We’ve been Nissan fans for a long time. Our first experience was with our teenage daughter’s second hand Sentra. She drove it for years and sold it to friends who drove it for years.
Then we bought a Nissan Pathfinder second-hand. It was going strong with 275,000 km on the odometer when we sold it to a neighbor.
We’ve had a Nissan Tiida (Mexico’s version of the Versa), a Nissan XTerra, and now we own a Nissan Altima and a Nissan Versa.
None of the Nissans needed repairs or maintenance beyond oil changes and a dead tire. (see http://emandyves.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/spocks-not-here/)
Nissans have been good to us. I still miss the XTerra which is the one I liked best.
But the Nissans I admire most are the old beaters we see in Mexico, like the one pictured above. It’s now being used by a construction worker who is extending our patio. Faded signs on the doors indicate it was once used by a company of some sort. Many of the taxis here are Nissan Tsurus, a boxy car reminiscent of Volvo, that goes forever. Nissan should feature these wonderful, well-used vehicles in their ads.