1991 Nissan Stanza Reviews - Page 7 of 7

1991 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4L 138 HP from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.4L 138 HP Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles

Summary:

A very reliable family car

Faults:

This car has not had any major mechanical defects. All it requires is general maintenance. Oil change, brake job, etc.

My CV joints are wearing, but that can happen on all older vehicles.

General Comments:

The car's acceleration is a bit slow. However, if you consider the vehicle's engine size, weight, and the year it was built, the car accelerates fast enough.

The interior is very comfortable and intelligently designed. All of the controls are in easy-to-reach places.

I love my Stanza and think it will outlast many other cars on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2001

4th Aug 2003, 21:58

"The car's acceleration is a bit slow."

Consumer Reports tested this car with an automatic to do 0-60 in 9.9 seconds. I think that's accurate since my manual did it in less than 9 seconds. These are pretty zippy times. Perhaps your car is not running right. You should try running fuel injector cleaner through, at least.

1991 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4L 138 hp from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.4L 138 hp Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance49000 miles

Summary:

A super car in every way!

Faults:

Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with this car. The only thing it requires is general maintenance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2001

27th Mar 2004, 21:09

I've had my car (Nissan stanza 91'XE) for 3 years. When I first got it, it had 128K miles now it has 180K and I have only replaced the thermostat (which it still had the original) and the starter. Even though it is a V4 it feels powerful almost like you're driving a V6. This car is a super-saver on gas and is very dependable. With this car I feel very confident. Everything works, it has A/C & automatic transmission. What I am surprised also, is that I've been hit several times at the windshield with little rocks, even though I get little cracks on it, they don't run all across. This car is so great I don't know why they stopped doing this model.

1991 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4L 4-cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.4L 4-cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

Power steering fluid leak, very easy to fix.

General Comments:

The car was an extremely good bargain and it's very fun to drive. I didn't think it would perform as well as it did especially on the sport level.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2001

1991 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.4L DOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles

Summary:

A real bargain for a college student

Faults:

1. Oil leak from the timing cover gasket.

2. Broken exhaust manifold bolts.

3. Bad coolant temperature sensor.

(1) Is an expensive repair, although arguably not really needed. I replaced all gaskets, timing chain, tensioner, guide and water pump because labor cost is the same as only replacing the gasket.

(2) Happened at 165,000 miles.

(3) Happened at 162,000 miles.

General Comments:

Reliable considering the mileage of the car.

Loads of torque, useful when going uphill. 138hp from a 1991 4-cyl car is great.

Gas mileage is decent, achieving 33 mpg on the highway. In cities, the variation is big: 20-23 in winter, and 23-25 in summer.

Interior doesn't look cheap. Exterior style is OK, not overly aggressive.

Bought it from the first owner for much cheaper than even cars smaller than it (Civic, Corolla, Tercel).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2000

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