I've found that Nissan consistently
puts out a great car for the money.
Before I purchased my 1998 Nissan
Sentra SE, I had a 1993 Nissan SE-R
which got 238,000 miles before it got,
for all intents & purposes, totalled.
I had a 5-speed and I was still on my
original clutch!!!My SE currently has
254,000 miles on it and, again, I'm
still on my original clutch!!!Pretty
amazing,huh!!!My maintenance costs
have been very low for this car--
besides gas & oil,I don't think that
I've spent more than $2000 total since
I bought the car.
My favorite features have to be the
--relatively low maintenance costs
--one heck of an engine!!!
--a very fun to drive car
Better padded seats-I wore through my
driver's seat.Needs longer seat
belts.Also,the floor mats should come
with the car--not as a $75.00 option.I
wore through the carpeting on my
driver side.Power to cigarette lighter
is option.Power should be standard-
for cell phone chargers,etc.
I have the automatic and have no
problem accelerating to speed on the
freeways, even with passengers and air
on. The air conditioning is nice and
cold. I drove on a 7% grade in the
mountains with 3 heavy poeple in the
car including myself and was easily
able to keep it at 50mph in 2nd gear.
The temp. didn't go up at all
either.It also handles easily with the
power steering. The looks aren't
spectacular but they are contemporary
still and have some personality.
Probably the best feature will be the
reliability of the car.
Peppy engine, good handling, strong
power brakes, air conditioning, sound
system, lumbar supports on front
bucket seats, roomy trunk.
Smoother shifting under acceleration,
more rear passenger room.
Five years and running with no major
problems. It's a compact car, but 4 or
five fit easily. The mileage has
averaged about 28 mpg in mixed use, but
over 30 when strictly on the highway.
The best thing about this car? It's
never needed work. Oil changes, regular
tune-ups, tires. Nothing else. Highly
Value. Reliability. Fiesty engine (go
with the SE's bigger engine if
possible). Good mileage.
Tires -- they wore out quickly and are
odd-sized and therefore expensive to
replace. Cupholder blocks stereo. A few
rattles here and there.
The Nissan Sentra SE is a sporty little sedan with good power and handling. It's basicly identical to the famous 200sx SE-R of that year with the exception of the extra two doors that making the Sentra the more practical of the two. I bought it used only three months ago but so far I am very pleased with the performance and value I got for the price.
Sporty 2.0L high reving engine, fog lights, sunroof (probably not included with on all vehicles), white face gauges, and speed sensitive steering.