by Terry on Jul 13, 2010 Vehicle: 1990 Nissan Axxess XE 3dr Minivan
I bought this little car mostly as a favor for a surrogate brother headed for New Zealand. He had owned it for 14 years. I didn't really want this funky looking little Baby SUV. This little beauty was like new in and out and had 83,000 miles on it. I have driven it around Anchorage, Alaska and for short 100 mile trips out of town. I am aghast that I'm becoming very fond of this thing! My buddy Gary, the previous owner, had a near complete overhaul performed due to a timing chain problem. As he was at it he replaced the shocks and brakes and exhaust system. $1700 all told. I get a regular 24 MPG around town and have managed 31 on cruise at 65 MPH. This is a great car!
by ikiboy on Aug 25, 2006 Vehicle: 1990 Nissan Axxess XE 3dr Minivan 4WD
My Nissan Axxess is wonderful. It gets great gas mileage (25 to 34 mpg) has great features, great build quality and overall is fast and fun to drive. My Nissan has been through over 12 car wrecks including rolling over and head on collisions being hit by a semi and it is still running great. It has a great engine and is just wonderful. I"ve had the car for a good 16 years and it has only broken down a few times. Overall Nissan made one heck of a great car and made no mistakes. If you want a reliable safe good car get a Nissan Axxess.
by Ringer on Aug 17, 2006 Vehicle: 1990 Nissan Axxess SE 3dr Minivan 4WD
I was looking for an AWD wagon with decent fuel economy. This was easy to load groceries, people or dogs. I averaged 25 mpg in town with automatic, after a leak in fuel injectors was fixed. Parts were hard to find, because it was sold in U.S. only 4 years. But it was sold longer in Canada under name: Prairie. There is a yahoo web group for Axxess owners: helps with mechanical questions and finding parts. My vehicle had an electric short somewhere when I bought it. Ceiling light never worked, front power windows worked when they wanted, radio quit. Three alternators in the last 10 months. Mechanic told me to sell it after last alternator was draining battery, on the day it was installed
What's that? This is the most frequently asked question regarding the Axxess. The Axxess replaces the now defunct Stanza wagon and is sandwiched between minivans and compact station wagons in size and utility. The Axxess offers interesting features such as available four-wheel drive and dual sliding passenger doors that allow the middle-row passengers an entrance or exit from either side of the vehicle.