1993 Nissan Altima XE 2.4L from North America


Problem vehicle if you don't have money to repair it


Alternator failed at 94,000 miles. Repair ran close to $400.

Timing chain slipped out of place at about 94,500 miles. Required complete tune-up.

Radiator hoses continue to bust. Replaced Radiator at 98,000 miles, with all new hoses. Repair very costly.

Gas exchange mechanism defect, causing the car to stop without any type of instrumental notice. Replaced all components of this system. Repair was a little under $300.

Interior plastic rattles while car is idle.

Rear windows stopped operating.

Rear window defroster takes too long to clear window.

Drive becomes stiff after changing manufacturer size tires and wheel package.

General Comments:

After a little modification car runs faster.

Even though a little stiff, the handling has improved.

Fake wood dash looks really cheap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th November, 2002

1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4 4 cylinder from North America


An awesome used-car buy


CD player does not work, volume goes low on its own.

Rear windows do not work, car came as is.

No new problems since I bought it. Just finished up with maintainance items and detailing. None of my passengers so far figured out it's almost a decade old, most think it's a 1998 or newer. :)

General Comments:

It was an awesome buy! Lots of luxury amenities, it even has a HUD. Very low maintenance, insurance is cheap (buy in cash), handles better than most grocery-getters, it can outrun rice-boys.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2002

1993 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L from North America


Troublesome, but peppy, Solid, but an electrical nightmare-Nissan needed the overhaul.


Several quirky defects with this vehicle:

Steering wheel has un-bonded from its steel core in places so it curls easily; shifter release switch failed at 110,000-wouldn't come out of PARK (replaced $30) ; rear lights burn bulbs periodically.

Replaced radiator at 108,000 miles.

Sporadically experience a rough idle felt through steering column while simultaneously the tac shows a floating idle speed. Technician advised that the motor mounts were going bad. Est. $400-decided to live with it.

Distributor failed at 115,000 miles. Showed signs of failure by sporadic "no start" episodes. Have been advised that this is the worst part on the car and the factory replacement could be upwards of $380. Find this part cheap and buy it-you will need it.

Replaced CV Boot at 118,000 miles. Suspension design makes this repair tough.

General Comments:

This thing flies for a 4 cyl. both out of the gate and on the highway.

All interior controls operational.

Auto belts aren't the fastest, but, work.

A/C is ice cold for being one of the first R134A systems.

With a good set of tires like BFG Comp T/A's the suspension rides like a Cadillac on the highway and zips through corners around town.

My previous Nissan (Pathfinder) experience was good, but left it at 50,000 miles. so I am still "straddling the fence" or questioning my luck on this purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th July, 2002

1993 Nissan Altima GXE from North America


I don't think there is a better quality car for the money


Fuel Pump went, had to be replaced.

Brake pads and rotors replaced twice. (In 5 Years)

Muffler rusted through, had to be replaced.

Front struts had to be replaced.

General Comments:

I love this car.

For a car that is nearly 10 years old. I have had basically no problems.

The Struts & Brakes were replaced at the same time about a month after I bought the car. I was a little upset about that, and repairs are not cheap.

Just the front: PADS+ROTORS+STRUTS=$1,000CAD.

But since then nothing, but the fuel pump went at about 140,000km.

The car drives nice. Sufficient power (No were near as much as my Subaru Legacy Turbo). I buried the needle on the Highway out here. It reached the max 200km with no problem (With 4 people in the car). I maintained that speed for about 10 minutes, and it was so smooth you would never know I was going 200km, Until my friend opened the window.

There is plenty of room. I have leather seats and the wood dash so it's pretty nice.

The A/C is as cool as ice. I freeze in the summer.

I installed an after market deck, Amp & Sub-woofer, but I still have the factory speakers and they sound pretty good.

For the money I don't think there is nicer or better quality car. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for a good car for under $10,000.

One little problem is the cup holders. They are a good size, but they are right below the stereo. So if you have a drink in them, the top of the drink is right in front of the stereo. It makes it hard to use the stereo, and I had to replace my stereo because I had a full Orange juice bottle and I had to stop hard, and the juice splashed all over the deck and shorted it out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2002