Monday, May 18, 2009
Where are the modified Nissan Versas? They're out there ...
I was at Costco the other day, and in the parking lot was a black Versa hatchback with some 17" wheels and a custom grille kit. It got me thinking: I rarely ever see any modified or tricked-out Nissan Versas on the road. Heck, I don't hear much about them on the Internet, either. If people modify other subcompacts, there has to be a Versa enthusiast group out there.
A Google search yielded a couple of forums. The most prolific appears to be the Versa/Tiida Forum on NicoClub.com. Indeed, there are some modified Versas out there, which is great to see. The Versa can be made to look pretty sweet as evidenced by the photo above. Yet, I don't hear much about people customizing them. I'm glad to have found a group that indeed does customize Nissan's smallest U.S. offering. I even ran across the SoCal Versa Club!
After browsing the above-mentioned Versa forum, I found there's a vendor specializing in Versa parts: VersaSpeed.com. They sell all kinds of Versa parts including lowering springs and coilovers, carbon-fiber exterior parts, air intakes, exhaust systems, and more—very cool.
I see a lot of stock Versas on the road, and they appear to sell pretty well. I sat in one at the autoshow, and it was pretty nice. Anyway, I'd love to hear from some Vesra enthusiasts, as I rarely see them around town. Plus, with the introduction of the Cube, which shares a lot of components with the Versa, I'll be there will be more aftermarket parts hitting shelves soon.
Versa/Tiida Forum (Nicoclub.com)
SoCal Versa Club