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1992 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4L from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.4L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance205000 miles

Summary:

A quick and reliable Nissan

Faults:

Flex pipe replaced at 187,000 miles

Had to change left and right front axles at 195,000 miles

A few minor repairs earlier in the car's life, total of less than $500 spent on the car in maintenance (not including the axles)

Transmission went at 205,000 miles, have not fixed as of yet.

General Comments:

Bland styling.

Extremely quick acceleration for a 4 cylinder.

Basically a maintenance free car, passed around the family, with some members not even changing oil on time and myself constantly redlining the car after family pressured me into getting rid of it. Either that pushed it into the grave or it was just its time, but the car remains in my driveway with a bad transmission until I can get myself to repair or junk it. I would rate it higher on the reliability scale since it crossed 200,000 without any real repairs, but my 94 Honda Civic just crossed 311,000 and is still running strong. Japanese all the way. The stanza was replaced by the Altima in 1993.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2005

1992 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired111000 kilometres
Most recent distance328000 kilometres

Summary:

The best of the best

Faults:

Nothing except the wipers.

General Comments:

This car is my first, and I don't think I'll never find a car that reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2004

1992 Nissan Stanza 2.4L from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired290000 miles
Most recent distance301000 miles

Summary:

A great first car!!

Faults:

My transmission seal broke and I lost all of my transmission fluid.

I have a crack in my exhaust manifold, and it started melting my spark plug wires over time. The car would sputter, and stalled only once before it was fixed.

My struts creak loudly.

General Comments:

My AC works like a dream!

It's peppy for having so many miles on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2004

4th Jan 2010, 05:02

Holy crap! You have one that lasted 300,000 miles?! I loved mine very much, but it took a lot of work to keep it running and the transmission gave out at 160,000 miles. Yeah, that's all it had on it. I loved that car so much though, I wish I still had it. It had the best interior of any car I've been in, and the engine ran exceptionally smooth after motor mounts were replaced. I miss it dearly, and wish I had another.

1992 Nissan Stanza 2.4 L4 SOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 L4 SOHC Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corvette

Summary:

A High Performance Bargain

Faults:

So far nothing has gone wrong with the car. The previous owner had a week antina so I'm going to replace it.

I do have a little slop in the shock and if I go fast over a speed bump I can feel it. I will update this review with the price a of repairs when that is done.

General Comments:

The car doesn't leek at all. Trunk is always dry and the cabin is air tight. The car is extremely reliable and drives well in all conditions.

This is a great car to purchase used.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2004

1992 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4L from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance194000 miles
Previous carNissan Stanza

Summary:

A dependable bargain if you can get a low mileage one that was taken care of

Faults:

This is the most reliable car ever I've ever owned and probably ever built by Nissan.

Things gone wrong are due to fair wear and tear, and are not an indication of build quality.

Torn CV boots - replaced 2x over the past 14 years.

Leaky fuel injectors at 100k - new rebuilt ones for 100 bucks work great.

New tires every 40-50k miles (darn car is driven so much).

Alternator failed me 3 months ago, but wasn't really bad - stuck brushes that had stuck due to a little carbon buildup on 'em. A simple tap to the alternator fixed this problem after I took it apart.

General Comments:

Engine is bulletproof. It burns NO oil and is a daily driver. I recently took the car on a 2000 mile roundtrip to Arizona, and it ran flawlessly at 100 mph (3500 rpm in overdrive with auto) for several hours while passing thru New Mexico.

Regular maintenance is important, and will reward you with many years of use. However, neglect it and you will pay the price - as with any vehicle.

The car is VANILLA and not very exciting. With that said, it is a dependable daily driver and does what it is supposed to do well: get me going where I need to do with no worries.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2004

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 18 reviews