Last week Nissan announced a new entry Versa that starts at $9,990, which means its the cheapest car you can buy in the U.S. Although it starts below $10k, when you actually want A/C or any other “normally standard” features be prepared to pay more.
KickingTires, did some research into the pricing of the 2009 Versa 1.6 and discovered that the base model does not come with air conditioning, power windows or door locks, and a stereo. Reminds me of the base econo cars of the 80’s and early 90’s. Of course cruise control and a driver’s seat height adjustment are also missing. The standard model also has a manual transmission. The automatic transmission costs and extra $1,000, but requires that you also get a/c, which is $1,000 as well. After adding an auto transmission and a/c you’re already at $12k.
-Versa 1.6 Base ($9,990) includes five-speed manual transmission, 14-inch wheels, manual mirrors/locks/windows, power steering, four-way adjustable cloth seats, six airbags, active head restraints
-Versa 1.6 ($10,990) adds A/C; four-speed automatic adds $1,000
-ABS package (antilock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist) adds $250
-Destination charge is $695
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2009 Nissan Versa 1.6 Becomes the Cheapest Car Sold in the U.S.