This was/is my first car since I've turned 16. I'm now 22 and have this beast up at school. I got it with roughly 190,000 miles on it, currently at 240k. The engine is still running like a champ, but the body is another story. With harsh winters and no garage, its starting to show its age with rust and some minor leaks. The leaks and rust i can easily deal with, its getting me to where i want to go thats important. My trans. is the 5 speed manual and its a blast to drive. The original clutch lasted 200k miles, which is amazing. Body will fall apart before engine fails. great, reliable, safe car for any new drivers.
Being manual. Fast. Reliable and gets good gas mileage for a v6. Flooring the gas pedal and listening to the engine rev up to red line then shifting to the next gear, sounds beautiful. Sun roof.
Needs cup holders. Engine lifters click constantly, but I've taken it to the shop many times for it to be looked at and it seems the "norm" for the Nissan 3.0v6.