I was in the market for an affordable car I could pay for with cash and avoid payments. I looked at Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Nissan. I went with the the Versa Sedan with the manual transmission. I plopped down $14,128 out the door with an extended warrenty. (5 year bumper to bumper) It drives great and is quite nimble. The back seat is huge as is the trunk. Milage is in the high 30's. It is a nice family car. It's more than an "economy car". It's solid. I'm happy.
The price is right. There is ample room inside. It shifts smooth as butter. It has a quiet ride and handles well. The milage is very good. Build quality appears to be very good.
A tachometer would be nice but I've driven without one before so it's no big deal. Another lock on the passenger handle.