Nissan Versa Forums banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,270 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I don't think so :(.

We love V's here. Unlike myself who is fine with stock and just enjoy the space and reliability of mine most here are into modding. The older styles got almost zero love from aftermarket companies and the new sedan seems to be following suit. Yes there are a few go fast goodies and suspension bits but not alot. We can't use the excuse it being a new car either since it's been out since 07 in the US and longer elsewhere. I hope I am wrong and the new Note will follow in the FIT and Yaris footsteps where there seems to be more support. Tons of headers, exhausts, turbo manifolds, intakes etc.

Nissan only providing CVT's for all models except base in the US doesn't help. At least in canada they get the 5spd across the board. Same thing overseas but they don't get the 1.6 engine.

Which brings me to the engine. The HR is seen here as the weak underpowered engine even though in other parts of the world it is actually the premium engine. The new one actually produces less power then the older one but even with that the power to weight ratio is on par with the older MR18 cars. So performance should be the same.

So just because I'm bored at work and wanted to post a topic here it is LOL. So what do you think the future of the Note will hold? Budget, non mod friendly econo box? Or aftermarket companies dream?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,466 Posts
I see a new TV ad depicts Versa Note as spacious and useful, to that end Nissan succeeds.
Track monster? Go faster bits? Nissan_shift? Not so much
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,563 Posts
I found the interior to be very cheap in the one I saw at Nissan recently, even more so than my current versa. When I buy another car down the road, I won't be going with another Versa. I still have mine because its paid off ... And having no debt is a wonderful thing. :)

One thing I do love in my car is the CVT. It's the reason I choose the Versa over the other vehicles I had test driven.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
84 Posts
When will Nissan learn that a good chunk of there customers are not a fan of the CVT? Offer us the manual transmission across the board and a conventional 5spd auto like the fit. At least make a Spec V Versa Note with the Juke drivetrain.


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Nissan really needs to be reading this thread. Create a hot hatch with the Focus/Fiesta ST based on this car:

Renault.com - Clio Renault Sport

The Clio Sport has the MR16DDT with an automatic fed by a dual clutch. This is what the Versa Spec V needs to be. This would be a great comparison for the ST family and MazdaSpeed 3.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,270 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I know in the nissan world it's full of renault haters but I love that car.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,270 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Versa Note Sport? LOL I wouldn't mind if a sport model came out looking like that but nope. Another over seas model released that looks good.




I have a strange feeling we will end up with a nismo Note though by 2015.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
206 Posts
Problem is Versa got no "street cred" like say the early 90s Maxima 4DSC or the Sentra SE-R. Performance designed and marketed cars same with the Fiesta, Sonic and others.

The Versa was the car for tough economic times when it came out, frugal car.

While still a relatively new brand it is a sales leader, however in order for it to build up "street cred" it will take more than a expensive $20k + NISMO edition Versa. All the models even the base need to have the "entertainment" factor so many enthusiast claim they want then the aftermarket will be enticed to support the car.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
206 Posts
That newer Tiida wagon is actually based on the larger more expensive Sentra. It's to large and expensive to be a Versa, more like a Mazda 3 competitor.

In Australia it's known as the Pulsar the top of line Pulsar SSS which comes with the 1.6L turbo motor producing 188 HP starts at $29k Australian dollars if I remember correctly.

But yeah if they could have scaled it down a bit and offer it for cheaper would make a great Versa wagon.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top