By Nordlander on
1993 Nissan Sentra E 2dr Coupe
This is the most reliable car I've ever owned. It just keeps on going and going. My sister bought it new, I bought it from her in 2000 with 100k on it, now it has 215k. Front CV joints last about 100k, cost about $300 to replace, other than that the car has required nothing except routine maintenance. I abused this car terribly for the first 5 years I owned it, taking it up dirt roads to service remote mountaintop transmitter sites, but it never let me down. It runs perfectly, no oil leaks, burns no oil, gets 35 MPG around town, 40 MPG on the highway if I keep my foot out of it. Cruises at 75 MPH all day long without breaking a sweat.
Simple, reliable, cheap transportation. Smooth ride, excellent handling, fun to drive. Great AC/heater/vent system. Humongous trunk for a car of this size.
Clear coat started flaking off 3 years ago and is mostly gone now. Trunk leaks when it rains. Cupholders won't take jumbo drinks and interfere with heating and A/C controls when in use.