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I thank you for your balanced and thoughtful review. The majority of "thumbs down" comments here must be from new owners who are still happy and have yet to experience future problems that are sure to come. Good luck with your trade-in experience.Report it
Could you describe in more detail what the "odd" characteristics and "quirks" of the CVT are? Please try, if possible, to compare it to other CVT vehicles you may have driven.Report it
Mine has quirks too. We had a Juke and the cvt was perfect. Smooth and unnoticeable. By "quirks", I mean it jerks around at low speeds, whines, and sounds like a bicycle with a playing card in the spokes. I was assured this was normal. I despise this car and Nissan for selling it. They have turned what should be a great driving experience into an exercise in blood pressure management. By far the worst car I've ever owned, and I wanted to love it.Report it
I just purchased a new 2013 3.5SV with the CVT & it works flawlessly. I love it. No quirks, just a smooth transition. I have accelerated both hard & normally & it is really smooth. I can't even tell when it shifts. We live in the mountains & we are averaging 27 mpg so far. Love this auto.Report it
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