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204,597 miles and going strong!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Cheryl Boop
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2009 Nissan Versa 1.8 S 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


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This car has been reliable for us! We bought it in Georgia (brand new) and now live in Ohio, so we've had the car in extremes of weather. We've used it to move, to drive people around town, for work, and for play. I had to replace the air conditioning compressor this summer, and just had the exhaust system redone. But those have been the only big items maintenance-wise. I love my Versa!


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Nifty car with many luxury features one weakness
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Randolph Selig
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2009 Nissan Versa 1.8 S 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


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If the fuel pump has not already been replaced, it may have to be. It's an expensive job. This is a known vice in this model yet Nissan has not issued a TSB.
That aside, this is a great small car: well designed with plenty of interior space, comfortable back seat, good brakes and steering, smooth shifting 4-speed automatic trans, adequate power and pickup though the smooth idling engine gets noisy under hard acceleration.
The ride is about average for a shortish wheelbase car. Unfortunately there are only warning lights for engine temperature and amps. The sharply sloping hood is hard to see the end of which at the start can complicate parking. The model I purchased has power windows and door locks and a keyless entry though to start the car the coded key is needed.


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So Far So Good
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By Pat
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2009 Nissan Versa 1.8 SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Car is now 7 years old w/65k miles. Purchased one year ago from an elderly family member who bought it new. Versa reliability a mixed bag from what I've read. I'm more into Toyota quality but this car came available at a great price. So far no major issues. Had to change out one strut. Still on the original set of brakes. Seems to be easy on tires. Averages about 30 MPG. Drives out pretty good. No speed demon but adequate. My impression is this is a decent economy car that does everything well. Time will tell if it lasts.

Pros: Great visibility, decent MPG, fold down rear seats.

Cons: Electronic steering, jittery on the highway, engine noisy when pushed.


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Not for Montana driving
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Shelli Roufley
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2009 Nissan Versa 1.6 Base 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I have driven front wheel drive little cars in Mt. for almost 30 years, putting on at least 30,000 miles a year. This is the worst car I have ever driven in snow and ice. Regretting this purchase. :(
Update: I have had this car a year, and it's falling apart.


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Happy driver, still going strong.
20 of 20 people found this review helpful
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By essdee
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2009 Nissan Versa 1.8 S 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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We bought the Versa in 2009 in the cash for clunkers program in exchange for an AWD Toyota Previa (which had served us very well for 18 years and 225,000 miles) and have done about 30,000 varied miles in the Nissan. It has been trouble free, pretty economical, easy to park in little spaces, a good load carrier and enjoyable to drive. Interior space is generous and the seats are very comfortable but the stowage space around the driver is a bit limited and there is not really anywhere to rest your elbows. Overall build quality is high but the plastic around the heater controls has started to rot. I also find the blue "cold engine" warning light unnecessary and at night easy to confuse with high beam.

25,000 miles further on and a coast to coast cross country trip later, still happy with the vehicle though I read some worrying reviews of the safety of the sedan version (mine is a hatchback). No repairs have been needed, still has the original tires and battery. Only the wiper blades have needed replacing.


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