Original owner and 102K+ and 5 years later equally satisfied now as it was new. No modelwide recalls, reliability as solid as you can get. Never at dealer for repair. 2 brake jobs, 2 sets of tires, 1 battery and regular maint given to the car. Starts on first turn every time. Interior is very ergonomic. 24-32 MPG lifetime. Only issues: ABS, side bags, 4 whl disks opt; no trac, curtains or brake asst avbl. Tight rear esp foot and knee. Trunk hinges impede. Wheel covers rattle. Steering wheel offset to left 1". Can live with all listed. Nissan has a loyal fan here. Heard lots of good reviews of this car and other Nissan products. You'll only see me driving vehicles with a Nissan emblem on them.
Entertaining drive. Eager to please. Rev-happy engine. 155hp adequate in most situations. O/D button on shifter handy to pass. Power windows/locks/mirrors/entry great perks on entry car. Only wish for things not checked at purchase (power seat, alloys & 16s). Overall, great job. Another one please?
Any improvements that are needed for this car have been addressed with the 2002 redesign. As an added note, the 2000 model year is the same basic car dating back to 1994 when the previous model was introduced. This means that all problems have been ironed out, but also it is an old design. Ying-yang