If this car was a woman, I'd marry her
Right rear subframe bushing went bad (fairly common).
Outer tie rods replaced at 160,000 miles.
IACV needed adjusting at 140,000 miles.
I bought this car with 104,000 miles on it from a friend who is super anal about his car maintenance. He was the second owner of the car, and purchased it from a dealer with 40,000 miles on it. He never drove it in the rain, waxed it once a week, and always had it serviced by Nissan. Needless to say it was in pretty good shape when I purchased it from him.
I've put about 70,000 miles on it in the five years I've owned it, and I love this car. Yes, I've driven it in the rain since, and treated it like a daily driver, but I've had no drive train problems.
The subframe bushing was the biggest issue I've had out of the car. Cost $150 for the set and I replaced them... major pain in the butt.
The car's handling is excellent, it has a comfortable ride, it's reliable, I get about 30mpg on the highway, and the styling is beautiful in my opinion. Sometimes I have to turn around and look at it as I'm walking away.
The only things I wish were different about the car are the fact that it doesn't have a cup holder, and it could use a little more power. The 2.4 KA24DE can be a little lacking at times. As it stands though, I'll gladly live with it the way it is, and plan on keeping it until I'm too old to get in and out of it, or it gets totaled (which isn't hard to do with a little front end damage to these cars).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th September, 2010