1988 Nissan Stanza SGX 2.0 gasoline from Philippines
I can't really say something has gone wrong with this car. It has always been in superb condition. But there's one thing in it that usually doesn't last: velocity bearing.
Its turn radius is poor like a station wagon. And the acceleration, having a uni-chassis from a Maxima and a 8-valve carb-fed engine, it is sluggish from 1st to 3rd gear. It picks up speed from 4th to 5th gear.
Overall, this car is very dependable and fun to drive. I had this bought by my folks when I was in college, and until now, although I have 2 other newer model cars, I still feel the pride driving it.
Fuel consumption is a little guzzly: 6 KPL city driving and 10 KPL on the highways.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th December, 2012
26th Feb 2017, 12:59
Same experience here with the Stanza (marketed as Maxima in the Philippines). My folks bought it as a gift for me when I was in college. It never failed me on the road. Unfortunately, I have to store it in a garage at our farm for 3 reasons:
1. Parts are hard to find.
2. It's a guzzler.
3. I also have 2 newer vehicles to maintain.
I wish to drive it again someday. Lots of fun memories with my Stanza.