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Gearing on the highway for a manual transmission will always be a comprimise- gear it too tall and you have to down shift just to pass (like in my old Z28 6 speed), especially with a full load. Actually, my Versa 1.6 5sp turns 2700 RPM @ 60 MPH which (in my experience) isn't that high - and it's definitely NOT hurting the mileage! Remember, this is a small displacement 16 valve engine with a 6500 RPM redline, you aren't going to get gobs of torque below 3000 RPM. I've done the A/C kit thing so I understand- I had A/C installed into a loss leader Toyota Tacoma for $1200 a while back- but there was no other way to get A/C without moving up from the loss leader and spending thousands more. But with the Versa, it's not the same situation. The 1.6 base and the 1.6 with A/C are BOTH great deals. It doesn't make sense to offer a kit when a buyer can get factory air conditioning AND ABS for about the same price as a kit, with none of the hassle and a full warranty. And of course, with factory air conditioning, you can finance it (if you don't have the money) for not that much more a month!Report it
Salesperson misled you? Not surprising. Not sure why else you would think something called an 'air conditioning kit' would exist or ever be cost effective or reliable. It's a car, not a motor home. Upgrade to a Honda Fit Sport. They all are equipped with factory A\C.Report it
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