1988 Nissan Stanza 2.0 CA20D from North America
Dual sliding doors, compact size. Hey Nissan, bring it back!
Brake pads and rotors replaced at 82,000.
Alternator replaced at 84,500 miles.
Air conditioner not working at 63,000.
Engine and transmission mounts need replacing at 70,000 (old age reason)
Gas cap/sliding door safety cable bar bent and non functional at 75,000.
The Stanza Wagon's practical design is far more useful than any "cross over" mini wagon made today.
I do not need to fold forward the back seat in order to load a full size baby stroller, play pin, two full size suit cases, and still have room for a couple bags of groceries.
It's amazing, Nissan should bring back such a concept (and keep the sliding doors, they are so convenient).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st July, 2003
I too have a Nissan Stanza Wagon. It's a 1988 and has had one previous owner. People make fun of the way it looks and call it a granny car, but I love my car!!! It is such a FUNctional car. I have been able to carry a large futon, and another time a three seater bench with matching two seater bench and a chair. Personally like to see Nissan produce another car like this one, only with more safety features!
I'm still driving my 88 Stanza wagon. 191000 miles to date. I bought it new and I have yet to find a car that can match the functionality and space. I have been checking out new cars for the past 3 years and not one can match this. I would keep it but parts are hard to find.