Good performance with unacceptable reliability and poor manufacturer support
At 115,000 miles I started having my transmission problems with my over drive. After further investigation, I found that the radiator leaks coolant into the transmission via the cooling coils. This is a serious issue with several models, and there was class action lawsuit in New York for this problem. Nissan settled by covering all vehicles up to 80K miles or 8 years. I was out of luck because I didn't satisfy either.
I went to the Nissan dealer where I purchased it used and asked why they didn't advise customers of the problem and let them know. Their response was we didn't find anything wrong with the vehicle during our inspection, so there was nothing to advise. Nissan should have recalled all the defective radiators, which would have shown their concern for their customers. I have received the cold shoulder from Nissan and the dealer. I have had other Nissan vehicles with stellar performance, but when something goes wrong you get poor customer service. The repair will be in excess of $3K, and now there's the concern of future issues.
I enjoyed the power and response from the vehicle, with average economy for a larger engine.
I have had good traction in the snow, but kept good tires on for the conditions.
Comfort is average, with adequate instrumentation and access. Inside room is acceptable with good storage.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th May, 2014