Great inexpensive car without all the uneeded stuf
August 8, 2018
I bought a brand new 2017 Versa S sedan with the manual trans. I miss the fuel mileage of my last car a Geo Metro but at the speed of the freeways now days it is only about 10 to 15% less.
The Versa has averaged 37 mpg and the Metro was 42. The Metro had 50 HP and the Versa has more than twice that at 109. I don't know how some of these people say the Versa has no pick up? I can be across the street and both cross walks before the car next to me with the dual exhaust and turbo badges is starting out. Probably playing with their electric door locks and windows! Ha ha . Step on the go pedal and it GOES, never had a problem getting up to speed for the freeways or accelerating from 75 mph. I have to say I got a great deal on the car, $9700 out the door with license, tabs, tax, and title. I can't gripe about the "non" features on the car because if I wanted power locks, windows, auto trans, auto butt wipe I could have bought a different car. Compared to the Geo this is a huge step up with all sorts of gadgets. Just the other day it told me I needed air in my tire. Who cares about rolling the windows down when you have great AC and heat? What's with people now days? They all think they deserve luxury for nothing? When growing up electric locks, windows, AC were on the Cadillac and Lincolns. Air bags? Geo Metro? Don't think so! The doors close with a solid ker-chunk without slamming them. No wind noise whistling through the seals. Two, count them two side view mirrors one on each side of the car and electronically adjustable from the drivers seat! Stereo controls on the steering wheel and blue tooth too whatever that is. Computer for the gas gauge that tells everything even how many miles before running out of gas. Man! Very comfortable seat at that, I drove straight through from LA to Portland Or in 16 hours with three gas stops and one lunch break, 1000 miles. I am a big old guy 6' 2" 280 lbs 64 years old.
I would recommend this car to anyone except the whiners out there that buy a car and know it doesn't have all the options and then xxxxx about it! I bought this car as my "last" car of my life and believe it will outlast me. Oh, I do have one gripe. The window crank hit my left knee when driving. Fixed that in 5 minutes. Removed the crank and re positioned it. No crying no whining! LOL
73 from the Evergreen