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If we get 10 years, we'll be happy. I think the Versa is probably a fine car especially for being so cheap, but the Fit will almost certainly be better.
The other thing I'd say is that you're a lot better off financially buying a car that's a year or two old and still under factory warranty. I can't say I looooove it, but that's purely for a few minor reasons that have nothing to do with how it runs. It's been very reliable, gets great mileage even with all my city driving, and I love how it handles. I can't speak to current model Nissans, but the mid-'90s Nissan I had till about definitely seemed to have more mechanical problems than it should have.
It's very roomy for a subcompact, but the reliability hasn't been great.
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I agree with you that used cars aren't necessarily a good deal. You don't know what you're getting and they're often not enough of a discount of make sense. If you want a new, small subcompact, I would wait a few months until the Honda Fit is in dealerships. Poor fit and finish, cornered like a coffee table and so ugly it hurt my feelings.
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Both Husbunny and I have owned Hondas for the past decade and we could not be happier in our vehicles. I agree, if you can wait, buy a Fit once the new s are in the showroom.
Also, go at the end of the month, during a big game. You'll get a better deal.
The first one, an early's Maxima, and the other a Maxima. When we sold the 90's Maxima, it hadmiles on it, and was still running great. We still have the Maxima, and it now has north ofmiles, and also still running great. So, I'm definitely sold on Nissan quality. My wife drives a Fit Base. Easy to climb in and out of. Holds a ton of stuff, too.
Haven't had any issues. The ride is pretty typical for a Honda, erring on the firm side.
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Get it in manual if you can. We bought ours through AAA and got a pretty good deal. No problems, excellent reliability, nothing but raves. My Versa has been a lemon from the start, with all kinds of quirky electrical issues: It's a nice roomy car for hauling passengers, people in the back seat always remark on the spacious headroom, and the trunk isn't bad for such a little car, but reliable, not really.
I cannot offer any insight as to how it would compare to the Versa, though. If keeping a car this long is realistic for you buying new absolutely makes sense and spending more on the purchase price for a real increase in quality is also a good idea. I prefer Hondas to Toyotas cars anywaybut that is a largely subjective thing.
I have driven both a versa and a corolla as rentals as didn't really care for either one. Both were cheap feeling, handled poorly and I didin't have any confidence in either one on the freeway in traffic I currently own a Nissan Juke which I really like and so far has been very reliable this car shares some mechanical bits with the versa and a LOT of interior bits.
My only quality related complaint is the carpet is really thin and wears quickly. Floor mats are a must. It did have a minor defect from the factory that appears to be an installer error that any car can have happen it was fixed under warranty and Nissan was great-this is more to do with the dealer than the brand though.
I did test drive a Fit for my mom recently she ended up with a subaru forester for the AWD. The fit was typical honda-competent and adequate and confidence inspiring. The Honda Fit's great attribute is amazing interior space in a tiny car.
It is simply astonishing. They are bigger inside than either the versa or yaris and the way the rear seat folds down gives it a HUGE cargo area. I passed on the fit over the juke due to the front sit of the fit didn't go back far enough for my preferred driving position-I am 6'2" and the seat needed to go back about an inch to be really comfortable for me.
I also liked the engine better in the Juke but there is nothing wrong with the Honda-I just wanted the direct injection turbo more. So for these choices I would go with the Fit, especially if you plan on keeping it for more than 5 years. The versa is a great cheap car that is pretty much disposable. The fit is somewhat more, but it is a better value. For the same money I would also look at the Kia Soul if you can take the styling.
And a last note-for reliability reasons I would stay away from any Continuously variable transmission CVT setup. Nissan has really gone whole hog on these and the jury is out on reliability. I hate the way they drive they are good for fuel efficiency though.
So far the biggest problem I have heard on them is they get noisy as they wear and you MUST change the fluid in them to keep them from failing early say k or so.
They also don't seem to take repair into account like Honda or Toyota does; something that takes two hours on a Corolla takes three on a Sentra.
I sometimes feel uncomfortable charging so much more when it wouldn't otherwise. They're both great cars; some of Nissan's bigger-engine cars are a ton of screaming fun to drive. I went into the library and took pictures of the reliability matrix pages with my phone yes, I am a terrible person. Take from that what you will. To be honest I don't like either car you mentioned. I'll be its sole defender then, I guess. It's not a "fun to drive" car, but it's reliable, efficient transportation.
But it's also like half or two-thirds the price of a GTI, and the maintenance is cheaper. It has about 70k miles so far and it's required nothing but oil changes, brakes, and one set of tires. Admittedly that's not that impressive, but a good start. Since it's a new car to the US market there's not a ton of very long-term maintenance data on it, although it's been around for a while internationally as the Tiida, but with different engine options and it seems solid.
The only reason why I wouldn't get a Versa, provided you can live with its very modest performance characteristics though again, the damn thing is so cheap, or at least it was inyou could buy a Versa and a sweet motorcycle for the price of a 'hot hatch' like a Mazda3 and get your jollies on the bikeis if you live in an area where mechanics will just refuse to work on it because "hurf durf jap cars".
That is actually still a thing in some places, believe it or not. In that case, get yourself a Ford Fiesta. I don't drive a ton, but I haven't had any major issues with it. It's really roomy inside for a small car, easy to drive, easy to park.
As Kadin says, it's not the peppiest car in the world my Jetta GL was more fun to drive but it's fine for what you get.
That said, the Versa Note is actually a totally different car than the Versa. In other countries it is considered a different product line much like each incarnation of the Jetta is called something different in Europe. I don't know anything about it. You might be able to find a good deal on a certified pre-owned Versa that's only a few years old? As long as the factory warranty is still in effect, it doesn't matter that you're the second owner.
When my SO bought her Toyota a couple of years ago we had the factory warranty, the certified used warranty that we didn't even want or care about, and the extended warranty. Since there were a couple of items we were able to get taken care of under warranty that we would have had to pay out of pocket for otherwise wheel bearing and something else I can't remember right now, but minor problems, not breakdowns the true cost to us wasn't the full cost of the warranty. I would recommend the Fit or Yaris or a Scion.
I would anti-recommend the Kia Soul, as literally everyone I know who owns one more than 5, less than 10 has had it in for warranty work at least twice in the first 6 months of ownership.
Other than normal car maintenance stuff brakes, tires, etc. I'm pretty happy about that. The only thing that I really don't like is that the OEM battery has something like cold crank amps, which I learned all about when my car had a dead battery on a windchill morning a few weeks ago. In it's defense, the battery was probably due for a replacement anyway, but if you live somewhere with brutal winters, it's something to consider. Also, my boyfriend is 6'3 and all legs, he does not find the Fit comfortable for him at all.
It's got a ton of headroom though. Overall I'm really happy with it. Although Nissan has made an effort to provide the Z car with storage cubbies and pockets tucked into the doors and behind the seats, the fact of the matter is that the shape and size of the two-seat automobile restricts the amount of gear that can be carried along with driver and passenger.
More troubling than a lack of in-car storage is the Z's shallow under-hatch trunk. When the vehicle's cargo cover is deployed the lid threatens to crush even grocery bags placed in the upright position, and with the cover out of the picture the situation is not much better.
Traveling light is the name of the game with the Nissan Z, and one shudders to think about transporting anything more than a few modest bags for a weekend getaway inside the automobile. While the Z car's lack of cargo carrying capability is somewhat disappointing, no one expects an affordable sports car to be much of a mule. Less forgivable is the amount of sound intrusion into the Nissan's cockpit while the vehicle is underway. The Z is a very noisy car to drive, with the sound of its tires on the pavement, its engine, its exhaust system, and the wind passing over its body work all coming together to create a cacophonic symphony.
Sure, the open hatch area directly behind the driver contributes to the lack of isolation in the Nissan's passenger compartment, but the amount of racket that surrounds Z occupants while underway is eyebrow-raising.
Powertrain and Fuel Economy Nissan Z: Hailing from the VQ family of six-cylinder motors that has propagated throughout much of the Nissan lineup, the unit is yoke to either a six-speed manual transmission or seven-speed automatic. Fuel mileage for the Z coupe checks in at mpg in stop and go driving and mpg on the highway. Extra power is available in the NISMO trim, which manages to squeeze an additional 18 ponies and six lb-ft of torque out of the same mill.
Driving Impressions Nissan Z: Driving Impressions From behind the wheel, the Nissan Z is ultimately defined by two very important components: Let's begin with the Z car's suspension system, which we found to be an absolute delight. The Z presents drivers with a perfectly balanced, rear-wheel drive platform that is equally at home sticking to the tarmac like fly paper as it is drifting maniacally through the corners with its tires smoking like a mid-summer BBQ.
The secret to this split personality is the coupe's ability to respond with precision to steering wheel commands and throttle inputs without ever getting itself out of sorts. The limited-slip differential and stiffer shock absorbers provided with the Sport Package were welcome additions to the car, and played a significant role in punching up our confidence in its willingness to go exactly where we pointed it, without hesitation.
Upgraded brakes including four-piston fronts also come with the Sport Package. As enamored as we were with the Z's chassis, we can't say the same about its engine and transmission combo. Something happened when the VQ engine was punched out from 3. There's nothing pleasurable about running the Z through its rev range, which is disappointing in a performance coupe - doubly so when considering that the Sport Package's SynchroRev Match feature automatically blips the throttle when downshifting the six-speed manual transmission.
Despite not offering the kind of aural candy that we would prefer from such a striking coupe, the throttle blipping performed by the SynchroRev Match system is nothing short of magical.
It works perfectly, every single time, which lets you focus more on your driving line and less on your heel-toe footwork when out on the track. Purists might complain that this high tech magic makes the car's driving experience less engaging, but there's no arguing with the results.
Downshifts might be smoother with automatic rev matching, but the Z's transmission isn't quite as slick from throw-to-throw as we would have liked. Part of this has to do with the clutch pedal's tricky engagement, which seemed to have two distinct zones of resistance that made it difficult to be smooth off of the line in the car. The Nissan Z is certainly no slouch when it comes to performance, snapping off a zero-tomph time in the neighborhood of five seconds when properly launched.
The 3, lbs curb weight of the car, however, keeps the car from feeling as quick as it really is when accelerating from a stop. A better appreciation for the Z car's output can be achieved on the highway, where the coupe hustles over the center line and passes with aplomb. Don't get us wrong: The vehicle's handling is truly excellent, and the two-seater deserves to be flogged on the race track in order to garner a true estimation of its capabilities.
Our caveats regarding its engine and power production are simply drawn from the high expectations that its chassis asks its drivetrain to meet - a high bar that perhaps requires more than horses to hurdle. Safety Nissan Z: Safety The Nissan Z offers a full range of modern safety features, including forward airbags, side impact airbags, electronic stability control, and traction control. Side curtain airbags are also offered with the coupe, providing significant protection for both vehicle occupants.
Active head restraints that work to prevent whiplash, and an anti-lock braking system are also included free of charge with the Nissan Z.