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Nissan Versa, Car Comparisons, Hatchback
#75 of 148 Re: New Nissan Versa Owners Report [Sylvia]
Oct 01, 2007 (7:57 am)
Not bad for the first 100+ miles. Now, granted, this is such a small/early sampling, that I would certainly not expect this to be the "norm" data point. But, it is a good enough start to note.
We drove home our 2008 Versa SL HB CVT in mostly highway traffic (at ~ 60mph); with about 5 miles of start-stop traffic. The last forty miles included mixed traffic plus a full hatchback of two to-be-assembled rocking-chairs and six bags of mulch.
When we arrived home, we topped it back up with 2.8 gallons 120 miles, which is better than 40 mpg. We'll re-check when we top an empty tank after using the car for mostly 15 mile-round trips to the office.
To be continued...
#76 of 148 Re: ? [w00000t]cam chain [inharmsway]
Oct 06, 2007 (8:18 pm)
the big advantage with a belt is it's much much much cheaper to replace. usually, 3-4 hundred. replacing a chain can (depending on the car) run 1500-2000.
Not only would it not be cost effective to swictch to a chain, it would be impssible. the engine has to be designed for it. a belt is outside the engine, with just a cover over it. a chain, because a metal chain on a metal sprocket has to be lubricated, is inside your engine. thats also why it costs so much to replace.
#78 of 148 Re: ? [w00000t]cam chain [inharmsway] [jd10013]
Oct 17, 2007 (1:23 pm)
I guess the question is whether or not you'll EVER have to replace a chain.
#79 of 148 Re: ? [w00000t]cam chain [inharmsway] [jd10013] [bobw3]
Oct 20, 2007 (4:17 pm)
not if you keep it full of oil, and changed regularly. it's very uncommon for a chain to break. But running it low on oil, or with excessively dirty oil can cause the guides to wear out.
#80 of 148 Electrical problems with 07 Nissan Versa HB, Auto SL with IQ Key
Oct 28, 2007 (7:04 pm)
I had this car for 3 months with 3000 miles only. Car died 3 times completely dead, and no lights and no start. Jump start will start the car. All accessories had been off. The IQ remote will not even open the locks. Very disappointed with the Versa. I have 2004 Nissan quest and 2007 Nissan Murano but Versa is not the best choice for me at present.
#81 of 148 Re: Electrical problems with 07 Nissan Versa HB, Auto SL with IQ Key [eopenbox]
Oct 28, 2007 (8:01 pm)
I had the same problem once, had it towed to the dealer, come to find out the battery was dead, replaced the battery and the car has been perfect ever since..
#82 of 148 Re: Electrical problems with 07 Nissan Versa HB, Auto SL with IQ Key [eopenbox]
Oct 29, 2007 (7:22 am)
sounds like the battery won't hold a charge. You don't see a problem when your driving because the altenator is running the car. But, the bad battery won't hold a charge, and therefore can't start the car.
#83 of 148 Re: Electrical problems with 07 Nissan Versa HB, Auto SL with IQ Key [jd10013]
Oct 29, 2007 (7:27 am)
Changing the battery should fix the problem, but I would also look at the voltage regulator, just to make sure that a defective one is not fying the battery.
#84 of 148 Re: Electrical problems with 07 Nissan Versa HB, Auto SL with IQ Key [jacksan1]
Oct 29, 2007 (11:09 am)
Jackson my Battery was bad, it wouldn't hold a charge. The dealer had seen one of these before mine. My car wouldn't take a jump either. But so far so good, no problems...