Disappointed. Would not buy a manual again
The manual gearbox had to be repaired, and cost over $1200.. then 18 months later, the manual gearbox again "went" beyond repair. Could not get a second hand gear box. Was told it would cost $5000 plus six weeks to import a new gearbox, and a new clutch would cost around $2000..
The car was 8 years old. Had a trade in value a few months previously of $4000, so was certainly not prepared to spend so much money on a car with nearly 300,000kms. Sold the car to the wreckers who told me this model notorious for faults with a manual gearbox. NRMA mechanic told me similar. Said a manual in an 1800 is good, as also is an automatic gearbox in a 1600 or in an 1800. Knew the car was high on kms, but expected better from a Nissan.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd March, 2011