1993 Nissan Axxess LX 2.4 12v electronic fuel injection gas/petrol KA24
Rust (lots of rust -- sills replaced and also front suspension arms patched), usual wear and tear.
Rear shocks weak/bouncy.
Stretched handbrake cable.
Flex covers for CVT and steering rack.
Brake hoses and cylinders.
Clutch master cylinder.
Now has the "normal" engine noises of an older KA24 engine (timing chain/chain guides/hydraulic chain tensioner/hydraulic valve tappets) and a whine, which may be an alternator bearing.
Non-service parts are now difficult to get hold of for all Prairies, mostly main dealer (who won't supply independent garages except as walk-ins, and are very expensive), Amazon (UK & US), eBay, and mail order from a Kia dealer who was formerly Nissan and who is involved in a Nissan based motorsport team (Humphris).
At least the parts manuals are online for free (Nissan4u) to help with parts sourcing.
(Track my mileage on Fuelly.com -- I'm the only Prairie/Axxess on the site!)
Mine is actually badged as a Prairie (the name used in the Europe for the M11). Base LX model, no air-con, no central locks. More basic front seats which are a bit low for me for leg comfort, needs a cushion (previous Prairie M11 was a higher spec model with raised front seats and drawer underneath).
It's a grey import from Cyprus to UK by a company that converted it for wheelchair passenger use with a drop ramp to the rear and a lowered floor in the rear, rear seats changed for roll out transport chair (and two little side seats) and controlled descent straps, and 1/2 size fuel tank, space saver spare on rack inside above rear wheel well. The company that did the conversion (Brotherwood) were converting officially imported M11 Prairies from 1988-1991 model years, then grey imported while they were selecting and developing a new conversion based on a different vehicle.
Does the job, carries lots of stuff (especially with the back seats out), but is a bit thirsty. The 2.4 engine is quite peppy (similar KA24 engine to a 240Z sports car, slightly de-tuned).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th May, 2017