Based on Nissan Versa 1.8S
Nissan introduced the Versa to the U.S. for 2007. Available in sedan and hatchback form, the Versa goes head-to-head with offerings from Toyota, Honda and General Motors. Little has changed for 2008. Nissan hopes to win buyers with size: The Versa's exterior dimensions beat those of the Chev... Read Full Report
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Small cars are in, for sure.Today's high gasoline prices have made sure of that.But small and fuel-efficient doesn't have to mean cramped or boring.Consider the case of the Nissan Versa, the new subcompact that plays in the same market segment with the Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris and Chevrolet Aveo.This car stands out from that pack in that it's actually a compact at the price of one... Read full review for the 2008 Nissan Versa
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We bought it used with 40,000. All the wife needed was basic transportation & she likes short hatchbacks. The good - I was amazed at how good it sticks to the road during windy rainstorms. Tons of pa... Read Full Review
Service & Repair
What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.
Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.
Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).
Free Scheduled Maintenance
Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.