Nice ride, but costly repairs
Rear door latch failed.
CVT started having issues 80,000 miles.
Transfer case broke at 75,000 miles.
Driver side headlight went out at 67,000 miles.
Rear-differential was about to break (discovered during transfer case damage) and was replaced.
I would not purchase another 1st gen CVT from Nissan. Though I'll admit the transfer case breaking was my fault (for having AWD on in the winter while driving on snow), the fact that the CVT was starting to go even though I had kept all the fluids changed regularly and kept it up to date on maintenance was the last straw. If you're looking at a 1st gen CVT, I would avoid it as the problems weren't fixed until the most recent generation.
Following that, the dealers I went to were awful and Nissan parts were outrageous. $200 to replace a lightbulb (eventhough it was the ballast and not the bulb that was the issue) and then another $400 to replace the ballast. Had they tested the bulb first, I wouldn't have had to pay for a new one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th January, 2010