In the past six months, Sara and I have spent over $2,400 for repairs on her 2000 Nissan Maxima. The latest visit to the service center came just 8 days ago to replace a starter that crapped out. So imagine my surprise when Sara called me at the office this afternoon to say that the car wouldn't start again. She was eventually able to get it started, but it seemed like the transmission was starting to fail.
Sara barely drives the thing and it only has 72,000 miles on it. My 2001 Honda Civic has over 120,000 miles and hasn't had nearly as many problems as the Nissan. I think it might be time to dump this POS. But one thing's for certain: we're never buying another Nissan.