yeah, they are some shit, whoever designed that dip stick needs a kick in the balls lol. i can still read mine good but, sounds so wrong, its does flop around on you causing oil drippage on the engine, then its a SOB putting back in the tube.
On the first generation X's, they dont have a NORMAL dipstick. Its a bunch of wires instead of being flat (like the one in the pic.) So when you go to check your oil, you cant tell... or its hard to tell where your oil actually sits, and not to mention its a pain in the ass getting it back in. It bends and you have to grab it and wiggle it and crap to get it in.... I hate them too. Nissan didnt do a good job making a better dipstick. Haha