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    A CVT Nissan...with only a 6/60,000 mile powertrain warranty? I'll pass.

    I just did a check on cars.com. There are 4,000+ 2024 Versas for sale. Fewer than 90 of them (about 2%) have a 5-speed.

    This is probably a bait-and-switch ad...

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    Be sure to read Basic's comments about his Versa 5-speed test drive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    A CVT Nissan...with only a 6/60,000 mile powertrain warranty? I'll pass.

    I just did a check on cars.com. There are 4,000+ 2024 Versas for sale. Fewer than 90 of them (about 2%) have a 5-speed.

    This is probably a bait-and-switch ad...

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    Be sure to read Basic's comments about his Versa 5-speed test drive.
    I read it and it made me think back on how glad I was when procuring the G4.

    I do wonder if Basic has driven the G4 manual? Curious to hear his experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dspace9 View Post
    but now I have a girlfriend who wants auto.
    My condolences ... Nancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    A CVT Nissan...with only a 6/60,000 mile powertrain warranty? I'll pass.

    I just did a check on cars.com. There are 4,000+ 2024 Versas for sale. Fewer than 90 of them (about 2%) have a 5-speed.

    This is probably a bait-and-switch ad...



    Be sure to read Basic's comments about his Versa 5-speed test drive.
    Basic's opinion of the 5-speed Versa is eye opening.

    I have a very low opinion of Nissan these days. 20 years ago, I put them right up there behind Toyota & Honda. Today, I would place them below Kia & Hyundai with the exception of the Frontier pickup truck. A Frontier pickup truck would be the only Nissan I would consider, and it would have to be an older model.

    If someone gave me a Nissan with a CVT today, I would be selling it tomorrow. I have little faith in their reliability, and I like to keep vehicles beyond warranty.

    If I wanted to replace my Mirage with something a little nicer, it would be a used Honda Fit or Mazda3 hatchback (preferably a manual). I would consider a Civic or Corolla, too. Having said that, I am content with my Mirage for my needs.

    Going forward in life, a used Honda, Toyota, or Mazda vehicles would be my next purchase. That could change 10-15 years from now when I am in the market for something else. For now, I'm content with what I have thanks to my Mirage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Basic's opinion of the 5-speed Versa is eye opening.
    I haven't read about his opinion. I'll have to try to search it out. I'd like to hear some first-hand experience with it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    If I wanted to replace my Mirage with something a little nicer, it would be a used Mazda3 hatchback (preferably a manual).
    I was "building" one of those (with a manual) on this Monday. We are a lot alike. They look to be quite nice. I wouldn't mind buying one now before the manuals are dead there too, and storing it in my closet until I need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    A CVT Nissan...with only a 6/60,000 mile powertrain warranty? I'll pass.
    Funny, because isn't it the same CVT-7 as used in the Mirage? It was in the last gen Versa, anyway. I haven't checked to see if it's still the same.

    dspace9, I totally get your appreciation for this car. Before they cancelled the manual in the base trim, it represented a lot of car for the money, relative to the Mirage.

    I don't care though. My next car will likely be someone else's used Mirage! FIGHT LIFESTYLE INFLATION!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    FIGHT LIFESTYLE INFLATION!!
    Agreement!

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    My second favorite rental before I bought my first Mirage was a Versa CVT.
    It went great. The mileage was insanely good and I thrashed the ELS out of it. Got 5.1/5.2 over a 2000 km weekend trip.
    Loved the extras and the interior space.
    Since it has (had) the same CVT as a Mirage I would not be too worried about having one.
    I thought they were discontinued. I may need to look into this.


    Zero, 2014 ES Plus 5MT, written off but not forgotten.
    Zero II, 2014 SE, 5MT, climate She's HOME now!
    Shelby AKA "Cute", 2017 ES 5MT, A/C.

    Mirage owners look at the world differently than everyone else, but in a better way
    We're driving the Beetle of the 21st century, the greatest small car now available!

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