1991 Nissan Stanza Reviews - Page 3 of 7

1991 Nissan Stanza from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Good car

Faults:

Even though over 10 years old, still powerful.

General Comments:

Good car to consider. so bad, Nissan does not make this car any more. I like it personally.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th February, 2004

1991 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired128031 miles
Most recent distance170652 miles
Previous carNissan Stanza

Summary:

Quality, strong, but small, not yet intimidated

Faults:

The transmission went bad but, it was because of a car accident I had. The other car hit me on the rear-right, side above the tire and I still drove my car home.

General Comments:

This is a great car! I don't know why they didn't make them the following years. This car is fast and steady. I drive fast and rude and this car, handles me like if it were driven by Mrs. Daisy!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 2003

1991 Nissan Stanza ex 2.4L from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4L Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 miles
Most recent distance105420 miles
Previous carNissan Stanza

Summary:

Fast, reliable and a good clean ride

Faults:

Nothing at all has gone wrong with the car. When I first got it I automatically ripped out the stock air intake. I then replaced it with a custome aluminum pipe and APC racing filter. I cut out the speaker setup behind the bench seats and installed 2 12" subs. I sealed off the trunk with new moldings and a lot of silicone so it won't rattle under the bass. I installed an after market fuel rail, injectors, all new filters, new oxygen sensor. I made my own custome grille by cutting and chopping the old one up and putting in billet screen. I put on after market spark plug wires and Bosch platinum 4 spark plugs. I made an after market fuel pump work from an old Nissan 300z.

General Comments:

This car is an automatic, and its pushing easialy 160-175 hp, and I will blow away a lot of cars most people wouldn't believe. The ac is freezing, and the vehicle starts with no problems. I replaced the alternator after I noticed my lights would fade in and out because of my amp pushing my 12" subs. Personally I love this car, its great and its pretty fast I have gone 143mph before in it and I was only at 4,300rpms, so it will go higher. The stereo in it is worth about 2,000 dollars, I'm running 2 12" power acoustic subs with 800oz magnets each they are sick. My amp I 3,000 watts bridged and it has some serious bass. But the actual car its self is very reliable and gets me around town nice and fast. and I'm still getting 19mpg in the city and 34mph on the high way. Best of all its no cop magnet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2003

1991 Nissan Stanza EX 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance196525 miles
Previous carFord Aerostar

Summary:

A super car at an affordable price

Faults:

The drivers electric window control for the back, right window broke at approximately 175000 miles.

Replaced one drive axle at approximately 160000 miles.

General Comments:

This car was purchased new for my wife who is a small woman. One of the requirements was that all of the controls had to be easily reached while driving. This car met that requirement perfectly.

The 2.4 liter engine has more power than what we expected. Even with over 195000 miles on the car it still runs excellent, uses no oil and idles very smoothly.

The fuel mileage was good at 21mpg in town and 27mpg on the highway.

The car was driven on many long trips and was very comfortable. The interior has worn very well. No tears or obvious ware. It still looks new.

The sound system was a factory system. It still works well with the exception of a speaker cracking on occasion. Maybe once every hour.

The air conditioning has never needed servicing. Still blows cold air.

Over all this has been a great buy for us. We are planning to drive it for at least another 100000 miles. Maybe more.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 2003

1991 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4 Litre from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4 Litre Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 miles
Most recent distance153000 miles
Previous carDodge D50

Summary:

While enjoying the car, expect to pay relatively more in maintenance fees along the way

Faults:

I have had to replace the clutch twice. Once at 75,000 miles, and again at 147,000 miles. Cost was about $400 for each replacement.

The starter went out and was replaced at about 120,000 miles. The cost of the replacement was around $150 dollars.

The speakers crackle loudly when I adjust the volume of the radio, no matter how loud or soft it was to begin with.

The front passenger side power window gets slow toward the top when closing.

I had to have the air conditioning freon refilled and two small leaks in the air conditioning line fixed.

The fuel injectors leak. This causes a strong gasoline smell to emanate from the car after it has just been run. Although it has not seemed to hurt my gas mileage as much as I would expect. I still get about 19 in the city and 25 on the freeways.

The front hood bounces up and down a few centimeters when driving at speeds in excess of 55 miles per hour.

One time while driving to Idaho from Utah, the front driver side flare light just unhooked itself and broke loose. It stayed on just by the wires and I was able to put it back on and haven't had problems since then.

It currently runs extremly loud, and has hard starts in the mornings (even though I now live in Southern California where the coldest morning temperature we may see is 35 degrees Fahrenheit.

The transmission is slipping. I would fix this problem, but the quote is for around $1,000 and I'm not sure its worth putting that into a car where something else will go wrong. I will most likely be donating it to a charitable foundation soon.

All said, I feel Honda and Toyota are considerably more reliable and just better overall cars than Nissan. If I were to buy a Japanese brand car again, it would not be a Nissan. This is solely due to Nissan's engineering and reliability as opposed to style and design.

General Comments:

In all fairness, this has not been a bad car. I have put on about 18,000 miles per year and most (I would say greater than 70%) of those miles were city miles.

It got me through college in (what I consider) style. It has a sunroof (which will be hard to ever do without) and great looking alloy wheels. It has great classic sedan looks - I really like the look and design of this car. I would buy a new one in a second if I could combine the maintenance and worry free Toyota or Honda engineering with this car's design.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th April, 2003

30th May 2009, 00:14

I do agree, Nissan bodies style are generally weak. If you go with a Japanese car, buy a Honda. A Honda will run strong even @ 200K miles and they are worth buying brand new because they are meant to be kept for for a minimum of 10 years.

Nissan has had a few recalls with the Quest and Maxima. The quest has had major engine problems and the Maxima has had transmission problems

30th May 2009, 10:34

As with any used car, dependability will depend on how well it was cared for by its previous owners.

My 1987 Maxima had NO problems other than the power steering pump and control arm issues. The car was driven 120+ miles most days of the week, leaving me stranded not once. There were no major expenses with the car at all. That being said, I believe your Nissan will give you far fewer problems in the long-run than any domestic vehicle ever will.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 28 reviews