1990 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4 from North America
Last Nissan I will ever buy
Transmission seals, CV axles and boots gone at 102000.
Radiator gone at 106000 miles.
Timing chain gone at 106000 miles.
Car gone at 106000 miles.
Very noisy ride.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th June, 2012
20th Jun 2012, 07:32
In reality, a 22 year old car isn't gonna be fun to repair. This car must've been parked somewhere, it's under mileage surely. When this car was bought, was there a safety inspection done? Was a competent mechanic able to diagnose a noisy timing chain, which later broke. Did they notice the ripped boots?
21st Jun 2012, 03:49
22 year old car suffers failure of rubber components and radiator shock... I think this is more a case of unrealistic expectations.
22nd Jun 2012, 22:29
The timing chain didn't break. It was the plastic tensioner that broke.
The radiator sprung a leak near the top seam.
The transmission problems started with a large puddle of transmission fluid under the car.
When replacing the seal on one side, we decided to do both sides, which meant removing both axles. May as well put new ones in.
The car wasn't parked for long periods. It just wasn't driven much.
Looking back, an ex-girlfriend had a 1989 Stanza that needed a new engine before the 100,000 mile mark.
For me, that's 2 bad examples of the same model from the same manufacturer.