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Hi guys...I have a 2008 versa SL and I'm planning on driving it to this other city which would be about 1000km to there and back so total of 2000km. Just wondering if anyone has had issues driving their versa for a very long distance?? Was it a smooth ride or a total disaster?
 

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the furthest I've driven my V in one shot is just shy of 250 miles, so not as far as you, but i can say that once on the highway with the cruise control set it was perfectly fine. I know there are other members who have done long trips, so maybe they can chime in here. I'll be driving my versa to ohio this summer though, a 15 hour trip! I suspect that i will have no issues wth it however.
 

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Ehhh kinda so and so for me. The most I've driven in one sitting was maybe around 150 miles, but the V just seems like it kills in lumbar support and on long rides I ache in my lower back. Neck pillows help for your neck/head which I find is another issue with the headrest.

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I agree with the lumbar support. I usually roll up a sweatshirt or bring a small pillow and shove it between my back and the seat to solve that problem though. After 3 hours I definitely need to stretch, but its not like im sore for days.
 

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I took my Versa when it was a few months old on a 3000 km road trip (18 hours of driving each way) with 3 adults & tons of luggage. Handled fine and was actually a comfy ride.

Also drive it to Ottawa occasionally (4-5 hr drive each way) and it's great. CVT is nice and smooth.

It will handle fine! Have fun!!! :woot:
 

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The most I've driven was around 250 miles. Wasn't too bad but after 2 hours I had to stop and stretch. I agree about the lumbar support, not having cruise control didn't help either but it was only once and most of my driving is city so I don't miss the cruise control that much. :shrug:
 

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I drivin for about 10 hours at the most in my versa, car does just fine, my back.... Not so much. Welcome to nvf.
 

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Drove from Georgia to Texas last May. 13 hours / 800 miles one way. Car loaded with 3 people and luggage. Car did fine and was pretty decent on gas. Wouldn't hesitate to do it again if i still had the V.
 

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I drove mine to Cape Breton which is ~2100 km and it took me about 22 hours. It did alright, although I wouldn't want to do it with more than 2 people. The narrowness of the car gets to you after awhile.

Longest I have driven it straight (with only gas stops) is 1160 km to wisconsin. Again no problems, just remember its a small car, but still easily doable.
 

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thanks everyone for your replies!! I have faith in my V now lol good to know overall it can handle pretty well. i'll definitely take the advice of finding something to support my back
 

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I have made 3-4 trips from here to NH (700+ miles one way) with out stopping sep for gas, I have never had any problems with the car or being comfy in it heck one trip I made alone and after driving all night I was to tiered to drive anymore so I pulled off at a truck stop and slept in the V for 30 mins before finishing the drive
 

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A year ago me and wife drove to Tennessee. Cruise control nice to have, but also nice to have the manual and move both my legs once in a while.
I never had any lumbar issues, but i have the SL seats which i think are better supporting...important for oldies like me
Also no issues with car itself, its reliability, fuel economy or power. Was two adults, one large and one small suitcase, and some shopping items on the return trip. Wife also has special neck pillow perfect for the car. If we're in either car for more than ten minutes she uses it for a nap lol
 

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Yeah my versa was roomy as well. When I was driving back to my wifes place in oregon from chicago IL a few days before xmas 2011, I stopped to sleep a bit at a rest area on I90 W in montana. It was a bit windy that night when I did stop with 50-70mph wind gusts. I was too sleepy to drive on so I crawled into the backseat and slept for a short while. Got woke up a few times cuz the wind was blowing so hard. So I filled up the legrest area of the back seat with my other pillows got my 2 large wool blankets to keep me nice n toasty in that 20degree dec montana weather :D
 

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Yeah my versa was roomy as well. When I was driving back to my wifes place in oregon from chicago IL a few days before xmas 2011, I stopped to sleep a bit at a rest area on I90 W in montana. It was a bit windy that night when I did stop with 50-70mph wind gusts. I was too sleepy to drive on so I crawled into the backseat and slept for a short while. Got woke up a few times cuz the wind was blowing so hard. So I filled up the legrest area of the back seat with my other pillows got my 2 large wool blankets to keep me nice n toasty in that 20degree dec montana weather :D
Same here, On few occations I filled the space between the front seat and reat seat with some small bags and spread the cotton quilt above that. My kids happily sleep there.
 
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