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Capitan de los mosquitos
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By carlos
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2008 Nissan Versa 1.8 S 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Owning a versa is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Its power has me baffled, it packs a mean Punch especially on the expressway when you drop out of overdrive. Its overall appearance is sexy, it makes me want to drop it into second at about sixty miles an hour with full open butterfly. The first gear ratio is what I like best it is long and strong. Its take of speed can be deceiving unless you help it out with the neutralizer, ( it is very simple, step on the gas with a quick stab, keep the gas pedal on the floor, within two seconds shift car into neutral for a fraction of a second and back into drive. This allows revolution to accumulate thus creating a sharp and sudden pull


Best Features

my favorite feature is the shifting options on the automatic transmission. it allows you to quickly shift into first gear from second with the flick of the hand second to third has a block only unblocked with the touch of a button this tells you what gear it is in. from third to overdrive hold on.


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versa
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By versucks
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2008 Nissan Versa 1.8 SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)


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I bought my versa new and actually liked my versa for the first 20,000 miles. Then my CD player stopped working, and was replaced, but now at 2 yrs the a/c compressor is fried, but no longer under warranty. I bought this car to save $ on repairs. I had a great car for 16 years until it became costly, so this is shocking to have to shell out nearly 2 grand for a car that's practically new.


Best Features

The windows that allow me to cool off since the a/c is out.


Worst Features

increase the warranty to 75,000


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Major flaw
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By hogheavenfarm
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2008 Nissan Versa 1.8 SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)


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Gas mileage 33 as advertised, tank is small though, requiring frequent refills. Defroster barely adequate in cold weather, road noise a big problem with windows down. Biggest problem is that is gets blown around the road in the wind. Anything over 35 mph and you need two hands on the wheel, especially when a truck passes. Won't buy this car again, and road tests should include wind tests for this problem.


Best Features

Good on gas, roomy inside, a/c works well.


Worst Features

Road noise, wind handling MUST be fixed. Redesign of the defroster would help too.


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My 1st Car = AMAZING
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By andyMB
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2008 Nissan Versa 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I love how the car is smooth for the most part. Slower acceleration than some cars, then again it isn't a sports car nor is the road a race track! It keeps up with fast highway traffic -140 max and on the one way roads it is small enough to squeeze on the side when passing other cars as opposed to most cars. Engine can be a bit noisy at times, but it is def. not loud when driving at high speeds like a lot of other cars, including luxury cars, like those buzzing sounds. In all fairness to this car, which I read a lot of minor or just plain stupid comments about, the car is an amazing one for the price, performance, and overall quality! (*It also depends on the driver and how s/he drives & car).


Best Features

Having paid $11,000ish for car & $14,000 otd, great deal. I have a 2008 1.8S 4 dr. sedan black exterior & beige interior cloth w/ cruise/radio/cd/ac/heater, lights inside glove box/middle of car/automatic driver window/electronic control the rest/up to 36+ mpg hwy (depends on driver/car). Versa>Yaris>Cobalt


Worst Features

Minor things, doesn't matter. I would like more mpg, but it's great enough. 60/40 split seats/auxiliary to be on my model/mirror on drivers side. Make the engine less noisy when at idle w/ ac on. That's about it, pretty minor eh?


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Perfect for 47,000 then problems
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By byers
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2008 Nissan Versa 1.8 SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)


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Car really performs great in the hills. Fun to drive and good ride for a compact. Gas mileage in hot weather is 34 mpg. No problems at all until 45,000 miles, then the fuel pressure regulator started leaking and resulted in hard starting. Now at 48,000 miles the ABS warning light is on and I have been told the repair could be over $2,000. The ABS option was only a fraction of that. Makes you wonder what may come next. Drove my last 2 LeSabres and Silverado for a total of 275,000miles with no failures.


Best Features

The CVT transmission, gas mileage and roominess is what sold me on this vehicle. The CVT really is great in the hills.


Worst Features

More reliable components. Could probably use just a little higher gearing to improve gas mileage.


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