2007 Nissan Versa S Hatchback from North America
My Versa has been very reliable and gets decent gas mileage
Tire pressure Gauge - one of the sensors malfunctioned at about 135000 miles.
Steering Wheel Material - Cosmetic damage - was like this when I got the car at 35000 miles - don't know why.
Alternator - went out on it around 120000 miles. No issues since I replaced it myself.
CD Player (Single Disc) - Eats CDs and you can't get them out without dismantling the player. This just started at 145000 miles, but Google revealed this is a common issue for Nissan.
Driver's Side Exterior Door Handle - There is a plastic clip that broke off, leaving a cosmetic plastic piece surrounding the key hole gone. Have to purchase the entire assembly if I want to replace it.
Factory Wheel Covers - First one popped off within 6 months, Second popped off around 3 months later. My aftermarkets from Wal Mart have given me no issues since then though.
General Maintenance: I've replace bulbs in both headlights and both tail lights. One tail light has gone out twice. New battery as needed once or twice.
Extremely pleased with this car. I only paid 10k for it, and it has carried me 110,000 miles across 6 years (I don't consider alternators major as I have had to change that out on all 6 vehicles I've owned. It is my curse).
No engine issues and I have been lax on the oil changes a few times, but usually have it done every 6000 miles or so as recommended in the manual. Transmission works fine.
The 4 cylinder engine does run at a high RPM, which took some getting used to. Accelerating is fine at lower speeds. But when accelerating at high speeds on the highway, give yourself some extra time before trying to jump out in front of someone.
No idea what they advertised the gas mileage as. I get about 32 MPG on the highway driving normal. I went through a phase where I tried to keep the RPM as low as possible to see what I could do, and got 36 MPG highway.
The car had lots of space when I compared it to others in the same size/price range at the time of purchase.
As far as total room for the driver, I'm only 5'6" though. Not sure how someone more than 6' tall would feel about it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th September, 2015