Bought this car almost 4 years ago. Ran fine until the warranty came off, then suddenly started having problems. Note: if you hear loud humming when you do hard turns or in cold weather, do NOT let Nissan tell you that's "normal". I now have a power steering rack that is toast, and will cost $1100 Canadian to replace. Apparently, the humming was warning me there were problems, but the dealership told me there weren't, UNTIL the manufacturer's warranty came off. I had purchased the extended warranty, but guess what - they say it doesn't cover it either! It seems I am not alone - there are several reports of this problem, but Nissan just says, too bad, you bought it, we don't care.
good gas mileage. OK style and handling.
Better paint and tire quality. Better dealerships.