1996 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4 KA24DE from North America
I will keep it for another 12 years!
Starter at 86,000 (Genuine Nissan Starter)
Starter again at 155,000 miles.
Distributor rotor at 177,000.
I also replaced the radiator because the plastic started cracking around 140,000.
I also replaced the retractable antenna twice.
Tape deck started to give me problems so I installed an aftermarket CD player.
The small rubber bumpers on the clutch and brake pedals cracked and fell apart, but were only $1 to replace, but made it very difficult to start the car or use cruise control.
Trunk leaked through the tar the is injected around the tail lights.
Clear coat started flaking off in 2006.
Small oil leak around the distributor.
Timing chain makes a lot of noise, but has not been a problem.
Car is very well built compaired to most other manufacturers that I have came across.
There is surprisingly a lot of power for be a 4cyl.
The car has been very reliable for me. However, I am practically the first owner (bought it 6 months old) and I have kept up the maintainance very well.
I love this car to death and I will keep it for another 12 years!
Other than the starter and distributor rotor, the car has only had a few minor problems.
I think it is a good balance between space, comfort, reliability, economy, and fun.
With 177,000 miles, I still get 32mpg on the highway!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th November, 2007