1990 Nissan Stanza Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1990 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4 KA24E from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4 KA24E Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance220000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen GTI

Summary:

This is a highly reliable and comfortable vehicle

Faults:

100000 miles - Replaced Front Brakes.

150000 miles - Replaced Front Struts and front brakes.

165000 miles- Replaced Timing Chain & serpentine belts.

166000 miles- Replaced Rear Struts.

175000 miles- remote fuel door failed.

220000 miles- Replaced Clutch, axle shafts, valve cover gasket, front & rear brakes, radiator hoses, both serpentine belts.

General Comments:

This car has performed much more reliably than I could ever have hoped for. There is still no slop in the steering. The seats are still comfortable. The engine has yet to feel tired.

Compared to my Volkswagen GTI (which was FUN!), this car has been much more reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2002

1990 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 miles
Most recent distance142000 miles

Faults:

Leaking power steering hose at 142,000.

Major oil leak at 138,000.

Bad alternator at 140,000 (This was a re-manufactured replacement I think went bad prematurely).

Bad alternator at 125,000.

General Comments:

Overall, my '90 Stanza has been treated really good. The original engine and transmission are working fine, other than the aforementioned faults and regular maintenance, I have had no problems with the car.

I have replaced the tires with performance ones and installed new shocks and I think the Stanza handles really well, like a sports car (no kidding!!). I hope to get a few more years out of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2001

27th Sep 2005, 06:18

You think your Stanza handles like a sports car eh? My Dad had a 1990 Stanza GXE (rare). Although loaded down with power everything it was nimble. Alloy wheels wrapped with Michelin X-one premium rubber. 4 wheel disc brakes, 4 wheel ABS. Limited slip front differential, multi-mode 4 speed OD transmission. Thirsty for a four banger, but well worth it. My brother had it up to 200 km/hr (130 m/hr) and he reported no shaking, no vibrations, no anything. It's replacement, the Altima is a great car, but not the same.

Mike Green - Calgary, AB, Canada.

5th Jul 2010, 09:40

I love my 1990 Stanza! (I think its XE)

It was actually a hand-me-down from my brother. He banged it up a lot, and it sat in a barn forever, but after minimal repairs and cleaning the mice out, it has treated me very well. I feel very safe in it, and know I can depend on it to bring me to work everyday!

1990 Nissan Stanza LX 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 2.2
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10

Faults:

Blown clutch master cylinder, replaced under warranty.

General Comments:

Overall a very reliable and fun car to drive. I owned the car for 3 years, and feel it was very good value for the money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 1998

15th Mar 2001, 13:34

The Stanza never came in an LX model in 1990. It came in XE and GXE. Also, there was never a 2.2 engine in the Stanza, EVER! It was a 2.4 from 90-92 and previous to those years it was a 2.0.

27th Mar 2006, 16:32

Owned my 90 Stanza for about 7 years now... I love it.. Not real sporty or high class, but it has driven me over 100k miles. I've put a lot of time and work into it.. (valve guides, fuel pump, yearly tuneups, frequent oil changes, cv joints, etc).. only major problems now are the motor mounts and rack and pinion.. but still drivable.. has only left me on the side of the street (for about 5 minutes) one time when the fuel pump went wacko... good gas mileage, trunk holds a nice sound system and it makes parking lots much easier to manage =)

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 10 reviews