1991 Nissan Stanza Reviews - Page 6 of 7

1991 Nissan Stanza from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance139000 miles

Faults:

No major problems until 139,000 miles. Time to retire it.

General Comments:

I got my money's worth out of this car. I abused it for 11 years with out a complaint.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2002

1991 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4 liter Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired34000 miles
Most recent distance216900 miles
Previous carPontiac 6000

Summary:

I would buy another one

Faults:

Clutch at 34k replaced by dealership and under warranty.

Brake Pads at 100k and at 214k.

Clutch again at 110 k not under warranty.

Exhaust at 150k - lifetime warranty from here on out.

Ball joints and tierod at 215k.

Valve cover gasket at 215k.

Fuel Injectors 214k.

Dist. Cap, rotor, wires, plugs, fuel filter at 215k.

General Comments:

This car has been a great investment. Until recently it has not had major problems and would start every time. Since its repairs its running great again!

The car handles well and is peppy.

Finally getting rust on the car, but it spent a few years parked beside the ocean and obviously recd some salt effects.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2002

1991 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired320000 kilometres
Most recent distance405000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

One reliable auto

Faults:

Replaced clutch, master and slave cylinders at 360,00.

Front and rear shocks were replaced at 340,000.

Engine is perfect, but now it needs rear struts, front brakes, water pump, timing chain. Parts are expensive, so it is not worth fixing. It is on its way to the scrap yard.

General Comments:

Great car. Good highway driver, very comfortable. Decent power out of a 4 cylinder engine.

Parts are a little expensive.

Nothing too bad to say about this car though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th April, 2002

1991 Nissan Stanza XE from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous car? ?

Summary:

I am very grateful to have owned this zippy, reliable car

Faults:

3/98, the transmission was rebuilt.

1/02, we are having problems with the timings, (ignition and internal). I will be replacing the timing chain.

General Comments:

This has been a very reliable car, which is why I will continue to replace parts as needed. She deserves it.

Did I mention HER body - This is the best looking 91 you will see on the road. She has had no plastic surgery. The winter of 2000 gave the first adulteration to this cars fine finish. Yes, her backside does need some putty and patches to remove those New York State age spots : But... again... she is worth it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2002

1991 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired192000 miles
Most recent distance201000 miles
Previous carPontiac Firebird

Summary:

Obviously well built, 201k mile car, but getting old

Faults:

New used transmission at 197,000 miles.

It just popped out of gear, and the gears and pieces in the transmission exploded and ground themselves into coffee beans. Front wheels locked up at 45 MPH and I skidded. The same version of the transmission was hard to find and expensive because of some certain feature of the 5 speed GXE transmissions.

193,000 miles. New front brakes, new rear drum brakes, front needs replacing again already. Chalk that up to New Jersey roads.

200,000 miles. New starter motor due to an old one dying and beginning to short the electical system out, felt like the battery was dying for no reason all of the time.

192,000 miles. Power sunroof has a small leak in the corner, when it rains sometimes I get a little wet. Power sunroof also has air gaps in it so at 55mph I can hear noise even when it's shut. Gasket going?

Tune up really needed at 201,000 miles. When it rains outside the car starts bucking when I push the gas too much, then bogs out and tries to stall. Cylinder not firing due to water on the spark plugs or distributor cap. Possibly the timing belt. Cheap fix. Mechanic is looking at it tomorrow, 8/16/01.

Radio is not working right. No stations come in at all. And the power antenna gets stuck going all the way down sometimes.

All speakers are crackling like they need to be replaced.

Interior fabric is starting to smell old at 200,000 miles? Maybe my fault. But it still looks almost new inside. Not decaying I don't think.

Coolant thermostat is not working. $10 to replace.

My mechanic told me that the motor mounts are starting to get weak. Engine is starting to sag.

192,000 miles. Air conditioner is out of freon.

192,000 miles. Right front power window slows down when it gets to the top rolling up. Unless it's nice and wet from the rain.

Car shakes, which is frightening, at 65mph on the freeway. Trans Am didn't shake even at 140mph.

Muffler is peeling an outer metal layer like a snake. Weird.

Automatic gas door release broke at 193,000 miles. Don't know why except old age.

General Comments:

Overall a great car. First new starter at 200,000 miles, my Trans Am needed it at 100,000 miles.

All lights work fine. Don't want to jinx it though. Nothing falling apart or anything.

Amazed that it still passes inspection so easily, so says the guy there.

Clutch works great. Amazed at that.

Excellent in snow compared to most cars I have had.

Interior looks expensive and is still stylish for 2001.

Engine runs great. Very quiet and smooth. Never replaced it. Had to replace the Trans Am engine at 95,000 miles.

Radiator still works fine with no leaks.

Performance is OK. It has a lot of pep. It's a stick so that's expected. But it's still no Trans Am. And when people are in the car it goes slower.

Paint job is dark red. Just the first bit of rust is forming on side wall. Small. The rest of the paint still shines. Beautiful at sunset. Amazing compared to the Trans Am at 110,000 miles that was fading and rusting.

Trunk is huge.

Things in the car are holding up well. It's not like pieces are falling off or becoming loose or visible. Seems like mostly mechanical, or automatic extras are decaying or something. Electrical system is still perfect. Don't want to jinx it though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2001

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