It's a very good car for me thus far. I have two cars, this 1992 Nissan Stanza XE, and a 1997 Chevy Cavalier. I switch between both of them every now and then.
I notice that the Nissan doesn't get as good gas mileage as my Cavalier does. I have a feeling the Nissan has a smaller gas tank than the Cavalier, and a little less fuel economy, so that's probably why I'm at the gas station a lot with that car.
Still, since I've owned the Nissan, I've put 11,710 miles on it, which would have been otherwise on my Cavalier (which has around 60,000 miles on it to date).
I've been told by my friend that the car does have a really nice interior, especially for being a 1992. I've also noticed that the Nissan seats are much better than that of my Cavalier.
I bought the car for only $800.00 from someone I knew at work, who was buying a new Hyundai Accent. She told me that the dealer offered her $800.00 as a trade-in for the Nissan. Instead of trading it in, I bought the car for the $800.00. I'm the 2nd owner of the car, and the lady who owned it before me idled it most of the time from traffic light to traffic light.
I was told that when she had owned the car, the front struts were replaced, it was given a newer set of tires recently, it was also given a new muffler and exhaust, and was given premium gasoline every week since she owned it. The car got all of the maintenance it needed when she owned it.
Since I've owned the car, the performance has really changed a lot. It runs so much better than it did when I first bought it, as it was so gunked up idling from traffic light to traffic light in the city.
The car had probably a rude awakening when I bought it, feeding it only Regular Unleaded and pushing it up to around 70MPH instead of 15MPH or 20MPH.
Looking into getting some better hubcaps for the car, as a couple of the ones I have look pretty bad. They're newer Nissan ones that fit the car, but one's got a big ding in it and another's missing a lot of the paint. Probably another reason to go to the pick-a-part yard.
Oh, and the nicest thing of all is that the alarm / keyless remote still works! I was told that the remote was unused ever since it was new. I put the fuse under the hood, and put a battery in the remote, and found that it has a working alarm and keyless entry! Fantastic!
Despite a few drawbacks I've had with this car, I plan on owning it until it dies. I plan on taking care of the current problems I have (rust, lights on the dashboard) to make it a pretty nice car for the money I paid for it.