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post #1 of 6 Old 06-24-2014, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Need Versa For Comparo

Hi there. Hope all is well.

My name is Steve Lang, and I've been writing about cars since 2006 for a site called The Truth About Cars, and more recently for Yahoo.

I am in the process of developing a story tentatively titled, "Gunfight At The Cheapskate Corral." It will involve three of the most affordable vehicles in the marketplace, and the base Versa with a five-speed definitely qualifies for that purpose.

The only trouble I'm having is finding one. The press fleets usually opt for loaded models, and, other than a rental car with an automatic, there doesn't appear to be other worthy alternatives.

In layman's terms, I need help. If you have a base Versa, or one with an automatic, I would be happy to let you use any vehicle from my car lot (I used to own an auto auction and have a dealership near my home) along with a full tank of gas and a Starbucks coffee as thanks for your help with this project.

I have everything from luxury cars, to sports cars, to old Benzes, and I would be happy to even meet you somewhere if it means having access to the Versa for a day or two.

Please feel free to reach me at [email protected] or PM me here. Thanks for all you do.
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I look at TTAC everyday. It's a nice little site. Where are you located? Not that you would want my junker. I have the 1.6 model from back in 09 when they first introduced the cheap model. I must say it has been a gas sipping reliable vehicle even 5 years and 150k miles later.


205,125 miles when she was given away
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̶w̶a̶i̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶d̶i̶e̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶I̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶b̶u̶y̶ ̶a̶ ̶t̶r̶u̶c̶k̶,̶ ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶s̶h̶e̶ ̶w̶o̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶d̶i̶e̶ She didn't die but I bought the truck anyway!!
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I'm in Powder Springs, and actually, I mentioned your generation as one I would keeo for 20 years if I had to do all the maintenance myself.

If you bought that vehicle during C4C I'll be doubly impressed.
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I'm in Powder Springs, and actually, I mentioned your generation as one I would keeo for 20 years if I had to do all the maintenance myself.

If you bought that vehicle during C4C I'll be doubly impressed.
I crunched the numbers and I have actually made money off of my Versa. The money saved in gas over my ridiculously long commute paid for the car. The more I drive the more I am making. That was coming from a car that got about 27mpg and required premium. I should have bought two of them and stored one away for when this one dies. Really though I wish I could get a micra down here in the states. That would be your winner at the "Cheapskate Corral". Plus it might actually be fun to drive.

I did not take advantage of the cash for clunkers program. I don't think the car I got rid of qualified anyway.


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̶w̶a̶i̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶d̶i̶e̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶I̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶b̶u̶y̶ ̶a̶ ̶t̶r̶u̶c̶k̶,̶ ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶s̶h̶e̶ ̶w̶o̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶d̶i̶e̶ She didn't die but I bought the truck anyway!!
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TTAC I'm all over that, love the junkyard finds!
Plus one on Canuck Micra, esp since we get front and rear stabilizer bars

08 Versa SL hatch 1.8 manual TRADED 288516km Muffler delete video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIl3p...ature=youtu.be
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TTAC I'm all over that, love the junkyard finds!
Plus one on Canuck Micra, esp since we get front and rear stabilizer bars
I want a micra

I agree I did enjoy the TTAC micra piece.


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̶w̶a̶i̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶d̶i̶e̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶I̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶b̶u̶y̶ ̶a̶ ̶t̶r̶u̶c̶k̶,̶ ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶s̶h̶e̶ ̶w̶o̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶d̶i̶e̶ She didn't die but I bought the truck anyway!!
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