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Honda Civic LX vs Nissan Versa SL

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  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    I had some co workers in my versa, both were 6'3+ and had no problems. You could never do that in a civic.

    That's what you originally said, and I said otherwise. I never said or implied that the Civic was bigger inside than the Versa, especially since I have spent VERY limited time inside of a Versa.
  • jacksan1jacksan1 Posts: 504
    If the backseat space is the issue, there is no contest here: the Versa wins hands-down. It's pretty much a gymnasium back there. The Civic is not bad - but the Versa is just enormous in the back.

    In Japan, the JDM Tiida has the ability to slide the backseat forwards and backwards. In its rearmost position, it's practically a limousine.
  • flightnurseflightnurse at 35K feetPosts: 1,524
    The front seat have more room then any car in its class too, yes I like that feature of sliding the rear seat wish it could be done on the US version.
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
    just because the versa has more room than the civic, hardly means that a six foot person can't fit in the back. Sorry but to say that is just silly; the civics back seat room is competative to say a mazda 3 and toyota corolla.

    If you want to talk about a sport compact with no backseat room, creat a nissan versa vs. subaru impreza thread.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,632
    Can a six footer "fit" in the back seat of a Civic? Sure. Will they be comfortable back there, especially if they are sitting behind a like-sized driver? Probably not. Or at least, there is a much greater chance they would be comfortable in the Versa.

    The Mazda3's back seat is pretty tight also. The Corolla's a little less so, but neither is anywhere near as spacious in back as the Versa. This is one area where the Versa clearly outshines the Civic and every other car in its class.
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
    well i'm not six foot. And this statement can be applied to a TON of cars. I'm sure that no bmw 3 series owners will be feelin the hurt that the backseat of a versa will be puttin on.
  • jacksan1jacksan1 Posts: 504
    This is like comparing an economy class seat of an airliner with a business/first class seat. I'm six foot, incidentally, and do I fit in an economy class seat? Sure. But do I feel more comfortable in a business class seat, the typical one of which that I use has twice the seat pitch of an economy class? Absolutely.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,632
    I am sure that is true, but the 3 Series isn't relevant to this discussion, is it?

    Considering the Versa SL with ABS, alloys, premium audio with satellite radio, CD changer and Fosgate subwoofer, Bluetooth, Intelligent Key, power moonroof, audio controls on the (leather) steering wheel, 60/40 split rear seat with center armrest etc. costs less than the modestly equipped Civic LX, and has lots more interior space and cargo capacity than the Civic, the Versa seems quite a value compared to the Civic.
  • flightnurseflightnurse at 35K feetPosts: 1,524
    Once again dollar for Dollar the Versa has an edge over he Civic, but for the people who buy the Civic they could care less about bluetooth (since no Honda car Excluding Acura offers it) or Intella-Key(again no honda car excluding Acrua offers it) they are looking for reliablity. But so far I haven't had a problem with that, and since I have 15months left on my lease, I'm looking at the Altma coupe or the new Rouge as a replacement.. There is one thing that Honda has over Nissan, is how you are treated at the dealership... Honda Dealer are very rude, they know they have a good product and if you want the car then you have to be treated badly...
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,632
    My two nearest Honda dealers have been very professional and courteous when dealing with me.

    Funny how Civic buyers look for reliability, and pay more for it, but if you look at all the complaints about the current Civic here on Town Hall, I question whether they are getting the reliability they paid the premium for. There isn't much difference anymore between Civics and other makes in terms of reliability. CR rates the '06 Civic "Above Average" in reliability. There are compacts that cost much less that have a better reliability score.
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    My Civic has been great and the service department has been right up there. With my Sentra...not so good. The dealership could not fix my problem with 7 attempts and they got really rude about it after the 5th shot. And this was all under the 3/36 warranty. Once the warranty was over and the problem remained, the car was done and so was Nissan.
    So to paint Nissan as a wonderful car company and Honda as being rude, is unfair. My situation was the complete opposite and proves nothing about either car company. I'm sure there are many more examples pro and con for every car make.
    In terms of reliability, my Sentra stunk and my Civic's great. Again, proves nothing about which company is better or worse. Our perception is our own experiences and what we read in these forums and hear from friends and family.
    At this point, the only company's I haven't tried that I would like to are Hyundai, VW & Mitsubishi. Very pleased with Honda so far.

    The Sandman :)
  • flightnurseflightnurse at 35K feetPosts: 1,524
    Sandman, I have owned 3 nissan products and never have I had a real problem with service or sales. I do have a major grip with the fiance department, but I'm sure that is in all dealerships.
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
    unfortunately, judging the reliability of any brand based on your personal experiance doesn't paint the whole picture, even if the car has a great track record. This concept singlehandedly works for and against everything anyone has ever said about the reliabiltiy of their car.

    My vw rabbit may never have a problem but that wont change anyones opinions. And the civic gets flak for having a section where people talk about their problems with it, but everyone seems to forget there is a section for every single car here in regards to each personal owners problems with it.
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
    the 3 series is famous for its lack of back seat; if you want i'll refer back to the subaru impreza, which is in the same class (although often overlooked) as the civic; its back seat space is terrible. I posted this just to balance out the air of 'every back seat is bigger than the civic's'attitude.

    and before anyone jumps, no that actual phrase wasn't used, that is just the vibe that is being put out there.

    I've had plenty of six footers and they were pretty happy in the backseat. They liked the civics FLAT floor as well.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,632
    Yes, there is a problems section for every car in Town Hall, but there isn't a multi-thousand-dollar price premium (for reliability) for all of those other cars as there is with the Civic. The price is higher, due to the reputation for reliability, so it is fair that expectations should be higher.

    I thought you've already had multiple problems with your Rabbit, as you've reported in Town Hall?
  • jd10013jd10013 Posts: 779
    there is probably no point in trying to make reliability comparisons. toyota, honda, and nissan all make high quality cars that will last forever. most of the time it will come down to how they are taken care of. purchase any car by any of those three manufactures, take car of it and do all the required maintanence when your supposed to, and they will last forever. reliability isn't realy an issue unless you bring ford and GM into the discussion.

    And comparing dealerships is about the same. they're independantly owned. the actual owner and staff will determine how your experience goes. Has nothing to do with what kind of car they sell.
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
    i have not had any with the rabbit. But then again the things that have happened i can hardly call 'problems.'

    1. the 'armed' light that flashes by the window is sometimes (a total of 2 times in the last 6 months) on after getting in the car. Arming and then disaring fixes this.

    2. a windshield wiper adjustment for free.

    hardly problems.
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
    And comparing dealerships is about the same. they're independantly owned. the actual owner and staff will determine how your experience goes. Has nothing to do with what kind of car they sell.

    why did it take so long for someone to say this?
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,632
    My mistake then. Typically if it's not a problem, it doesn't need "fixing" or "adjusting", but that's just how I look at the world. I am glad your Rabbit has been trouble-free.
  • eldainoeldaino Posts: 1,618
    thanks backster. ;)
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