2001 Nissan Serena GXE from North America
Great if you can afford the maintenance
My biggest complaint is although there are great bells and whistles, they all cost a fortune to fix. I miss my Ford.
Replaced the spark plugs 3 times.
Wires were beginning to corrode at 85, 000 km
Oxygen sensor malfunctions.
Required a new head gasket - Canadian $850.00
Alternator Belt went at 100, 000km
Air flow sensor had to be replaced at 95, 000km - $600. Fix it or the car will not run.
Very little room in the back seat. I didn't take this in consideration because... who sits in the back when they're test-driving.
Headlight bulb costs $25 ea to repair. That's a steep climb from $3.
This is a peppy, but temperamental little car.
My biggest complaint is that although there are great bells and whistles, they all cost a fortune to fix. I miss my Ford.
What I do love is the variation in seat adjustments for a comfortable ride. If Nissan could just be more wallet-friendly with the repairs, it would be a great car. Also, if the car's performance wasn't constantly compromised by computer chips and sensors, it would be fine. If I took my car in everytime the "check engine" light came on (which I did at first), I would be living at the garage.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th May, 2006