Dealer told me that transmission would need replaced. That's fine - they knocked a sweet three grand off, so I got an 8,000 car for 5K. Got the tranny fixed for 1200, and drove it for awhile... before things got quite sour.
Radio buttons fell off, no big deal though. Day after Christmas, I go to start my car. -CLUNK-. Dead.
$297 dollars to Pep Boys, I find out I need a new ignition. How nice.
Three months later...
Exhaust makes clunking noise, Shifts hesitate between gears 2 and 3. Idling harshly, jittery ride. There's a nice big gap in my exhaust system where it wasn't aligned. So that was a pretty penny for seven hundred.
This was my first car, brought for me by my parents. My dad drives it now, for my 18th birthday I went and bought myself a 2004 Grand Am. THIS CAR SUCKS. I have friends with Maximas without issues, I think I may have just gotten unlucky, but never again will I own a Nissan. No hard feelings, just too much money and not reliable.
When everything was fixed, it went pretty fast and handled well for a big car.
Didn't hold onto it though, I didn't feel like it was going to last. Something else was eventually going to go wrong, I knew it. Bad gut feeling, and since I commute 30 miles a day - and make constant trips to Bergen, New York, Philadelphia and Atlantic City from New Brunswick, I knew it was time to give it up.
Loud stereo. CD player kinda sucked, though. Leather seats were comfortable and supportive.