2008 Nissan Versa 1.8 S 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I sold my Prius to take advantage of the ca hov sticker value. Bought the versa as a "bridge" car until the electric hybrid comes along (hopefully). Am not disappointed. Am getting about 30 mpg combined, which is good as I drive a lot of country and hilly roads. Quiet ride. Love that the seats go flat for hauling items. Got it loaded for under 12,000. Did well in the high mountains on a recent road trip - enough power to feel confident on a crowded freeway. BASIC interior inoffensive. Negatives - need more storage spaces in front and cup holders are cramped. Radio is difficult to tune to new stations. That's about it. Wish it got 45 mpg... Ah, well.
Cute design. Lots of head room. Decent mileage. Quiet. Seats fold down flat.
More storage in front area. Horn difficult to find on a turn (not in bottom 1/3 of wheel. Cramped cup holders.