I traded in an SUV and a hard top convertible in the hopes I would be able to have just one car that had the attributes of both. This does, for the most part. As others say, it's either love it or hate it. It clearly is a looker and folks either think its cool or ugly. It's definitely not a performance vehicle, but it doesn't claim to be. It's a very heavy vehicle and back seat access can be a pain, but the good seems to outweigh the bad, so far. It has memory seating so if you set your preferences, it will revert back with a touch of a button. The nav and leather upgraded interior is lovely and comfortable and to me, the only downside is that it requires premium petrol.
I was intrigued to find a family man's convertible but I was discouraged by the critics reviews. I decided to go look at it and drive it for myself. I loved it! It was responsive, roomy (for a convertible) and completely loaded. So I bought it! My MPG's have been about 22. I love the tan leather and the seats are extremely comfortable.
As some reviewers have commented across other websites, you either love this car or hate it. After driving it for some 6 months and 12,000 miles, and having made multiple 400 mile trips through both snow and through 100F heat, I absolutely love this car! There are not many AWD convertibles out there, and while it was never meant to be a sports car, this crossover has been everything I could have wanted in an AWD convertible for taking long trips over mountains. The build quality is excellent and I have not experienced any of the difficulties (handling, door weight, etc.) noted in other reviews I read before purchasing. And get used to compliments from truckers and teenagers. It's non stop!
I have to totally agree with the previous review! I lasted a month and a half and traded it in, and took a bath on it. It was worth it though to get out of it! I traded it in on a 2012 Nissan Murano hardtop and love it.
I lasted 3 weeks, then finaly decided that I was getting rid of this car. I was transfixed by the idea of having a true four passenger convertible and I ignored all of the cars faults on the sunny day that I purchased the car. I traded the car in after 3 weeks on a luxury SUV. To say that the car handles poorly is a gross understatement. The car needs to take even relatively tame corners at mild speeds and still the front wind shield would reverberate. The car is roomy for passengers one inside, but rear access is difficult. The front seat releases each have significant issues. The driver's side is power and too slow. The passenger side is manual, but is very unreliable.
Pulley-regulated continuously variable transmission with console shifter
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
2.371-0.439; R=1.766; Final=5.173
Doesn't approve of pedal overlap and the benefit from getting the little it allows becomes a wash by the quarter-mile. Engine rpm is nearly at redline by 60 mph (or so) at WOT. Max acceleration is not what the Nissan VQ V6 with CVT does best. Everyday driving is seamlessly quiet and responsive (yes, responsive).
Pretty noticeable dive, but not enough to allow the rear to rotate/wiggle at all. There's some excessive pedal travel at 10-0 mph that doesn't inspire confidence. Good fade resistance.
Skid pad: Plenty of lean and tire howling with electronic stability control off (actually it is not and a safety net remains), so throttle begins to trail off as understeer increases. Steering weight doesn't change much at this speed but does give a sense of what grip is left. ESC on takes throttle and dabs brakes. Slalom: With nondefeat ESC, the slalom is a frustrating guessing game each run. Hard to predict what's going to work and what won't. In general, however, the steering is friction-free, precise and linear. Chassis feels more capable than ESC allows.