Was looking into buying one of these 2nd hand. Car has 59k miles and 4-speed auto transmission. Anybody have any opinions?
I own a 2015 Versa 1.6 sedan w/ the 4spd AT. Decent little cheap car.
I prefer the 2012 and under hatchbacks like you describe. To me a 2011-12 is the sweet spot because they could still be had with the 4spd AT and they will have conventional rear drums, where the 2013+ are kind of a pain in the arse because the rear drums have the lug studs and wheel bearings pressed into them. I still see 2012s and under in fleet service in my area. The 4spd ATs are easy to do drain/fills on, etc.
The one plus about the 2013+ Versa sedans is they really are a comfortable car for 4 people. There is a surprising amount of room for the rear passengers.