Read Rusty Blackwell’s comments on driving the 2008 Nissan Versa Hatchback.
Sorry, Marc: I didn’t like the seats, especially the seat back. Even still, I came away quite liking the Versa, primarily because of its funky looks. The fact that the car is pretty fun to toss around in the snow – despite its fuzzy steering – also enhanced my impressions, as did the decent ride. A big con, though: this thing seems as if it was built without any sound deadening whatsoever; it’s noisy over bumps, and (with the windows and the doors closed up tight) the radio is darn near as loud outside the car as it is inside. The headlights belong in a long-forgotten decade, too, but keyless entry is a nice touch at this price point.