Man, I abused the hell out of the cvt in my honda and it held up. When I was car shopping I didnt want to spend 18-20 grand for a honda fit or entry civic and wanted something cheaper. Sure the other guys had cars, but they were cvts too and I wanted a stick. Think the only way Id own a nissan is a stick at this point.
My local nissan dealer claims they warranty the drivetrain for life. I had eyed a small pickup truck 4 cylinder 5 speed. Had a dream the mechanic came to me in the service area with a finger of grey sludge. He said I had abused the truck and therefore voided the warranty.