The red Nissan Versa (2007) that I drive now is far from the least exciting car I ever drove. That would have to be a Toyota Camry, probably 2006 or 2007, that I rented in Washington, DC while on business. I thought that it would be a nice change from the usual Taurus I got, but boy was I wrong. No car has ever been looser, mushier and generally as uninspiring as the Toyota Camry. I’m sure it’s reliable.
We got the Versa when the car we were driving previously was in serious danger of permanently breaking down. Since my wife was heavily pregnant at the time, I wanted to ensure that we had a somewhat reliable car when the baby came. We weren’t in the mood for having her give birth by the side of the road, waiting for a tow truck. The Nissan Versa, 2007, is nice and roomy. Plenty of leg room. Where it’s a little bit of a problem is on the width front. I’m a big guy. Not huge, but big. Wide shoulders and a correspondingly ponderous derriere. The back seat fits two of us, period. There’s not room for a sheet of paper in the middle. On the other hand, we can stretch our legs like in a limo. I guess we make compromises.
We won’t be driving the Versa for long. With a baby seat in the back, you need to be very narrow-hipped to fit, so I can never sit in the back. Besides that, a great car. Not really too fast, but I’m in no hurry. At some point, I’ll also have to write about how much gas this tiny car drinks. You’d think it’s not much, and you’d be wrong.