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Is it worth it.....

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I'd like the forums opinion about our 2011 1.8L 6 speed manual.
It has 167K miles on it and runs well.
We bought it a few years ago used, with about 121K miles.
SInce then I've put new plugs, coil packs, rear brakes, transmission oil and a catalytic converter. Oh and a passenger side CV joint.
With a consistent 30+ mpg, it is hard to find fault! :)

The "looming" concern is about the clutch. And I know that's dependent on driver skill. The car is currently driven by my 62 yo girlfriend exclusively. She's fair to good, with a clutch. She drives relatively sanely...Just don't tell her I said that!!!:rolleyes:

At the moment, the clutch pedal has proper height and pressure.

At this time, we can't afford to keep a car that may become too problematic in the future....

So to my questions...
Is it reasonable to think this car can continue to provide good service into the foreseeable future? Based on what most folks experience here is?

My main concern is the clutch. Anything else?

Many Thanks for your thoughts! :)
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I don't get it...

Is it worth keeping a car that currently runs fine?

Or is it worth a clutch replacement if/when it's needed?
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Sorry, I mean is it worth the cost of getting a clutch put in at this point in the cars life.... I'm trying to get an idea of there is some upper point in time and mileage where there car isn't worth cost.. Thanks for looking and taking the time.....
My $0.02 - Don't fix what isn't broke.

Just because the car has high mileage doesn't mean the clutch is bad - I had a Saturn go well into 200K on it's clutch....mileage doesn't mean anything.

The "test" I've always used is: At a dead stop, put the car in it's highest gear, 5th or 6th, and let out the clutch, just for a second. If it stalls, your clutch is fine....if it keeps running, your clutch is near death.

At 120K is a Nissan Versa worth a clutch replacement? Judgement call. I personally wouldn't do it, because this is a throw-away car to me. But if it's worth it to you, then yeah, replace the clutch. BUT....if you're replacing it anyway, I'd suggest getting a cheap clutch and pressure plate - don't go with genuine Nissan, because the rest car will never make it to needing a 3rd clutch.
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