1998 Nissan 200SX from North America
Dependable, fun, safe and great gas mileage
Replaced starter and alternator around 110,000.
Brakes last a long time.
Sunroof became moody around 120,000, it would not lock completely in, but did not leak.
Seal in left front wheel leaks and has to be replaced, but it's not expensive.
Rear speakers blew (my fault).
Replaced switch on inside of driver's door.
This car was extremely reliable until it was blindsided by an industrial truck blowing a red light. T-boned in driver door and walked away.
Great gas mileage 30mph city, 40mph highway after 155,000 miles.
I could not ask for anything else from this car. It was reliable, fun to drive, and safe.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd November, 2009
4th Jul 2010, 06:44
I would like to "enforce" what you said. I purchased my 1998 Sentra 200 SX in 2000. It is still going strong. She has over 230,000 miles (48,000 when purchased) and has been the most reliable vehicle that I have ever owned.
Very minimal repairs - aside from regular maintenance.
Wheel bearings and axle seal at 227,465 miles 2009.
Brakes and pads and ball joint and tie rods at 226,147 - 2009.
I use her now for a second car if my vehicles need to go into the shop. I never want to get rid of her. She has been the best - and like you said - repairs are so inexpensive and minimal... If it wasn't for the rust starting to get bad, she is still perfect.
They should keep making vehicles like this!!