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2015 Nissan Versa Note: Inexpensive but not cheap

2015 Nissan Versa Note is smart choice among entry level cars.

It doesn’t seem like the Nissan Versa has been around for nine years. What might be the confusion (at least for me) is the Nissan Versa Note (the hatchback version). It debuted in the summer of 2013 as a 2014 model to replace the Nissan Versa hatcback. And with the 2015 Nissan Versa Note, the ... Read More »

Ford F-150 again tops best-selling vehicle list

The 2014 Honda Acord was named the 2014 Green Car of the Year

The Ford F-150 pick-up truck and the Toyota Corolla don’t appear to have much in common. But they do. The Ford-150 had been made for 67 years; the Toyota Corolla is now 43 years old. The two enduring vehicles are perennially on the top-10 selling vehicle list in the United States. Although 2014 totals won’t ... Read More »

Honda Fit, Nissan Versa among top cheap cars

Nissan's new Versa Note hatchback

The Tata Nano was all the rage a few years ago when it was introduced in India as a new car for about $2,500. In the past year, the Elio, a three-wheel concept vehicle with a price of $6,800, has gotten a lot of attention as the first of several pending forward-thinking cheap cars for ... Read More »

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: Thrifty hatchback for tight budgets

The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is thrifty.

Mitsubishi has come up with an affordable fuel-sipper. The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback sedan is rated as the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline car in its class sold in the United States if equipped with its continuously variable automatic (CVT) transmission. That should be impressive enough to get the thrifty or those on tight budgets interested ... Read More »