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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Nissan Sentra Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.6 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 115 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 25/35 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Nissan Sentra

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Relatively powerful engine, nice interior ergonomics, and good fuel economy.

  • Cons

    Boring styling.

  • What's New for 1997

    The base model is now simply called "Base" instead of S. Nissan works to quiet the Sentra's interior by using a bigger muffler and reducing the number of suspension-mounting points.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 25
  • cty
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  • 35
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



1997 nissan sentra

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan

I owned the GXE Automatic for 14 years until my accident, and loved it. There are still many on the road. This was a great car!



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Gas mileage is good

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan

i have the AT..bought this car used from some man whose daughter hit a deer in it(driver side headlight area). i got it fixed for a good price. It has 250k miles but it runs GREAT. Good car for someone living on a tight budget(im a college Kid) i use it to go back and forth to school mostly and gas mileage is still good. i can go almost 2wks on a full tank. with only a little hp and torque, it really knows how to use it even at 65+ it still goes strong(better than my friends 08 civic). i am 5'10'' so room is an issue especially when riding people in the back.




Like it

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan

I love my Sentra, I got it for my 16th birthday. It gets great gas mileage, about 35 mpg, when on empty it only takes $25 to fill it up. It has pretty good get up and go for a four cylinder, faster than a honda civic off the go. The seats are kinda stiff but other than that its a nice interior. It has power everything, and even keyless remote entry. There pretty nice cars for their year. I personally like it better than its Toyota or honda competitors. Fun cars to play with and customize. One thing i don't like about it is that its not very safe, no ABS, no side-compact airbags, very light design, and poor stability on the road. Great car, fast for what it is, and attractive for what it is.




"old reliable"

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan

I got this car when I was 17 after my car was totaled an accident. I always thought it was a good car as a teenager but after my husband & I slowly got new cars, the Sentra ended up just sitting for about a year. My newer car bit the dust after 7 months of a 100 mile round trip commute every day. My husband & I got the Sentra tuned up & it is as good as new (with 167,000 mi)! We did have to do some regular repairs while we drove it in the early 2000s, with one repair costing approx. $600. However, the car is a gem that is well worth doing a few minor repairs to in order to avoid a car payment while we save up for a new one. I would definitely buy another Nissan, no doubt about it.




Great college car

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan

I really enjoyed this car for 6 years until I wrecked it. This was a very good car for my college years. No complaints.




A solid, reliable, used car.

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan

Have had my '97 GXE for seven years, and it has been an excellent choice in a used car. Just under 100,000 miles on it, and it delivers a solid 27 MPG in mostly city traffic and needs very little maintenance. This is a commuter car, though, no doubt. The 1.6L engine and auto transmission are pretty well paired and give good power delivery. Seats in the 1997 models are lacking, particularly in lumbar support. Spirited driving is definitely not recommended, as you'll quickly hit the limitations of a soft suspension and too-small brakes for the class. Still, if you can find a '95-99 with low miles that hasn't been flogged hard, it's a good choice for a kid's first car or a station car.



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Full 1997 Nissan Sentra Review

What's New for 1997

The base model is now simply called "Base" instead of S. Nissan works to quiet the Sentra's interior by using a bigger muffler and reducing the number of suspension-mounting points.

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Talk About The 1997 Sentra

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jackshield
jackshield
06-24-2013
driving down the highway, car starts to slow, as i push on gas pedal, notice speedometer is responding to gas pedal (like rpm gauge) pull over, with engine running, and tranny in first, vehicle does?...


joeiris
joeiris
01-06-2006
Nissan Sentra 1997 GXE 1.6 :sick:...


dodgeman07
dodgeman07
11-01-2012
I stopped by my local Nissan dealer last night; they were just closing but I was able to sit in a loaded 2013 Sentra SL. The sticker price nearly gave me a coronary (pushed $24k) but it was a loaded ...



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