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Offline INAPPROPRIATE

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Nissan supposedly builds quality cars... I beg to differ
« on: October 07, 2011, 09:29:15 PM »
I bought a 350z in Jan. 2004 BRAND new. Was a great car until about 55-65 thousand miles.

Since then it's been one thing after another I was just looking at expense repairs (that I can find). So far I have spent just shy of $15,000 repairing this car.  Yes I've done all the service and yes I took great care of it.

Some of things I've had to replace. Stereo stopped working around 65k new OEM stero was around $1500 so I put an after market in.

All of the power switches went bad.
The shocks for the rear hatch have been replaced 4 times now twice at Nissans expense twice at mine.
MASSF went bad.
had a major oil leak that was $900 to repair.
The majority of the plastics are cracking.
Blown head gasket.
and now the head lights both need to be replaced because they had leaks filled up with water and shorted out this weekend when it rained. Each head light is $980.00 Keep in mind the car books for around $12,000. So OEM head lights are nearly 10% the value of the car. I told the dealership you should take a look at your pricing because it doesn't make sense.
Factory brakes only last about 15-20 thousand miles depending on how you drive. After market lasts 44 thousand.

I will never buy Japanese produced cars again.

Can someone attack my car? I'd prefer Hades and Athena... Cords are [04:POS:TY]
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Re: Nissan supposedly builds quality cars... I beg to differ
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011, 09:50:04 PM »
Attack on the way :)
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Re: Nissan supposedly builds quality cars... I beg to differ
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011, 11:03:53 PM »
Same thing happened to my phallic shaped car. How am I supposed to let every perspective mating receptacle know how cool I am? My WHAM inspired facial hair and fake tan can only get me so far...
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Re: Nissan supposedly builds quality cars... I beg to differ
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2011, 02:08:16 AM »
Don't let your lemon Nissan turn you off of all Japanese built vehicles, I've had really good experience (luck?) with Suzuki so far.
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Re: Nissan supposedly builds quality cars... I beg to differ
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2011, 02:09:50 AM »
Quote from: "INAPPROPRIATE"
Can someone attack my car? I'd prefer Hades and Athena... Cords are [04:POS:TY]
I'd offer to let you crash it into one of my Zeus but I just got a mystery suspension.  :oops:
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Re: Nissan supposedly builds quality cars... I beg to differ
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2011, 02:36:59 AM »
Thats a bad run allright. Hoewever.. in my house we have had ...

2 Nissan Titans (1 now)
1 Nissan Rogue (1 now)
1 Nissan Altima (1 now)
1 Nissan Sentra

All WONDERFUL ownership experiences, never an issue, and no repairs to speak of.  And blaming the dealer for the price of parts is like blaming the gas station for the price of gas.....
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Re: Nissan supposedly builds quality cars... I beg to differ
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2011, 03:40:34 AM »
This are just the problems I listed. The list is much longer there have been a ton of things.

Nissan (the dealership) was a ROYAL pain to get to do any warranty work. I finally quit taking to them and drove to another one an hour north. I will never buy another car from that famiies dealerships.

But even still... I can understand a thing here or there but every 3 months I'm spending $400-1200. That is classified as a POS. a Lemon would be a compliment and least you can make lemonade with a lemon. You can't do much with a pile of crap. okay I feel much better now.
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Re: Nissan supposedly builds quality cars... I beg to differ
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2011, 08:33:43 AM »
350Z? Should have gone Skyline!

but that is high mileage for a car like that
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Re: Nissan supposedly builds quality cars... I beg to differ
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2011, 09:24:16 AM »
lol, 1200 is how much i have spent on maintenance/repairs for my car in the past 5 years.  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Re: Nissan supposedly builds quality cars... I beg to differ
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2011, 12:16:42 PM »
Japanese cars is boring and shitty,go German ,Have BMW never any probs!!
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Re: Nissan supposedly builds quality cars... I beg to differ
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2011, 02:30:38 PM »
Wow. That list of problems is exactly the same stuff Nissan had problems with back in the 80's on 300Z's. You'd think they would have learned how to make that stuff last by now. I mean exactly, really. I'm shocked.
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Re: Nissan supposedly builds quality cars... I beg to differ
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2011, 02:09:05 AM »
I came very close to buying the new GT-R...

I wound up not buying it because of the recession and my income isn't stable.

Plus I'm enjoying not having a car payment but the amount of money I'm spending on repairing my car is damn near a car payment!

The other reason was because of the numerous problems i had with mine.

Now I can't decide what to replace it with...
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Re: Nissan supposedly builds quality cars... I beg to differ
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2011, 06:19:56 AM »
I have a 21 year old Bmw 850, its built like a tank, done 145,000miles  and will go on for more than double that.
Downsides, she has a real drink problem ( 99ron super), a regular frequenter of AA meetings , try 9mpg .
I could have bought another car with what I have spent on tyres , break pad, discs , shocks etc.
But when you look at her I get a bigger buzz than when I am with the Mrs .
 I would fit higher quality after market kit and keep your Nissan or upgrade, a problem with a lot of these cars is there not designed to last, so components are often very quick to fail.
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Re: Nissan supposedly builds quality cars... I beg to differ
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2011, 08:53:11 PM »
I'm hesitant to buy anything German. My mom has an 04 Audi A4 she rarely drives it only has 27 thousand miles on it.

the AC compressor just blew up that was a 2k repair. There are a few other issues with it too. It's not nearly as bad a car as mine. But with only 27k in miles it shouldn't have ANY problems.

I'm leaning towards a Z06 at the moment.   :D

I do sort of want a GT. But the only one I like is the GT-R or Porsche. But my friend just got a C4s... I don't want to get the same car he got and I can't afford a turbo.

I'd buy the GT-R in a heart beat if it wasn't built by Nissan.
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Re: Nissan supposedly builds quality cars... I beg to differ
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2011, 02:54:11 AM »
Well, you bought from the brand who is the red headed stepchild of japanese cars, Nissan. Hondas and toyotas are excellent cars. Look at the rankings for quality, reliability, and resale value.  Of course 1 car does not make a brand. Just because your car turned out to be junk doesn't mean the whole brand is...
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