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post #41 of 48 Old 08-27-2014, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Motortrend just added an SR to it's longterm fleet. I didn't see this one coming.

2015 Nissan Versa Note SR Long-Term Arrival - Motor Trend


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The only thing I'm puzzled with Nissan's strategy, considering the Versa is an economy car, why is the manual trans only offered on the S line, forcing people to put up with manual windows, etc. if you want to row your own. I thought I read somewhere, starting in 2015 they will offer manuals on the SV line. I hope that's true.
My only guess is because the CVT is getting better gas mileage then the 5 speed, Nissan doesn't see the manual being worth their time. However, with more people buying smaller eco cars and the sudden influx of people buying manual transmissions at the moment, I hope Nissan realizes that people still want a manual transmission. I also hope that they are willing to go after the sport compact market in the future. The Fiesta ST proved that people want good gas mileage and some extra power in their hatchbacks.

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Motortrend just added an SR to it's longterm fleet. I didn't see this one coming.

2015 Nissan Versa Note SR Long-Term Arrival - Motor Trend
and as always i am entertained by the ridiculous crap that people leave in the comment section about a car they know nothing about lol
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Those commenters on MT, Car and Driver always make me laugh.

SR stands for Sport Appearance. You can buy a base car and do your own appearance package or just get one right out of the box from Nissan. Nissan is not the only company that does sporty appearance packages. VW Beetle has something called the R-Line which is basically a appearance upgrade to make it sporty looking, there are plenty more examples.

A NISMO Note would probably step over the Juke NISMO in terms of pricing, the NISMO Juke starts at $23k and I don't think Nissan wants competing compact hatches in it's portfolio.

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and as always i am entertained by the ridiculous crap that people leave in the comment section about a car they know nothing about lol
The comments are always my favorite part. Seems everyone bitches about Versa's and says how crappy they are and why don't people buy a fit instead yet Nissan is selling tons of them. I see probably 20 newer V's and notes a day on my commute and not a single fit other than the first G's. I can't even say it's the price because I almost never see the base models of the Versa's. And once you start adding options they aren't all that much cheaper than the rivals.


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The comments are always my favorite part. Seems everyone bitches about Versa's and says how crappy they are and why don't people buy a fit instead yet Nissan is selling tons of them. I see probably 20 newer V's and notes a day on my commute and not a single fit other than the first G's. I can't even say it's the price because I almost never see the base models of the Versa's. And once you start adding options they aren't all that much cheaper than the rivals.
whats funny is that a similarly equipped fit to the versa is about $2,000 more expensive and you have people on the comments section saying the fit is cheaper lol
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What the auto journalist fail to understand is that size per dollar the Versa can't be beat. That is exactly what Americans want.

They think just because the Versa is "cheap" not "stylish" or does not "lay down rubber or handle like a sports car" it somehow is bad and when the final sales figures come in they have that perplexed look on their face.

The Versa has always been about virtues not showmanship and that's why it sells so many, people don't always want flash they just want something simple that works.



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What the auto journalist fail to understand is that size per dollar the Versa can't be beat. That is exactly what Americans want.

They think just because the Versa is "cheap" not "stylish" or does not "lay down rubber or handle like a sports car" it somehow is bad and when the final sales figures come in they have that perplexed look on their face.

The Versa has always been about virtues not showmanship and that's why it sells so many, people don't always want flash they just want something simple that works.
Another reason why it sells well is that daily rental fleet companies love them, particularly the sedans. Because of its interior volume, they can take what is technically a sub-compact car and rent it out as a compact!
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