2008 Nissan Versa 1.8 S 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
I generally look at a number of things prior to buying a new car. The Versa was the best combination of price and features that I found. The Versa transmission (6 speed) is smooth and easy to use. The final drive ratio should be about 300 rpm lower at 70 mph. I am not sure what possessed Nissan when they designed this. I agree, the center armrest is needed. I ordered one in and added it myself. I am getting mileage from 31 -38. I am a conserative steady drive. Nice car in general, doesn't attract attention.
Comfortable highway ride. Roominess.
Change the final gear ratio to improve gas mileage.