We bought the car (Versa) because the price was right and it was roomier than the competition. We really like the CV transmission. In cruise on the highway, it works better than any car I've ever driven because it doesn't slow down on the hills and then accelerate while still climbing. We had a number of issues while the car was under the factory warranty and because of that, we bought the extended warranty.
That was expensive and I wasn't thrilled about that. We had pretty much decided that Nissan wouldn't make the short list next time. The thing that saves the whole issue is the service department. Service has been outstanding! They've honoured that extended warranty totally and they are going to do an expensive repair in a couple of weeks. I'd be willing to guess that the car would likely run okay until after the warranty has run out. The dealership is kind of far from home and it's time consuming to go there for service, but given the excellent service we've received, we certainly will be considering a car from this dealership when the time comes.