While it has some positive features, there are far too many ridiculous flaws for my liking.
Flaw number 1.... When using the windshield defogger, the AC compressor starts. The only way to disengage the compressor is to completely turn off the vehicle and select a different air vent option. I've perfected the art of doing this at 65 mph on the highway by shifting to neutral while my wife screams in horror that I am going to get us all killed.
Flaw number 2... The engineers at Nissan need to take a course in developing algorithms because the cruise control cannot maintain a consistent speed on any road.
Flaw number 3... While shifting the truck into 4WD at any speed above zero expect to grunt and hear your transfer case slowly being destroyed.
Flaw number 4... My personal least favorite aspect of this vehicle is the fold "almost" flat seats. When folding the rear seat down, I question where to put the seat cushions. Do I throw them away or store them in the useless luggage rack atop the vehicle?
Flaw number 5... Despite constant cleaning, the rear windshield wiper doesn't connect with the rear glass at all during the winter. Thus, it is rendered useless during the only time of year that I actually NEED it!
Flaw number 6... The engine is under-powered and (in my estimation) geared wrong for road travel.
Flaw number 7... With gas at $4 a gallon, I can't give the thing away.
Overall, the vehicle has been maintenance free, but certainly not trouble free. On the positive side, it has a great roof rack for hauling large kayaks/canoes, bikes, even lumber. The front passenger seat folds down, which allows for the hauling of longer items. And the seats are comfy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th June, 2008