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a response to the wjs piece from torque news Nissan Versa Note gets slammed by the WSJ, we counter | Torque News.

In my personal opinion the Note needs a top model. Something with a little more oomph, rear disc brakes, and a 5/6speed manual or at least something other then a CVT. Also something with the better quality interior then what's in there now. Similar to the overseas interior. I know it will drive the cost up but the cost is already up once you add the wing, around view, and the rest of the gizmo's that quite frankly don't really have a place in a car like this.
 

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a response to the wjs piece from torque news Nissan Versa Note gets slammed by the WSJ, we counter | Torque News.

In my personal opinion the Note needs a top model. Something with a little more oomph, rear disc brakes, and a 5/6speed manual or at least something other then a CVT. Also something with the better quality interior then what's in there now. Similar to the overseas interior. I know it will drive the cost up but the cost is already up once you add the wing, around view, and the rest of the gizmo's that quite frankly don't really have a place in a car like this.
while i agree with most of your statement i actually find that the CVT in the Note is very responsive to throttle input, and as for WSJ commenting on something they know nothing about i feel that Torque was justified in their response to WSJ. what i mainly took away from the WSJ review was that he was mainly bitching about the plastic interior which if he were actually researching the Note's competitors would realize that aside from a few choice examples, are all pretty much plastic interior and i have to laugh even more when i see comparisons to the interior of the Honda Fit when i know for a fact from one of my buddies that owns one that the interior is also mostly hard plastics.
 

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that is just what Dan Neil thinks :thumbsup:

so basically what i gather from that is that

1.) He really does know nothing about cars

2.) he is just like every other journalist who likes to exaggerate things way out of proportion to sell newspapers and get ratings


Like i said, WSJ lacks any credibility in the automotive review business, business in general yes but automotive reviews, no lol
 

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I test drove seven cars in the same segment as the Versa Note before purchasing one. There is very little or no difference in the interior quality between them all, provided you are comparing models at the same price/feature point. The gizmos, interior room and mpg are what puts the Versa Note ahead in this segment and why I bought one.
 

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It depends on what one is looking for in a car. In my case, it was something to get me from A to B at a low operating cost. In my daily commute, I rarely get over 40 MPH so 0-60 is not a issue with me. I test drove Fit, Soul, and Veloster, and I am more than pleased with my Note-SV/SL.
 
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