Jimmydreams wrote:For the life of me, I really don't understand the obsession with the Versa vs Leaf. They're two different cars. Just like a Firebird and Camaro were two different cars.....similar, but different.
Why the constant comparison and subtle ridicule of the Versa?
A lot of critics portray the Leaf is just an electric Versa and a lot of Leaf owners are very touchy when it comes to this subject. Personally I would have bought my Leaf even if it was marketed as the Versa Electric because I just wanted an affordable EV (was actually searching for a VW Rabbit or small truck to convert when they announced the Leaf) that being said I was curious to drive a Versa ICE and see how they compare. So a couple weeks after I bought my Leaf I drove to the nearest Nissan dealer, plugged my Leaf in and went to find a salesman so I could testdrive a Versa. To any Leaf owner who is worried I or has second thoughts I highly recommend this. The Versa is an econobox and drives like you would expect a 4cylinder econobox to drive. You don't get that smooth quiet acceleration you get in the Leaf.