Generally speaking, yes they are fairly reliable. You can find plenty with alot more miles than that still running. Checking and changing regular maintenance items like fluids, belts, and hoses should keep it going for a while. If it was the 2.5L I would say stay away. My precats went on the 3.5 too, so I replaced them with headers.Sorry totally forgot to mention. Just under 194,000km, and automatic transmission. Thanks for the quick reply I will definitely check those things. Are these cars "generally" considered reliable?
Thanks for the quick reply :grin
Appreciate that rundown as i'm likely buying an 02 3.5 on Monday. The price is really good so even if I sink a few bucks into it I won't complain.Generally speaking, yes they are fairly reliable. You can find plenty with alot more miles than that still running. Checking and changing regular maintenance items like fluids, belts, and hoses should keep it going for a while. If it was the 2.5L I would say stay away. My precats went on the 3.5 too, so I replaced them with headers.
Occasionally on this generation of Nissan, cam or crank position sensors go bad and cause no start/stalling issues but those are easy fixes. If you get a misfire on the 3.5 it's usually from a bad coil pack or 2 (theres 6 so if one goes just change all 6). Changing the rear 3 (including spark plugs) requires you to pull the intake plenum off since they are under it.
NoYes, change it. I would only ever go to the dealer with a cvt as well, to expensive to monkey with trying to save a couple hundred dollars. 4k to replace, spend some on maintenance.
Thanks for the response. I should have been more clear. I'll have to check the model number on the stereo. There is no AUX input on the front, I'm sure of that. And I don't want to open the console to see if there is one on back(shouldn't be that hard to get to it right?). I do have a FM transmitter, and it works ok. Not the greatest signal(more static than I would like, no matter what frequency I tune to), so I was really hoping to get a new stereo system installed. Just not sure what it would, or should, look like with the Nav screen and all(does it stay, go, still work, etc).What's the model number on the front of the radio..something like PY05F should be found in a corner of the bezel somewhere. My '03 non-Bose had an 8-pin DIN that could be configured as a stereo AUX in. If the sat radio isn't integrated, that's another path for an AUX input. Maybe something cheap and cheerful like this would get you what you want without a ton of trouble...
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