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#4449669 - 07/04/17 05:49 PM Road Trip
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
Which car would you rather drive when doing a 16 hour road trip?

Nissan Versa
VW Jetta
Chrysler 200

Those are my local Hertz choices...

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#4449675 - 07/04/17 05:52 PM Re: Road Trip [Re: AirgunSavant]
drtyler Offline


Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 406
Loc: GA
Jetta, and it's not even close.

They are nice, comfortable cars. Nothing fancy, but solid.


Edited by drtyler (07/04/17 05:53 PM)

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#4449676 - 07/04/17 05:52 PM Re: Road Trip [Re: AirgunSavant]
miden851 Offline


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Bora/Vento cool


Edited by miden851 (07/04/17 05:55 PM)
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#4449690 - 07/04/17 06:06 PM Re: Road Trip [Re: AirgunSavant]
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Jetta...

200 if you canít get the Jetta.

Stay home if it has to be the Versa.
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#4449694 - 07/04/17 06:09 PM Re: Road Trip [Re: AirgunSavant]
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I like the 200 and then the Jetta. The Jetta has more of a taut, sporty feel while the 200 will ride softer. If going on a long highway cruise, the 200 would be most comfortable. Avoid the Versa for sure.

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#4449727 - 07/04/17 06:43 PM Re: Road Trip [Re: AirgunSavant]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
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Jetta

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#4449743 - 07/04/17 06:58 PM Re: Road Trip [Re: AirgunSavant]
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It sounds like you're looking at three different classes of car, so you'll get one of those or equivalent. I've rented all 3, I'll take the 200. I did a 4 hour one way trip in a Versa, and it really wasn't that bad.
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#4449766 - 07/04/17 07:15 PM Re: Road Trip [Re: DuckRyder]
Alex_V Offline


Registered: 04/10/16
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Originally Posted By: DuckRyder
Jetta...

200 if you canít get the Jetta.

Stay home if it has to be the Versa.


This. Jetta may get better mileage, too.
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#4449768 - 07/04/17 07:17 PM Re: Road Trip [Re: AirgunSavant]
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The Jetta has a more traditional driving stance in that the windshield isn't raked back crazy and doesn't have a high cowl like the 200 has. I rented a 200 and hated it. I rented a Dodge Charger V6 and liked it 10X better.
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#4449785 - 07/04/17 07:34 PM Re: Road Trip [Re: gfh77665]
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
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Originally Posted By: gfh77665
I like the 200 and then the Jetta. The Jetta has more of a taut, sporty feel while the 200 will ride softer. If going on a long highway cruise, the 200 would be most comfortable. Avoid the Versa for sure.


Taut can be very tiring on a long drive or bad roads. That is a concern.

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#4449787 - 07/04/17 07:36 PM Re: Road Trip [Re: dishdude]
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
Originally Posted By: dishdude
It sounds like you're looking at three different classes of car, so you'll get one of those or equivalent. I've rented all 3, I'll take the 200. I did a 4 hour one way trip in a Versa, and it really wasn't that bad.


How are the seats in the 200? Thanks.

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#4449923 - 07/04/17 10:04 PM Re: Road Trip [Re: AirgunSavant]
TheKracken Offline


Registered: 04/18/17
Posts: 515
Loc: Fort Worth TX
I rented a dodge charger for a 4500 mile round trip road trip and it was amazing. Made the trip very enjoyable, especially with the 80+mph speed limits and I averaged 32+ mpg.

That said I would take the Jetta. I dont have experience with the 200 but the versa is not all that great for trips.


Edited by TheKracken (07/04/17 10:04 PM)
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#4449934 - 07/04/17 10:16 PM Re: Road Trip [Re: drtyler]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
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Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: drtyler
Jetta, and it's not even close.

They are nice, comfortable cars. Nothing fancy, but solid.


+1. No comparison unless he is a smaller person then the 200 isn't bad.
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#4450038 - 07/05/17 03:24 AM Re: Road Trip [Re: AirgunSavant]
TexasVaquero Offline


Registered: 05/31/17
Posts: 127
Loc: South Texas Rancho
Have a Versa. Done hundreds of trips because I live far away from everything in Texas. Get 40mpg


Edited by TexasVaquero (07/05/17 03:25 AM)
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#4450182 - 07/05/17 08:57 AM Re: Road Trip [Re: AirgunSavant]
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Registered: 07/22/15
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Loc: MD
Thanks all.
I always wanted a VW but bailed because of reli issues in the past.
This would give me a chance to ring one out!

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