I am very upset for having made mayor mistake in buying this car. It rattles badly, has terrible fuel economy, is uncomfortable to drive, the price is not competive with other small sedans. I do not know what I was thinking when I bought this. I would only buy a Toyota or a Chevy next time.
Engine need to be refurbish even when this car is "new". Nissan need to make a lot of improvements and their parts are very expensive.
This car has worked out great so far, the price was low enough that I was able to afford nice extras inside. Lots of little things are included in the Versa: long sun shade works well for shorter drivers, good interior storage (huge glove box), you sit up high w/good visibility, impressive rear leg room, cool sunglass holder and iPod attachment. Handy radio controls on steering wheel. I held out for the Metallic Blue color because it's my favorite. Took another reviewer's advice and paid extra for the rear cargo organizer; it makes that deep hatch back well level with the fold-down seats and hides some of your stuff. Gas mileage only so-so.
Love the Intelligent Key! Comfy seats, great seat height, deep glove box, decent map lights, long sun shades, ABS and other safety features, hatch windshield wiper (always wanted one of those!) Put your CD collection on your iPod: not much CD storage available.
Direction of wiper stalk is counter-intuitive, AC comes on whenever blower control goes from defrost + floor to floor (very bad, I think), wish the power charger stayed on w/engine off to recharge gear, Bluetooth only compatible with a few phones (dealer should alert you about this)
Car is well worth the money. Has plenty of power to accelerate on to the interstate, without worries. A/C cools the car quickly. Stereo has great bass and sound quality. Car is quiet no wind noises up to 80 mph. It's light weight so be prepared when an eighteen wheeler fly by. Any compact will give you the same feeling of being blown off the road. Wish the rear seat on my sedan folded down, but does have a lot of trunk space. Blind spots and the small quarter glasses on the front doors take some getting use too. Automatic trans shifts smooth, 1.8L engine has noticeable injector noise or valve noise when accelerating hard. Would buy again, and again. Great gas mileage..
cruise control power windows and locks Remote control entry
flip down back seat on the sedan model. Better quality carpet
Bought the 2010 1.8S Hatchback versa on the last day of September 2009. It is fun driving. The manipulation is good, although acceleration is a bit weak. Very spacious inside. So far have only one minor problem on the trunk door ajar light, but the dealer was able to take care of it very quickly. A car of good value.
Safety feature: ABS now standard. Antiskidding also available as option on 1.8S Hatchback. Very comfortable sitting inside.
Acceleration on the weak side. Need to improve the overall reliability: have one voluntary recall on emission system already...