Purchased the SL CVT in Nov. 2007 and no problems except one wheel leaking air requiring weekly fill up. Tire sensor lets me know when to fill, but dealer cannot find or fix wheel leak. Totally reliable, no other fixes so far. Everything holding up well and no rattles yet. Car is garaged and kept clean in and out. Northwest weather is mild on vehicles. Tried Fit Corolla Civic and Scion but purchased Versa for smooth quiet ride and large passenger space. The Hondas were a better driver's car but too noisy and rougher riding. Mileage has averaged 30.2 to date. Suburban driving: 29mpg, High speed 70+ Hiway = only around 30 mpg. Worst city driving mileage was 26 mpg. Quiet at idle and hiway
Blue tooth, SL convenience lighting pkg and console, keyless entry. Easy engress egress with wide opening doors. Quiet and smooth ride. Steering wheel controls for hands free, sound system and cruise control. Very good on snow and ice. Accurate cruise control.
For long trips, a little firmer seat cushion. Need cheaper wiper blades ($42), easier turn in for curvy roads, seems to resist leaving a straight line just a bit before turning (not bad but slightly annoying). Needed to have ABS and traction control more available for the 2007 and 2008s.
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