Wednesday, August 22, 2012
In the driveway: 2012 Nissan Versa 1.6S
I'd actually wanted to get into this car for a while, as I can't remember the last time I drove a true base model. However, this isn't the base base model. It's got the CVT and cruise control. The price? $14,040 including delivery. Granted, this car can be had for as little as $11,770 (including destination and a manual transmission), but $14,040 is still good.
Over the 70 or so miles I've driven it since yesterday, I'm averaging nearly 38 MPG—quite good. It's got a huge trunk, rides surprisingly well, is quite comfortable, and feels very solid. Pretty, it ain't, at least not in my eyes, but I am kind of attracted to its simplicity. To be honest, I'm actually somewhat smitten with this frugal stripper.
More later. Stay tuned.