I haven't had any problems with mine. it has 76K miles, its a 2007 S 6spd
it is bone stock and I just keep up with the maintenance and I don't race and beat up on it to reduce wear and tear damage because it is the only transportation I have to go to work. I really like my Versa because it gives me no car trouble.
This Versa and my previous Sentra very reliable.
I have been less than gentle with them
Will not corner like a Civic Si tho, more comfort oriented instead...
imo, keep both and get the 6sp with some options