I bought a 2010 with every option-touring sport nav auto.
On paper its a great value, fast car, and everyday friendly.
NOT in reality.
Entire fuel system is not designed properly.
4 times in the shop now and keeps running out of gas while showing 1/4 left.
Hard right turns cause the pump to starve and the car stalls.
Tires are junk, they are poor in rain and only last 10k miles.
Hankook ventus is a much better tire, rear should be up to 285 for better handling.
In TX, my oil temps are routinely above 240 f.
Theres a rattle in the exhaust that reduces gas mileage by 12 percent and they still havent fixed it.
After talking to Nissan NA, they told me "Too bad..."
Also, paint is soft.
The looks are really great, the sport wheels are awesome, and the sport brakes are perfect.
Replace the OE tire with something exactly equal to the Hancook Ventus with a 285 rear tire.
Add an oil cooler!
Redesign the fuel tank and all parts inside.
Work on better customer service; if I buy a $40k car, you should make sure it RUNS past the first month and if the thing cant be fixed BUY IT BACK.
Better chip resistance in the paint.
The driver seating should move down and pedals should move away from the driver so that arms can be closer to the wheel while having a sports car posture.