baloney. Out of warranty now so we're stuck. Very unhappy customer and also having a paint problem with gas filler door. Nissan has probably lost us as customers now!
#141 of 148 Re: Knocking noise is the ABS sensor... [carmenghe]
May 29, 2012 (6:46 am)
#142 of 148 USB - IPOD port in Hatchback
Sep 23, 2012 (11:58 am)
Can anyone tell me whether the Versa Hatchback S or SL has the USB and/or IPOD port or do you have to order the complete navigation system to get it?