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The versa just blows away the competition in sales.
 

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But at the same time, cube is new. Remember when the versa came out? It didnt have many sales either. Matter a fact, we didnt know about the versa in 07, till my dad asked me to do a small car comparison with all the small cars. When I did the research, thats when I found the versa. So it was narrowed down to the versa, yaris, and fit. Honda was too expensive, plus my mother dosent like the small hatch's. Yaris was noisy and cramped. The versa fit the bill, and many more then we expected. Versa hands down.
 

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I'm betting the Cube is selling as well as nissan had hoped. No way they intended for it to sell as well as the Versa. I bet they projected 30k a year or so.
 

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the cube will look great a couple years from now. like the versa, it took time getting used to but now its cutting edge. chock it up for the nissan/renault design team.:party:
 

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The numbers are kinda skewed.

For one thing, the Versa comes in hatchback AND sedan form. Most Americans have an aversion to hatchbacks, wagons, etc.. I imagine that if the FIT came in sedan form, the FIT Vs. Versa numbers would be a lot closer.

Another reason being you can negotiate a much steeper discount with a Nissan than a Honda or Toyota (pre sudden accleration dabacle).

After the Nissan dealership agreed to the absurd numbers for my Versa, I immediately called up all the Honda dealerships within a 100 mile radius to see if I could do the same with a Fit. Let's just say they couldn't (or refused) to get anywhere close - like $2,500.00 difference - and let me walk because they knew they'd have zero problem selling the Fit at near or at sticker.

Anyone know the break down of numbers between the hatchback and the sedan?
 

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I just checked and confirmed it.

Every car above the Mini Cooper (Soul, Aveo, Caliber, HHR, Accent) can be purchased for far below invoice pricing. Aveo, Caliber, HHR, and Accent are also rental darlings.
 

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The numbers are kinda skewed.

For one thing, the Versa comes in hatchback AND sedan form. Most Americans have an aversion to hatchbacks, wagons, etc.. I imagine that if the FIT came in sedan form, the FIT Vs. Versa numbers would be a lot closer.

Another reason being you can negotiate a much steeper discount with a Nissan than a Honda or Toyota (pre sudden accleration dabacle).

After the Nissan dealership agreed to the absurd numbers for my Versa, I immediately called up all the Honda dealerships within a 100 mile radius to see if I could do the same with a Fit. Let's just say they couldn't (or refused) to get anywhere close - like $2,500.00 difference - and let me walk because they knew they'd have zero problem selling the Fit at near or at sticker.

Anyone know the break down of numbers between the hatchback and the sedan?
Sounds like you are Fit-natic. Are you sure you will be happy with a versa? My feeling is pay the extra 2500.00 and get what you wanted in the first place. When I purchased the Versa, I knew after researching vehicles and also watching some young uppity guy getting excited about being a new fit owner, I was hooked on the Versa. I just think the Fit is dorky looking and cheaply built.
 

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Sounds like you are Fit-natic. Are you sure you will be happy with a versa? My feeling is pay the extra 2500.00 and get what you wanted in the first place. When I purchased the Versa, I knew after researching vehicles and also watching some young uppity guy getting excited about being a new fit owner, I was hooked on the Versa. I just think the Fit is dorky looking and cheaply built.

I believe the official online nomenclature is Fit Freak. But to answer your question, yes, I love the Fit. When I bought my Versa, it was completely out of the blue. I stopped into the Nissan dealership to kill time before my next class. They made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Rather, they accepted my absurd offer designed to make them go HELL NO! So yeah, I wasn't in the market for a new car AT ALL.

In any event, the Fit is superior to the Versa in almost every measurable criteria:

- EPA fuel economy
- interior versatility
- far more refined, sweeter sounding engine
- better stock stereo system
- 10X slicker gear shifter
- resale value
- performance (handling)
- superior build quality

In terms of looks, I love the way the Fit looks. I love everything about the Versa's looks except the awful tail lamps.

I almost love my Versa, but there are issues. I'm getting superb fuel economy, though (the one saving grace).

P.S. You shouldn't let "some young uppity guy" or anyone else influence your vehicle purchase.
 

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Hey John Locke, do something to convince me that the fit is go. See if the underbelly is metal. I am sure that all of the hondas have fiberglass underbellies. Why am I concerned? Let's just say thet since the versa is built better than the fit, that reason alone makes me happy about buying the versa. Not to mention the refined interior. But hey, like I told you, you should have bought the fit.
 

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I agree with influence on car purchase. I just think certain cars are meant for certain types of drivers. My brother had a Miata 10 yrs. ago and really liked it. But in my neck of the woods, guys wood give you crud for driving girly vehicles.It's mostly trucks up here with a mix of magnums, chargers, etc. Noone in the middle sector drives beamers or benzs. They do when they are older though. I drive a truck for a living and I will not have a truck for my offtime. If I need to haul something I have a 4 by 8 trailer i can haul short distances with. I don't know if I would trust a fit with a hitch. The V is a stretch.
 

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I bought my V for room, price, and fuel economy. I would have gotten a Fit for performance, reliability and looks.

I personally don't care what people think of me because of my car. The immature ones see me as weak and a girly man for driving my compact (which is larger inside then their pickups). I see it as responsible and a smart economical decision.

The Versa is the new world car. So many are being sold now and so many more will be. The streets will be flooded with used Versa's in a few years.
 
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