Based on 478 Ratings for the 2007 - 2011 models.Review this car
By JR on Thursday, October 16, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 83,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "fair gas mileage lots of room front and back seats"
Cons: "paint chips to easy"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"this entry level car from Nissan is a great car for the money. I have had very low maint. cost on this car with 83000 miles it still has OE brakes and battery this is a great work car or first car for kids all the way thru collage. for me it was a good bang for the buck. I think 200k will be no issue. I am a keep the car in shape person change oil every 5k air and cabin filters every 15k the car is checked every 5k the tires are balanced and rotated at oil changes the car gets checked top to bottom then."
By Buggerlugs on Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Excellent handling, visibility and space inside"
Cons: "3-4 sec gearbox time delay from forward to reverse"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Tremendously spacious for a small hatchback, including plenty of room for tall adults' legs in the back!. Also does not give you claustrophobia, as the "driver cockpit" cars like Prius and Fit. It is actually practical to slide over from the driver's seat to the passenger seat! Much better visibility all round than most competing cars. Great acceleration and CVT transmission is very smooth, but only moderate gas mileage at about 30 mpg mixed. Nice tight turning circle, too."
3 people out of 6 found this review helpful
By Gurlcat on Sunday, September 28, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 112,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Virtually no mechanical problems"
Cons: "Too little ground clearance"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I've had this '09 Versa hatchback for 4.5 years now, she's at 112k miles and the only trouble I've had was two years ago when the transmission went out. Well, turned out there was a recall for this model/year on transmissions so I got it completely replaced, completely free. Other than that, no problem with any other system, major or minor! The car is good on gas, handles nicely and the seats are so comfortable that long trips are very pleasant. This was my first hatchback and now I don't think I could ever go back to having a regular trunk again. Especially with the fold-down rear seats, this tiny car has hauled some surprisingly large items. I also love the smart key, namely the fact that it will not let you lock the keys inside the car, something I "try" to do on an embarrassingly frequent basis. Nice to have a car smarter than I am. My minor complaints are that there are no cupholders in the back seat area, and the rubber door trim started coming off very early on. My one major complaint is the poor ground clearance. This makes bumps and dips a real problem and I've had trouble keeping the bumper on almost this whole time."
4 people out of 5 found this review helpful
By Versa08 on Friday, September 26, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 119,000overall rating 4 of 10rating details
Pros: "Interior space"
Cons: "no heat or air"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Very disappointed in this car. I have a 2008 Nissan Versa. The muffler came loose and randomly fell off 2 years ago. The heat and air are unreliable. The heat and AC have been going out for the past 1 1/2 years. No air will blow, regardless of the setting. Mechanic unable to do problem since it works fine on week, then won't work at all the next. It tends to quit working during the coldest winter weather and hottest summer. Also, it has a very noisy ride, especially with the windows rolled down. It does not handle well when driving, especially in the wind. The gas mileage is not as good as I would expect from a compact car. I average about 28mpg hwy driving. The only good thing about this car is the interior room. There is much more leg space than can be expected for a car this size."
5 people out of 9 found this review helpful
By Brulisa on Tuesday, September 16, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 44,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "great price"
Cons: "Fabric Seats attract animal, human hair."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6
"After owning a late 1990's Camaro, the change to the Versa was quite a difference. On the positive note, I wanted a change to a Sedan that was inexpensive and the Versa fit that need. I purchased my used Versa on 06/23/2012. It is very reliable, more nimble than I expected, and the acceleration is good."
5 people out of 7 found this review helpful