1994 Nissan Altima LX from North America
I cannot say what I would really like to say in order to get my review published
New Transmission after first year of owning. ($3500 Cdn)
New Air Conditioning unit after second year of owning it. ($950 Cdn)
New fuel pump after third year of owning it. ($550)
New Transmission after 5 years of owning it ($3500 Cdn)
Now the ABS light stays on.
Now A/C works intermittently.
Now tail lights don't work properly.
Now when I press the brakes, the clock dims to the point where it's unreadable.
Now car runs rough at idle and then stalls.
I've been begging my wife to sell the car for the past 3 to 4 years, but she's too stubborn.
I think she has now FINALLY come to the realization that half our debt comes from this car.
This car is a LEMON!
If you're thinking of buying one, RUN the other way and don't look back.
I will NEVER buy a Nissan vehicle ever again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th October, 2004
22nd Jan 2005, 17:50
That is an awful lot to go wrong with the car. While I completely believe you, people should not be made to believe that it's consistent with all of these cars. I've owned my '94 GXE for 2 years (107k->120k) and next to nothing has gone wrong. Replaced the starter and spark plugs, aside from oil changes.
Good luck on future cars.
27th Apr 2005, 12:02
I unfortunately have had the same sort of problems with my 94 GXE.
2 New Starters
2 New Alternators
1 New Transmission
5 Different Trip to the Shop To Fix Electrical Short with Breaks.
I have maintained the car very regularly, more frequently than even recommended. I have taken remarkably good care of the car and yet - it continues to be a problem.
Best of Luck - If you should make this purchase. I won't be doing it a second time.
14th Nov 2005, 11:17
I too find this weird, I've had my 94 Altima for 3 years and had no repairs beyond the starter and regular oil changes. It seems really odd to me that you'd have this many problems without being able to fall back on a lemon law sort of thing.
12th Jun 2006, 22:10
Wow. 150,000 miles on mine with nothing more than regular maintenance. If you do not take care of them you will have problems.