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LEAF -vs- Versa

Fri May 27, 2011 5:44 pm

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Re: LEAF -vs- Versa

Fri May 27, 2011 7:22 pm

The Leaf is a few inches bigger in all dimensions, plus the doors and hood are made of aluminum to save weight. The next generation of the Versa will look a lot like a Leaf, as shown in the 2011 Shanghai auto show. Both cars are classified as midsize by the EPA.. the Volt is classified as a compact.

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Re: LEAF -vs- Versa

Fri May 27, 2011 8:53 pm

Herm wrote:The Leaf is a few inches bigger in all dimensions, plus the doors and hood are made of aluminum to save weight. The next generation of the Versa will look a lot like a Leaf, as shown in the 2011 Shanghai auto show. Both cars are classified as midsize by the EPA.. the Volt is classified as a compact.

Hmmm ... somehow I always thought Versa was classified lower. Apparently not. Not sure why various car sites compare Versa with Fit & Yaris.
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Re: LEAF -vs- Versa

Fri May 27, 2011 8:56 pm

I parked next to one too:
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Re: LEAF -vs- Versa

Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:11 pm

Funny, I snapped a couple of pictures when I parked next to a Versa too... :-)
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Re: LEAF -vs- Versa

Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:31 pm

And we do know that the LEAF and Versa do not share a single part in common, Right!!??
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Re: LEAF -vs- Versa

Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:02 pm

Looks like the same lug nuts to me.

clearly the current versa and leaf dont have any common parts, but it does look like the new versa shares parts with the Leaf.
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Re: LEAF -vs- Versa

Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:50 pm

Yeah, and I also believe in the tooth fairy...

TRONZ wrote:And we do know that the LEAF and Versa do not share a single part in common, Right!!??
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Re: LEAF -vs- Versa

Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:07 pm

mogur wrote:Yeah, and I also believe in the tooth fairy...

TRONZ wrote:And we do know that the LEAF and Versa do not share a single part in common, Right!!??


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?
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Re: LEAF -vs- Versa

Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:53 am

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.
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