A quick and reliable Nissan
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.
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