2008 Nissan Versa Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2008 Nissan Versa against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2008 Nissan Versa SL HatchbackReview
Christine writes:
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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

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2008 Nissan Versa SL HatchbackReview
Joseph writes:
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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...

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2008 Nissan Versa S HatchbackReview
Adam writes:
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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,

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2008 Nissan Versa SL HatchbackReview
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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

14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Nissan Versa S HatchbackReview
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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 SReview
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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

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2008 Nissan Versa S HatchbackReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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 HatchbackReview
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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 SReview
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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

2020 Nissan Versa Reviews

Review By Guru94JXMB

I think it’s a great car for the money. Has all the features like the higher end model vehicles does. Drives great handles, great and great on gas. The 2020 Vesra is a huge improvement. Read More

2018 Nissan Versa Reviews

Review By GuruFXYB6

This is an Excellent Car. Thank you very much for posting it. Read More

2017 Nissan Versa Reviews

Review By GuruX62GX

Love this car. Takes a minute to get up to speed but its great. Great on gas, roomy inside, lots of trunk space. Love the color inside and out. Excellent choice. The body is kind of compared to a T... Read More

Review By donkey

Love how cheap they are getting 35 mpg with the 5 speed Manuel great little cars. Has more room then are full-size Chrysler 200 S would defently recommend one but only with Manuel transmission Read More

2016 Nissan Versa Reviews

Review By GuruGLJN8

Dream car of mines , wish I could have it Read More

Review By GuruFBD3F

It was what I was looking for in a car. I have two and was looking for a 3rd vehicle as a back up. This car was not back up, its an everyday kind of car. Good stuff and the people were great to wor... Read More

2015 Nissan Versa Reviews

Review By GuruX4BFK

excellent..............................good car excellent dealer good deal great on gas... Read More

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