1993 Nissan Hardbody Pickup 2.4 from North America
Not up to Japanese quality
My timing chain guide broke after the first 3000 miles. Shortly after, transmission failure.
This was my first and last Nissan purchase. Paying $3200 for a truck, you would think it would last more than 4 months.
First problem was the timing chain guide; had it repaired, setting me back $1500. A month later the transmission went out.
I was hoping this truck would be up to Toyota standards.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th November, 2007
3rd Feb 2013, 10:03
This experience is mirrors mine. However, after at first thinking that the brand was junk, I was forced to own up to fact that I had purchased an abused/neglected vehicle. Nice paint, new wheels and tires, and a new stereo do not a truck make.
Lesson learned: Look beyond what you see, have a trusted mechanic give it a complete going over. My mistake cost me an engine replacement, new clutch and new exhaust system. With a mechanic brother and friends' help, I now have a very nice rig that is every bit as good as my old Toyota 4x4. Buying a used pickup can be a gamble for sure.
12th Oct 2013, 10:57
My little truck has had only one little problem since my elk hunting disaster. The timing chain wore a hole in the front cover, spilling coolant into the crankcase. This was common with ka24e engines and Toyota 22r engines. Repair was 316 dollars. The truck runs great, but I will never buy a salvage engine again. The timing chain guide was missing. The auto wreckers did not know this.