there is a lot of hysteria on the board right now and some balance is needed and i dont think that OE's comments are farther out than comments made on the other side. both are rife with speculation and the problem we have is really limited information and no parameters to go by.
so the only thing we can do is continue to gather what information we can, continue to crunch it various ways and see what results.
speculating on how badly Nissan is doing is becoming counterproductive to this forum. i am not saying that the affected should not be unhappy or should not voice their concerns to Nissan but that issue ALONE has made it difficult to sift thru the real value of pertinent information posted here.
Your right that there is a lot of hysteria on the board and why not?
First, the people who live in cool weather climates seem to be the ones who are not effected and posting comments that enrage the ones who have had losses and are being stonewalled by Nissan. Maybe they should self sensor their comments or perhaps say to themselves "what would Jesus say online". I'm not saying they shouldn't have an opinion but, hysteria like all things, don't exsist in a vacuum! There were plenty of Pinto owners who loved and defended their cars and were perfectly fine as long as they didn't get rear-ended.
Second, as far as being counterproductive, if Nissan is not going to admit they have a problem publicly, any advice that could be vetted here (oh yes I did say vetted in an election year) will be appreciated by those of us who do have real problems and might lead to a short term remedy. Also, when Nissan comes out with their "secret warranty" (http://www.autosafety.org/secret-warranties
" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) to those people in the Phoenix area, it will be nice for those of us who live in CA and TX to find out about it here first.