In the 10 years I've owned my Nubira I've had only a handful of repairs that were needed, until this year. In Feb of this year a piece of the stainless steal exhaust system rusted out, and then 2 weeks ago the water pump dies, spraying Antifreeze on the timing belt, and then last Friday the Oil pump died. With the exception of those 2 things, and my A/C condenser rusting out, I would highly recommend this car to anyone. It now has 152,500 miles on it, and was bought brand new in 2000 with only 30 miles on it. It is still very comfortable on long trips both freeway and city, and has always started right up, no matter how cold the WI winters are. I wish GM kept this brand in business here.
Love the great go-cart handling, and awesome brakes. The styling looks like it belongs on something that would cost about $10,000 more, then the $13,500 I spent on it Brand new with remote locks, power windows, alarm system, and Great stock radio.
Dislikes, are that when you have the Timing belt and water pump changed, you better also have the Oil pump changed because it will fail shortly after, and it needs better/bigger cup holders, and for GM to bring the brand back into the US. Would so buy another one.