Our time with the 2009 Nissan Versa
was very... quiet. There's not much road noise to complain about as the ride was very comfortable and the powertrain was smooth, but the vehicle was missing something that would have made the overall experience even better: a radio. Apparently, the lower trims -- including the Base version priced at $9,990 -- don't come with a radio. But aside from the lack of tunes, the Versa 1.6 Sedan does come with all of the bare necessities including air conditioning (not standard on Base), variable-speed intermittent windshield wipers and six airbags. It really is a decent package for the low price of $10,990, especially for those in dire need of a new set of wheels. We just recommend opting for an aftermarket stereo or buying a factory one from the dealer, since the car does include four speakers pre-wired for it after all. But if you're really in penny-pinching mode, you can just get used talking to yourself during every car ride, like we eventually did.