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craigamoir

Hey I was wondering what the reputation of these are like and is this a reasonable price?

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/nissan/auction-713684852.htm

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ABayliss

The Lafesta has a CVT transmission. These transmissions used by Nissan from this era were known problem areas and can be very expensive to repair.

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craigamoir

Thank you very much for replying. It sounds like it is one to keep away from. What people mover would you recommend around 8-10k? We are naturally wanting something reliable and that has a good track record.

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ABayliss

The Mazda Premacy and Toyota Ipsum are a couple of popular models which enjoy a good reputation for reliability.

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craigamoir

Thanks for your reply, we were wondering what the 2004/2005 Toyota Wishs are like? http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/CategoryAttributeSearchResults.aspx?search=1&cid=268&sidebar=1&rptpath=1-268-&5=&14=Toyota&15=wish&18=0&18=0&24=0&24=0&searchRegion=16&sidebarSearch_keypresses=0&sidebarSearch_suggested=0

Thanks for your help once again in advance :)

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ABayliss

Yes, but the 1.8 litre model would be the preference for long-term reliability. The 2.0 litre model uses the D4 direct injected engine which can suffer clogging/carbon build-up problems which can necessitate removing the cylinder head to repair.
The 1.8 uses similar running gear to the Corolla which has a great reputation.

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