Because my son had an accident with our '98 Honda Accord (233,000 miles), I had to give him my '07 Honda Fit manual shift (108,000 miles) so that he can get to school. I had to buy a commuter car and the Versa was my choice. It is an SL fully loaded. I will be putting in excess of 45,000 miles a year on this car just like I did with the Honda Fit. So far for commuting, the Versa is miles ahead of the Fit. The '07 Fit is a very fun car, but not a commuter car for the city. The ride is just too stiff on NY City streets. If I really need fun, thankfully I still have a supercharged BMW 540 on the side.
Steering and engine sound not as fun as the Honda Fit, but still good, placement of accesory outlet under armrest is not convenient for radar detectors, sound when hatch opens is a little crude, plain looks but hopefully it will not be stolen. No grab handled for the driver.
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