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Old 11-24-2011, 05:36 AM   #31
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Nissan is one of the hardest cars there is to work-on...Saab is another-one...Some cars nowdays have computer-chips just for the windows to go up and down...Just more things to go wrong if you ask me...Then again I drive a 1976 cj-5jeep and the doors and windows come off...Buy a older...Bithcin...jeep or truck...
I know im quoting and old post but after the ones ive read..I see not too any are happy with Nissan. I Havre to say I love them myself. As far as the difficulty working on them, it depends on the model and year. Ive got a thing for the Nissan D21 hardbody pickups from 86-97 and the 2door pathfinder from 86-91. You can not kill them suckers. Ive had 6 Nissans. 86(100k miles) 91(170k) and 95(140k) pickup, 87(276k),88(102k) and 91(119k) pathfinder. My father has an 89 pickup. And my mother has a 98 Nissan Quest. The only one that ever needed more then an oil change was the Quest. But the trucks I could tear the entire engine apart while it was still in the engine bay. Maybe its just me but ive never had a bad experience with any of them... the one thing I can say is the automatic transmissions are HORRIBLE and known to take a dump on you. Ive always Had manual transmissions in every one.
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Found out the Major story was a lie by talking to other car salesmen there. They had no idea and the Major never showed up on the 21st when I showed up.

The car is sound and good but something about 7000 dollars under kelly blue book stinks.....It was a nice car though! But instead I looked at the lemon lot here and found a decent Toyota Tacoma 2003 model with 136,000 miles on it (that aint bad for a Tacoma) For 11,500 from a private seller who's in the military...it's only a 4 cyl but I can live with it. Off road and SR5 package on it too. I'm going to try to talk him down to 8000 or 9000 since that's Excellent Kelly blue book value....Tacoma's usually exceed blue book for good reason.
And people laugh when I tell them that colleges are often more like used car salesmen.
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I know im quoting and old post but after the ones ive read..I see not too any are happy with Nissan. I Havre to say I love them myself. As far as the difficulty working on them, it depends on the model and year. Ive got a thing for the Nissan D21 hardbody pickups from 86-97 and the 2door pathfinder from 86-91. You can not kill them suckers. Ive had 6 Nissans. 86(100k miles) 91(170k) and 95(140k) pickup, 87(276k),88(102k) and 91(119k) pathfinder. My father has an 89 pickup. And my mother has a 98 Nissan Quest. The only one that ever needed more then an oil change was the Quest. But the trucks I could tear the entire engine apart while it was still in the engine bay. Maybe its just me but ive never had a bad experience with any of them... the one thing I can say is the automatic transmissions are HORRIBLE and known to take a dump on you. Ive always Had manual transmissions in every one.
Don't want to bust your bubble or any thing, but almost all older vehicles are easier to work ok than newer ones. I could take a seat inside the engine compartment of my 65 f100.
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Don't want to bust your bubble or any thing, but almost all older vehicles are easier to work ok than newer ones. I could take a seat inside the engine compartment of my 65 f100.
Thats why I mentioned that it depends on the year and model. These newer cars have too much junk in the way. You have to remove 10 pieces of shroud before you can even see the motor. Im not a fan of any cars made after the 90s. I drive a 98 GMC 1500 Z71 Sierra, same deal... I can sit inside the engine bay and work on it. Quality of newer cars boils down to looks instead of reliability.
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I found an 06 Mazda3 for only 8500 and she's only got 65,000 miles on her and I'm buying it from an E-6 in the Army. All he has to do is fax a paper that he signed and after the checks clear I go and pick up my vehicle.
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You went from a Chevy SSR to a Mazda 3?

I guess it's good to be flexible.
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Thats why I mentioned that it depends on the year and model. These newer cars have too much junk in the way. You have to remove 10 pieces of shroud before you can even see the motor. Im not a fan of any cars made after the 90s. I drive a 98 GMC 1500 Z71 Sierra, same deal... I can sit inside the engine bay and work on it. Quality of newer cars boils down to looks instead of reliability.
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It's like I read you post upside down our something. Ignore me.
I think the OP is looking for something a little more modern anyway. I just wanted to throw my 2 pennies in there. Although you caught my attention with the F100. Those are sweet trucks. Id love to get my hands on a truck from that era, but living in the northeast you cant find too many in good condition. Aways loaded with rust and way beyond saving.
I love the mid to late '50s Chevy and Ford's. Or if I could find a '71 GMC or Chevy id be in heaven.
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Picking up the car tomorrow. Should be fun. Gotta get a car wash.
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I think the OP is looking for something a little more modern anyway. I just wanted to throw my 2 pennies in there. Although you caught my attention with the F100. Those are sweet trucks. Id love to get my hands on a truck from that era, but living in the northeast you cant find too many in good condition. Aways loaded with rust and way beyond saving.
I love the mid to late '50s Chevy and Ford's. Or if I could find a '71 GMC or Chevy id be in heaven.
I have a 1970 f 100 all new steel no bondo, 390 engine c6 auto trans, 83000 orig miles, custon single color paint, orange, its for sale by they way first 3500 gets it. I have to many cars around here looks like a used car lot
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