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Nice Surprise
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By vvandenburg
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2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)


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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. ItÂ’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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Gas Mileage


Worst Features

Center fold down arm rest


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Bummer
1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By murrayv
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2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)


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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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None


Worst Features

Do not drive this car on long trips. Do not even buy one if you want to have a car you can like.


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Good car and excellent gas mileage!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By hightechjunkie
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2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)


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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.


Best Features

Incredible gas mileage, good looking, tons of room inside, huge trunk, decent amount of features for the money, great a/c system, cheap to operate and did I mention the killer gas mileage? It's basic transportation and you won't even beat a bicycle in a 0-60 test but it doesn't feel like a compact car.


Worst Features

Need a trunk release button under the rear badge like in older model Versas, chrome accents inside on all models, variable intermittent wipers on all models and a sunroof would be a nice option.


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By desertrat11
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2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)


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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


Best Features

bluetooth


Worst Features

A new car


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Quality like made in china
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By harut_1973
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2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SV 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)


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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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