I bought this car March 2002 with 38k
miles and have had almost no issues
with this vehicle. Now just turning
71k miles, aside from the routine
scheduled maintenance, the only
mechanical repair was to fix a
serpentine belt idler pulley. As many
2000 Nissan Altima owners will tell
you, this is a common problem for
these vehicles but a relatively
inexpensive repair. This has been a
very good commuter car and I have
taken it on several road trips of more
than 1,000 miles with confidence.
Overall this has been a terrific
vehicle and it is just as reliable as
the Honda and Toyota competitors.
Engine performance, styling,
reliability, cost to own and maintain.
Serpentine belt idler pulley, possibly
more comfortable seats, better fuel
economy for a 2.4L engine.