2008 Nissan Versa User Reviews

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    Displaying 1 - 10 of 19 2008 Nissan Versa reviews.

    2008 Nissan Versa SL Hatchback Review
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    155

    Nice And Inexpensive. — This is a great little car. It gets excellent gas mileage, it wasn't very expensive and it is very well appointed for the price. It handles well, and is quick and nimble on turns and the highway.It is surprisingly peppy considering it's tiny engine. It hasn't needed anything other than routine maintenance for the last three years and feels sturdy and well made. There is no creakiness or unfounded noises when I am driving it. I would consider it to be extremely reliable. It's one of the nicest cars I have ever owned. I love it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Inexpensive, well appointed, great gas mileage, lots of storage space for its' size.

    Cons: Not a thing

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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    2008 Nissan Versa SL Hatchback Review
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    1,515

    So-so... — not bad, not bad at all... this is a great everyday car... very versatile... came from the name itself... a combination of a fuel efficient 1300cc engine and a lightweight chassis... very versatile with cheap maintenance and probably a number of compatible after market bolt ons..

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: very fuel efficient, great for everyday driving...

    Cons: seemingly unstable underchassis and suspension.. not suitable for over exertion...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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    2008 Nissan Versa S Hatchback Review
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    145

    Not A Penalty Box. — Cheap to own, very spacious inside, quick steering and jumpy throttle make it fun to drive. Not something you'd take around the Nurburgring, and it has all the sex appeal of a shoe. But hey, it's my wife's so I don't have to drive it everyday. Still miss my BMW though.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Spacious interior, quick steering and low torque curve make it kinda fun to drive. 35 mpg too. Not a Prius.

    Cons: It looks like a shoe,

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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    2008 Nissan Versa SL Hatchback Review
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    75

    Tiny Versa Review — Good value for the money, well equiped for its price, no cost cutting on equipments. Good fuel economy, can get 36.8mpg max. Handles OK, brakes are good, brake force is linear with pedal pressure. Electric Power steering maybe overboosted, too light. Steering ratio too big, 18:1

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good value for money

    Cons: rear drum brakes

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    2008 Nissan Versa S Hatchback Review
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    45

    Nissan Versa, A Lot For A Little — Very solid and highest crash test rating of it's class. Small enough to get around tight spaces, amazing maneuverability and steer control. Good power for a small car, you get a lot of bang for your buck with this vehicle. Small but luxurious and surprisingly spacious with plenty of comfort and room for friends and amenities. Excellent sound system as well. Pleasing to the eye, especially in super black!

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Small luxury

    Cons: More power

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    2008 Nissan Versa S Review
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    85

    Meh — LOL this car is actually pretty goo. I used it for work and it's great for that but the salesman and the dealership really sucked. I regret buying it from them AND.... the trunk is rusting.... 11 month old care rusting.... really.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: none

    Cons: dealership

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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    2008 Nissan Versa S Hatchback Review
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    105

    Its Beter Than The Smart Car, Fit,and Yaris; Cheaper Too — this car was built for the small entry level "psuedo K-car" market in the US. It get the best real world MPG in its class and has the most passenger room. its also the least expensive of the other cars in its class. I like it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: its the best deal

    Cons: the drive-by-wire system doesnt offer much feel

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    2008 Nissan Versa SL Hatchback Review
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    115

    Great Little Car! — I bought this car in Cleveland on a Friday in December 2007, and on Saturday and Sunday we had major snow. That was fun, buying a small car having no idea how it would handle in really bad weather. I was thrilled when it just plowed through everything. I miss the Nissan Frontier pickup I traded in on it for hauling purposes, but other than that, I've been very pleased with it. It gets me where I need to, carries what I need to carry, is comfortable, gets good mileage, has required no maintenance other than oil changes, and it is definitely fun to drive. I like the way it looks, and it seems to be of good construction. Accelerates well, brakes work fine, handles very well on curves. No complaints! Well, maybe a couple of small ones - see below.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Almost everything

    Cons: One thing I don't like, but it is minor: that tire gauge light that comes on when there's something a little wrong with a tire. Also: moisture condenses on inside in winter, but that is because I live in Cleveland!

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    2008 Nissan Versa S Hatchback Review
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    115

    Cute Little Runabout. — This is a great little hatch for practical use. The performance isn't fantastic, but it feels well engineered and everything is put together solid and works like a German clock. The only thing I didn't like was that the suspension felt too disconnected. That, combined with the futuristic looking interior, makes driving the Versa sort of like being in a little space pod. If the Versa were to have a personality, it would be nice and polite. This was the only car I've ever rented that I actually sort of missed when I gave it back.

    Pros: Clean, smooth opperation. High build quality.

    Cons: Floaty suspension.

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    2008 Nissan Versa S Review
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    855

    If Only This Car Were Made Elsewhere... — The Versa is a nice addition to Nissan with a somewhat cheerful looking car. There's quite a lot to like about this car and only a few things wrong. To drive the Versa is actually quite good. The steering feel is only a tad light from my ideal steering feel for this sort of car. Handling on this small car feels fine. The engine has some pep despite being made for fuel economy. The engine however does become noisy and feels strained when going 100 km/h or more. This is my favourite part about the car. The interior is alright, not the greatest but it could be like a Chrysler interior which is terrible. The plastics on the Versa are not as high quality as the Honda Fit's but quite comparable to the Yaris. Now to the worst part...the build quality. The Versas available in North America are assembled in Mexico, now I have nothing against Mexico but several of the Nissans I've driven that are made in Mexico often have loose parts or were just assembled poorly. The Versa is no exception, the gas and hood latches for instance pull a plastic string...this string often gets detached and thus making the latch pointless. These are some of the worst assembled cars I've seen and should have been deemed unacceptable by Nissan. I'm sure if it were built in the US, Canada or even better Japan none of these problems would exist, but Nissan went with cost savings over quality here. The ownership costs on the Versa are cheap, not only is it great in fuel economy but its the least expensive car you can buy now. Avoid the hubcaps though, they'll fall off eventually and are not cheap. Overall this is a good car...but its ruined by the horrible build quality.

    Pros: Nice to drive, handles good, low ownership costs

    Cons: Build quality is lousy, noisy on highway, engine strained on highway speeds

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Nissan Versa Reviews

    Excellent Value - Economical Affordable Reliable And Convenient Drive By nowhereman

    This is an unbeatable package, economical affordable reliable and convenient drive. Cant go wrong with it for a first car, comfort, convenience and affordability all rolled into one, incredible value ... Read More

    Another Rental Review By Laurbee

    Took this little guy to Long Island. It got really great milage per gallon averaging 46 on the highway and 37 around town. Not a great passing gear but a steady drive. Basic interior storage, cup hold... Read More

    2012 Nissan Versa Reviews

    Good Commuter Car. Very Practicle. By txsmoke

    Purchased this car for commuting to work. It is a perfect commuter car. I'm not really impressed or disapointed with this vehicle. It is very reliable and great on fuel. could be a great family car al... Read More

    Money Saver. I Changed To This Car And Noticed Immediate Savings In Gas. Very Content. By erniejtorres

    This car is great. I loved the space, accommodations, and the general smooth ride of the CVT. I would recommend this to new drivers and to women. The overall aesthetics of the car isn't as sporty as I... Read More

    2011 Nissan Versa Reviews

    Expected Performance, Great Look By tillie_b

    Love it. Handles well. Looks great. Love the hatchback. It's a good SUV replacement with better gas mileage. Works for trips to Home Depot. Little things like the hatchback button instead of lat... Read More

    2010 Nissan Versa Reviews

    Easy, Fun, Budget-friendly Car! By HGoodwin5

    This is definitely one of the best cars I've ever owned! Nice looking exterior and very spacious interior- I could easily fit 5 adults. It gets incredible gas mileage and is very peppy for a 4-cyl. Th... Read More

    Perfect, Budget-friendly Car! By HGoodwin5

    This has been one of the best cars I've ever owned! I really love how inexpensive it is to maintain- I've never spent more than $40 for a tank of gas, even on empty. It has an incredible amount of int... Read More

    2009 Nissan Versa Reviews

    Black Bullet By bmi201092

    I loved my car since day one I got it . It's been very reliable, attractive, very economic and powerful. I never regretted buying that car. But however it would've been alot better if it had a sunro... Read More

    Low Cost. High Reliability! By dwoot2001

    Really fun car. We've had zero maintenance needs in the first 4 years. Smooth as can be. The whole negative is the small size, but you certainly enjoy the fantastic gas mileage. Easy buy. New cars com... Read More

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