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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:30 am

Next update in November.

For the 2007, we reached the 200 owner mark months ago, and that year has been stuck there. 200 is great--but why are as many people selling now as buying?

For the 2008, we have far fewer owners signed up, and need more. And the 2009...well, it's new. So of course we need more of those owners involved.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby NMI » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:10 pm

I will sign up later this week once I get my car.

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Postby mkaresh » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:34 am

NMI wrote:I will sign up later this week once I get my car.
Thanks. Done?

More participants are needed, especially for the new 2009. But for the other years as well. We're going to start performing more detailed analyses soon for models with large sample sizes, and the Versa could qualify.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby NMI » Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:17 am

mkaresh wrote:
Thanks. Done?

More participants are needed, especially for the new 2009. But for the other years as well. We're going to start performing more detailed analyses soon for models with large sample sizes, and the Versa could qualify.

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I will do this once I get home today. Right now, my car is about 20 floors below me.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby junegem » Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:37 pm

Hi - I just signed up my'09 Versa SL, white, with sport, moonroof and convenience packages along with ABS. Glad to help out and I'm looking forward to following the data on the '08 to see what kind of problems arise as the '08 supposedly didn't change much for '09. My only disappointment so far is in MPGs as I am getting much less than I thought I would - but, I'm getting better than my Santa Fe got.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (junegem)

Postby mkaresh » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:51 am

Thanks, I appreciate it.

We continue to need more 2009s. And the 2007 has been stuck at 200 cars forever. An excellent number, but why are people selling them as quickly as other owners are joining?

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby sKyWaLkeR512 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:39 am

Just enrolled with my 2007 Versa SL. Answered the fuel and reasons surveys. Will complete repairs as they come.

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Postby Ryan-H » Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:23 pm

Just went for my 50,000 KM service.Nothing has gone pear shaped yet. and i doubt anything will.I love my tiida and will have it till the day i die.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby versa s 2007 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:14 pm

Have The Nissan Versa Type S And Its A Great Car It Runs Great Nothing Wrong With It So...............

GO VERSA GO BABY GO

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (versa s 2007)

Postby AZ-J » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:05 pm

I just got an '07 SL Hatchback, put 200 miles on, on top of its 44K miles. Rides well.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (AZ-J)

Postby ereinion » Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:41 am

Just signed my V hatch '09 standard

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (ereinion)

Postby jimivegas » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:35 am

just signed my 09 versa s as well.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (jimivegas)

Postby robj80 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:40 am

09 1.6 signed up, I think?

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare?

Postby fba123456 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:47 pm

Newbie here. Got my 2009 Versa SL (Sapphire Blue) last March. Less than 700 miles. So far no problems.


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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby chiaranjoo » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:44 pm

Just signed up... Got my 09 Nissan Versa today! Only 11 miles on it so far, it is the least mileage I've seen ever!

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (chiaranjoo)

Postby mkaresh » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:22 am

Thanks, guys.

So far it looks like we'll only have a partial result for the 2009 in the May update. I might send some extra reminders to owners of the 2009 to try to get a full result for the car--enough owners are signed up that this should be easily doable.

Not signed up yet? The more participants we have, the better the information we can provide to everyone.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Fri May 29, 2009 8:31 am

We have updated results for the Versa to include owner experiences through March 2009. In terms of successful repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 86, worse than average, marginal sample size

2008: 75: about average, close to "worse than average"

2007: 50: about average

Repair rates have improved for both the 2007 and 2008 over time. The same will likely be true of the 2009.

A big thanks to AZhitman, this forum, and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in August and November. With more participants, we could provide more precise information. Especially need more 2009s.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby azrael4h » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:03 pm

Just updated my TrueDelta garage to include my new Versa. I just picked it up Sunday. Nothing to report other than the fact my long a** commute is depressing me with how fast the miles have racked up. 130 in 2 days.

I won't know fuel mileage until Friday or Sat, when I fill up.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (azrael4h)

Postby nova09versa » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:24 am

just signed up my 09 1.8 S hatchback saphhire blue, bougth 8/23/09 thru CFC deal.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (nova09versa)

Postby mkaresh » Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:48 am

We have updated results for the Versa to include owner experiences through June 2009. In terms of successful repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 43

2008: 62

2007: 62

All three are now average.

A big thanks to AZhitman, this forum, and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in November and February. With more participants, we could provide more precise information. Especially need more 2009s.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:47 am

Updated results again later this month.

We're going to start providing new stats for the odds of requiring no repairs and the odds of getting a lemon. These require larger sample sizes, so additional participants would be helpful.

For the details, and to sign up:

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:57 am

We have updated results for the Versa to include owner experiences through September 30, 2009. In terms of successful repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 42

2008: 43

2007: 58

All three are now average.

We've also introduced two new statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

The percentage with no repairs is about 67 for the 2007 and 72 for the 2008, while the percentage of lemons is about 6 for the 2007 and 2 for the 2008.

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A big thanks to AZhitman, this forum, and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in February and May. With more participants, we could provide more precise information. Especially need more 2009s.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:28 am

422 Versa owners now signed up. A great start. The more owners participate, the better the information we can provide to everyone.

Especially need more 2010s.

Not yet signed up? Details here:

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby Rand0m0sityxX » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:49 pm

I'm purchasing a 2010 with in the next month or two. I'll bookmark that site and i'll enroll mine once I get it.

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Postby mkaresh » Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:37 pm

That will work. Or you can certainly join with the car you have now, then change your car later.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby GFresh » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:23 am

Just joined, nice to see the 2008 Versa has low numbers for repairs.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:48 am

We have updated results for the Versa to include owner experiences through December 31, 2009. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 40

2008: 33

2007: 48

The 2008 is better than average, the other two are "about average" but close to "better than average."

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

The percentage with no repairs is about 69 for the 2007 and 79 for the 2008, while the percentage of lemons is about 2 for the 2007 and less than one for the 2008.

Nada-odds and Lemon-odds car reliability stats

A big thank you, once again, to AZhitman, this forum, and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information. Especially need more 2009s.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby sonicfox » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:35 pm

Just bought a 2010 1.8 S HB. I just enrolled.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:30 am

Thanks, I appreciate it.

Just enhanced the related repair history survey so that it can (optionally) be used as a personal car maintenance record.

As always, more participants would be helpful. Updated Car Reliability Survey results in May, with a preview for participants next month.

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Re: Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare? (giggles)

Postby TheVersaMan » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:33 am

I have a 2007 Versa, and I understand that there was a recall for the ignition because of faulty starts at times. It still happens on occasion. What I do is let a half-minute pass before trying to restart the car. That is the only flaw the car has had so far. By the way, my Versa has 124,000 miles on it.


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