Nissan Versa Accessories and Modifications
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This site has info on the roof rack, but my dealer doesn't have it. Not sure if it's only available in Canada.
As for liking the car, I LOVE IT, which kind of surprises me, having driven an 8V truck for years!
With the strap goes under the roof, can the windows or door be closed tight? Are the bars parallel to the car or across the roof? how many bars? Can your kayak be secured safely by it? How many pounds is your kayak? I am looking to do the same.Thanks
Realized now that the door locks are a problem because it is difficult to reach from the drivers door into the rear doors to unlock.
Trying to make up for this by having power locks installed on an alarm. Been to three alarm places and none have actuators that fit the car door. Each place said if I can get the actuator from Nissan, they will install.
Called three Nissan dealers, not one of the parts departments can tell me what actuator Nissan sells that will fit this model.
Has anyone done this and where did you go for the actuators? If you got them from Nissan, do you have a part number?
However with cruise controls now adays, most cars cruise controls use the existing vehicle computer (eg. drivetrain sensor that tells vehicle speed to the computer and speedometer, throttle position is drive by wire and controlled electronically via potentiometer to the cptr, etc). I suspect even if you were able to buy the controls, that the engine computer software would have to be upgraded and changed.
Personally, I did investigate adding DRL Daytime running lights to the vehicle, since that is standard in Canadian vehicles. The part difference is pretty straight forward, however I checked with three dealerships and couldn't find one smart enough to figure out how to order them since there was a cabling assembly also associated with it that wasn't a typical US part. I finally gave up out of frustration, not that important.
My suggestion is that if cruise control is important, then you buy a vehicle with it on it already.
UPDATE: I just checked the service manual. The cruise control is a function of the engine computer. Uses existing input from the brake switch, the stop lamp switch, the clutch switch, the steering wheel cruise control switches, the park/neutral switch, the combination meter (speed control), and the Powertrain computer for powertrain revolutions.
I guess this is end-of-model year and inventories are low. Even Fitzmall has slim pickens on a S-model HB with cruise. Have about 1/2 dozen SL's w/cruise, but they are CVT....big difference from a manual.
2009 Versa S Sedan
I think you can try to negotiate it as part of your deal and get it warranted by the dealer.
What kind of strap did you get, and where did you get it? Thanks
So you might want to check into that before you proceed
It uses remote speed sensor and remote throttle control operation.
Was your wife driving in open or bush when she hit deer?
Guess you are satisfied with th Versa to get another.
She didn't hit a deer. Someone in front of her stopped for some deer that were coming out of the woods, my wife stopped behind her, then along came a Ford F-150 that didn't see the stopped vehicles, plowed into my wife, and drove her into the front car. I have a friend who's an accident reconstruction specialist and he figures the truck was going 35-40 mph when it hit the Versa. Back end crumple zone certainly crumpled, and the car was driven into the left rear of the vehicle in front with enough force to destroy the right front of the Versa completely. The right front wheel would up about a foot to the rear of where it used to be. At first glance, the car looked bad, not horrible, but to give you an idea of how much it bent, the driver and passenger seats no longer line up.
We have 82,000 miles on the 2007 Versa, HAD 12,000 on the 2010 (which we only had since Memorial Day), and love the 2011, so yep, we're definitely satisfied with the Versa. Only change I'd make is to start with better tires from the factory. The 2001 had 11 miles on it when I switched out the Continentals that came on it for Cooper CS4's
As most of the reviews mention its looks betrays its interior size.
I drove a focus wagon before thus underestimated the versa's cargo capacity; I can put just as much in there! Love the magnetic grey; it does not show dirt very much.
It's also good on the highway and if you have cargo or three person rides quite decent.
Suspension was an important feature for me as the focus suspension was weak and short lived. This one should las a while if we don't get fed up with it.
i do wish the front seat bottoms were height-adjustable,though.
The manual shift is rather clunky,too. But overall, I'm extremely pleased with it!