I hate the loss in horsepower, yes it is very noticable, I probably wouldn't have bought it had it been like this from the get go, but now here I am stuck with it, and it's not the car I bought. I wish there was a legal thing that could be done, after all, you buy a car with stated horsepower, they should not be able to do something to it that changes that significantly. If it was only capable of a certain level of performance without destroying itself, then that should have been the stated hp. I'm obviously upset about it. Gas mileage went up about 1 mpg. If I wanted a car that had better gas mileage I'd have bought a civic or a saturn, for nearly 40 mpg, I purchased the ser for performance at a bargain price, which is now gone.
If you get the recall done, and your not upset, that's good for you. I think most of us will be upset about this. If you don't get the recall done, you may have a toasted motor around warranty end and have no recourse by not having performed the recall. Screwed either way.
As the saying goes, grin and bear it. When the payoff equals the trade in, I'm trading in on anything but a Nissan. The ignorance and worthlessness of the dealers combined with this crap from Nissan has put me to a point such that I would rate them with American auto manufacturers. I'll probably purchase a Subaru or Mazda the next time around.
Good luck to you all!
Happy I didn't waste 2 G on funky looking seats and a 6 spd that grinds from the factory.