The Truth About Cars » Versa http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:37:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Versa http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com QOTD: What Car On Sale Today, If Given To You Free, Would You Give Right Back? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/qotd-what-car-on-sale-today-if-given-to-you-free-would-you-give-right-back/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/qotd-what-car-on-sale-today-if-given-to-you-free-would-you-give-right-back/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:15:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1090713 I’m all for cheap cars. What I’m not for is unnecessarily cheap cars. And if I was given a new, fresh-out-of-the-Thai-takeout-box Mirage, I’d probably give it right back. Lately, I’ve noticed a massive uptick in the number of Mirages skulking around the streets of my home town. I’d like to think the people who’ve bought […]

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I’m all for cheap cars. What I’m not for is unnecessarily cheap cars. And if I was given a new, fresh-out-of-the-Thai-takeout-box Mirage, I’d probably give it right back. Lately, I’ve noticed a massive uptick in the number of Mirages skulking around the streets of my home town. I’d like to think the people who’ve bought […]

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Review: 2014 Nissan Versa Note (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/review-2014-nissan-versa-note-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/review-2014-nissan-versa-note-with-video/#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 14:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=728514 Making a “cheap” car is a tried and true formula for most auto makers. Making a car with a low sticker and a solid value proposition is tough. Not only do you have to keep the starting price low, but you have to worry about fuel economy, maintenance, insurance and everything that goes into an […]

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Making a “cheap” car is a tried and true formula for most auto makers. Making a car with a low sticker and a solid value proposition is tough. Not only do you have to keep the starting price low, but you have to worry about fuel economy, maintenance, insurance and everything that goes into an […]

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Chicago 2014: Nissan Versa Note Gets “Sporty” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/chicago-2014-nissan-versa-note-gets-sporty/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/chicago-2014-nissan-versa-note-gets-sporty/#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 05:51:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=736081 Nissan has added a few “sports car-inspired” design cues to its practical grocery getter. Badged as an SR model, this facelifted Versa Note features a new grille design, smoked headlights, dark wheels, ground effects and a nice little rear spoiler. The interior has also been given a little bit of the 370Z treatment with a leather-wrapped […]

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Nissan has added a few “sports car-inspired” design cues to its practical grocery getter. Badged as an SR model, this facelifted Versa Note features a new grille design, smoked headlights, dark wheels, ground effects and a nice little rear spoiler. The interior has also been given a little bit of the 370Z treatment with a leather-wrapped […]

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Review: 2014 Ford Fiesta Hatchback (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/review-2014-ford-fiesta-hatchback-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/review-2014-ford-fiesta-hatchback-with-video/#comments Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=683986 For many Americans, the words “Ford Fiesta” dredges up memories of a claustrophobic rattle-trap competing with “Geo Metro” for the title of Worst American Small Car. Personally, the only time I ever wanted a fiesta was during a drunken weekend in Cabo, and it had more to do with tequila than cars. But that was […]

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For many Americans, the words “Ford Fiesta” dredges up memories of a claustrophobic rattle-trap competing with “Geo Metro” for the title of Worst American Small Car. Personally, the only time I ever wanted a fiesta was during a drunken weekend in Cabo, and it had more to do with tequila than cars. But that was […]

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First Drive: 2014 Nissan Versa Note Hatchback (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/first-drive-2014-nissan-versa-note-hatchback-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/first-drive-2014-nissan-versa-note-hatchback-video/#comments Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:41:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493324 I seem to be the only car guy with a soft spot for the Versa. My peers at Car and Driver, Consumer Reports and Autoblog (among others) came off less than impressed by the least expensive car in America when we were all invited to its launch. That left me scratching my head. So I […]

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I seem to be the only car guy with a soft spot for the Versa. My peers at Car and Driver, Consumer Reports and Autoblog (among others) came off less than impressed by the least expensive car in America when we were all invited to its launch. That left me scratching my head. So I […]

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NAIAS 2013: Nissan Teases Versa Note, Because Note Means Hatchback http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-nissan-teases-versa-note-because-note-means-hatchback/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-nissan-teases-versa-note-because-note-means-hatchback/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:06:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473613 Nissan is keeping true to its promise of offering up a new model every 3.5 seconds for the rest of time. What you see above is the newest child to be birthed from Yokohama Prefecture, Japan – the Nissan Versa Note. You can buy a new Nissan Note in Japan – a high roofline 5-door […]

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Nissan is keeping true to its promise of offering up a new model every 3.5 seconds for the rest of time. What you see above is the newest child to be birthed from Yokohama Prefecture, Japan – the Nissan Versa Note. You can buy a new Nissan Note in Japan – a high roofline 5-door […]

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Question Of The Day: Have We Passed The Peak Of Cheap? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/question-of-the-day-have-we-passed-the-peak-of-cheap/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/question-of-the-day-have-we-passed-the-peak-of-cheap/#comments Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:25:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461129 The good old days of late summer 2009. It was a great time to buy a new car. Monthly new car sales in North America had plummeted to under 10 million units.  Access to financing seemed to be near impossible for a lot of consumers. Brands were orphaned. Leasing collapsed. Banks were picky. The future […]

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The good old days of late summer 2009. It was a great time to buy a new car. Monthly new car sales in North America had plummeted to under 10 million units.  Access to financing seemed to be near impossible for a lot of consumers. Brands were orphaned. Leasing collapsed. Banks were picky. The future […]

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Review: 2012 Nissan Versa vs 2012 Nissan Sentra http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/review-2012-nissan-versa-vs-2012-nissan-sentra/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/review-2012-nissan-versa-vs-2012-nissan-sentra/#comments Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=425981 Here’s a statement you won’t see at any other automotive outlet – when I hopped out of a 2012 Mercedes CLS and into a 2012 Nissan Versa SL, I felt like I was at home. This has as much to do with my auto journalist salary as it does my love of bargains. As much […]

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Here’s a statement you won’t see at any other automotive outlet – when I hopped out of a 2012 Mercedes CLS and into a 2012 Nissan Versa SL, I felt like I was at home. This has as much to do with my auto journalist salary as it does my love of bargains. As much […]

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Review: 2012 Nissan Versa http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/review-2012-nissan-versa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/review-2012-nissan-versa/#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2011 20:40:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414542 Do you have automotive tastes common among people of a certain age? Not a fan of huge wheels or firm seats? Want something economical? Meet the new 2012 Nissan Versa. Some small cars are comfortable with their small car-ness. Others, not so well-adjusted, put on airs well above their station. Like more than a few […]

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Do you have automotive tastes common among people of a certain age? Not a fan of huge wheels or firm seats? Want something economical? Meet the new 2012 Nissan Versa. Some small cars are comfortable with their small car-ness. Others, not so well-adjusted, put on airs well above their station. Like more than a few […]

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Review: 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan (Sunny) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/review-2012-nissan-versa-sedan-sunny/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/review-2012-nissan-versa-sedan-sunny/#comments Tue, 26 Jul 2011 17:52:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404336 The last time we looked at the Nissan Versa, in October of 2010, it was the cheapest car in America at under 10 grand. Unfortunately, the price for such a low sticker was dearer than its four-digit sticker. The lack of modern essentials like air conditioning, anti-lock brakes and automatic transmission were more than just […]

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The last time we looked at the Nissan Versa, in October of 2010, it was the cheapest car in America at under 10 grand. Unfortunately, the price for such a low sticker was dearer than its four-digit sticker. The lack of modern essentials like air conditioning, anti-lock brakes and automatic transmission were more than just […]

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New Nissan Versa: Sunny, With A Chance Of Hatchbacks http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/new-nissan-versa-sunny-with-a-chance-of-hatchbacks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/new-nissan-versa-sunny-with-a-chance-of-hatchbacks/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2011 20:22:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=392193 We’ve been wondering whether Nissan would be bringing both a sedan version of its new Versa (sold abroad as the Nissan Sunny) and a hatchback version (sold abroad as the Tiida) to the US market, and now we know: The “Sunny” sedan will be sold here as the Versa sedan starting this summer as a […]

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We’ve been wondering whether Nissan would be bringing both a sedan version of its new Versa (sold abroad as the Nissan Sunny) and a hatchback version (sold abroad as the Tiida) to the US market, and now we know: The “Sunny” sedan will be sold here as the Versa sedan starting this summer as a […]

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This Is Not The 2012 Nissan Versa… Or Is It? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/2012-nissan-versa-or-is-it/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/2012-nissan-versa-or-is-it/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2011 19:14:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391961 Like most auto industry executives, the 2012 Nissan Tiida (Versa) had a choice to make this week: Shanghai or New York? China or Chinatown? Central Park or YuYuan Garden? Reuben or Xiaolongbao? Decisions, decisions. Speaking of which, we’re not even positive at this point that this Chinese-market Tiida (just revealed at the Shanghai show) is […]

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Like most auto industry executives, the 2012 Nissan Tiida (Versa) had a choice to make this week: Shanghai or New York? China or Chinatown? Central Park or YuYuan Garden? Reuben or Xiaolongbao? Decisions, decisions. Speaking of which, we’re not even positive at this point that this Chinese-market Tiida (just revealed at the Shanghai show) is […]

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Review: 2011 Nissan Versa 1.8S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/review-2011-nissan-versa-1-8s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/review-2011-nissan-versa-1-8s/#comments Wed, 27 Oct 2010 18:25:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=370425 Americans like big cars. Even when designing a small car for the American market, it’s important that the small car be as big as possible. Sound like an oxymoron? It should. In a country where big is beautiful, the small practical cars go largely unnoticed, and so it is with the Nissan Versa. If you […]

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Americans like big cars. Even when designing a small car for the American market, it’s important that the small car be as big as possible. Sound like an oxymoron? It should. In a country where big is beautiful, the small practical cars go largely unnoticed, and so it is with the Nissan Versa. If you […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Visions Of A New Versa Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-visions-of-a-new-versa-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-visions-of-a-new-versa-edition/#comments Mon, 11 Oct 2010 18:25:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=368238 In this first look at Nissan’s 2011 Versa, we’re seeing a very different car from the high-roofed, gangly subcompact that has been dominating the B-segment sales charts all year. Which begs the question: should Nissan mess with success? With Kia’s Soul sneaking up on the Versa in year-to-date subcompact sales, will a sleeker sedan keep […]

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In this first look at Nissan’s 2011 Versa, we’re seeing a very different car from the high-roofed, gangly subcompact that has been dominating the B-segment sales charts all year. Which begs the question: should Nissan mess with success? With Kia’s Soul sneaking up on the Versa in year-to-date subcompact sales, will a sleeker sedan keep […]

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Geneva Gallery: 2011 Nissan Juke http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/geneva-gallery-2011-nissan-juke/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/geneva-gallery-2011-nissan-juke/#comments Wed, 03 Mar 2010 20:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=347441 No, it’s not a concept, and yes, it is coming to the US this fall. The Versa-based Juke clearly hopes to banish the term “Aztek” [noun, referring to the ugliest crossover ever sold in the US] from the modern automotive lexicon. We’d Juke around some more about this tiny rolling affront to the laws of […]

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No, it’s not a concept, and yes, it is coming to the US this fall. The Versa-based Juke clearly hopes to banish the term “Aztek” [noun, referring to the ugliest crossover ever sold in the US] from the modern automotive lexicon. We’d Juke around some more about this tiny rolling affront to the laws of […]

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Nissan Plans Low-Cost Cars For America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/nissan-plans-low-cost-cars-for-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/nissan-plans-low-cost-cars-for-america/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2010 15:29:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341796 Yesterday we confronted established automakers’ fears of the disposable automobile imported from China or India, but as Automotive News [sub] reports, the majors aren’t just sitting still on the issue. Nissan, which already sells a decontented Versa for $10k is planning two more vehicles at that price point for the US market, based on its […]

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Yesterday we confronted established automakers’ fears of the disposable automobile imported from China or India, but as Automotive News [sub] reports, the majors aren’t just sitting still on the issue. Nissan, which already sells a decontented Versa for $10k is planning two more vehicles at that price point for the US market, based on its […]

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