QUOTE(bucko @ Jan 28 2009, 09:12 PM)
You don't need ABS, drums or pad brakes are fine part of my theory exam had a lot of questions regarding what to do without ABS so hopefully I will be ok if I do decide to get a car without ABS.
Depends on the car, driver, conditions, etc.. My VW has drums with no ABS. The drums leave a lot to be desired, but I plan to upgrade to disks sometime in the future anyway.. On a heavier newer car that would be a daily driver, I might go with ABS, but I don't trust car electronics quite like I do mechanical linkages.
I'm not usually a fan of Japanese compacts, but the Versa actually doesn't look too bad. It would look a lot better with some different wheel choices and a little different exterior, but it does have a solid set of features at a price that is very hard to beat.