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Nissan Versa vs. Honda Element Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Nissan Versa and Honda Element reliability data provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Nissan Versas and Honda Elements with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Nissan Versas and Honda Elements that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Nissan Versa and Honda Element lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Nissan Versa and Honda Element have been recently.

To see how frequently Nissan Versa and Honda Element problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Nissan Versa

Nissan Versa Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
CVT FWD
I have had nissan sentra for 6 years. It was a very good experience.I know people having differents kinds of nissans products and generaly they are satisfides.
2008 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Owned three nissans prior to this one with no problems.
2008 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
After owning a 1992 pulsar with 400,000 KM and it was still running strong when i bought my versa. i decided Nissan because of the build quality of my pulsar. and i can hope i can get the same life from my tiida as i did from the pulsar
2008 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
CVT FWD
I am more or less hoping (being a first time Nissan buyer)this car will have very few problems. I want a car that I can drive with minamal maintenance problems.
2007 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
CVT FWD
It may look drab, it is simple overall design has kept it a performer.
2007 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
CVT FWD
Nissan has always had a great reputation and image of sports cars and reliability. Not too cheap and not too expensive.
2007 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
As far as I know, the Japanese group of cars are all pretty reliable and for sure, far better than domestic brands.
Nissan Versa Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
It is very weak on reliability compared to Toyota and Honda in consumer reports, and seems to be weakening on the True Delta charts.
2007 4dr Sedan 122-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I owned a Nissan that had major engine and body problems over its lifetime
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Honda Element

Honda Element Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
Honda - what more needs to be said
2003 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual AWD
I always know it will start