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Wow this car is AMAZING!!
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By blingbling1
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1998 Nissan Sentra Sedan XE 4dr Sedan


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I bought this used around 170k from a family member that took very good care of it. I have put 40k on it and its still going strong. Things that have been changed on it are the starter and alternator and regular oil changes. I trust this car to get me ANYWHERE!!! It has been in two wrecks since Ive had it, both not my fault. The last bent the trunk in and the insurance comp. wants to total it :( . Im going to fight for this car to get it fixed because its the most reliable car ive owned. I drove this car from missouri to florida 2 times now without any incidences. Clear coat is coming offf but what can you expect. I love this car!!!


Best Features

Reliability, comfort (front seat), ac never dies on these things, does great in ice and snow,


Worst Features

dang cupholders thats it


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Made to last!!!
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By niss4eva
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1998 Nissan Sentra Sedan XE 4dr Sedan


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I loved this car!!! I brought it with 76k miles in 2004 and paid $3000. I had to replace the starter and the radiator. Other then that I gas and went! No oil changes, tune ups, NOTHING for the entire 8 years I had the car!! And I drove it to 225k miles and I sold it for $600 to a mechanic that drives it daily!!


Best Features

How great it was on gas!


Worst Features

Nothing!


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Built to last!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By nismofan33
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1998 Nissan Sentra Sedan XE 4dr Sedan


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I have had this car since 2004 for my 16th Birthday. Got it for around $3200 which was cheap considering it had 90,xxx on it. I have taken really good care of it and at 195,xxx miles it runs beautifully! I've only had to replace the harmonic balancer and that is it! I have religiously changed the oil every 4k miles and done regular maintenance, and I am still running full synthetic with no leaks! I have never had a problem and this car runs like a dream! If you take care of it it will last forever!


Best Features

Peppy, great fuel economy, last forever!


Worst Features

seats aren't too great but all compact cars aren't, and the cup holders could be better but i would recommend this car to Anyone!


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Long-time Datsun/Nissan owner
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By Bill in PA
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1998 Nissan Sentra Sedan XE 4dr Sedan


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I bought this Sentra new in 1998 and now have 75,000 miles on it. In the seven years I have had it, it has been extremely reliable. It is good basic transportation, and gets excellent mileage. It has cost very little to maintain. I chose it over the Toyota Corolla because it was $2000 cheaper due to a rebate that Nissan had at the time. Over the years, I have had six Datsun/Nissan cars; a 1972 510 wagon, a 1979 210, a 1981 510 wagon, a 1986 Sentra, and a 1991 King Cab pickup. All went to over 100,000 miles. The older ones ran forever, but rusted beyond repair after around 100,000 miles. Japanese manufacturers seem to have solved this problem; I see very few 'rustmobiles" anymore.


Best Features

Good reliable car. Have had it for seven years, and plan to keep it until I retire 6 or 7 years from now.


Worst Features

For what it is, no improvements are needed.


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Excellent workhorse
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By sescaugust
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1998 Nissan Sentra Sedan XE 4dr Sedan


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I use my Nissan Sentra 98 XE(manual 5 speed) to drive to Detroit from State College, Pa which is a distance of 440 miles twice every month. In not a single trip did the car give me a wee bit of trouble. It has over 86000 miles on it now (i bought it at 65500 miles) and still gives me a mileage of over 35 mpg on the highway. I have taken good care of it by sticking to the maintenance schedule and it has more than paid off by its excelelnt eliability and mileage. I think it is a highly under rated card compared to the Civic and Corolla.


Best Features

Mileage. Handling in all weather condistions. Fun to drive.


Worst Features

Longer seat belts.


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