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Welcome to the Nissan Versa forum!

Postby AZhitman » Sun Jan 08, 2006 6:47 pm

Welcome to the newest site on the NICOclub Network, home of http://www.nissanversa.org!!!

The Versa will be released as a 2007 as a hatchback with the sedan arriving near the end of the year. The Versa is powered by a 1.8 L I4 engine producing 120 hp (89 kW) and 125 ft·lbf (169 N·m). Three transmissions will be used; a 4-speed automatic, a continuously variable transmission, and a 6-speed manual.

It will slot below the Sentra in Nissan's lineup... Given that the current Sentra is quite long in the tooth and due for a major change, it's entirely plausible that the Versa will fill the need for a small, economical entry-level car while the Sentra is retooled and / or replaced.

The Versa will be classified as a subcompact and will be a direct competitor with the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris.

It is supposed to be a lot bigger inside than both of its competitors - With 25.6 inches of rear knee room – almost the same as Maxima - it should draw a lot of praise for its use of interior space. The Versa is 6 feet long on the inside, and boasts 94.4-cubic feet of interior space for the hatchback and 93.9 for the sedan.

For the first production year, side airbags are standard, curtain airbags are not.

With best in class power AND interior space, I think Nissan has a winner.


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Postby Falkdesigns » Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:12 am

This car is a Nissan Tiida in Japan, and I sat in and checked out one at a Nissan Red Stage dealer in Inagi, Tokyo last April. I thought it was such a cool car, very roomy like you mention, and nice quality feeling materials. When I got back from Japan, I emailed Nissan N.A. and asked if it was ever coming over, but of course they said "no plans to bring it over" as I'm sure they wanted me to buy something right then and not wait. I think they made a good choice to bring this car over, I really like it and expect it will sell quite well.

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Postby AZhitman » Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:14 am

Good stuff Kevin - Any chance of us getting some "preview" pics of the JDM version next time you're over?

I would have typed in the info on that car but I figured if I can't pronounce it, I'm keeping my mouth shut!

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Postby HashiriyaS14 » Mon Jan 09, 2006 1:44 pm

I second the call for in-person pics of this thing, by any of our Japan-resident members.

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Postby Repo Man » Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:00 pm

HashiriyaS14 wrote:I second the call for in-person pics of this thing, by any of our Japan-resident members.
+1 for teh pics...

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Postby Falkdesigns » Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:08 pm

Unfortunately, I didn't take pics of it, but instead took pics of the only Fuga they had. lol. Here's what it looks like though and the pics deceive on the size, it's VERY roomy inside:








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Postby dfw240_EE » Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:27 pm

Curious, what is the cargo space like behind the seats? The Honda fit is abit short on leg room, but it has a massive cargo space in the back plus extra available for folding seats.

Also, any word on the anticipated mileage?

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Postby Falkdesigns » Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:55 am

The Tiida/Versa is a good bit bigger than the Fit, as I recall the rear cargo space is very good, mpg should also be good with small motor and only 120 hp.

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Postby HashiriyaS14 » Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:15 am

I hope that interior comes in all black.


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Postby dfw240_EE » Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:30 pm

Falkdesigns wrote:The Tiida/Versa is a good bit bigger than the Fit, as I recall the rear cargo space is very good, mpg should also be good with small motor and only 120 hp.
I would be curious to see. It looks like they pushed the seats back into the cargo space. However, on the pics of the other forum there is alot of space from the trailing edge of the rear door to the back hatch. I guess they could have pulled what Mini did in the 60's and shoved the engine in as tight of a space as possible. I don't suppose that knowing the Tiida's mileage will be much help, seeing how JDM uses different gas grades than us.

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Re: Welcome to the Nissan Versa forum! (AZhitman)

Postby penpen-commander » Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:27 pm

it's awesome. i plan to get one. go to http://www.nissanusa.com for more info on the Versa.

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Postby Mudd » Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:32 pm

Bought my 2007 Versa SL Hatchback, Fresh Powder White, on 29 Jun 06 at Midland, TX. What a surprise it was to get so quickly and what I seen! Great car so far. Got the CVT with Keyless entry and drive, along with steering wheel radio/phone controls.

A distance of around 50 miles from my home, (I live right in the middle of nowhere),and the drive home on the Interstate was just awesome. Smooth, quiet, felt like it was glued to the road as the high side wind tried to move it around. I can go further in detail if anyone should wish.

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By the way, it was the first one in the 10 county area to receive a Versa, and as of yesterday, no others arrived. Was a surprise to the dealer as he had been notified that mid July was ETA.

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Postby AZhitman » Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:21 pm

Welcome aboard, Mudd!

Eager to hear more reviews of your Versa, and if you have anything to contribute to http://www.NissanVersa.org, please post it up!!!

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Re: Welcome to the Nissan Versa forum! (AZhitman)

Postby kaotical24 » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:17 pm

I got mine on june 19, and by the way, MINE CAME WITH CHROME RIMS, with performance tires, it was supoose to be the exhibition car. i am loving the car with all the features, but the only problem i have is that it becomes a gas goozler after getting 70-75 miles an hour, but it does go fast and the cvt works wonderfully, i brought it up to 110 mile an hour on the freeway, but that was for testing purpose only, but if i keep it under 70, then it is pretty good with the gas

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Postby audtatious » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:25 pm

Welcome aboard guys! Great seeing members with the Versa posting

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Postby kaotical24 » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:34 pm

as soon as i buy a digital camera, i will take picks of my versa, it looks tight with the chrome rims, i am going to put some eurolights next month, and add the fog lights soon too, but does anyone know where i can get a air intake system for the car???

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Postby AZhitman » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:48 pm

No one's making one yet to my knowledge, but AS SOON as one of our sponsors has one, I'll get the word out.

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Postby kaotical24 » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:53 pm

yesssss. please let me kno, thanks, your my hero, well, not really but yeah

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Postby Mudd » Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:55 am

Got tired of waiting for the gas gauge to go empty so filled up early. A combination of Interstate and rural/city driving resulted in a 36.2 mpg! Not bad I think. Of course I'm an old fart and drive very conservative as opposed to most of the forum member I would suspect My days of speed and power are over.If this kind of mileage holds up my gas bill just went from $2.89 to about $1.45 based upon the mileage increase in the transition of hog to miser.Still very pleased with the car.Can't figure out how to get more than one picture per message. Will post as I write/answer.

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Postby audtatious » Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:04 am

Walt, you can click on the gallery button at the top of the page to join our PhotoPost community. This will allow you to upload images and link them into your posts. If you need any help with it, LMK...

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Postby Mudd » Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:19 am

Thank you, got it done.
Modified by Mudd at 7:46 AM 7/5/2006

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Postby AZhitman » Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:18 am

I really, really like the look of those seats.

Nissan's good at making comfortable seats - they don't LOOK comfy like a Buick or Pontiac seat (bleh) but they are.

People looked at the early Q45 seats and thought they'd be terrible to sit in. 15 years later, they're STILL some of the best OEM's ever built.

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Postby Mudd » Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:26 am

Yes they are comfortable. The old woman that lives here with me has an Avalon and the seats are leather. She admits the seats in the Versa are about as comfortable as her car. But here's the catcher. She said without me asking that the Versa was as quiet as her car at hi-way speeds. Now coming from the old woman, that's a big statement!

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Postby audtatious » Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:43 am

Uhhh. What do you consider "an old woman"

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Postby Mudd » Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:14 am

The same one you married and have to look at in the morning and remember what she looked like 48 years ago........!

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Postby audtatious » Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:34 am

Mudd wrote:The same one you married and have to look at in the morning and remember what she looked like 48 years ago........!
I was wondering if that is what you meant.

My wife will be a cosmetic Barbie Doll by the time I pass away. Plastic surgery will ensure it

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Postby Mudd » Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:57 am

She's not that bad, but still she's an old woman! The fact that I'm an old man has nothing to do with it.

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Postby audtatious » Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:42 am

True that. I told my wife when she turns 60 I was going to trade her in on two 30 yo's. Can't do it sooner as _most_ people in their 20's don't have a clue and I don't want the drama

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Postby Mudd » Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:49 am

I mentioned something like that years ago. Her reply: Why would you want to do that? You can't handle what you have now, let alone two!

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Postby audtatious » Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:20 am

It's not for the sex. It's if one gets tired, the other can take over rubbing your feet


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