31st Aug 2013, 21:56
I test drove a couple of Versas while helping a good friend select a new car. I was impressed with the roomy interior of the Versa and its very affordable price. I steered my friend to the more solid and reliable Ford Focus, however, as I am very much a part of the new and exciting "Buy from American Companies" movement. I feel it's time we started caring about our own economy more than Japan's.
1st Oct 2013, 18:45
An update on my review. At 27,100 miles the heat shield in the middle of the car broke loose and began rattling. I took it to the dealership and they replaced all three shields, and gave me an oil change and a rental, all for no charge. I was a little disappointed that the part was made out of such a flimsy material, but the dealer service was outstanding. I am still incredibly pleased with this car.
20th Oct 2013, 19:07
"more solid and reliable Ford Focus"
Not sure how you can say this since the 2013 Focus already has 3 recalls and 131 complaints, compared to the Versa, which has zero recalls and only 18 complaints.
7th Aug 2014, 04:58
Most of Nissan's products are manufactured in the United States or North America. There are less than 13 American cars manufactured today that have more than 75% parts content from the US. Most American car companies get their materials from China. So your comment doesn't make much sense. Also foreign brands use open shop labor, which is less of an overall burden on the US taxpayer. There is no foreign versus domestic anymore. Chrysler for example is merely an American subsidy of Italy's Fiat.
28th Aug 2014, 02:45
Wow, you got service above and beyond at that dealership. I'm shocked they replaced all 3 heat shields if only one had failed. And a free oil change on top of it. Stellar! If only all dealerships were so thorough and kind. My dealership replaced the failed heat shield free, out of warranty. No free oil change for me, but I'm certainly not complaining.