Interior space is easily one of the highlights on the 2008 Nissan Versa, as Nissan has done an incredible job of maximizing the volume inside the car. This is my favourite part about the car. Well, maybe a couple of small ones - see below. The Versa hatchback and sedan were completely new for 2007; for 2008, they return with an available Sport Package for the sedan. Small but luxurious and surprisingly spacious with plenty of comfort and room for friends and amenities.
Overall, the dash, instrument panel, and switchgear feel like they were lifted from Nissan's more expensive offerings. I Changed To This Car And Noticed Immediate Savings In Gas. 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. Primary Use: Commuting to work Not A Penalty Box. While the crash-test ratings are commendable on the Nissan Versa, some of Nissan's decisions regarding safety features are questioned by reviewers. At Nissan, we are proud of how hard we listen to our customers.
There's quite a lot to like about this car and only a few things wrong. The advanced turbocharged and intercooled 1. At cruising speeds, engine noise is well under control, and the Versa has a relatively quiet interior with little road noise, though the hatchback has a bit of wind noise. Even the seats are larger than the class average. Sharing similar design features and layout as the 1.
Enhanced noise isolation and damping materials have also been added while improved exhaust mountings and exhaust silencers help further to reduce noise penetrating the cabin. 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. To drive the Versa is actually quite good. Now to the worst part. At the rear, the torsion beam and trailing arm suspension system features separate coil springs and damper units to ensure minimal intrusion into the trunk area, while a substantial anti-roll bar keeps body roll to a minimum. The engine can get noisy when revved, so in the Xtronic vehicles, which hold the engine at high revs while accelerating briskly, it feels quite loud; a sport mode on the Xtronic allows it to hold higher revs for improved performance or more engine braking.
If Only This Car Were Made Elsewhere. By erniejtorres This car is great. However, Note and Qashqai may not meet their needs, so being able to offer Tiida gives us the opportunity to have them stay with Nissan for many more years. The 2008 Nissan Versa arrives in dealer showrooms with an exterior that is unchanged from its 2007 model year debut. Trunk volume is also surprisingly generous for a car of its size, its 467 litres of space comfortably leading the class and, again, embarrassing many larger cars.
Development on both engines focused on maximising energy efficiency with the application of a variety of technologies to eliminate energy loss and maximize performance. Much of the development work has centred on reducing levels of internal friction as well as boosting low-end torque. The ratings from these agencies apply to both the sedan and hatchback versions of Nissan's 2008 Versa. Overall, however, reviews read by TheCarConnection. Careful suspension tuning has created a chassis that provides fluid handling with exceptional levels of comfort, while class leading engines provide the punch.
The chassis features a tried, trusted and acclaimed combination of front-wheel drive coupled with MacPherson strut front suspension and a torsion beam rear axle. I had to incur extra cost to replace it. The Sedans with Sport packages get a new chin spoiler, while Hatchbacks get new front and rear-end treatments. A front anti-roll bar is attached directly to the strut assembly for more effective control of body roll. Crankshaft and camshaft journals, for example, are polished to a mirror-like finish to reduce friction while motor racing techniques are used to ensure the cylinder bores are as circular as possible, again to help reduce friction.
These markets include: Baltics, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Malta, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Úkraine. Notably compact, the engines have a front intake and rear exhaust layout, meaning they take up less room under the bonnet providing more for the passenger compartment. It handles well, and is quick and nimble on turns and the highway. Fine handling chassis Not that handling has been forgotten. Inside, the 2008 Nissan Versa has some of the most comfortable seats of any small, inexpensive car, with generous padding and nice contouring. It gets excellent gas mileage, it wasn't very expensive and it is very well appointed for the price. Electric Power steering maybe overboosted, too light.
To enhance low and mid-range torque — arguably the most important requirement to satisfy everyday driving needs — the intake and exhaust system were optimised to provide the smoothest possible flow of air. I would consider it to be extremely reliable. That was fun, buying a small car having no idea how it would handle in really bad weather. Six-speed manual transmissions are standard on the diesel and 1. The overall aesthetics of the car isn't as sporty as I. This refinement allows an even finer particle spray — reduced by as much as 40 per cent — to promote better combustion efficiency. ConsumerGuide writes that the available Power Package on the Nissan Versa 1.