2008 Nissan Versa consumer reviews

$12,880 starting MSRP
side view of 2008 Versa Nissan
81% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 3.9
  • Performance 3.7
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 3.9
  • Reliability 4.2
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1.0

She sure was great, till she wasn’t!

Well,where should I begin? I guess I could start by saying that the car hasn’t ALWAYS been the biggest piece of crap I’ve ever owned! She used to be as fast as lightning McQueen, and such a looker! I guess as time went on though, and nearly 300,000 miles later she’s finally had enough of my driving and the repairs! I have had that car on a Jack or in a shop since the day I bought it. The dealer I purchased the car from literally had to replace a few things the same day, after only being driven 10 steps away from the dealership. Now don’t get me wrong, I liked the car it had the BEST CENTER ARMREST HANDS DOWN and I loved the gas mileage, but the best thing I can say about her is she has been a trooper through it ALL! Through every alignment, fuel pump replacement, new alternaterx3, no a.c from day 3, no CD player from day 3 also, tire after tire, cv joint replaced, new brake pads, warped rotors, did I say fuel pump already?? Fuel injectors, all the unexplained rattling and shaking, the dash coming apart , front bumper falling off randomly while parked in the driveway, trunk not being able to open, confused windows that can’t decide if they want to get stuck up in the summer or down in the winter, mysterious dents and dings, no heat(went with the ac), gas door has to be pried open(broken 3 house keys and 1 car key), WHEEEWWW, IM WINDED! which reminds me, don’t I repeat don’t drive anywhere, not even to the neighbors on a windy day! The slightest breeze and it’s swirley Wirley time(got a better chance with two hands and both feet on the wheel) and I guess y’all want the grand finale, I don’t know if the car is just happy or likes to dance or what but you gotta keep a manly grip on the wheel that car just jerks, shakes, vibrates and jirates all over the road! LIKE I SAID (two hands and both feet on the wheel at all times)And since the air bags won’t deploy if you crash(that’s what 1 of the 1000 recall letters from Nissan said anyway) you might wanna take it slow.Best car in the market if you like the scenery on any hill too it takes about 30 minutes to get over a slight one. Just Don’t be fooled if it’s driving smooth because it will jerk you almost off the road when you least expect it! Maybe that’s that new feature to keep you awake or something.. anyhow i give it a 1 just cause I did get 300,000 miles from her! I miss you darla.. sorry you are once again broke down in a driveway.. alright, alright I’m done HAHA 1.0 out of 5.0 😁 will probably purchase again😂 it also shocks the crap out of you when you get in and out of it! How cool is that?!?

4.0

Most reliable car we have ever own.

Good condition, car runs, use for to and from work everyday, will needs minor maintenance/repair. Great for starter car or spare. Title in hand. Mileage 190390. Serious inquiries only. Read Less

4.3

Most reliable car I ever owned

Car is so reliable and comfortable as all versas. Drives smooth and fast. Amazing car and the best part is that it saves a lot of gas

1.9

NISSAN'S BIGGEST FAILURE..Fuel pump melted 62000 .

.scarey Elec .clockspring x2 fuel pump melted 62,000 miles..not my first nissan but may be last. Gone downhill over the years.parts are way to expensive when has a cvt. sound like gona blow goin downhill like a maverick and. Dont feel goos about my now corroded fuelpump in gas tank melt not good...CAN DO MUCH BETTER NISSAN GO BK OLD SCHOOL ALTIMA LATE80 EAR L Y 90 -95 nice cars then I got my 08 in 2014 has 15000 miles has 2 bad front end jobs 1000 $$$ ea. Maybe I got the bad apple. Clockspring I got lasted 7 months after factory one went .. I tilted wheel n still bad one

4.0

Good gas mileage, light weight, roomy sedan

Enjoying small car value. I get consistently 32 mpg trips and city. I have maintained this car since I have purchased this brand new. 178,000 miles. I purchased this car because I can easily see all around in the driver seat. It has room and has a large trunk. The sedan is the way to go when purchasing a versa! You feel the cross wind on the highway. It is a light car..? I wish I had chosen ABS . I did make sure I did upgraded fabric. After several years the paint looked dull. Back seat travel isn’t as comfortable for long trips I.e. 6-12 hour. But that’s long. Quick ramp speed, small enough to park easily, 6 disk CD player, heat and air, spare tire in the trunk. Air conditioning is a weak point because it only is in the front. Cruise works well, it remains aligned, engine running quiet. Yes the road noise will bother some but not NEARLY as loud as the Yaris or Honda Fit. They feel like you are in a wagon with metals wheels. I do wish it were a hardier car., but this car has served me well for the cost!

4.4

Love my Debra.

I bought my 2008 Versa Hatchback in 2017 and there was about 148,000 miles on it. It’s 2019 now, has about 172,000 miles, it’s been through 4 minor accidents & had problems with the exhaust system (ie cat replaced, muffler welded back together, exhaust had a crack welded shut, shield bolted back on). The one speaker blew, but I put a touch screen system in. Great gas mileage still. I commute to college and work a lot so my car is on the road a lot. As long as the car is maintained, it’ll run great! Age is starting to catch up to mine, but that’s expected. Highly recommend!

4.0

Very reliable & easy maintenance

Runs great Very good on gas Has a couple scrapes & couple dents on the outside but nothing major Compressor needs to be fixed Heat works fine Brand new tires catalytic converter needs to be replaced FM\AM radio It's a perfect starter car or if you want to save on gas

4.9

Most reliable car I have owned

This car met my need. Usually I used it to commute to around Arizona. No accident, no insurance claim, and no leakage. It is in excellent conditions and cheap in price.

4.4

Great little car

Wish the A/C was a little more powerful...but have been pleasantly surprised by this great little car. I intend to make it my daughter's first car.

4.3

Good on gas and very roomy

Good on gas and very roomy vehicle. Excellent commuter car. The HP is only 122, but because the car is light, it does have a reasonable pick up.