Acceleration performance is essentially the same regardless of whether you leave the CVT in "D" or use the manual mode. Manual shifting does nothing except occupy the right hand. Otherwise, the bizarre shiftless CVT performance seems to work here.
High pedal effectiveness with very little travel results in touchiness. But once you've adjusted, this setup is OK. The Altima coupe exhibited a consistent, solid pedal throughout our braking runs.
Skid pad: The Altima coupe is not adjustable but still feels sporty with little body roll and excellent steering weight, feel and response. Slalom: The Altima is very stable through transitions. It's quicker accelerating through the slalom than using neutral throttle.