I have a 96' gxe, and its fine to drive to close distances, but i don' trust it to go further distances after the fuel pump, distributor and A/C went out. Gas is ok not the best. I would go with the Toyota Camry though and pay a few hundred bucks more.
The Engine is very strong, i have to had it to nissan and their engines, also the car wont lock electricly unless the key is out of the contact
Horrible maneuvering ability, replace cup holders, make it more reliable, and lighten the steering a bit