My manifold bolts went at 75K, and
though I was "told" at the dealership
that it was after warranty, it was also
made clear to me that "you might want
to call Nissan and tell them about your
unhappiness." It helped. They covered
several hundred dollars of the work
that I had done. It is ridiculous for
the bolts to go at that mileage; this
was obviously one of those "hidden
Otherwise, my experience mirrors that
of others: water pump at 109K (I did
timing belt then, too), but otherwise
it runs and runs. It will be ten years
this fall, and--knock on wood--I'll get
another 5 years/50K. Finish has held up
well through loits of snow/salt.
Captain's chairs, though bulky, come
out relatively easily and make for a
lot of cargo options. Good car for a
family of four that makes vacations.
Don't buy used unless you have absolute
proof that manifold bolts were ALL
replaced. If not replaced, plan on
$1200 to get the job done; the rear set
is a killer!
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