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serves its purpose
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Andrew
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2012 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought the car new in sept 2012. drive it about 12k miles a year as i bought this as a second vehicle for daily driving because my other vehicle is a suburban. What sold me was the extremely low price tag. I hate how a lot of car companies these days force you to buy things you dont need like back up cameras, etc. If i want to know whats behind me ill just turn around thanks. It has great interior space, a big trunk, gets great gas mileage, has a radio with aux plug in for my phone, has a/c, heat, and nissan reliability. What else do you really need?


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fuel pump went out at 50k
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By A. Ellison
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2012 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I have a love/hate thing with this car. It's roomy for a compact car, great mpg, attractive, easy and comfortable to drive. The problem is, numerous recalls, fuel pump went out at 50k miles, just outside of warranty, and pretty expensive repair. Have had R headlamp go out every 90 days or so, turns out to be a fuse, and now the same with reverse lamp. I would not recommend this car, and it pains me to say because I have always loved/been loyal to Nissans.

Update: about 6 months/approx 6 to 8 thousand miles later, the transmission went bad. My dealer quoted an almost $6,000 repair bill. Our payoff was less than that, so after pleading and arguing with Nissan North America, who basically told us we were on our own, we took our business elsewhere and traded in the awful car for a different brand. Not only are Nissans no longer quality vehicles, but Nissan North America doesn't give one thought if you are a loyal customer and have bought multiple vehicles from them. They will NOT stand behind their vehicles. Never again will I purchase another Nissan.


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bad experience
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Mary Tim
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2012 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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nissan versa is the worst car that i never had, junk, transmission broke after 60.000 miles, of course the warranty is over after 60, so i have to pay for a new one because this stupid car need a special transmission...... it cost me almost 3.000 thousand dollars, after one year the radiator broke and the starter doesn't work, i am sick and tired of this car, i hate it


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Nisan Versa 2012 Sucks
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Rose
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2012 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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It is worse car ever. Too much of maintenance required.


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A Great Way To Save Some Cash
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By toddp77
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2012 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.6 S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

The fuel efficiency is better than I expected. I have been averaging 36 mpg with little city driving. In 5th gear on a flat road, driving 50 miles per hour will show 50 miles per gallon on the dash indicator. As I drive faster the efficiency drops. I have been enjoying winding up my windows and I am tall enough to use the manual locks for each door while in the drivers seat. If you can live without these features you are saving several thousand dollars. This is the first year the base model Versa came with air conditioning as a standard feature.


Worst Features

The spacious interior and cavernous trunk are fantastic and one of the reasons I purchased this vehicle, though it is filled will cheap plastic. The worst part is the upholstery fabric. It is very cheap and you should plan on immediately purchasing seat covers. The front bucket seats leave something to be desired in terms of support though I am 6'4" and people can still sit behind me easily. My biggest complaint is the lack of a tachometer. I can't believe they produced a manual transmission without one. I have never even heard of this before. With help from a friend with experience working on electrical systems in cars, I was able to install an after market tach for less than $100.


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