That the CVT transmissions are junk. You can only buy rebuild kits through Nissan for $5400 parts only. Not including labor to remove and replace or rebuilding. Quotes through a private mechanic starts at $6300. Nissan has an abundant amount of re-manufactured transmissions for $3800 + labor. Makes one wonder if Nissan is trying to cover them selves for a civil suite following a recall.
Yes the engine drone is annoying and the CVT takes some getting used to, but overall I still love my 2012 Rogue. Reliability and overall value are outstanding. I recommend this vehicle to those looking for a comfortable, affordable, fun to drive SUV.
We have owned this car for 3 years and 45,000 miles. Better than expected mileage, around 30 mpg. Handles pretty well. Have not spent a dime on maintenance except oil changes and tires. Lots of leg room in the back seat.
They should first select a maker,model,etc..check different dealerships, have a budget for how much you will spend, pay cash and apply for a loan before you go to the dealership.Be patient and stick to your plan until you find what your are looking for.