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Nissan Versa reliability - how does it compare?

Postby mkaresh » Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:11 pm

In late 2005 I started conducting reliability research. I'm reporting absolute stats like "trips to the shop" that will make the differences between cars much clearer. I'll also be updating results four times a year, so there will be information on new models sooner. I am very grateful that the owner of this forum has seen the value of this research and agreed to help out.

Participants report repairs the month after they occur on a one-page survey. When there are no repairs, they simply report an approximate odometer reading four times a year, at the end of each quarter.

To encourage participation, anyone who helps provide the reliability data will have free access to the results.

For the details, and to sign up:

http://www.truedelta.com/reliability.php

Comments and questions very welcome.

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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Versa reliability (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:42 am

Eight Versas are now signed up, so I'm going to start collecting data on the car since it's early in the model year. I'll need data on 18 to post results.

21 Honda Fits are enrolled, so I might have results for that model as soon as February.

Those of you who have signed up, thanks.

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Postby AZhitman » Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:14 am

Let's keep registering for this guys - The more survey results, the better.

Versa Owners, Activate!

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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Versa reliability (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:37 am

Up to 22. Great response from this forum!

Now that I've thought through the math, the first official results will be around the end of May. Might still have some numbers around the end of February, though. It'll come down to the response rate.

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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Versa reliability (mkaresh)

Postby sambot » Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:36 pm

Hey I'd be thrilled to sign up, if and when I ever get the blessed blue beastie. Still w a i t i n g.

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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Versa reliability (sambot)

Postby mkaresh » Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:37 am

Still waiting?

For others who already have their Versa, I'm still looking for more of them!

Currently have 31 Versas, vs. 27 Honda Fits.

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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Versa reliability (mkaresh)

Postby 7speed » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:10 pm

I wish I had mine....until then, this looks like some sort of score.

Go Versa Go!Go Versa Go!

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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Versa reliability (mkaresh)

Postby PamelaJ » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:18 pm

We ordered the SL Versa, still waiting, been waiting for my SL Versa since October. I'm hearing March....maybe I can give some input then if I ever get it. Im running out of patience

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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Versa reliability (PamelaJ)

Postby Ever Victorious » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:58 pm

That seems to be a bit excessive. Have you gone to another dealership to see if they can find the same car? They're not as rare as they were back in October. Yeah, SL's are still kinda hard to find... but 5 months total, at this point, seems excessive.

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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Versa reliability (Ever Victorious)

Postby sambot » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:47 am

Ever Victorious wrote: Yeah, SL's are still kinda hard to find... but 5 months total, at this point, seems excessive.
Still waiting for my SL. It's supposed to have arrived late on the 30th. Checked all the inventory for the city. There are LOTS of S models as well as SLs with CVT. Either people here don't like the Ss, or CVT or the colour of cars in stock. I suspect part of the availability right now is that consumers here are sometimes slow to try a new technology until it has proved itself beneficial. Nobody has a SL with tech package and MT, not to mention that incredibly unpopular colour - Blueberry.

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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Versa reliability (sambot)

Postby mkaresh » Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:51 am

Sounds like the problem is SL with manual.

Counts: Honda Fit 39Nissan Versa 38

Among the best samples I have so far for any 2007s. Thanks, guys.

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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Versa reliability (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:05 pm

Started collecting data on the Yaris as well this month, with 24 signed up. Have 40 Fits and 44 Versas.

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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Versa reliability (mkaresh)

Postby ninjapleazee » Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:31 pm

just signed up with my versa

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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Versa reliability (ninjapleazee)

Postby proxim2020 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:45 am

I've just signed up my V and submitted my data. The process only takes a few minutes and will be very beneficial. Also, this is a HUGE deal for NICO so we need to get as many people signed up as we can. I've sent some of you emails, so check your emails.

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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Versa reliability (proxim2020)

Postby mkaresh » Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:37 am

Important: the survey that matters the most, by far, is the one I send the emails out for. So far this month I have responses for 35 Versas, out of 78 signed up. I will have results with this amount, but more would certainly be better.

The surveys on the site are entirely optional--I created them because people asked for them.

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

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

Postby giggles » Mon May 14, 2007 9:04 am

First a disclaimer: I love my new car.

I bought my Versa (sedan, s, automatic & power package) in February. About a week and a half ago I had to have the ignition switch replaced. Came out of work one day and the key wouldn't turn... the service guy at my dealership wasn't even sure what went wrong. He just replaced the whole part. Then yesterday I went to fill up the tank & the gas tank door wouldn't open. I poked around a bit and the cable had come disconnected. I'm having the dealership look at it tomorrow & fix it (hopefully same day). This is my very first new car & I'm wondering if anyone else has had these problems (or similar) with their Versas? What a pain! 3.5 months, just over 3000 miles & two trips to the shop already!

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

Postby mkaresh » Mon May 14, 2007 10:13 am

One of ther owners in my panel has had the fuel release issue four times already. I counted that as one trip, because I don't yet count unsuccessful repair trips, otherwise the Versa's stats would look worse than they do.

I think one person also had the ignition problem.

Look on the bright side--if you were paying for these things out of your own pocket, they'd still be inexpensive as repairs go.

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

Postby hgp » Fri May 25, 2007 3:40 pm

Well that person that reported the fuel release door problem was me. Yes it was 4 trips and each time it would work for a few weeks before the wire would snap out of place from underneath the dash. Poor design in my opinion, but then the seat is so close to the door you cant get you hand down to do a normal fuel door release.Anyway they jury rigged it somehow so the latch wire only moves a little bit to open the door and it has worked like a charm for months now.

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

Postby Althalus » Sat May 26, 2007 8:56 am

Just joined up.

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

Postby KimberKenobi » Sat May 26, 2007 6:58 pm

ummm... what do I do now that I traded in the car I've been reporting on??

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

Postby mkaresh » Sat May 26, 2007 7:07 pm

Just send me the month traded and approximate odometer reading. The link to the contact form is at the bottom of every page of the site.

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

Postby 2offroad » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:41 am

Had mine a week, 300 miles @ 9.5 gals = 31.57 mpg on green engine, not bad. No troubles so far.

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

Postby PB » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:50 pm

My v is still new 536km,Love it ,No problems yet.I think they are a well made car,I compared honda and toyota and they dont come even near the quality,As soon as you step in the car and have a seat you can see and feel quality.

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

Postby mkaresh » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:46 pm

This research works by collecting information on repairs going forward, from the time when people sign up. I hope you'll participate, as a larger sample is always helpful.

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

Postby Ever Victorious » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:01 am

Just a reminder to the newer users who may not know what this is... we would greatly encourage your participation in this! It is free to sign up, and your contribution of information betters the Versa community as a whole!

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Postby biggie » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:54 am

Signed up.

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

Postby newversa » Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:07 pm

is this a common issue. my new versa has just 40 miles on it. purchased it less than a month ago. And now the key just wont turn for ignition.I checked the front wheels, etc. nothing that should cause it to lock.

I am already thinking of trading it in. will i get the same value i bought it for? It a NMAC financed car. I dont want to be spending money, and going to the dealer every other month.

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

Postby Ever Victorious » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:05 pm

newversa wrote:is this a common issue. my new versa has just 40 miles on it. purchased it less than a month ago. And now the key just wont turn for ignition.I checked the front wheels, etc. nothing that should cause it to lock.

I am already thinking of trading it in. will i get the same value i bought it for? It a NMAC financed car. I dont want to be spending money, and going to the dealer every other month.
This is not an appropriate thread to ask this question in. Please post a new thread, and we will assist you with this.

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

Postby mkaresh » Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:33 am

There are now 150 Versas in the panel. A huge thanks to everyone here.

I'd also like to repeat that the repair rate will be much lower in the August results. Seems Nissan has found and fixed many of the early issues. Or at least that one they fixed the cars that had them, those cars have not been having additional problems.


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