Sorry for your plight. But even you admit you were blinded by a car that obviously got a GREAT detail job to cover up the fact that it had been run into the ground in just 2 years! There is nothing normal about an 09 car bought in 11, that had already amassed 48K miles. That's a TON (IMHO, of course) of miles for a car only 2 years old. Our 04 Mo (a DD AND trip car bought new 10/04, and now performing almost flawlessly 7 1/2 years later with almost 100K miles on it) didn't hit 48K until it was 3 1/2 years old.The first problem I encountered (being totally truthful...I bought a 48K previously owned but Nissan Premium Certified used car) because it was beautiful. White with chrome, all the bells and whistles, even TV monitors in the headrests and wireless headsets. My previous training for logic and research left me like a teenager on his first date. I fell in love...with design, accessories, presentation, color combos, leather, everything activated by voice....you get the picture.
I even spent almost $1600 on a premium Nissan extended warranty just to relieve my anxiety that I'd never have to worry about another thing for the rest of my life.
Now to the crux of the issue. I bought it at 48K miles...OK...I accepted the fact it had 48K...but it's the flagship of the fleet...it's the LE right? Well the flagship has some flaws...and they exist in the superstructure...not in the bling.
I know. That's why my current (04 SE) Murano will be my last one of those, and Maximas (my last 2 of those were both SE's as well) were taken off my list of potential next cars long ago too. Since Mos are marketed to mostly an older demo, I understand why the sporty model of those was dropped. But Maximas? That makes zero sense to me. Unless, again due to the older demo that mostly buys those cars, there just wasn't enough demand for a sporty sedan.There are no "SE" models any more.
Nitely.... C'mon. Does that line of thought really make sense?
.... Whenever I buy a car I make sure I like it alot. That way I will take care of it for many years even if at times it does not make sense...
Did you have a transmission failure, just a failed valve, or both? Those are different things. Curious. I would consider a "transmission failure" to be a major breakdown requiring a transmission rebuild or replacement. Since yours is a first generation vehicle, it could have been a total failure.The unexpected issues have been: CVT tranny failure at 80K. Future Nissan of Roseville replaced the faulty valve under warranty.