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1994 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Faults:

Car runs very rough when the engine is cold. 10 minutes to warm up, then runs fine. Occasionally bucks when driving, but generally OK. I've spent hundreds chasing gremlins like this.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2008

1994 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired40 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Beetle

Summary:

Excellent car

Faults:

Nothing except brake work at 90,000 miles. This was the most reliable car I ever owned. Sold it to a friend at 110,000 miles and he ran it another 40,000 before he sold it only replacing starter, water pump, and struts.

General Comments:

Offered an excellent combination of fuel economy and peformance out of a 4 cylinder engine. 5 speed was far more responsive than the automatic and I got around 33mpg on the highway at a steady 70mph. This motor was around for years and used in the trucks so it was bullet proof.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2008

1994 Nissan Altima gxe 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired119000 miles
Most recent distance124000 miles
Previous carNissan Altima

Summary:

Low maintenance, reliable, better that newer models

Faults:

I replaced outter rock&pinion boot, front passenger window motor, regular tune ups, reset airbag light myselft ever since I bought from some guy, but after that I haven't fixed nothing else.

General Comments:

So far it's been good and reliable.

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

Review Date: 30th August, 2007

1994 Nissan Altima GXE from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired116000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carSubaru Impreza

Summary:

Love it - an affordable classic

Faults:

Bought Car with 2 oil leaks

New Distributor Cap

New oil pans

New spark plugs/tune up

"jingle" sound near front passenger tire.

Total= $1,050.

Car purchase price= $1,800.

Total cost for car= $2,850 (pretty good deal, I think)

General Comments:

I bought this car as a solution to my commuting needs - I needed a car immediately as my school loans kicked in and I had to sell my other financed car. I couldn't be happier with my altima. After bringing it to a mechanic, I found that the 2 oil leaks would be costly to repair only because of the time (CA mechanics are extremely expensive!!). They quoted me 5 hours, and although I only paid for those 5, it took the mechanic 8 to fix. After a tune up and the needed repairs, I feel that spending under $3,000 for a used car with 116,000 miles isn't bad. The car itself is super comfortable, handles smoothly, and has some pickup even after 12 years. Its great on gas, and I'm thoroughly impressed. Its clear coat is gone, but I can't expect it to be very pretty after so many years and miles. I am sold on Nissans, and would love a newer one sometime in the future.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2006

1994 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired107000 miles
Most recent distance131000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Delta 88

Summary:

Good: reliability, performance, and fuel economy,

Faults:

Starter needed replacing at 108,000 miles, not unexpected as the previous owner had used a junk yard part.

Replaced spark plugs at 115,000 miles, gap was bad and water got in, otherwise they would have lasted much longer.

Replaced muffler and exhaust pipe at 125,000 miles, Minnesota roads use salt in the winter, 11 years of rust took its toll.

General Comments:

This car is quick for its class, performance is excellent when compared with fuel economy.

When I'm driving on the highway, I get 30-32mpg. In town it's lower 20's.

Seats are decently comfortable once you get used to them.

Felt small on the inside when I first purchased the car, now it seems to be plenty of room and I would not ask for any more.

I keep up with regular oil changes and this car has not failed me on anything serious. Everything that needed fixing thus-far has been normal for a car at any age.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2006

1994 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance164000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity

Summary:

Very good and reliable car for the price

Faults:

Cam cover gasket leaked.

Plastic radiator tank leaked.

Distributor shaft leaks.

Heater/AC switch replaced.

Alternator failed.

General Comments:

Very nice driving car.

Decent gas mileage, approx 23/31.

Rear legroom cramped.

Poor radio performance.

I bought this car from my son who had it from 20K miles. He had very little trouble in the 5 years he owned it. It's the first Japanese car I have owned, but it won't be the last. It has been far more reliable than any American or German car I have owned, and I have owned over 30 in all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2006

28th Aug 2006, 15:05

I agree that the car is a good deal - I bought mine for $1,800 and although I put $1000 into it (tune up, 2 oil leaks, oil change), it is in pretty decent shape at 119,000 miles. I hope to have it for at least a solid year of driving. The clear coat is gone on its black paint job, but it is a very solid comfy ride, I don't think I could've gotten a better deal in my immediate need for a car. The car antennae is broken, but my ipod FM transmitter works perfectly in it! Speakers are crap, but those types of accessories are cheap to replace. AC works, cruise does not, and my repair records show that the window motors have been replaced twice (so hopefully I won't have to do it!) Previous owner just did brakes and pads (thanks!), and it easily passed the CA smog test. The cupholder stinks and is the most annoying feature, I have to say. I am envious of the new Altimas, they're pretty hot. But, my '94 was a super deal and I love this car! Get one! Maybe someday I'll be able to score a newer one at a killer price.....

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 32 reviews