A 25 year model run sounds just about right, eh?
Nissan has been building its B13 chassis since 1991, known here as the Sentra. While our Sentras that looked like this were only around for 5 years, they've soldiered on in Mexico ever since, and are hugely popular because they're super inexpensive, parts are cheap and found everywhere.
Apparently they're a favourite of the taxi companies.
The nail in the coffin is Mexico is updating its safety regs, including airbags, ABS and crash standards that this car just doesn't offer.
My first Nissan was an 80's era Sentra wagon, manual trans of course. It was awesome -- yellow paint, limo soft suspension, manual everything, about 60 hp.
But I also spent some seat time in a B13 Sentra at Shannonville. I spent a day driving one at the Nissan School of Performance Driving. It was good fun -- they put a racing seat + harness in it, and low profile tires to try to entice people out of the 240's and 300's.
It’s Been A Good Run: Nissan Tsuru Production Likely To End Soon