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Hello, I own a 2015 Nissan Rogue SV AWD Premium Package.
I have many questions about it and am looking forward to joining this site.

Some of my questions are:
Does this car have a transmission drain plug? Since it's a CVT, does it have a filter or trans filter or no, and should I do my first drain and fill at 30k and every 30k thereafter, or have the dealer flush it at 30 or 60k? One dealer said 30k, another said 60, but is flushing the CVT good or is it better to gently do a drain and fill every 30k? And is Castrol CVT fluid ok? NS 3 is 19 at the dealership but one said they can offer me a deal of 14 dollars per quart on it, but Castrol CVT said it's OK for NS-3, whereas valvoline and enos only specify up to NS-2. But a drain and fill is better right? Do I need to drop the pan or is there a filter?

I just did my first DIY oil change at 8k miles, at 5k, I got the free dealer oil change, and I used a mobil 1 EP filter and mobil 1 EP oil. Can I reuse the filter if I want to change out the oil after 3k at 11k total on the car to get rid of wear metals? And how long should nissan oem filters last, as the dealer offer those for 7 dollars each.

Where is the coolant drain plug? Do a drain and fill at 30k for the coolant or do a flush at the dealership, or do an at home flush? Flush or just drain and fill every 30k? Is Nissan Blue from the dealership same as pep boys retrochem oem branded nissan blue? What about the beck and arnley blue? Is nissan blue similar or the same as the other japanese blues such as honda and subaru coolant? The aftermarket blue coolants say they're for Nissan, Subaru, Honda, so can I use suburu and honda dealer coolant in the nissan, etc or nissan fluid in those cars, are they the same, or no? And can the aftermarket stuff mix with nissan oem blue fluid after a drain and fill, or should I do a full flush for that, and are there any concentrate blue fluids, aftermarket?

Should I rotate my tires every 3k? Is that better than at 5k since this is an awd vehicle and I was told awd vehicles need to have constant tread? And speaking of this being my first awd vehicle, I heard the transfer case oil needs to be changed. How often should it be changed, and if you DIY it, is it a drain and fill where you can get all of it out, like engine oil, or just part of it out like transmission? Thanks, and I'm excited to use this site, but these are some initial basic maintenance questions I have.

This has the xtronic cvt, is this design better than the previous, as I've heard bad things about the jatco cvt and how it wasn't reliable and how it was also used in jeeps, but this one is new and just came out in 2014, so is it reliable, or is it also going to be risky, as I plan to keep this car long term to 200k.
 

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If I were you I would just let a Nissan dealer drain and fill the transmission. You could possibly void your 60k power train warranty. A CVT is a different beast.
 

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I see, but I would like to do a drain and fill at 30k, since the dealer wants 300 dollars for a flush and I've done many drain and fills before, just put in the same amount of fluid you drain out. Measure it carefully and you're all set. Apparently, there's a screwdriver to access the dipstick.

Also, about the coolant, can you mix it with subaru or honda coolant since the beck arnely asian blue formula says it works on subaru, honda, nissan, or should you stick to the nissan blue, and if you drain and fill your coolant for the first time at 30k or 50k, can you mix it with the beck arnley blue or aisin blue or any other "blue" coolant for japanese vehicles, and are the the same or similar to the nissan blue or no? I'm asking because I'm interested in a concentrate blue and I think OEM by retrochem, might make a blue asian antifreeze that is concentrate, as i'd need an 100% coolant if I want to flush my system with water.

Also, would rotating tires every 3k be better than at 5k and would my tires last longer or no?
Is changing the transfer case fluid hard, and can I use castrol CVT which says is compatible with NS 3 or should I stick to the Nissan fluid, or can I mix both brands? Thanks.
 

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I heard that some rogues were built in Korea last October and mine was bought last November. It has a K in front of the VIN meaning it was built in Korea. Are the rest of the rogues built in the US? And why do some US built cars have a 1 vs a 4 in their vin? is a korea built rogue better or worse or similar in quality to a US built rogue? I heard the Toyotas built in the US were not as good as the ones built in Japan but still better than domestics such as Fords, but what about a Rogue built in korea? Would that be similar in quality to a Hyundai, then? Hyundai had atrocious quality more than 10 years ago, but now, they say they have good quality and they still have the 100k, 10 years warranty.
 
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