i got this car from my father a year ago when i got my license.my dad got the car from my grandfather.she has 157000 miles on her.she runs strong as ever. I've recently had the car completely restored and she looks like she did 20 years ago when she rolled off the assembly line.for me this car is not just transportation it is part of my family history. i hope to have this car untll it wont run anymore.it is in my opinion the absolute best car nissan has ever made
I bought this car new. Fun to drive, has enough power, comfortable on the highway, interior is nice. Great car until an oil leak killed the clutch. Know of another owner that had same problem, $4,000 repair bill. Haven't decided to fix or sell.
Clutch problem due to oil leak is probably a common enough problem that Nissan should have a recall and correct.
I've had this car since new. Now, 370,100 miles later I'm almost ready to replace it. There's nothing wrong with how it runs - it's just the little rubber things that are breaking down. The engine still has great torque - often I leave a stop sign from 2nd gear. Mileage is about 22 but sometimes I get the 27mpg of old days. The interior is still great. This has been a hell of a car.
Around 200,000 miles transmission wore out.Try not to be a leadfoot with this car. If you want a fantastic town car for a small family with a tight budget, this is for you!I've seen a 1991 Nissan Stanza GXE withover 500,000 miles WITH ONE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION! Very dependable. Like the Energizer Bunny,maybe more.
Back seats are a little cramped. extended wheelbase is desired if they make another model.
I bought my '91 Stanza as a 9 year old car from a friend 5 years ago. It has been extremely reliable, and repairs have been relatively cheap: repaired a rocker arm for $100 and replaced a battery and brake pads in that time. I finally sold it 2 weeks ago because there has been a strong raw gas fume/exhaust smell in the car that 2 mechanics could not figure out. I did replace the CV joints, but I figure they rusted out because I stopped taking the car to the car wash (got discouraged with the fumes). It got some body rust around the front fenders/door area, too, again because of the car wash thing, I think. I live by the ocean in a heavy snowfall/road salt area. A wicked good car.
Goes and goes. The car has almost 217K on it, and I am sure the new owner can get many more thousands of miles out of the engine if she fixes the rust and the fume problem.