I'm just trying to figure out why it is that:
*If you want a manual, you have to get an S
*There are NO options available for the S
When I inquired to Nissan USA about this, they pretty much told me to go kick rocks and if I install an aftermarket cruise, it voids the factory warranty.
I mean not why on the warranty thing, I mean why on intentionally building the car in such a manner that I can't simply Lego-brick my Note into the way I want and/or just order one that way from the factory? Is this Nissan's way of FORCING people into a CVT to get options they want and reduce sales on the stick shift, therefore giving them an excuse to phase it out entirely?
I love this little hatchback but Nissan's seriously holding her back. And rowing my own gears, however notchy they may be if I don't double-clutch every shift, is part of this little hatchback's brilliance.
I'm not mad, Nissan. I'm just disappointed.:crying:
LOL Master0fMadness. It's funny but sad at the same time to think what could've been.Yeah, the 2017 300ZX twin turbo with the VR30DDTT engine from the Q50 Red Sport is going to be a blast! ...Oh, wait, they have no plans to doing that.
Bummer, but that's okay, I'll step up to an Altima SE-R coupe. 6 on the floor, wicked! Oh, wait, they dropped that model, too.
...well, that's alright, I can still get some sport and a lot of practicality with the SE-R that started it all, the Sentra!
...wait, that's gone too.
But hey, I can grab a Versa SR... yeah, super sporty! ...except CVT only.
Nissan really dropped the ball. :|
Back in 1990 or 1991, my next door neighbor bought a brand-new black Sentra SE-R coupe. It was pretty sweet. Being 5-6 years old at the time, that gave me such a good first impression of Nissans.
It would've been sweet if the Versa Note had a SE-R trim with a 6-speed manual, a true sporty trim that would've touched upon the good ol' days of the Sentra SE-R. At the very least, offer the Versa Note SR with the 5-speed, as rubbery and long as the shifts are; give enthusiasts the option of rowing their own gears. I am probably the only one who loves the CVT but even I'll admit it's not exactly exciting. It's such a letdown that the SR came only with the CVT; where's the fun in that?! Yes, Nissan really did drop the ball. Gotta do it right if you're offering the "sporty" trim, Nissan (Subaru offers a manual (6-speed?) in the WRX/STI but, to be fair to Nissan, Subaru made the same goof-up by offering a CVT in its WRX/STI instead of a dual-clutch automatic). If people really want the CVT, they can get the S Plus/SV/SL.