Bought it for a company car. Needed solid dependability and great gas mileage. Every one who drives it, loves it. Big enough to carry full size adult American males comfortably and go along with the traffic flow. Keyless entry and Bluetooth add to business ease of use. Owned it first month and put on 3,000 Florida highway miles with no additional problems other then fuel door release cable hangs down and was never properly installed.
36.43 MPG on last tank of $2.80 gallon gas. Pumped up tires 5 lbs to 35 lbs and gas mileage went up 4 miles per gallon!
Increase A/C capacity!! Takes a long time to cool down interior after sitting in the sun. I hope all is working right? Improve vague steering. Seems to wander slightly and never track straight on center??
I looked for a year for a car I could fit in at 6'5", 225 pounds and with my limited budget. In the end, flipped a coin and went with resale value. Not nearly as much fun to drive as my 99 Accent, but it's nice to sit high so I don't have to change lanes for every truck that comes by. Top heavy car, tons of interior space, crappy speakers, looks cute, good color, good price. Haven't gotten used to the 6 speed yet, I have to shift down to third or fourth on all the corners, sluggish first year.
Lumbar support, glove box is really hard to reach from the driver's seat.
My wife and I test drove everything out there $5K above and below the price of the Versa and were hard pressed to find anything that truly compared. Leg, head and foot room are amazing in both the front and rear seats and the ride is that of a car two classes higher. Ride noise is minimal at worst and handling is better than most in this size group. The car was suppose to be a third car, one my wife could use to show clients properties way out of town, but has quickly become the vehicle of choice for the first one out of the house in the morning. If you're considering a Fit, Civic, Corolla, Matrix, Focus or anything of the such, give the Versa a try and see the value for yourself.
The car as a whole is great but to narrow down a few would be short changing those not listed. However, the Bluetooth capability, CVT and smart key are the top three shared by my wife and me.
Make ABS standard and upsize the sport pkg wheels to 16" at least. Increase the number of phones available for use with the optional Bluetooth.
My first "big/small" car. Just love the CVT, comfort, ride, silence, music system, and room. My first fill up with a new engine and town driving only was 32 mpg - can't wait to try it on the highway!!
It is SO quiet, extremely comfortable except on carpark judder bars, and performs surprisingly well for its engine capacity.
Can't BELIEVE you can't get a trip computer as an option, ABS and cruise control should be standard, more support for thighs and lumbar on the drivers seat would be nice, should have disk brakes all around. Rear seats should fold flat!