Of all the content stripped from this Versa-the radio, power door locks, power mirrors, power windows-Nissan went too far by pulling out one specific element: the clock. Surely the clock had to go out the window with the radio, but I was hoping Nissan had a substitute in the instrument cluster LCD. It's also inexcusable that antilock brakes are optional on this Versa. As a $250 option, it seems like that cost could easily be buried into the sticker price without ill effect.
As others have mentioned, this stripper Versa packs plenty of comfort with a good ride and cabin insulation. However, if I were shopping in this price range, I'd likely choose a used car with more to offer. For those who want the comfort of a manufacturer's warranty, though, the Versa is a good value that performs beyond expectations.
Eric Tingwall, Associate Editor