It has 200,000km and lady-driven (which also means lady-maintained...lol).
written on 04-22-2011
Bought this car from a family member for $1000 so the price was right but it did need a lot of TLC.
Things that I've replaced so far:
CAT at manifold, knock sensor, MAF sensor, 02 sensor, rad, complete rear brakes.
Leaking A/C system (hopefully I've fixed that)
wiring defect in the spoiler light (I'll fix that soon). The oil filter is impossible to change without putting the car on a hoist, over a pit or on jack stands/ramps.
The PCV valve is hidden under the intake manifold and will require hours to change.
The shifter light also needs replacing. If I wasn't a DIYer, I'd be broke, but I am a DIYer and now that I've done these repairs, it will go another 200,000km for sure.
Was very happy right up til recently when my air intake manifold gasket was found to be leaking, causing the car to have a rough idle and possibly burn the #4 cylinder due to an engine hotspot. Great. Engine light will come on, and repair bill will be around $800, as it is an 8-9 hour job my Nissan dealer told me, and will happen again and again as the hot spot in the engine causing the burning is not able to be fixed.
i have the se model which is very sporty and fun to drive with a 5 speed, great cornering, decent acceleration. those OEM Bridgestones are terrible in snow and rain. don't get a black interior if you have a light fur dog
I bought this car March 2002 with 38k
miles and have had almost no issues
with this vehicle. Now just turning
71k miles, aside from the routine
scheduled maintenance, the only
mechanical repair was to fix a
serpentine belt idler pulley. As many
2000 Nissan Altima owners will tell
you, this is a common problem for
these vehicles but a relatively
inexpensive repair. This has been a
very good commuter car and I have
taken it on several road trips of more
than 1,000 miles with confidence.
Overall this has been a terrific
vehicle and it is just as reliable as
the Honda and Toyota competitors.