40 mpg inexpensive commuter
By Friederich on
2009 Nissan Versa 1.6 Base 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car last December. I have a blue 1.6 sedan, manual transmission; AC & ABS. That is all you need!!!...In this consumer oriented society, we have gotten used to wasting money...well I commute every day 37 miles each way...in city traffic. My Versa just turned 3K and my fuel average is 40 mpg!!! so on a cost per mile basis this is as good as it gets...sure I had to spend $200 bucks to install a nice CD & HD radio, but the car already came with 4 speakers and antenna pre-wired. So far the car has been absolutely trouble free...yes I have to exercise my arm just a bit to manually lower the window at drive thru's and garage gates...and I had to manually adjust my side view mirror
when I first picked the car up...big deal...oh yes...one thing is that I have to remember to manually lock each door when getting out of the car...again these are minor things...and if you are willing to live with them...you can get yourself a nice, reliable car for less than a regularly used one.
Power is fine, no you will not win any drag races with it, but I regularly do 75-85 on my commute and the car has no problem keeping up with traffic. In conclusion, I can not be happier about my purchase. Every day I drive it I think of the extra money other drivers paid just to sit in traffic w/ me