March 10, 2019
Very reliable, easy to work on overall, and very safe. Bought this car for my wife as a daily driver, and we both loved it. It handled well, and got great fuel economy. Several road trips. We would still own this car if it weren't totaled in a freak accident. My wife was involved in a spin/roll on an unpredictably icy road into a ditch 30-40 mph. She had not a scratch and the car was still drivable. The damage was a total loss, however. FIY Nissan had extended the transferrable factory warranty on the transmission to 10 years/120,000. However we experienced NO CVT ISSUES 80k-117k miles. The only repair complaint is the factory hardware quality. Example, replacing front control arms, be prepared to have a m14x1.25 (if I remember correctly) tap on hand to rethread the forward mounting holes, and be prepared to replace all chassis nuts/bolts if removed. Ours was a 2008 base model, purchased in 2016 and salvaged in 2019.