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The 2011 Nissan Versa can be bargain-basement basic or very well-appointed, depending on your budget. Bluetooth should be more widely offered, though.
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The 1.6 is so tightly focused on frugality that it doesn't even allow you the indulgence of happily humiliating yourself with air-guitar solos at red lights

Things of importance, rather than indulgence, that you sacrifice on this stripped-down vehicle have "power" in their names.
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To call this car a stripper would be like calling a Pamela Anderson demure.

$400 in-dash navigation system that, when optioned with XM satellite radio, includes XM NavTraffic updates
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Depending on what trim you choose, the 2011 Nissan Versa can range from well under $11k, including destination, to approaching the $20k mark. It all depends on what you're seeking; in its Versa Base form, this is an economy car in the traditional sense—no air conditioning, no A/C even—but with the right options the 2010 Nissan Versa can be outfitted like a larger, more luxurious car.

In range-topping SL trim, buyers are treated to upgrades such as a 180-watt system with a built-in six-disc changer, six speakers, and an auxiliary input, plus cruise control, available 16-inch alloy wheels, height-adjustable seats, a rear center armrest with cup holders, keyless entry, an overhead console, and power locks, windows, and mirrors.

If opting for the Versa hatchback in SL trim, Nissan offers new front and rear fascias, body side sills, and a rear spoiler, as well as standard fog lights. There have also been some upgrades to the interior of the Versa SL hatchback, with revised fabrics and finishes and a Sport interior as standard. Major options on the Versa include Intelligent Key, Bluetooth compatibility, a Rockford Fosgate subwoofer, an MP3 player input jack, and a new Navigation/XM Satellite Radio package. One disappointment is that Bluetooth remains only offered on the SL.

Standard features across the lineup include a rear-window defroster, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, intermittent windshield wipers, and full-length side-curtain airbags. And for 2011, power windows have been made standard on all Versa models. The Nissan Versa S is much better equipped, with plenty of standard features, such as a 120-watt AM/FM/CD sound system with four speakers, a rear defroster, and air conditioning with filtration.


The 2011 Nissan Versa can be bargain-basement basic or very well-appointed, depending on your budget. Bluetooth should be more widely offered, though.

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