I bought this car with 221k miles on it... today it has 235k and it's still going very strong. I changed out the radiator, battery and windshield wiper motor... I got the car for $450 bucks off my buddy who had the car since it was new and he said the auto tranny has NEVER been worked on. This car refuses to die... starts up in dead winter.. it makes my friends laugh at how durable this thing is... they call it "the beast." The auto tranny started slipping recently but I added some tranny treatment and its working like new... crazy car, they dont build them like this anymore.
This car has been with our family since new. However this car has had no problems with power, there is always reserve avail. Only problems were Fuel Inj.(Replace all 6 at once and 2 were bad), Transmission died at 134K mi(Replaced with a rebuilt one), all 4 power window reg. went bad, the tape player(Replaced with aftermarket)bit the dust, alternator, hood struts, the hot/cold temperature adjuster(Replace the entire unit from Dealer Part), Power Locks only work when it wants to, Power Antenna, Rear Trunk Key latch, the AC blows cold and never serviced. Curr. at 183K
I have had this car for 7 years and driven it approx 130k miles to a current 183k. It has been extremely reliable except for an auto transmission that went out at 60k and the dealer covered. After that I changed trans fluid about every 3 oil changes or 9000 miles. Other than normal stuff brakes tires alternator hoses belts and half shafts it's been a great car. The only thing the manufacturer could have done better was to design the power window transmissions/cables ect... better because all have had to be replaced. I would recommend to remove door panels and lube the window trans components from time to time.
I have had to replace the water pump twice and 3 of the 4 power windows, but that is it. It's been paid for forever and just seems to get smoother each year. I currently have just over 160K miles and think 200k should be no problem. VERY reliable.
I would drive this car across country in a heartbeat. I wouldn't think twice about it. I'm actually going to be driving to California this summer, and I'll be taking my Maxima. I love this car. It's fast, powerful, smoooooth, and very, very reliable. It has 108,000 miles, and if I continue to take care of it, it will last easily another 100,000 miles.