Newest Nissan Versa offers barebones ...

Newest Nissan Versa offers barebones style and price, high mileage

There are 8 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 15, 2009, titled Newest Nissan Versa offers barebones style and price, high mileage. In it, Newsday reports that:

Give carmaker Nissan credit for offering shoppers a deal. Just as the U.S. economy was taking a dive late last year, the company introduced a new version of its Versa sedan that's priced so low, it competes with used cars.

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liner

Bronx, NY

#1 Jul 15, 2009
This is no more a mid-sized car than I am. That's like saying your two room house is a mansion because the roof is ten stories high. If this thing competes with used Hondas or Toyotas, I'd go used in a New York minute.
Richland Creek

United States

#2 Jul 16, 2009
This car is a disposable piece of junk. Newsday will only tout rice burners.
OhWellSchitHappe ns

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Jul 16, 2009
Not impressed with 26/34mpg for a bare bones rolling coffin when my full-size American luxury car gets 19/30mpg. Two tanks of gas can get me to Florida comfortably and safely.

Since: Aug 08

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Jul 19, 2009
OhWellSchitHappens wrote:
Not impressed with 26/34mpg for a bare bones rolling coffin when my full-size American luxury car gets 19/30mpg. Two tanks of gas can get me to Florida comfortably and safely.
I've gotten 45MPG with my wife's 32MPG Hyundai Accent. Pretty sure I could get 41+MPG on the right road with the Versa & go 500+ miles. Your coffin remark is just an American's way of not careing about high MPG. I've been in an auto accident with my small car & came out well in the accident. Avoided 3 accidents with my other small cars that would have been accidents with a bigger car. Check out fueleconomy.org . Bet few cars of your make & model can get 30MPG.
OhWellSchitHappe ns

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Jul 20, 2009
litesong wrote:
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I've gotten 45MPG with my wife's 32MPG Hyundai Accent. Pretty sure I could get 41+MPG on the right road with the Versa & go 500+ miles. Your coffin remark is just an American's way of not careing about high MPG. I've been in an auto accident with my small car & came out well in the accident. Avoided 3 accidents with my other small cars that would have been accidents with a bigger car. Check out fueleconomy.org . Bet few cars of your make & model can get 30MPG.
Unfortunately, we canít always travel the ďrightĒ roads to get where weíre going and obtain maximum fuel economy. We canít always drive downhill with the wind either. Itís not that I donít care about fuel economy, but would rather have economy and size together. A previous full-size car I had got awful mileage by comparison and Iím happy as a clam now with the best of both worlds. Thereís a good reason police, limousine and cab companies rely on the Ford Panther platform. Iím not a high mileage driver and trying to squeak every last mile per gallon would be nuts compared to what Iíd be giving up. A compact car would do just fine for local shopping, but what about my out of state road trips where I have passengers/cargo? Not much room for anything and certainly not comfortable at all.
Glad to hear you faired well with your collision. Iíve had a couple of fender benders and was damn glad to have a big car. The woman who hit me put a dent in the back door and had her car towed away and totaled while I drove away.
Itís all about preference and needs. For now, I need a big car. No SUVís.

Since: Aug 08

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Jul 20, 2009
OhWellSchitHappens wrote:
Itís all about preference and needs. For now, I need a big car. No SUVís.


At least you ain't in some jacked up pick-up so you can 'walk' over the cars you run into. People who purposefully have such jacked up vehicles & cause a 'killing accident' in which they 'walk' over a car, need to be put on trial for murder.
OhWellSchitHappe ns

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Jul 20, 2009
litesong wrote:
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At least you ain't in some jacked up pick-up so you can 'walk' over the cars you run into. People who purposefully have such jacked up vehicles & cause a 'killing accident' in which they 'walk' over a car, need to be put on trial for murder.
Those things are useless to me and they guzzle gas at a rate of twice what I use. I need a trunk (for security reasons) and comfortable room for four. If I need to transport anything from Home Depot or Loweís, I can borrow a friendís/neighborís gas guzzler for the two mile ride. Worst case scenario is renting one for $20.
Again, itís all about needs and practicality. Here on Long Island, itís usually about wants and I feel safer in a full-size with all the idiots on the roads. SUVís have a tendency to flip in collisions and are not comfortable for me (bad back).
Comparing initial cost, fuel economy and needs, I did the best I could and saved a fortune. I suppose you did what suits you as well.
Happy (and safe) motoring!!!

Since: Aug 08

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Jul 20, 2009
OhWellSchitHappens wrote:
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Those things are useless to me and they guzzle gas at a rate of twice what I use. I need a trunk (for security reasons) and comfortable room for four. If I need to transport anything from Home Depot or Loweís, I can borrow a friendís/neighborís gas guzzler for the two mile ride. Worst case scenario is renting one for $20.
Again, itís all about needs and practicality. Here on Long Island, itís usually about wants and I feel safer in a full-size with all the idiots on the roads. SUVís have a tendency to flip in collisions and are not comfortable for me (bad back).
Comparing initial cost, fuel economy and needs, I did the best I could and saved a fortune. I suppose you did what suits you as well.
Happy (and safe) motoring!!!
People in the west tend to have to drive further than people in the East, so high MPG becomes important. I love Mt. Rainier, eastern Washington & Oregon, Idaho & Crater Lake....the Pacific Ocean.....Cascade Mtns......Rocky Mtns.

Someone said gas was over $4 per gallon last year. But getting 45 to 51 MPG, going over 11,000 feet of up & down mountains, I didn't notice the cost difference.:)

Happy motoring to you too.

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