We bought this car for a teenaged daughter, it had a very rough first sixty thousand miles. The woman who owned it hit everything in her way. We bought her cheap, replaced 3 bent wheels, a bent back axle, light body work, lots was already done. I replaced an alternator at 98 thousand, and just replaced my third set of rear struts also replacing the springs this time. Hopefully to change my luck. The car runs nice for what it is.
I bought the car new in '97, it has
67,000 miles, and it still is as
reliable as the first day I bought it.
The only thing that has failed (major
or minor) is the ingnition coil in my
distributor, which I was told is a
freak occurance in any car. The only
major drawback with this car is it's
lack of power which can get
frusterating when accelerating uphill
or passing cars.
Great suspension - the perfect blend of
sportyness without being jaring.
Excellent manual transmision, Great fit
and finish, Comfortable seats,
Excellent ergonomics, Great
reliability, And good gas mileage.
More powerful engine, Better cup
holders - when used, the cups are in
the way of my radio. Belts tend to
squeal even when cleaned or replaced.
I've been told by a Nissan mechanic
that this is a common problem with
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