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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Good Car at Good Price
By valceanu on 10/21/13 07:26 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

Review

I've had this car and driven it daily for for two years now. I've put 34,000 miles on it in that time. I've had no problems with it. It's solid and reliable. This is a no-frills economy car. It does not handle like a sports car, and it is not as comfortable as a luxury car. But it gets the job done without giving you headaches, and it gets excellent gas mileage. It has a very roomy interior for its size, and it has a huge trunk. I've been averaging between 35 to 39 mpg in all kinds of driving conditions.
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Don't buy this car
By nissansucks69 on 10/15/13 08:27 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

Review

I could review this car if I could actually use it!! I have not been able to use my car since it was broken since the day they gave it to me. Nissan and its laughable excuse for customer service have had my car for over a 3 weeks and I bought it 4 weeks ago. And they still can't fix it. I have asked for a refund or a new car and they just hang up the phone or redirect me to my contract which basically says "hahaha we screw you over". Listen to this precautionary tale - Don't trust Nissan ever.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Nice Surprise
By vvandenburg on 08/26/13 20:22 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

Review

My son needed a commuter car for college, so I spent days looking for the right vehicle for him. I looked at new cars, used cars, cars on Craigslist and finally I ran across this vehicle at Hertz Car Sales. Most sub compact cars have very little head or backseat leg room, but I was amazed it had enough room, even from a 6-2 guy like me. It’s phenomenal on gas and was a good value, compared to other vehicles I considered. We just purchased this vehicle, but so far we are ecstatic with the performance and gas mileage
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Bummer
By murrayv on 06/30/13 08:50 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

Review

See "Car and Driver" review here - http://buyersguide.caranddriver.com/nissan/versa for a succinct and accurate description. However don't believe the fuel economy claims. The first time I used this car for a trip, it ran out of gas in only 320 miles at highway speeds. The driver's manual says it has an 11.7 gallon tank. That's only 27 mpg. Also the gas guage cannot be seen in bright sunlight wearing sun glasses, and even without sun-glasses cannot be seen safely while driving. Also the low fuel indication started flashing only 20 miles before the fuel ran out, and I got off the freeway once in a failed attempt to find a gas station in that 20 miles.
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Good car and excellent gas mileage!
By hightechjunkie on 06/25/13 09:07 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

Review

I recently bought the 2012 Nissan Versa SV with the CVT transmission and let me tell you the CVT takes a while to get used to. There are NO actual gears in a CVT transmission only pulleys and a belt. It seems to hesiate when you step on the gas from a dead stop and that's because it's looking for the right belt/pulley ratio. It's only momentary but you will notice the difference between the CVT trans and a regular 4 or 5 speed trans. Not a bad thing, just something to get used to. it also seems to "downshift" a tad when you let of the gas...again the CVT trying to optimize engine transmission synchronization. Overall I am very happy with the Versa but would like to see minor improvements.
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Problems
By desertrat11 on 06/19/13 17:16 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

Review

I bought my Nissan versa in august of 20111, 1st thing went wrong trim on top of roof fell off, 2nd needed a air filter I thought, 2nd needed a new transmission, 3rd needed new rear brakes, 4th blew a tire on the freeway and lastly contacted Nissan customer consumer affairs and after 3 weeks of playing phone tag their was not a thing they could do for me. And by the way did I mention that my dealership said I have roadside assistance which is only for a tow up to 100 dollars and a rental
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Quality like made in china
By harut_1973 on 04/19/13 13:54 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

Review

No reliability!!!! This car is piece of junk. The paint peels off all around the car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even in cracks of lights where you can not reach. Not from physical damage. I went to Nissan dealer for windshield pillar paint peeled off, they said it might by from physical damage. Second time the paint peeled off in crack of back light of Quarter panel, they accept that this is warranty issue but they need 2-3 day for fixing it... and no providing car.... I have problem with door window, but I do not want even call them, they will need 5 days for repair it and I will need to rent a car. Cheaper will be to pay for fix. Even contacting global Nissan do not helped. Do not but this c
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Great for sending your kids off to college.
By jttom1994 on 03/22/13 08:20 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

Review

My parents got this car for me to drive to school and I love it. Sure its not the fastest of the best looking but its more comfortable than the mustang we traded in, gets way better mpgs and me and all my friebds can fit in it.
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
A Great Way To Save Some Cash
By toddp77 on 01/21/13 09:15 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I have enjoyed saving cash and driving a manual transmission. I drove a 1983 Nissan Sentra in high school and this car provides some nostalgia for me. This is a very inexpensive vehicle and it shows in several ways that may be deal breakers for some people but reminds me of how much money I saved. The handling and power are sacrificed for savings and fuel efficiency. I was also swayed by the large interior with numerous air bags and better than you would expect safety ratings.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
2012 Versa Good design & great value
By medmann48 on 12/01/12 19:42 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

Review

We purchased a 2012 versa SV sedan about 2 months ago & love it so far. I already have a 2009 Versa Hatchback & have had Zero problems with it this last 3 years & drive it EVERY day. I like the design of the new 2012 sedan & chose it because so many sub sompacts are made to be small & sporty. The 2012 Versa sedan is like a small family car with lots of room. It may not be sporty but it has lots of room & the price is right, we have 2 6ft sons who hop into the back seat with no problems, try that in a Yaris or Fiesta, good luck! I still marvel at how nice this car looks, kinda like a smaller version of the Altima or Maxima.
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