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I am planing on getting a 2022 Versa when they come out. I will be 64 most likely will be my last car. I want an SV model are there any options that I should be aware of or extended warranty's that I need. Thanks for any input. Back in the day I had a 1985 Stanza I got 198,677 miles out of it before I traded it off, all I ever did to it was a battery a radiator hose and 3 sets of tires.
 

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I'd suggest doing research on Nissan CVT's before spending the amount of money a new Versa costs. The CVT seems to have been Nissan's weak link for the past 20 or so years. When I bought my '16 Versa SV (used/rebuilt title) I didn't do my research first. Lucky for me my CVT is covered under the 7/84 extended warranty provided by a class action law suit. Mine is currently at 31K miles, just had it's first fluid/filters change at about 30K and is doing fine. I don't think I'd ever pay the price for a new Nissan with a CVT.
 

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The vehicle sat low and was a little difficult for me to get in and out of(arthritis-knees, hips) when I bought the car 7 years ago(2014S). I made a commitment to loose weight. That did not happen. As time has reared its ugly head, it has become even more difficult. Although I am still happy with my vehicle, it is still an inconvenience. At present, I can live with it. But I may have this car another 10 years. So, a factor to consider when test driving.
 

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The vehicle sat low and was a little difficult for me to get in and out of(arthritis-knees, hips) when I bought the car 7 years ago(2014S). I made a commitment to loose weight. That did not happen. As time has reared its ugly head, it has become even more difficult. Although I am still happy with my vehicle, it is still an inconvenience. At present, I can live with it. But I may have this car another 10 years. So, a factor to consider when test driving.
Thank You for your input.
 

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My '07 Versa HB has a CVT and never given me any problems. Perhaps I'm the outlier, but this was the first year the Versa was introduced with the CVT and with regular maintenance, it's given NO problems.

Also, I'm turning 67 this week, and this is definitely NOT my last car! I own three Nissans and one Infiniti, so I'm looking forward to the future.
 

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My '07 Versa HB has a CVT and never given me any problems. Perhaps I'm the outlier, but this was the first year the Versa was introduced with the CVT and with regular maintenance, it's given NO problems.

Also, I'm turning 67 this week, and this is definitely NOT my last car! I own three Nissans and one Infiniti, so I'm looking forward to the future.
I'm not saying all CVT's will die prematurely, I just wanted the OP to know the risks and there are definitely risks involved considering the number of failures I've read about at well under 100K miles and Nissan has already settled multiple class action suits on their CVT's. With standard automatic transmissions I've had cars in access of 200K miles that to my knowledge have never had fluid/filter changes. I have two Fords that fall into that category right now both were got used so it's possible previous owners had the fluid/filters serviced but I haven't and both transmissions are solid. How many miles do you have on your '07? I'm 61, my '16 Versa has 31K miles and just had it's first fluid/filters change at 29993 miles. I plan on doing another service at about 60K miles and will probably do multiple drain/fills between 90-100 and replace the filters on the last of the series.
 

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My '07 Versa HB currently has 67K miles. The CVT fluid was changed two years ago.
Then your Versa isn't in a high mileage category yet. I've been watching used cars in this area for a few months trying to find a good used one at a decent price for my wife and have seen a few Versa for sale with bad transmissions at slightly over 100K miles and have read about some on the internet with failures as low as 10K miles and many below 100K. I bought mine used with a rebuilt title in Feb. 2019, it had 10,546 miles at the time of purchase. I got it for $5300. so I figure if I can get it to 100K or better without any major issues I've done OK.
 

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Then your Versa isn't in a high mileage category yet. I've been watching used cars in this area for a few months trying to find a good used one at a decent price for my wife and have seen a few Versa for sale with bad transmissions at slightly over 100K miles and have read about some on the internet with failures as low as 10K miles and many below 100K. I bought mine used with a rebuilt title in Feb. 2019, it had 10,546 miles at the time of purchase. I got it for $5300. so I figure if I can get it to 100K or better without any major issues I've done OK.
I never claimed my Versa had high mileage, only that it's been on the road for over 14 years and never had a CVT-related problem. It's also notable that this was the first year of production for the Versa out of the Aquacaliente, Mexico plant with the CVT.
 

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I never claimed my Versa had high mileage, only that it's been on the road for over 14 years and never had a CVT-related problem. It's also notable that this was the first year of production for the Versa out of the Aquacaliente, Mexico plant with the CVT.
I've got a '97 Ford Escort station wagon (25 years old) that's had nothing done to it other than regular maintenance, tires and replacing a stripped nylon gear inside the speedometer but at 42K actual miles I wouldn't expect any other problems. My '88 Escort went 518K miles before I finally retired it, as far as I can remember the only thing ever done to it other than regular maintenance and normal wear items was replacing the intake manifold where I cracked it by over tightening a nut. Never any engine or transmission issues.
 

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No Most of my driving is in the city plus. I have had knee surgery and a manual is not an option
Darn, too bad, that was a great suggestion. I have an '09 with a 1.8L and a non-CVT automatic. Just hit 200,000 and I was looking at 'newer' Versas. I was heading for the manual, but decided to put my down payment into this one and keep it (I really like it!). The response that mentioned the warranty might be the way to go, get it in writing, so to speak, and you're set. Bet you miss the Stanza, I miss mine :>
 

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I am planing on getting a 2022 Versa when they come out. I will be 64 most likely will be my last car. I want an SV model are there any options that I should be aware of or extended warranty's that I need. Thanks for any input. Back in the day I had a 1985 Stanza I got 198,677 miles out of it before I traded it off, all I ever did to it was a battery a radiator hose and 3 sets of tires.
I'd suggest a gently used Civic or Corolla if you want similar reliability.
 

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I'd suggest a gently used Civic or Corolla if you want similar reliability.
I have had 2 civics in the past The current crop of Corollas have engine block issue's aka cracks. I have seen 3 cracked blocks 2 were brand new one had barely 14000 miles. I had a Tacoma in 2001 that was a lemon towed in 3 times in 21000 miles.I really want a Nissan Thank you for your input.
 
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