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368,000 and going
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By las27563481
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1990 Nissan Sentra Coupe 2dr Coupe


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Bought the car with 70K on it in 1994? I have driven it 300,000 miles since and have had only one failure where I let it run out of water (hose leak) and ran it hot. Threw a head gasket on it (this all around 340,00 miles and running fine now. I've put one clutch in at 180,000 and two DS and one PS front axles, both rear wheel bearings and one set of 4 struts over the entire time i've owned his car. BTW, when I had the cylinder head off to replace the head gasket (again, at 340,00 miles) there was NO ridge at the top of any of the four cylinders. I've torn down many motors and have seen wear and cylinder wall ridges at 80,000. This engine has 5 times that in miles and was smooth.


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This is the most durable and reliable vehichle I have ever owned, is light weight and easy to maintain and drive.


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$200.00 goes a long way
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By james4750
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1990 Nissan Sentra Coupe 2dr Coupe


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I drive this car everyday to work 25 miles round trip and it has never failed me yet. It has 238,000 miles on it and still runs like new. It does not burn a drop of oil. Other than a new timing chain at 211,000 miles, nothing other than regular maintenance has been done to the motor and still runs like new. Other than 2 clutches I have had no tranny problems. It's 18 years old and I bet it runs another 18 years. I am the car's 2nd owner.


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Good gas mileage, 25 city 30 to 35 highway. Low cost maintenance, easy to drive.


Suggested Improvements

NOTHING!


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Still going strong
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By LAS27563481
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1990 Nissan Sentra Coupe 2dr Coupe


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I bought this car at 70K miles. It's now up to 300K and getting over 36 MPG on the highway W/O overdrive or cruise. Have replaced clutch once (teaching daughters to drive a stick) and both front axles (boots cracked). Other than timing chain guide replacement, all repairs were to me typical wear items such as brakes, struts at 250K control arm bushings, etc. I have replaced nothing else inside the engine other than oil every 3K miles.


Suggested Improvements

My kingdom for a cupholder


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300K
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By katwman
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1990 Nissan Sentra Coupe 2dr Coupe


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My Sentra has 307,000 miles! It has the original clutch and timing chain. It looks rough now, but it has been nothing but dependable! No car will ever be able to compare!


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