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... and I must say the Versa is an incredibly gifted car in a small package.





Been looking at hatchbacks for a little while, and had it narrowed down to the Versa, 3, Soul, and Fit.


The 3 had absolutely terrible interior space. The front seats barely have any room, and the rear seats had NO room. I must admit that the front seats of the 3 are amazing though.


The Soul is nice, but a little too small to look so big. The seating was plentiful, but awkward. It's also very boring to drive, which I didn't expect.


I absolutely love Hondas, and I've owned 4. However, the Fit would be the last car I'd buy on my list. I felt nothing while driving. I suppose that's driver's preference, but it felt like it was driving me. I want to be in control, damn it! lol


All this brings me to the Versa... wow. It was in last place until I sat down in one yesterday. Dealership was closed yesterday, so I didn't get any driving impressions. However, I feel it's very far in the lead. Interior space was ideal. I was able to stretch out my legs in the front seat, while still being able to sit comfortably in the rear seat. Only thing that urked me was the small cargo room in the rear. That could be fixed with folding the rear seats down, but that limits the number of passengers. But, overall... again... wow. Hopefully I'll get to test drive one in the coming weeks.

I couldn't believe that out of the 20+ Versas on the lot, only 2 were 6-speed. :eek:ut:


Oh well, I'll be making the purchase in about 2-3 months. Hopefully I'll be able to post up some pretty pictures of a new black Versa.






(Sorry for any typos/mistakes... my work keyboard SUCKS. Someone spilt coke in it a few months back.)
 

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Did you say WORK keyboard???

I have to agree with you. We test drove all the usual suspects a couple of years back when we bought the V. I liked the 3 the best of all, followed closely by the mini Clubman, but they were thousands more than the V. I would have preferred a 6-spd as well. In the day we would not have gone near a small car that had an automatic. You really can't beat the V for value though.
 

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Did you say WORK keyboard???

I have to agree with you. We test drove all the usual suspects a couple of years back when we bought the V. I liked the 3 the best of all, followed closely by the mini Clubman, but they were thousands more than the V. I would have preferred a 6-spd as well. In the day we would not have gone near a small car that had an automatic. You really can't beat the V for value though.
Yes, I said "work". lol
My work is nice and easy going. They don't care if we get online as long as we get our shit done throughout the day. lol

If it weren't for the piss poor rear leg room, I'd like the 3. Sporty exterior with a decently peppy engine.
 

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The Versa does have amazing interior space for such a small car. Yesterday 5 adults packed into my car to go out for dinner. They were a bit snug in the back, but at least we all fit. The one and only thing I dislike about the car is the trunk space; but I think what it lacks for in trunk space it makes up for in interior/passenger space. Some have very high mileage on their car with few complaints. I don't really have any complaints regarding my Versa. 40K and I still love it !
 

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Hey!

when you say "the 3" are you talking about the Mazda 3?

lets take a look at all 3 and the 3



kia soul


Honda Fit


Versa


lets not forget the sentra =)
 

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We did not even think to look at the Sentra. I just don't like the current styling. I like European cars, so after seeing the Renault Clio and Megane in France, that clinched the Versa for us.

Although #1Tango has a sweet combo with the Sentra engine in his Versa. I would have probably gone with a Corolla before a Sentra for similar pricing. The Fit looks like something my grandmother would drive. In fact on TopGear Clarkson had his mother test drive one.

The Mazda3 and Mini are a lot more substantial feeling, but again not worth the additional cost for my needs. I am holding out for the Fiat 500 Abarth in 2013 at 211 hp!

Hey guys - How about the Cube???
 

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Here's the cube



on my way to work, somebody pulled behind me really close, and it was a brand new yuke! maybe they were in a hurry oh well...


and I don't even know why I'm posting this pics LOL :thumbsup:
when I first met the Versa, it was a rental, I needed to go out of state and my old car sucked, so I went to enterprise car rental to get a compact type of car and they pulled a red nissan versa, I was like WTF I didn't ask for anAveo or a yaris!!!
after i pulled out of the parking lot, the versa said to me, no, I'm not a yaris, and not an aveo because the handling and the room inside was really nice
the versa rental had like 3,000 miles and I also found out that it was very easy to get in and out of the versa :thumbsup:
 

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that is not the production soul interior. I think that is the concept interior. Here is the pic of the real soul interior.


I've been in most and seen in person all of these cars. The juke interior is the smallest but seems to have the highest quality and IMHO is the best looking.

I would never turn anyone away from a Versa. The interior room is unmatched. That the price (I have a 1.6), and the awesome fuel economy makes it a hit.
 

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We did not even think to look at the Sentra. I just don't like the current styling. I like European cars, so after seeing the Renault Clio and Megane in France, that clinched the Versa for us.

Although #1Tango has a sweet combo with the Sentra engine in his Versa. I would have probably gone with a Corolla before a Sentra for similar pricing. The Fit looks like something my grandmother would drive. In fact on TopGear Clarkson had his mother test drive one.

The Mazda3 and Mini are a lot more substantial feeling, but again not worth the additional cost for my needs. I am holding out for the Fiat 500 Abarth in 2013 at 211 hp!

Hey guys - How about the Cube???
My mother was needing a new car and it was between the the 3, Sentra, and corolla. The 3 was too much money. The corolla was good, I'm a Toyota lover 4 life, but we were able to get the sporty Sentra SR for the price of a corolla LE. The Sentra was better in every category then the corolla, and it looked alot nicer. So we got the Sentra. Shes very happy with it, and glad she bought it. I just wish Toyota would turn around and make better cars for your money. Yeah Toyota's known for their engine, transmissions, reliability, etc, but they are not making cars to be useful anymore. My old 2000 Camry LE fit my needs better then a 2011 Camry LE. It shouldn't be that way. I didn't even fit in a Yaris, bumped my head getting in and out, too small, etc. The corolla did pretty good for me, the Camry was not big enough height wise. I had the seat to the floor, and I was still looking at the roof line. I had to do the gangster look just to drive it, lol. So my dad had a Versa at the time, and decided that it was as good as I was gonna get for $15,000 new. The Camry was running a $17,000 deal for a CE. But these are my two cents.
 

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Welcome to the forums!
The Versa does have amazing interior space for such a small car. Yesterday 5 adults packed into my car to go out for dinner. They were a bit snug in the back, but at least we all fit. The one and only thing I dislike about the car is the trunk space; but I think what it lacks for in trunk space it makes up for in interior/passenger space. Some have very high mileage on their car with few complaints. I don't really have any complaints regarding my Versa. 40K and I still love it !
Thanks! My only complaint/worry is the lack of the cargo room in the rear. I rarely carry more than a backpack with me anywhere I go, but there may be a time my wife and I want to take an extended vacation and want to take something more than an overnight bag. Oh well, when that time comes, I may look into roof space. lol

Welcome to the forums brother. Good choice on the hatch. :D
Thanks Josh! Already missing my CB a little bit though. lol

Hey!

when you say "the 3" are you talking about the Mazda 3?

lets not forget the sentra =)
Yes, the Mazda3. I can't believe how mich the price has jumped though. A standard 3 hatchback was $15k just a few years ago. Now the standard 3 is the price of the old Speed3s it seems. But, maybe the dealership only had fully loaded 3 HBs on the lot.

I considered the Sentra, but I'd rather have the space of a HB. I will test drive one when I go to test drive the Versa though.

I've been in most and seen in person all of these cars. The juke interior is the smallest but seems to have the highest quality and IMHO is the best looking.

I would never turn anyone away from a Versa. The interior room is unmatched. That the price (I have a 1.6), and the awesome fuel economy makes it a hit.
Honestly, I think the Juke is the absolute ugliest vehicle on the road. WAY too "weird" looking. lol

I've been looking at used cars in the $8000-$12000 range, but then saw the Versa S hatchback comes new at around $15000 w/ 6-speed and PW/PL.
With that small of a pric difference, I'd rathe buy new.
 

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... and I must say the Versa is an incredibly gifted car in a small package.
Been looking at hatchbacks for a little while, and had it narrowed down to the Versa, 3, Soul, and Fit.
The 3 had absolutely terrible interior space. The front seats barely have any room, and the rear seats had NO room. I must admit that the front seats of the 3 are amazing though.
I absolutely love Hondas, and I've owned 4. However, the Fit would be the last car I'd buy on my list. I felt nothing while driving. I suppose that's driver's preference, but it felt like it was driving me. I want to be in control, damn it! lol
I liked driving the 3 the best, but it let me down everywhere else.
I've never driven a fit, and i'm surprised it was so devoid of feel!
The V won't handle like a 3 or a Mini, but Nissan doesn't engineer it or market it that way either. Nothing a little suspension upgrade can't cure:D
I'm very happy with mine, hope you get to drive one soon. 08v
 

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Good point 08v. And JoshM...I've had my V for a little over 9 months and deff. miss my cb(1st car) but I love the V. Handles great for a 1.6 and the fuel efficiency. :D
 

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JoshM: My versa took three adults to Myrtle Beach three summers ago. My parents and I fit all of our luggage and purchases in the trunk. I have no idea how we did it, but somehow we managed. It was a comfortable, smooth, quiet ride (and it was a long one each way). My brother bought a SE-R Sentra brand new last September and he loves it. He bought the CVT because of traffic issues, but he still loves driving it. I was able to drive his one day and I also love it. I still prefer my little hatch, but it did feel like a nice solid car to drive (with a much bigger cargo area then my Versa). Good luck with your test drives!!!


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We have had 3 versa's, an 07 S sedan, 09 SL hatch, 09 S sedan, 10 Sentra SR, and a 10 Cube SL.

Currently is the Sentra, Cube, and 09 S Versa Sedan.

My experience.
The Sentra is quiet, no body roll, more refined, just a nice car. But it lacks the height and legroom space of a versa. Gets better MPG'S than a Versa and cube. More powerful, but is heavier then versa and cube. It boils down to if you want a more refined car like Sentra, or a little of everything like Versa.

The Cube is big in the inside, has lots of cool features, rides tall, just a tad bigger in the drivers side then versa, much bigger in passenger side then versa, about the same in trunk space compared to hatch, rear seats recline which is nice on trips. The cube is not however great for long, long, drives. We went from NC to MD and felt almost every bump, and we got a little car sick. I heard if you buy the KROM edition it has upgraded suspension, so its nicer. A/C is colder.

The Versa is nosier then the Sentra, but the same with cube. Quieter then most cars that I have heard of. Rides better then the cube, but has much body roll then Sentra, has more rear room then Sentra and cube when front seats are all the way back. To top it off, the Versa has a little of everything that makes it a great car. Great horsepower, room, comfort, suspension, gadgets, etc. This is my two cents, im sure people will disagree with me.
 

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Well, the time has come. I'm planning on picking up a Versa tomorrow.

1.8 SL
Espresso Black on black cloth
CVT trans
Premium Package
Carpeted floor/trunk mats
Cargo area organizer

MSRP = $19k
My price = $15.5k
 

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wow congratulations!
if you get 0% APR then it would be the deal of a life time!
Fog lights...SVT trans....power sunroof, spoiler, premium wheels...CD player with MP3 Port, 2 extra factory tweeters, and all the goodies inside...
Did you get a blue one?


 
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