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2014 Chicago: Nissan Note Looks Hot-ish in SR Trim

The subcompact segment is a blurry mess of a market right now, one part cheap domestic products, one part crazy imports and 100% under-equipped. There are a few subcompacts that offer a bit more bang for the buck, but there aren't any that give you premium features.
2015 Nissan Versa Note SR 12 photos
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Nissan must have decided "we might as well do that", since the Versa Note will never be a hot hatch. And so, they launched the SR trim level for the car at the Chicago Auto Show, with sporty looks that aren't backed up by anything.

It's got the same dismal performance, thanks to a 1.6-liter engine that gets you 40 miles per gallon, but you'll totally forgive it, thanks to unique front and rear fascias, a cool chrome mesh grille and a pleasantly surprising interior.

The list of features is extensive considering the price of the car, which is going to be somewhere around $19,000. But with a fake 370Z-inspired leather steering wheel in a car that will do 60 in well over 10 seconds, it's hard to take the Note SR seriously.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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