"My 2009 SL hatchback is as advertised. A very comfortable, dependable vehicle, with no major complaints. I would be happier with a telescoping steering wheel; and rear view mirror switches that could be reached with the driver in a normal sitting position. (Maybe my arms are too short)."
"HIGHLIGHTS: The roomy interior belies its sub-compact exterior. I'm a tall man, and its entryway is not a head-bumper. There is more than enough room for 4 people, even with the driver's seat all the way back, leg room is adequate for the average person. The trunk held 4 huge bags my daughter stuffed in it when she returned from 2 years in London, England.
A/C is fine, as is the heating system and the CV transmission is marvelous. Cruise-control maintains its setting with extreme accuracy.
Seats are the most comfortable I've had in any of my cars. They're almost like easy chairs with excellent back support.
Handling is not what one would expect from a sports car, but the Versa is not a sports car. For me, it maneuvers just fine.
Extras are more than adequate and some are pleasant surprises. The sound system is great, and the fact that it accepts my iPod is a huge plus. Instruments are easy to read and well lit. For some reason, Consumers said the volume control was difficult to reach. In my opinion, they couldn't be more wrong.
DOWNERS: The mileage isn't what one could reasonably expect from such a small car, but 29-31 mpg in town is not too bad. I know Consumers insists that it averages 26-27, but I've never had mileage that low and I am not light-footed. However, if Consumers is correct (and they're not always) Toyota and Honda both make sub compacts that offer much better mileage. Whether or not I would enjoy driving them as much, I cannot say.
The steering wheel needs to extend. It's too far from the driver.
I could wish I had anti-lock brakes but they were almost impossible to find in the 2007 Versa."
"I own a driving school. Hands down this is the easiest-to-drive car I considered. (Not the hatchback model, which has a very small rear window.) I compared to Toyota Corolla, Yaris, Prius, Hondas, and many others and this is the best value for the money meeting my needs. The seat adjusts to students ranging from 4 feet to 7 feet tall. The look is modern and impressivea, but simple. Mind you, the cheap model is exactly that. But for my needs, this upgraded model with ABS and bluetooth has those critical safety features without a huge price. Both features have probably saved me several times by now. I'm now at 33K miles in 5 months and very happy. It impresses my customers (who will soon be buying a car) and when I tell them what I paid, they usually seem interested in getting the same."
"I love my versa!! I got it in Jan. of 2007 and have never had any problems with it. The only issue I have with it's quality isn't in the car it's self, the hubcaps that came with it are cheap as cheap can be! My husband was driving down the highway, and saw this thing fly behind him, when he got home he realized it was the hubcap! Needless to say thats the only problem we've had with it."
"We have had our Versa S for a year now, and we love it. It is very roomy inside and the hatchback provides so much trunk space. It gets great gas mileage (31+ consistenly) and is fun to drive. Wonderful car for the price."
"I just bought the new Versa SL hatchback and I couldn't be happier. This car is roomy and comfortable with lots of great features. And with the rebate currently offered by Nissan, it was very affordable to get all the options I wanted and still have a low payment. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a stylish and comfy gas-saver!"
"My wife and I bought this car about 3 months ago, and we've put 6,000 miles on it including many long highway stretches. We've often had 4 adults (plus one kid occasionally) in it, always with room to spare. It does not feel cheap like other low-priced cars, and the performance of the CVT transmission is unmatched. My wife drives it mainly in the city and always gets 30+ MPG. It's a fun car to drive and looks great."
"I work with cars every day, different makes and models. This little car is probably the best car we have overall! I have seen this car get 40 mpg consistently! I have never seen a car get that kind of gas mileage! Its got more power than the cobalt I own and does better on gas mileage! There is so much room in this car! My dad who is 6'4" and doesn't drive anything smaller than his Toyota Tundra drove this car and loved it. He even fit in the back seat comfortably. I would recommend this car to anyone!!! I am going to buy this car after the warranty on mine runs out!!!!!!"
"When my wife drives this car (it's hers) everyone in town smiles and waves. It's that cute, and it's that unusual.
Smooth ride, 32 MPG in the first 500 miles out (highway at 65 MPH), great sound system (we got the subwoofer option) and the ONLY car in its class that gave us a sunroof option.
Would recommend to anyone."