1987 Nissan Stanza Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1987 Nissan Stanza 2.0 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired127000 kilometres
Most recent distance156000 kilometres

Summary:

A reliable, low cost piece of aluminum

Faults:

Leaky rear wheel cylinders (adversely affected rear brakes).

Needed to replace a torn/split boot on the front (driver side).

The air conditioner belt is starting to deteriorate (not serious yet).

Front exhaust pipe is beginning to fall apart.

General Comments:

This car is ideal for someone without a lot of money (a good college car). The car is reliable, needing only minor maintenance to keep it on the road. It is certainly not a high performance vehicle and is quite incapable of impressing anyone in its acceleration or speed. The car's appearance isn't exactly captivating either. Its original design is simple, not much unlike other modest cars of the late 1980s, such as the Honda Accord and the Subaru GL. It is a humble, 97 horsepower car that will keep you safe (assuming you adequately maintain the essential components of the vehicle) and comfortable. The repair costs have been small for me so far (crossing fingers). Indeed, I have never had any work done on the engine itself. It's a good buy at $1500 ($1,135 USD). If you're looking for a cheap and reliable vehicle this may be the one for you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th December, 2003

1987 Nissan Stanza GXE from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carSuzuki Maruti

Summary:

Reliable and Cheap

Faults:

Windshield & Roof leak; rain & snow are not good news for this car

Had to replace timing belt within 4 months of purchase

Water Pump blew once

Changed CV joints at 130,000 miles

Power Steering Pump blew at 140,000 miles

Rack & Pinion looks like it is ready for a replacement

Miscellaneous minor work here & there.

General Comments:

Considering that I bought it for $1,500 I don't have a lot to complain about. You get what you pay for. At least I was not making monthly payments on a used car. The car's engine & transmission as really very solid and in great shape. Very reliable, cheap car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2002

15th Sep 2003, 10:55

I have a Stanza, that I bought at 198,000 miles, and it is still in great shape. I would recommend this car to anybody who is on a tight budget, and needs a very reliable car.

1987 Nissan Stanza GXE 8 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 8 Cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired159000 miles
Most recent distance166000 miles

Summary:

A wonderful used car for a college student on a budget

Faults:

The brake shoes need to be replaced.

I need to get some new boots put on because they have started to crack.

I had to replace the original battery after owning the car for 11 months.

I need to have some struts put on the car.

The dashboard was cracked when I purchased the car. However, I think that is from a lack of care by the previous owner.

The sun roof glass will go back, but will not raise up.

General Comments:

This was my first car and I love it.

I rides smoothly and is easy to handle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2002

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 6 reviews