Ok I have a 2012 Nissan Rogue. So it has the CVT. This is whats worrying me. Nissan made improvements after 2010 and the failure rate is much less. I still worry though since the avg repair bill is 7 to 8k dollars. Thats insane on a car thats current value is about 13 to 14K for trade in. Mine has about 40K miles on it. So I have a warranty for another 20K miles, so I have time. I am in no rush but also the thought of some of these new cars is nice. So the cars I am thinking about are....a Focus hatchback. I am seeing new 2014s Titanium editions for 21k near me. A 2015 VW Golf (reliability worries me), a Scion TC. Up for any other suggestions. I would like to put my bike inside that car. I go mountain biking....so not sure about the scion? I can always get a hitch. I have 2 large dogs and no kids. I want good AC ...I am in Florida...and I want something that will last me awhile and something I am a little more excited about. I enjoy the Rogue and have no complaints of the car. I am one that actually likes the CVT...in fact I love it but the future cost of possible replacement scares me and do not want to get stuck with a 7k dollar bill. I am not against a stick shift. But I prefer the newer autos.....but like I said I would drive a stick and if I got a Golf it would probably be the stick. I do not like the feel of the Focus's stick manual....reminded me of my old Ranger stick! Thanks everyone!