2009 Nissan Versa
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40 Mpg inexpensive commuter

by from Houston, TX on March 5, 2009

I bought this car last December. I have a blue 1.6 sedan, manual transmission; AC & ABS. That is all you need!!!...In this consumer oriented society, we have gotten used to wasting money on 'nice to h...
I bought this car last December. I have a blue 1.6 sedan, manual transmission; AC & ABS. That is all you need!!!...In this consumer oriented society, we have gotten used to wasting money on 'nice to have's'...well I commute every day from the suburbs to downtown...37 miles each way...in city traffic. My Versa just turned 3K and my fuel average is 40 mpg!!! so on a cost per mile basis this is as good as it gets...sure I had to spend $200 bucks to install a nice CD & HD radio in it, but the car already came with 4 speakers and antenna pre-wired...oh I also spent $139 to professionally tint my windows (this is a must here in Texas). So far the car has been absolutely trouble free...yes I have to exercise my arm just a bit to manually lower the window at drive thru's and garage gates...and I had to manually adjust my side view mirrors when I first picked the car up...big deal...oh yes...one thing is that I have to remember to manually lock each door when getting out of the car...again these are minor things...and if you are willing to live with them...you can get yourself a nice, reliable car for less than a regularly used one. Power is fine...no you will not win any drag races with it, but I regularly do 75-85 on my commute and the car has no problem keeping up with traffic. In conclusion, I can not be happier about my purchase...every day I drive it and see other cars around me, I just think of all the extra money everybody paid just to sit in traffic right next to me. Love my little Versa!!!
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Versa SL great value

by from Minneapolis, MN on November 11, 2010

I bought this 2009 Versa SL this summer, 1 year old and 12K miles, for $12,000--a great deal. The car has proven reliable and fun--not in the sense of a sports car, for sure, but equipped with the CVT...
I bought this 2009 Versa SL this summer, 1 year old and 12K miles, for $12,000--a great deal. The car has proven reliable and fun--not in the sense of a sports car, for sure, but equipped with the CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) this SL edition thrums through the gears without complaint. If you try to floor it from 0, you'll be left in the dust. If you let the Versa take its own time to get up to highway speed, it does so in short enough order--and then cruises. I've gotten from 30 to 40 mpg in the car, and enjoy the 6 CD changer and MP3 plug-in that come with the SL. The seats, both front and rear, are spacious, as the reviews have noted. But there's not much room in the hatch for storage, and, again as reviewers have said, the lack of a remote release for the hatch is an annoyance.
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My second Nissan

by from Austin, TX on May 17, 2011

Love this car! Don't let the exterior fool you, this car is very spacious and roomy inside. Great gas mileage also, I got power locks and windows plus cruise control for what my friend spent on a base...
Love this car! Don't let the exterior fool you, this car is very spacious and roomy inside. Great gas mileage also, I got power locks and windows plus cruise control for what my friend spent on a base model of another brand.
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Just bought another one!

by from Canada on August 7, 2010

I have had my 07 Versa for 4 yrs and have just loved it. It has been a great little car and I just purchased a new one. Love the roominess and economy. Passengers have been impressed with the comfort ...
I have had my 07 Versa for 4 yrs and have just loved it. It has been a great little car and I just purchased a new one. Love the roominess and economy. Passengers have been impressed with the comfort and room.
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Horrible car hate Nissan now forever

by from Marlton NJ on March 9, 2016

I have NEVER had to replace things in a car that I have had to replace in this car. I have replaced mufflers, but NEVER an entire Exhaust system. I have NEVER had to replace an AC coil on a car. That ...
I have NEVER had to replace things in a car that I have had to replace in this car. I have replaced mufflers, but NEVER an entire Exhaust system. I have NEVER had to replace an AC coil on a car. That was $1100 dollars. And now I get a recall notice on the front coil springs. It is a stick shift, and I read to late about how it shifts poorly. I bought this because Datsuns were the best car I had ever had. I have never had more issues; and more expensive issues EVER!!!
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Outstanding Traveling Car for in town and out!

by from Mesa, AZ on October 31, 2011

I love this car for the mileage and for zipping around town. I only had to sell mine due to the need for a wheelchair van for my son. If I could I would keep it as I absolutely love it! The seats are ...
I love this car for the mileage and for zipping around town. I only had to sell mine due to the need for a wheelchair van for my son. If I could I would keep it as I absolutely love it! The seats are super comfortable both in the front and back. Manueuverability is excellent, which surprised me for such a little vehicle. I was looking for something I could use for running errands and getting from point A to B.What I got was a car I absolutely love. I've owned probably about 20 cars between my husband and I, and this is by far one of my favorites! If you are looking for something with low mileage, comfort, and great for tooling around, this is your car! It also holds it's value. The cruise control is also a great feature to get. I tinted the windows which has helped with the Phoenix heat.
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Love it!

by from Bridgeport, CT on November 1, 2011

It's a cute little car with plenty of room inside. It's easy to park & performs well on the highway. Drives well and has pretty good pickup. Haven't been through a winter yet, hoping for the best. I'm...
It's a cute little car with plenty of room inside. It's easy to park & performs well on the highway. Drives well and has pretty good pickup. Haven't been through a winter yet, hoping for the best. I'm surprised that it doesn't get better mileage for such a small car. Overall I would recommend it. It's my second Nissan & I owned my last Nissan for 10 years after buying it used.
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perfect vehicle for comunting

by from Melrose Park IL on June 10, 2009

I only driving this vehicle for 500 miles. The gas mileage is excellent.The 1.8L engine has good acceleration but with the air condition on the engine losses some power.For 6 ft people the seating is ...
I only driving this vehicle for 500 miles. The gas mileage is excellent.The 1.8L engine has good acceleration but with the air condition on the engine losses some power.For 6 ft people the seating is great no problems with knees touching the dash board or the back of the front seats. the power option is a good investment as to the curse control for long drives and ABS. A very good Value for the money
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One of the nicest cars I've owned

by from Greenville, S.Carolina on September 11, 2012

Not only is it easy to get in and out off especially one with arthritis but I love the gas mileage. I had a Taurus previously and the Versa gas mileage in the city is the same as the Taurus got on the...
Not only is it easy to get in and out off especially one with arthritis but I love the gas mileage. I had a Taurus previously and the Versa gas mileage in the city is the same as the Taurus got on the highway. I have a daughter who is only 5 feet tall. She finds the car very comfortable adn easy to see over the steering wheel.
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Love This Car!!

by from Buffalo, NY on March 23, 2009

Quite the value. 2009 1.8 Versa SL with CVT automatic. First tank mixed driving 28mpg. 2nd tank 32mpg mixed driving, last tank 30mpg city driving;the best is yet to come as I only have 1200 miles on t...
Quite the value. 2009 1.8 Versa SL with CVT automatic. First tank mixed driving 28mpg. 2nd tank 32mpg mixed driving, last tank 30mpg city driving;the best is yet to come as I only have 1200 miles on the car. Have keyless entry and keyless ignition, MP3 aux., 6 cd changer and 6 speakers, Bluetooth, Moonroof, spoiler, front, rear and side fascia, ss Versa kickplates, mats.. etc. I paid $300 over invoice and got a Nissan 1500 rebate. Fit doesn't offer anything but Navigation. There is not a better deal out there. Early reviews were very mixed so I purchased the 100,000 mile/7 year premium warranty. You can bargain on this. It was offered at $1500 and I paid $995. Best visibility of any car I have owned. (20)Very quiet, comfortable and fun... Key to mileage, don't floor it when the light turns green. Keep it between 2-3 rpms for best performance. Miss my leather but if so desired, it's $1700 after market. It's cold here so I prefer the fabric. Fabric is nicer in SL and I also have ABS. Spring for this if possible. This is also the better engine. LOVE THIS CAR!!
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