They suck you in to buy it because of the look and color options, but in reality it is the most unsafe, unreliable money pit vehicle I've ever owned! The entire vehicle is like a cheap combination of plastic and thin, thin metal. I had to replace the tires before I even had 15000 miles on it just so I could pass state inspection. The windows are so cheap that when I got a very small rock chip, I parked it in the garage so that the next day my insurance could fill it so it didn't spider, but the next day when I opened the garage I was shocked at how it had completely spidered over the entire windshield, and it was only 30 degrees outside and my "Joke" was parked in the garage, so needless to say I had to get a new windshield! The gas mileage is so bad, I can fill up and never even get more than 260 miles on a tank of gas. The list goes on by a lot, but I'm just trying to warn others not to get sucked into buying this vehicle because of the color options!! Just beware!
I nicknamed it "The Ugly Duckling" because my first instinct was to NOT buy it. However, my husband and son fell in love with it and I agreed because it's a Nissan (this is our 5th Nissan) and a manual (I hate automatic cars). My husband drove it exclusively for the first month until I tried it out. I refuse to give it back! I've been driving for more than 40 years and this car is the BEST I've ever driven. It has incredible power, amazing maneuverability, and is good on gas. There are NO blind spots. Really grabs the road.
Very fast acceleration.
No blind spots.
Good on gas.
Well loaded with navegation and other features.
Even though it uses premium gas, it gives good mileage.
Even trunk space, while limited, is well designed to maximize usage.
Everything is comfortable inside.
Often, cars with manual transmissions do not come loaded.
This one does.
Shifting into reverse is uncomfortable for a woman with a small hand (me).
I can't grab the stick shift with my hand from the top while pulling up on the ring I must raise to go into reverse, so I have to put my hand around it like a wine glass, from below, which is a little difficult.
The sun visors go too low and don't let you see out the windshield and don't cover the sides well.
These are the only two things I'd modify.