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Versa2012Versa2012 NCPosts: 2
edited November 2018 in Nissan
Hello,
I have driven a 2012 Versa since 2013. Automatic transmission. Not a bad car. 1.8 liter. Gas mileage in this car is has been terrible. Love the room inside, love the hatchback. Don't love how sluggish it is when accelerating but, the price was right.

Fast forward to today. I'm out there looking for a newer car.
I was considering another Versa until I saw the new Note, 2016. The cargo space is smaller and overall car a bit smaller. I'd love to have a manual but I'm a very petite women and can't get the clutch to the floor unless the seat is just to close to the stearing column. So, CVT or automatic for me.

I'm wondering if a newer Note my have more power/acceleration.........hoping. What is real world gas milage?
Is there a version of the Note that will have all the nice things like a backup camera, bluetooth/cell phone connectivity. Touch screen radio and steering wheel controls. I'm really ready for some extras this time. My Versa was a rental vehilce so very few bells and whistles.


I'm also considering the Toyota Camry which is definitly more pricey.

Thank!

Answers

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 121,767
    Versa2012 said:

    Hello,
    I have driven a 2012 Versa since 2013. Automatic transmission. Not a bad car. 1.8 liter. Gas mileage in this car is has been terrible. Love the room inside, love the hatchback. Don't love how sluggish it is when accelerating but, the price was right.

    Fast forward to today. I'm out there looking for a newer car.
    I was considering another Versa until I saw the new Note, 2016. The cargo space is smaller and overall car a bit smaller. I'd love to have a manual but I'm a very petite women and can't get the clutch to the floor unless the seat is just to close to the stearing column. So, CVT or automatic for me.

    I'm wondering if a newer Note my have more power/acceleration.........hoping. What is real world gas milage?
    Is there a version of the Note that will have all the nice things like a backup camera, bluetooth/cell phone connectivity. Touch screen radio and steering wheel controls. I'm really ready for some extras this time. My Versa was a rental vehilce so very few bells and whistles.


    I'm also considering the Toyota Camry which is definitly more pricey.

    Thank!

    Do you have a budget?
    New or used?
    How many miles do you drive a year?
    What type of driving - city, highway, rural roads?
    Where do you live?

    Lots of good choices available - when you've answered the above questions, I'll pull in some experts who will be more than happy to share their thoughts and advice.

    One of our hosts owns a Note - I'm sure he'll weigh in with his thougths when he reads this.

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  • Versa2012Versa2012 NCPosts: 2
    edited November 2018
    Do you have a budget? The cheaper the better! I would like to stay at 12K or below
    New or used? Used for sure
    How many miles do you drive a year? About 30K
    What type of driving - city, highway, rural roads? All of the above but less hwy at this time.
    Where do you live? North Carolina


    I'm open to other options.
    I drove a Hyundai Elantra, I felt swallowed up in the car!!! No pillow was going to fix it. LOL

    Test drove 2 Scion IM, manual and CVT. What a fun car but I was too close to the steering column for comfort.

    2016 Prius but couldn't see over the dash comfortably even with my pillow.

    So far the Toyota Camry 2012 (automatic, loved this one)and Corolla 2010 (manual) were a good fit for my size and had good acceleration. Also the clutch caught at about half way which was good for my short stature. These two cars I drove mainly just to get an idea of size etc. I was considering the Corolla for my son, S model, but there was a check engine light and VCS light that was flashing. Did some research, seems that was an issue with the 2010's.


    Anyway, I have had the Yaris suggested as well but have no driven it.
    I have not test driven a Jetta since 2006 when I bought my honda but it was a fun car.
    I've had Subaru's in the past when I lived in a snowy climate but the all wheel drive cuts down on gas milage, at least that was my experience.

    Thanks for the help



  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 121,767
    Versa2012 said:

    Do you have a budget? The cheaper the better! I would like to stay at 12K or below
    New or used? Used for sure
    How many miles do you drive a year? About 30K
    What type of driving - city, highway, rural roads? All of the above but less hwy at this time.
    Where do you live? North Carolina


    I'm open to other options.
    I drove a Hyundai Elantra, I felt swallowed up in the car!!! No pillow was going to fix it. LOL

    Test drove 2 Scion IM, manual and CVT. What a fun car but I was too close to the steering column for comfort.

    2016 Prius but couldn't see over the dash comfortably even with my pillow.

    So far the Toyota Camry 2012 (automatic, loved this one)and Corolla 2010 (manual) were a good fit for my size and had good acceleration. Also the clutch caught at about half way which was good for my short stature. These two cars I drove mainly just to get an idea of size etc. I was considering the Corolla for my son, S model, but there was a check engine light and VCS light that was flashing. Did some research, seems that was an issue with the 2010's.


    Anyway, I have had the Yaris suggested as well but have no driven it.
    I have not test driven a Jetta since 2006 when I bought my honda but it was a fun car.
    I've had Subaru's in the past when I lived in a snowy climate but the all wheel drive cuts down on gas milage, at least that was my experience.

    Thanks for the help

    OK, I'll send out a call to the troops; you've given us enough information for lots of suggestions.

    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and let us know! Post a pic of your new purchase or lease!


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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,390
    Versa2012 said:

    Do you have a budget? The cheaper the better! I would like to stay at 12K or below
    New or used? Used for sure
    How many miles do you drive a year? About 30K
    What type of driving - city, highway, rural roads? All of the above but less hwy at this time.
    Where do you live? North Carolina


    I'm open to other options.
    I drove a Hyundai Elantra, I felt swallowed up in the car!!! No pillow was going to fix it. LOL

    Test drove 2 Scion IM, manual and CVT. What a fun car but I was too close to the steering column for comfort.

    2016 Prius but couldn't see over the dash comfortably even with my pillow.

    So far the Toyota Camry 2012 (automatic, loved this one)and Corolla 2010 (manual) were a good fit for my size and had good acceleration. Also the clutch caught at about half way which was good for my short stature. These two cars I drove mainly just to get an idea of size etc. I was considering the Corolla for my son, S model, but there was a check engine light and VCS light that was flashing. Did some research, seems that was an issue with the 2010's.


    Anyway, I have had the Yaris suggested as well but have no driven it.
    I have not test driven a Jetta since 2006 when I bought my honda but it was a fun car.
    I've had Subaru's in the past when I lived in a snowy climate but the all wheel drive cuts down on gas milage, at least that was my experience.

    Thanks for the help



    If you can find a way to stretch your budget somehow (I know, that's a biggie), maybe a Honda Fit? Available with a manual too.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

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