The Altima didn’t suffer the same issue, but it did have an issue with piston rings over the course of its life that didn’t translate back to the Sentra. Sentra issues also showed up as higher oil and water consumption for consumers, as well as loose screws on the intake plenum that would find their way into the engine combustion chamber for a meeting with the pistons and valves. The piston ring issue on the Altima did spur a recall campaign, but the Sentra didn’t see similar action.
The Honda Crosstour was built over a six model year period and encompassed a single generation. We are recommending just three model years because they represent the short period after a mild facelift that improved the overall quality of the Crosstour.
The E and DE engine are still referred to as a “truck engine” 30 years later, a stigma that will probably never go away. This engine suffered from too much hype and anticipation over marketing and couldn’t deliver on the promises.
The Nissan Quest features unique styling, plenty of cargo space, and seating for up to seven passengers. It is also the only Nissan offering that makes our list of cars under $5000. To find a Nissan Quest that is under $5000, you only have to go back 10 model years. The Quest offers potential owners sharp steering and ample power courtesy of a responsive 3.5L V6.