Friend of mine bought an altima in 2007 with a CVT. He had the trans replaced 3 times. Doesn't drive insane or with a jerky right foot. Drove it a few times, only problem I had was the electric brakes which had no feedback and even lightly pressing it pretty much locked the brakes up bad. CVTs will eventually be the future of most ATs once they are able to come up with a solid robust design. Remember fuel injection was outright lousy when it first came out, some weren't even electric. Now you couldn't possibly imagine a car without port fuel injection, with the future being you can't imagine a car without direct fuel injection. That's how progression works, it starts lousy and works its way up till something better comes along.