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1997 Nissan Sentra Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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By Danielle
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1997 Nissan Sentra Sedan XE 4dr Sedan


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I purchased this car in 2000 with 30,000 miles on it. About 3.5 years into having the car, the check engine light went on and stayed on. It doesn't really give me a problem and it goes off in the winter and back on in the summer. I've had to replace a lot on this car though. I've replaced the brakes about 4 times, the fan belt twice, the starter once, the fuel pump once and the MAP sensor once. I don't know if the car is garbage or if I just drive it hard. I do know that I wouldn't buy another Nissan Sentra, it served it's purpose at 19 years old, but now being 26 I've grown tired of it's lack of power and size. It's now up to 108,000 and when it dies there will be no more repairs.


Best Features

Gas mileage is pretty good, I go through 10 gallons in one week but that involves traveling 15 miles to school, then 15 miles home, then 2 miles to work, then 2 miles home. I do laugh at all of the SUV owners when I'm filling up though.


Worst Features

Better sound system (I had to have my own replaced), more pick up, bigger trunk and just make the car bigger in general.


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I can't stand this car any longer!!!
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By tortured
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1997 Nissan Sentra Sedan XE 4dr Sedan


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Well whenever I try to go up a hill with this car, it goes at about 10 mph, unless I floor it...and in that case, it just makes the car do this weird thing where it feels like it's being thrusted by the gear shift. It has a very noticable shift(I have an automatic), and it feels very unstable on the highway. I mean, the car works, but not well, in my opinion.


Best Features

I has pretty good gas mileage for a gasoline car, and it does not break down or anything.


Worst Features

More horsepower, a smoother shift with the automatic, better stability at high speeds, and BETTER BRAKES! Had to stop short every time, replaced brakes, felt exactly the same. You just have to get used to it. Also, the cup holder gets in the way of the radio.


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By preda
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1997 Nissan Sentra Sedan XE 4dr Sedan


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I am very pleased with this car but i just want to know how much doed it worth after 5 years with such low mileage.


Best Features

very stable car


Worst Features

don't know now.


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