2015 NISSAN VERSA NOTE

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64,422 Miles
33,556
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 64422
Color: FRESH POWDER
Body Style: Hatchback
Doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic CVT
Engine Type: 1.6L I4 16V MPFI DOHC
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Norcross, GA

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Option & Equipment

ABS and Driveline Traction Control
AM/FM stereo
Audio controls on steering wheel
Audio system memory card slot
Black grille w/chrome accents
Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity
Braking Assist
Bucket front seats
Cargo area light
Center Console: Full with storage
Clock: In-radio display
Coil front spring
Coil rear spring
Cruise control,4-wheel ABS Brakes
Cruise controls on steering wheel
Curb weight: 2,485 lbs.
Digital Audio Input
Dual vanity mirrors
External temperature display
Fold forward seatback rear seats
Front and rear suspension stabilizer bars
Front Head Room: 40.8"
Front Independent Suspension
Front reading lights
Front Ventilated disc brakes,1st and 2nd row curtain head airbags
Fuel Capacity: 10.8 gal.
Fuel Consumption: City: 31 mpg
Fuel Consumption: Highway: 40 mpg
Fuel Type: Regular unleaded
In-Dash single CD player
Independent front suspension classification
Instrumentation: Low fuel level
Intermittent front wipers
Leather/metal-look steering wheel trim
Manual front air conditioning
Manufacturer's 0-60mph acceleration time (seconds): 9.4 s
Max cargo capacity: 38 cu.ft.
Metal-look shift knob trim
Metal-look/piano black dash trim
MP3 player
Overall height: 60.5"
Overall Length: 163.7"
Overall Width: 66.7"
Passenger Airbag
Power remote driver mirror adjustment
Power remote passenger mirror adjustment
Power windows
Premium cloth seat upholstery
Privacy glass: Light
Radio Data System
Re
Rear bench
Rear Stabilizer Bar: Regular
Regular front stabilizer bar
Remote power door locks
Semi-independent rear suspension
Side airbag
Spare Tire Mount Location: Underbody w/crankdown
Speed Sensitive Audio Volume Control
Speed-proportional electric power steering
Stability control
Steel spare wheel rim
Strut front suspension
Suspension class: Regular
Tachometer
Tilt-adjustable steering wheel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Torsion beam rear suspension
Total Number of Speakers: 4
Trip computer
Vehicle Emissions: ULEV II
Wheel Diameter: 15
Wheel Width: 5.5
Wheelbase: 102.4"

Recalls & Defects

VIN 3N1CE2CP5FL443049 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Nissan Versa sedan vehicles manufactured June 9, 2011, to March 11, 2015, and 2014-2015 Nissan Versa Note vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to March 11, 2015. The affected vehicles have a center console trim panel that may catch the driver's shoe and delay the transition from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal.


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Information about Dealer

Thanks! Tio

5
Anne on 11/05/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

Mr. Tio gave really friendly service and made sure to give us a really good deal on an already low price. Will recommend Atlanta's Best to others.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
  Based on 26 reviews

Review, but non-sale

4
Tracy Andrew on 02/09/2017

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating:

Here is my review, while unfortunately my sale did not go through due to my financing. I use my auto for puttering around town, to work, to store, etc. I really liked this one...I went to 2 different dealers. I have a 2013 Toyota Yaris, which I am very happy with. I was shopping due to my desire to have more details on the dash than I presently have. I was specifically seeking a light or reminder on the dash to remind me to turn off the lights, or headlights. I tested the 2015 Versa SR, the 2017 Versa Note Sr & SL. Both gave me good acceleration compared to the Yaris. The new technology has the USB placement in a more ideal place, not hidden away or hard to reach. The car has 4 cup holders. The seating was fine, I don't ride in long trips often with exterior room. Overall, I would get this car, maybe not new but used. I do not feel vehicles need to be 20K dollars. That's all.

Nice Individuals Start Saving At Nissan

4
Dallas Driver on 01/04/2017

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating: 5

Went from big cars (SUVs, Vans) to a subcompact. Thought it would be like being born again to get out (in) but was pleasantly surprised. The interior is as roomy as a normal fullsize car. I am tall but have lots of headroom in the Nissan. I also looked at other subcompact competitors: Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent, Chevy Spark, and Mitsubishi Mirage, and the Nissan Versa was the roomiest. I sat in the back seat and my knees had a good 2-3 inches between me and the front seat with the front seat set at the farthest back position. Another pleasant surprise was I get better in city and highway mpg than advertised. I like the hatchback because it opens like vans or SUVs for storing packages and groceries. Also, the cargo area is quite roomy for a subcompact but if you need additional room, the back seats fold forward whereas the seats are fixed in the other subcompacts I looked at. Finally, I like that you have to pull a release similar to the hood release to open the fuel door. This is a nice feature to protect against syphoning by thieves. It is not a luxury vehicle but it is fun to drive with enough pickup for entering highways, good mileage for gas savings, roomy enough for 4 adults, and a fairly quiet engine. The best thing is, it has a tight turning radius and can parallel park in small spaces (doesn't take much room in the garage either).

The Price is Right

4
Joel on 12/21/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

It was sitting at a dealership over a year and I watched the price drop from 15k to 11k. I decided to move on an odometer that only had 400 miles on it. 2 months and 3k miles later nothing has broken yet. The breaks are stiff, the turning is stiff, the suspension is stiff... no give in anything. I can live with all of that considering the seats are comfy and the next car with mileage that low was an extra 5k. I average 36 mpg where over half is city driving so quite happy with that. My biggest pet peeve is the front window, it creaks over every bump when the temp drops below 40 and when I wake up for work the condensation on the window is as much on the inside as the outside. I think the contraction of temp on the window seal is letting it get on the front window. All the other windows are normal. When the temp is above 40 it is not an issue. Honestly my only long term worry is the CVT transmission, it is an unknown in the reliability department.

I love this spunky little car!

4
Sarah on 10/06/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

I have been driving my Versa Note for 8 months now and I still ADORE it! I had been driving larger vehicles prior to purchasing this "compact car" and I can't say enough about how great the gas mileage is! Going from an average of 23 MPG in my Nissan Rogue to now an average of 38 MPG has been AMAZING! Another thing I love about this car is how deceptively spacious the interior is. I can honestly say that it feels just as roomy sitting in the Versa Note as it did in the Rogue, with the only real loss being in trunk space. I will say that the acceleration, or lack there of, is a bit of a disappointment. Otherwise I really can't say that I have any complaints. I still get excited when I walk up to it and get in. It's just a fun little car that has spunk to match my personality!

Love it except

5
Sue ellsworth on 09/29/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I love my car perfect for a small ,5/1 , person like me. My 5/7 husband has some issues. My only issues is the condensation on my windshield. Cant get it clear unless I run the ac which eats up the fuel!! Other then that it's great. What I'd expect. I had an jeep Cherokee which I did love but the gas was horrible. This car is awesome I love not sticking with the norm and I've made mine my own. I will by another. This is actually my sec one. Was in an accident in my other. I was struck from Beihind by a mini van and was totaled but I was never hurt, this car was great. Like I said I'll get another. Love it

Note worthy Versa SV

4
Randolph Jakiun on 09/20/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 5

The Versa Note is a reliable,economical compact car. It's not going to win races or impress anyone with fine looks. It is what it is fairly priced car that's good on gas and surprisingly comfortable for this small exterior and roomy interior hatchback.

Great Gas Milage

4
Jaime on 09/14/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

I purchased a 2015 Versa Note SR in November 2014 and it has been a good little car. If you are expecting all the bells and whistles along with plushness then this car is not for you. I have owned several Nissan's in the past and have been very pleased with the overall quality and when it came time the Versa fit the bill. I found this car at a very good price and since it is the SR it feels a little more sporty than the other models. My main concern was fuel economy since I have quite a drive to work. This car delivers! I don't fill up nearly as often as I used to! I like my little car as I have seen others don't care as much for it. It fits 4 adults comfortably with lots of luggage. If you are looking for something with lots of power then I would look else where it is slightly sluggish but I am not in a hurry very often. If your expecting a lot out of an entry level car under 20,000.00 then good luck in your fair tale world. I was expecting what I bought and I am very happy with it. I was wanting a low price, great gas mileage, and it happens to look sporty and cute. Great buy!

Sub-compact that thinks it's a Corolla!

5
Russ on 08/09/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I got this the other week by of all places a Hertz Sales center. Had approx. 30,000 miles and I got it for approx. $9,700! Dealers wanted thousands more for higher mileage ones! - Anyway, it handles like a dream. Needs only a light touch. Accelerates fine in city and on highway. - I love the 'small touches' such as many well-placed cup and bottle holders. A glove compartment that is huge and could hold a woman's pocketbook and then some. Huge. Then there is a mini-glove compartment. Even extenders for the small visors. Bluetooth for phone and usb for playing music or podcasts from your phone to radio. Auto locks doors as you start driving and unlocks your door and puts on interior light when you shut off engine. You can even get a 'fake floor' for the cargo area so that you could hide a full-size briefcase or laptop. Great mileage so far: approx. 35mpg with mix of city & highway and with A/C on half-time. Huge, roomy interior. Co-workers cannot believe it's interior. No! I don't work for them. - BTW, Hertz experience was best I have ever had when buying a car.

Where's all gauges?

3
Anne on 07/21/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

Car looks great, drives great, roomy. Only had this car one day and I thought it might be overheating, guess what? No temperature gauge. Started looking for other usual gauges like oil and battery, guess what? That's a no too. Didn't think to turn off headlights, guess what? they don't turn themselves off. I'm a bit disappointed in my purchase, I didn't even think to check for gauges, I thought all cars came with them and lights that turn off when engine not on. Looking at the car amongst others in a large parking lot I was also surprised to see that my new car was the only one I could see that didn't have fog lights, there's a place for them but it's covered. Like I said I'm a bit disappointed this car. I hope at least it has an idiot light.

Wondeful Gas Saver!

5
xocnhoj@yahoo.com on 06/15/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating:

We absolutely love this little car. Fuel economy is excellent. It has great options for the price range. And it has a good warranty for a vehicle in this price range as well. Very versatile car with lots of space. We test drove a fiesta and a sonic and the versa was the biggest of the smallies!

Good car with inexpensive price tag but..

4
flo chan on 06/04/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 4

This car has it all what I look for. Stick shift, economical fuel, roll up windows as I dislike cars with lots of electronic options However, the front seats are not comfortable due to how the headrest is aligned. I don't dare to remove it fearing if I ran to an accident I would have no protection to my neck head area. It's really uncomfortable. The stereo system is not good either. Considering to have a custom made one .

Very dangerous car

1
Tom on 05/31/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

If you have any possibility of driving this on an interstate don't buy it. The cvt transmission along with its under powered motor is death on wheels. With one passenger I took this as a rental for a week in Denver and almost got rear ended and driven off the road by a semi. It simply does not have enough power to accelerate out of dangerous situations.

Respectable, Friendly, Fun Car, Great Value

5
Kris on 03/22/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

It took me a while to warm up to my 2015 Nissan Versa Note SV Hatchback but after one year it feels like the CVT has broken in and adapted to my desires/driving style, and I am quite pleased with my new friend. It's not a status vehicle (not my gig), or a super power car (not my gig) - rather, it's a secret beauty delivering a smooth ride, great fuel economy, total cuteness that brings a smile every time I approach it, and strong value. My only complaints are the heating/cooling system which presents a level of frustration in colder months in Minnesota. It seems slow to warm and engages the AC feature for defrosting, therein diminishing fuel economy. Also there is opportunity for design improvement regarding water flow/drip management on door frames and hatchback during rain/snow.

It's a subpar car and Nissan is a total nightmare

1
Nope Nope on 03/15/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 2 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 1

After you get done with the "it's a new car" feeling... you quickly come to realize why this is was the cheapest car you could find. The windshield popped for absolutely no reason and the dealer is too cheap to replace it and Nissan's Customer Complaints won't do anything about that, there was a serious safety recall half a year ago and the dealership didn't even bother to tell you about it which is probably illegal and after consulting mechanics you find that the CVT transmission requires more expensive maintenance and shop time than you thought was possible

My gray little dumb car i love it !!!!!!

5
robin on 02/16/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I bought this car because of the price and the fact it only had 137 miles with remaining warranty. It is a base model which means it has no power windows or door locks. Lots of people will give you hell about this. I will say I miss the auto door locks the most. I ill get use to it since I drove a Subaru brat for 13 years without the same things. So far I am loving my new car. But going with out one for three years and having to stay with in a budget I think I did very well for my self. One year later and I still really love my gray little dumb car it averages 40 miles highway and 35 city . I drive it every where. The heater and air condition is fantastic. The only thing I hae done is the recommended oil changes and tire rotation. Still really like it and would do it all over again. I hope I feel the same way next year.

It's not a car--it's a friend.

5
Douglas Pinson on 12/22/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Fun to look at, fun to drive: it's like having a mechanical puppy. Simple, dependable, works! Update: after 13,000 miles, I still love it. Proves its worth everyday.

perfect for munchkins and others

5
Jane Trager on 11/04/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

If you want good transportation this is a fine vehicle to buy. The handling is great and in-city mileage has been amazing. Hopefully the mileage will be good during the colder months. The vehicle handles nicely and is fun to drive. No, it isn't a race car but so what. It does a very nice job going from point A to point B.

Note-Worthy update

5
Joe Corcoran on 10/23/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

This is an update on my previous review. After 26,190 miles, the Nissan Versa Note keeps on going with no complaints. The front seat are comfortable for my 5' 10" medium frame, especially when considering that some of my trips are 12 hours at a stretch. The back seats and leg room are huge. The A/c and heater work fine for the Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado environments. My driving characteristics are moderate, but I like driving to the legal limit, and taking it faster on mountain roads as the standard tires grip well, and the brakes are excellent in spite of deer and elk seem to have a death wish by Nissan Note proxy. It handles well in light snow and wet weather. The wipers are very good. While the power is certainly not its strong suit, it still makes it up Vail or Wolf Creek Pass in remarkable form, especially considering its small engine. The night driving lights are very adequate. I find the car quiet; as quiet as our Toyota Avalon [wife tends to disagree on the Note is not as comfortable, but then we are talking about a high end Toyota], which is again surprising when considering that the Note is essentially an entry level car. It was unfortunately so quiet, especially with an absence of wind noise, that I got caught in west Texas doing 78 in a 65 mile zone. Visibility is very good. A odd finding is that my gas mileage is amazing, particularly in the mountains of northern New Mexico and Colorado, my August and September monthly averages being 45.1 mpg by computer and calculations. This is also noteworthy when you consider that we were carrying a full load during our trips. In Texas, my monthly average is lower at 38.1 mpg, presumably due to the higher density of air [1,000 ft elevation vs. 8,400 ft]. We have had no service, mechanical, or electrical problems, just oil changes and tire rotation every 5,000 miles, and the people at Bates Nissan in Killeen, Tx have been most courteous and prompt in their servicing of this vehicle. Even the standard radio on the SV version is fairly good. The CVT transmission takes a little getting use to, but using both the "power" button on the transmission shifter and your right foot permitted us to pass some slow moving vehicles on mountain roads where forward visibility was limited. One more thing; It feels like you are driving a much bigger car than it is Cons: We wish that the car came with an outside temperature indicator, and the horn seems a bit tinny. Also, on some cold mountain mornings, the dashboard indicated "low tire pressure" but did not indicate which tire it was. There was never a problem once the outside temperature warmed up, but we spent needless time checking to see if we picked up a nail in any of the tires. Also, our previous car had a in-dash compass, which was handy when driving on mountain dirt roads, and hoping that you were going in the right direction. While we found the car essentially basic versus other more expensive "loaded" vehicles, it was user friendly in its relative simplicity. While I could afford a much more expensive vehicle, its excellent gas mileage and low maintenance cost of the Nissan Note, plus the above comments, why spend more on a vehicle that depreciates the instant you take it off the lot when this car seems to satisfy the needs for getting where you want to go in economical and quiet safety. If you need a vehicle to enhance your ego, or need the latest tech stuff, or air-conditioned/heated seats, or a car that tears up concrete, then don't get this car.

Too basic a vehicle

3
SFM on 09/10/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 3

I have a Nissan Versa Note as a rental car until my auto is repaired. Coming from a SUV to this is an eye opener. This red Versa Note is cute. The engine is pretty peppy, with one person in the car. The radio is fine as is the A/C. The drivers seat is also comfortable. I don't feel safe in this car. It's very small and has a very thin structure. Backing up is especially difficult. I'm use to a backup camera , but the versa is difficult to gage what's in back or the rear sides of you. Did I mention it has roll up windows. Makes me laugh. Haven't seen roll up windows for over forty years. The windows don't concern me either. This is a case of spending a little more money for a Safer car.

Have had major problem

3
jhendricx on 08/18/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating:

I have had problem with the radio not working from day one but the dealership did fix the problem. Took the Versa in for the first oil change and was told both front axle nuts were unwinding, the dealership fix the situation. Took the Versa on a long distant trip the car handle well but the transmission is slipping. Got to make a third repair appointment. I'm starting to feel this call was put together by drunken New Years Eve employees at Nissan. Questioning my choice of cars.

Surprisingly good

4
Bob on 08/09/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 4

I was looking for an economical hatchback to perform chores around town--transporting the dog, carrying bulky items from Home Depot, etc. My first thought was the Honda Fit, but only the top trim level offered the option of in-dash navigation, and it came with leather upholstery, heated seats and other features that I didn't care about. Then I read a comparison article which included the Versa Note and checked it out. Less expensive than the Fit and navigation was available on a lower level trim, the SR. After test driving and shopping several Nissan dealerships, I found just the car I wanted. I've only got 500 miles on it, but I am very pleased so far. I like the looks of this car. The SR comes with sportier alloy wheels, turn signals on the exterior mirrors, a roof spoiler and fog lights. The upright stance means there is a ton of headroom, even for a 6 foot plus person like me. Its tiny engine seems spunky enough to me, as I generally accelerate quickly enough from stoplights. Noise in the cabin is moderate--probably normal for this class of cars. It is quite roomy inside--particularly legroom in the backseat. And I was pleasantly surprised by some of the features , such as automatic door locking, auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink, a rear center armrest, and trip computer in the instrument panel. The optional navigation screen is smaller than in most cars, but the system works fine and even offers a "birds-eye view". Aspects of the car that are less than satisfying are: 1. no center armrest for the front passenger 2. the door armrests are uncomfortable hard plastic 3. the rear headrests are positioned at a strange and uncomfortable angle 4. the driver's seat is lumpy and would not be comfortable for long-range driving (which I don't intend for this car anyway) 5. strangely, there is no temperature gauge in the instrument cluster for the SR trim only

not too shabby, pros and cons

3.6
bastion74 on 01/18/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

as most people here, i was looking for a decent gas shipper. although im not pleased i had to buy the SV ( 2 levels up from base)to get power windows, still its a nice lil car. havent gotten that advertised 40 mpg yet, i average about 34. riding as a passenger i feel a bit uncomfortable as far as armrests since i end up sharing the drivers. but it does have better rear passenger legroom than most comparable, esp the COTY VWGolf which is $8k more. side window visors/guards a must as the rain water will drip in.be leary of servicing since Nissan chokes you into the CVT only being done at dealership.be smart and budget minded when buying as the normal nickle and dime stuff will pinch the wallet

Even Happier buyer

5
frankevich on 12/24/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Purchased this SV Note in May 2014 and have over 5,000 miles on it. Went to Mobil 1 low friction oil (0W30) at 3500 miles and increased already excellent mileage by at least 1 mpg, so recommend. Car drives great, handles like a dream and is--for class--quiet from road and engine noise, and has a nice ride. Pump to pump mileage checks show consistently over 40 mpg in warm weather and this includes a wide variety of conditions (including hilly and mountainous) with usually two people aboard. Car looks good to my eye with upright stance (as compared to the Fit, for example.) So, looks good, rides and handles great with outstanding mileage and is enormous inside. Recommend. June 2016 addition to first review: Like this car more than ever. Great room inside, quiet and comfortable for class. Very good for long trips on highways as well as local driving. Excellent ingress and egress (wife and I are in 70's.) MPG's are outstanding. Very mixed driving and 40+ mpg's easily attainable in warm months. (We live in northeast). High/low range: 43 -- 36 depending on time of season. (Petroleum companies change their formulations in the cold months/areas of country so, partially as a result, cold weather driving drives mpg's down--a little known fact perhaps.) We have come to like the CVT; would not likely return to a conventional automatic tranny in any future car. Would buy this car again. Tips: reco the 15" (not 16") alloy wheels. There are a number of good reasons for this which won't go into here (except to say, e.g. looks, comfort, strength, mileage, cost, and so forth. Also recommend low friction oil such as Mobil l 0W30. My mpg's improved at least by 1 with this oil. Finally, please note that this car is now rated highest in category for reliability by CR. A winner!

Cheap, not inexpensive - Could this be the "throwaway car" of our generation?

1.5
jobone on 12/11/2014

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

This car is victim to three factors: 1) Nissan design, 2) Poor manufacturing QC and 3) Poor dealer networks. Fit and finish issues all over. Locations of things (like 12V power, USB) are poor and subject the connections to accidental contact and they're far away from the dash. Just really bad engineering as if the designers take the bus to work. The car could have been a Honda Fit/Toyota Yaris-killer but they just don't take the extra few moments to do it right. Initial quality has been the worst of any vehicle I've ever purchased. Considering I've been buying new cars for 30 years, that's pretty sad.

The Note sings

4.8
jbullerjahn on 11/26/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Note is an interesting piece in a sea of sameness. Even with only 600 miles on the clock, I've been averaging about 35 miles combined highway and city. I have the SV with the CVT and am very happy with it. It seems to gave enough scoot, but with only 600 miles on the clock, I'm not doing any hard driving yet. The Note is a car where reading the owners manual is a definite plus, though I found a few features on my own. I'll list them in the next section. It's a roomy, reasonably quiet, though the bluetooth and media volume buttons are not intuitive. The up and down button is the phone, while the button going across is the volume control.

A Note-Worthy Surprise

4.8
notelampasas on 11/13/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having had numerous vehicles over the years, and preferring manual shift for a more engaged driving experience, I decided to drive the CVT Note to see how uninspiring it was, and was wrong. This well designed, quiet vehicle keeps up with traffic, is very economical, and is a pretty decent hauler. After 7,700 miles, my city/country average is 35.5, and average highway is 38.8, with best long highway trip being 43.3 at 70mph with A/C. The seats are comfortable, and the back seat was able to accommodate a 6'8" male who was stunned at the backseat room. I had no problem climbing long inclines in Colorado. Certainly one of the surprising cars that has gotten little attention.


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