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2014 Nissan Versa Note |*MotorWeek


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Engine: 1.6-liter I4

Horsepower: 109

Torque: 107 lb-ft.

0-60 mph: 10.1 seconds

1/4 mile: 17.6 seconds @ 83 mph

EPA: 31 mpg city/ 40 mpg highway

Energy Impact: 9.4 barrels of oil/yr

CO2 Emissions: 4.2 tons/yr
These performance numbers are better then I expected though still slow. I actually think these numbers are slower then the sedan. I wonder if the manual transmission could improve upon this. I have a strong feeling they can. Overall a decent review.
 

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2014 Nissan Versa Note |*MotorWeek

I will post the video here when it becomes available.



These performance numbers are better then I expected though still slow. I actually think these numbers are slower then the sedan. I wonder if the manual transmission could improve upon this. I have a strong feeling they can. Overall a decent review.
Yes, this is airing this Saturday in Canada. I have it set to PVR.
 

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Video is up! Not a bad review at all IMHO.
 

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Seems pretty accurate to me
Not a blistering package of motoring excitement, but best blend of space, versatility, economy, value.
 

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Can't go wrong with a John Davis review.

I agree we can use more power but I know it would not deliver the 40 mpg's I get on a regular basis. It's fine.

I will be real curious when they get a chance to review the Mitsubishi Mirage, I'm convinced our Versa is the best package for the money, much more robust car compared to the Mirage. They share the same Jatco CVT that's why I bring up the Mirage. I will say I like the Mirage's center stack layout compared to our Versa and it comes with more standard features and gets better MPG but our Versa just is a more robust vehicle even as a city car for about similar money and we have the luxury of a strong dealer network.

 

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Mirage definitely is the new budget A to B car.
 

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Can't go wrong with a John Davis review.

I agree we can use more power but I know it would not deliver the 40 mpg's I get on a regular basis. It's fine.

I will be real curious when they get a chance to review the Mitsubishi Mirage, I'm convinced our Versa is the best package for the money, much more robust car compared to the Mirage. They share the same Jatco CVT that's why I bring up the Mirage. I will say I like the Mirage's center stack layout compared to our Versa and it comes with more standard features and gets better MPG but our Versa just is a more robust vehicle even as a city car for about similar money and we have the luxury of a strong dealer network.

First Look: 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage - YouTube
yeah i saw this on jatco's website also that the mirage uses the same CVT7 as the Note, what i'm curious about is how everyones CVT has held up over the years in the newer 2012 and up versa. so far mine has been pretty much bulletproof and very responsive, but i was just wondering since people on the Altima boards are complaining of CVT's failing left and right (which i believe is blown way out of proportion) and of CVT shudder and lag, none of which happen on my Note which leads me to question why they didnt develop a beefed up version of the CVT7 transmission for the larger cars and instead decided to go with a slightly redesigned version of a traditional CVT? so how has everyones who has the CVT in their 2012 and up versa been holding up, any issues or problems?
 

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yeah i saw this on jatco's website also that the mirage uses the same CVT7 as the Note, what i'm curious about is how everyones CVT has held up over the years in the newer 2012 and up versa. so far mine has been pretty much bulletproof and very responsive, but i was just wondering since people on the Altima boards are complaining of CVT's failing left and right (which i believe is blown way out of proportion) and of CVT shudder and lag, none of which happen on my Note which leads me to question why they didnt develop a beefed up version of the CVT7 transmission for the larger cars and instead decided to go with a slightly redesigned version of a traditional CVT? so how has everyones who has the CVT in their 2012 and up versa been holding up, any issues or problems?
My '13 sedan just turned 10k miles this week and has no problem with the unit.

I like the auxiliary gear set it feels kind of like a gear shift when the torque converter locks up and switches to the belt drive.

I suspect our CVT's will be more reliable as the engine produces low torque and the gear set takes some of the load when it's in use, CVT's love torque but it's also been known to be a downfall because of the friction it produces on the belt.

Like anything proper maintenance and taking it easy will go a long way.
 

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My '13 sedan just turned 10k miles this week and has no problem with the unit.

I like the auxiliary gear set it feels kind of like a gear shift when the torque converter locks up and switches to the belt drive.

I suspect our CVT's will be more reliable as the engine produces low torque and the gear set takes some of the load when it's in use, CVT's love torque but it's also been known to be a downfall because of the friction it produces on the belt.

Like anything proper maintenance and taking it easy will go a long way.
I also suspect that because of the way the pulleys are situated in the transmission it will help with keeping the transmission oil completely away from the cvt belt which is another cause of failure on the cvt transmission.from what I have researched though there is very little people having issues with the cvt in the 2012 and up versa
 
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