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Dud: 2014 Nissan Versa Note

2014 Nissan Versa Note front three quarter image

Criticizing a cheap car for being cheap feels like a low blow. But there’s a reality here that’s hard to get around: The 2014 Nissan Versa Note–the inexpensive hatchback version of the Versa–feels too cheap. If what we were looking at was a maximum price of $14,000, then we might be more forgiving the ’90s-looking center console, low-grade plastics and flimsy feeling materials. But that’s where it starts, and while it’s a little less than competing cars, it’s not enough of a price cut to justify the lowball nature of what’s there. Sure, the Versa has other things going for it: A roomy back seat and excellent fuel economy come to mind. But the subcompact market has gotten tough in recent years, and this little hatchback risks getting lost in the shuffle.

By Automotive Staff