:1: All the way! No vehicle is perfect. A bad alternator is something that I can live with. Compared to the other "big four" that have multiple issues with almost every vehicle.. There's a difference between a bad alternator, bad winshield wipers, etc.. and a wire harness in the engine compartment that over heats and causes a fire. That I couldn't live with... One of my purchasing factors was the point of assembly. Having owned an 02-03 Maxima SE, there's a difference between a Maxima assembled over seas and the new one assembled here. Way different.. I've only had my MO for a couple of weeks and I am so impressed with this vehicle!