Keeps going and going
By Holly on
1991 Nissan Stanza XE 4dr Sedan
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.