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Rear window defect
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Linda Baiz
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2009 Nissan Versa 1.8 S 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Two days ago the rear window of my Versa shattered spontaneously. I had just started the vehicle but was not yet in gear. There was no evidence of a rock or bird strike. Nissan does not warranty broken windows and my insurance has a $500 deductible so I had to pay $386 for replacement.


Best Features

Until the above incident, I enjoyed the Versa very much. It's roomy, holds the road well, looks nice and is quite fuel efficient.


Worst Features

Fix the spontaneously shattering rear window problem. I understand this happens a lot in Nissans. I will never buy or recommend any one to buy a Nissan because of this.


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Good Noise Reduction
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By katsuko
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2009 Nissan Versa 1.8 S 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought it 4 months ago and i traveled out of state and found that it had good noise reduction. Inside is very quiet and when i opened the window in the highway, thats when i realized it is very quiet inside. I bought a standard no powerlock/window with auto trans and ac and found that it only gets 25-26 miles per gallon in it. Next time i get the more expensive one to get more mpg. I will get the cvt instead. don't get the basic if u want more mpg. Turning is good and brake is good too. the seat is high which is good because i realized it when i was at my friend car. PLus it is very roomy inside and i lov it.


Best Features

Noise reduction, is very quiet in highway, high seats and yellow lights interior.


Worst Features

mpg for basic one. Do not get the basic you only get 25 miles pg. get the cvt.


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Okay drive, but don't get too excited.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By codfish78
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2009 Nissan Versa 1.6 Base 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased this vehicle last summer during the CASH FOR CLUNKERS program. No problem at all so far. With the $4500 discount, $150 additional discount for scrap value, plus the dealer's free destination fee, I paid $5340 plus tax for the basic model. Mine is dark metallic blue with a charcoal interior. I think it looks pretty sharp. The car does all the basics well, but I wouldn't want this to be my only vehicle. I am 6' 4" tall and weigh over 300lbs. and I fit into this car easily. In fact, I find it quite comfortable. If I had to pay sticker price, I would have gone elsewhere. However, for the price I paid, I think this car is quite decent. See my specific likes/dislikes below.


Best Features

Great interior head and leg room up front. Trunk is pretty large. Tilt wheel, tachometer, and six airbags all standard in base model. Gas mileage average around 33 MPG in mostly rural driving at 40-60 MPH. Gas cap on driver's side helps with less gas station waits. Best of all---CHEAP TO BUY!!!


Worst Features

Gear shifts way too early. You need to be in 4th gear at only 35 MPH. This leads to very noisy engine at higher speeds. Front seats could use more padding. There is no key entrance on driver's side door. So you need to open driver's door to unlock passenger's door. Gear shifter a bit balky.


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Very Happy
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By New to Nissan
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2009 Nissan Versa 1.8 SL 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl CVT)


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Purchased new 6500 miles ago. Used mainly as a commuter and around town car. Not a single problem so far.


Best Features

CVT transmission is great, especially on hills. Also the cruise control works well. It brings the car up to speed at a steady pace (even from 10-15 MPH below set speed) instead of stomping on the gas like our Trailblazer does. 29- 31 MPG average consistently


Worst Features

The front cup holder location is not convienent (the door water bottle holders work great)


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best buy in the market
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By 8995.00
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2009 Nissan Versa 1.6 Base 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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This is an unbelievable value. quiet, smooth shifting, comfortable, economic and tight little car. I purchased it to keep the miles off my diesel truck, but my daughter liked it so much she kept it for her graduation gift. No problems, no repairs. I guess I will have to purchase another one for me.


Best Features

the amount of room in this little car is amazing. I'm 6'4" and sit comfortably in the back with extra leg and head room. Also has a big trunk. Sits taller than yaris and fit for a better view. Short front nose makes for easy parking.


Worst Features

6speed option on the 1.6


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