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You Can Buy This Brand-New Car With Bluetooth For Less Than $12,000 (MSRP)

Fourteen states currently ban using your cell phone while driving, and there’s no reason to think more states won’t follow suit in the future. Besides possibly being in legal hot water, talking on your cell phone while driving is both a mental and physical distraction. Although the mental distraction may not be easily solved, there is an easy solution to the physical distraction of talking on the phone while driving: Bluetooth hands-free phone technology. Thanks to the power of Bluetooth, drivers can keep both hands on the wheel while engaging…

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These tiny subcompact cars come with big amounts of space

The 2015 Nissan Versa Note may be a tiny subcompact hatchback, but its back seat is worthy of a mid-size sedan. With 38.3 inches of rear legroom, the little 2015 Nissan Versa Note trumps the much bigger and more expensive 2016 Nissan Maxima sedan’s available rear legroom by more than 4 inches. It’s not just the 2015 Nissan Versa Note’s back seat space that betters its bigger brother, as the Versa Note’s cargo capacity manages to outshine the 2016 Nissan Maxima’s cargo hold by 4.5 cubic feet with all seats in…

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Nissan’s Around View Monitor is a game changer for parallel parking-challenged drivers

Nissan’s Around View Monitor isn’t new. Unveiled in 2007 and applied to the then-new 2008 Infiniti EX35 (now QX50), the system continues to trickle down to more affordable Nissan products. Case in point: the 2015 Nissan Versa Note, which is available with the technology for less than $20,000. Exclusive to the top-of-the-line 2015 Nissan Versa Note SL, Nissan’s Around View Monitor gives the driver a virtual 360-degree look at what surrounds the vehicle from a bird’s-eye perspective. Incorporating one camera on each side mirror, a camera within the front badge…

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Official: Nissan prepares 2015 Versa sedan, receives some modest updates

Nissan announced to be updating the Versa sedan, following the recent mid-cycle update of the Versa Note five-door. And in similar fashion, the 2015 Versa sedan mainly incorporates visual changes, better wireless connectivity, and updates packaging. Set to debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show this week, the new Nissan Versa sedan seeks to keep up with the highly competitive compact sedan segment. It will also go on sale this month with a starting price of $11,990, making it a suitably affordable option for those who are on…

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Report: Nissan to bring 2015 Versa sedan with a facelift to NY

Our esteemed friends at AutoBlog exclusively learned that Nissan’s Versa Sedan will be receiving a facelift for New York and the 2015 model year. According to the report, a source said that the new update will incorporate more of the Nissan Altima’s front-end styling to modernize the design of the Versa. Though no mechanical changes are expected. This means a carryover of the 1.6L four-banger good for 10hp and 107 lb-ft of torque, mated to either a five-speed manual, four-speed automatic, or Nissan’s Xtronic CVT. So stay tuned for our real-time…

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