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Location: Los Angeles Area (Glendale, CA)
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Haha thanks Cobb. Yes, this car has its share of problems for sure. The early CVT and rear shock replacement, the replacement CVT fluttering, the overly-sensitive throttle/gas pedal, hard-to-reach brake fluid reservoir (I've spilled brake fluid every time I've changed the brake fluid), rock-hard tires. Those are just the things that have gone wrong.
Another thing is that the trim levels have such a large gap in terms of features; it was really frustrating having to choose either all or nothing. At least for the 2014 Note, the S Plus (and S) did not include power windows/locks, front seat map light, or variable intermittent front windshield wipers among other things I wanted. The next trim level up, the SV, includes those features but also includes stuff I didn't want or need like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, bluetooth, "upgraded" seat fabric (I actually like the S Plus seat fabric better. It's softer, like velvet), and some other crap that I didn't want. Even though the SV sticker price was only $700 more (one dealer offered to sell a SV for only $200 more than the best offer I got for the S Plus), I got the S Plus.
Funny, I also chose the S Plus over the 2013 Honda Accord sedan, which was the first model year of that new design/generation. I really liked that generation; that's what my mom's 2008 Accord should have been like. Plus, I was high on Accords because I loved my dad's 2003 Accord. I felt the 13 Accord had touched upon what I loved about the 03 Accord; power, fuel economy, luxury-car interior for a non-luxury price. As much as I liked the '13 Accord, I passed on it at literally the last minute because the base trim level, the LX, included crap I didn't want or need, like a backup camera, bluetooth, and some other stuff I can't remember. If the DX was still available, it would've probably lacked these features and maybe I would've been interested. I chose the Versa Note, bought it brand new 4 years ago, and despite the problems, still love it and don't regret it (yet) over the Accord.
I hope you have better luck with your Versa. I'm also hoping to keep mine for a long time, like 20 years. I want to pass it down to my baby boy when he's old enough to drive.
2014 Versa Note S Plus, Metallic Blue Paint
Built in July 2013. Bought on September 28, 2013.