This is a reliable car with many comforts. The air conditioning still functions after 7 years, as do the power windows and locks. Maintenance has been minimal - brakes and exhaust - about what you would expect. I will probably buy another Sentra when this one goes to the auto graveyard.
I like the reliability and the limited maintenance required.
I would like to have had a CD installed at the factory. I retrofitted one at my expense.
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.
Good reliable car. Have had it for seven years, and plan to keep it until I retire 6 or 7 years from now.
i know how to take care of a vehicle.
no matter what i did though this car
gave me trouble. the engine went out
without warning at 94000 miles. ive
spent 2000 dollars besides that in the
last 6 months in upkeep alone. it is
very slow, small and uncomfortable on
We just bought this car, but we're
quite impressed with it. I own a '92
sentra SE-R, and this is just an
addition to the family. First
impressions at the dealer were a bit
iffy, but once home we changed the air
filter and oil and the car came to
life! It doesn't stack up to my SE-R
in performance by any means, but it is
far more economical and much more
This is a perfect commuter and road
trip vehicle, it is economical and
comfortable, this car is still fun to
drive, and feels just like my coupe.
GAS MILEAGE, proven and reliable
GA16DE under the hood. Great
handling. Parts are inexpensive and
easy to find.
Tachometer, move stereo to the older B-
13 position(next to the steering wheel
instead of nearer the shifter). Toss
an SR20DE under the hood and make it
I needed a new car for every day use.
Fuel economy was important. My first
choice was a Corolla, but decided to
try the Sentra. Manual said you could
lock all doors with key, but that was
not true. Dealership played dumb.
Battery had to be replaced after 3.5
years. Radio backlight started
flickering, then went out a few years
ago. Rust from beneath paint a year
ago. A/C drains power for acceleration
or going up hill. Dashboard cup
holders useless. Obstructs use of
radio and climate controls. Great gas
mileage, low motor noise, starts every
Gas mileage, motor noise, starts every
time, high beams.