I bought Sally the Sentra the summer after I graduated high school. It has been 5 years and I have not had one single complaint! It gets excellent gas mileage, it is fun to drive, still peppy even with 100,000 miles on it. There was a recall on it right after I got it, and when it was fixed it got better mileage than the sticker said. I would keep it forever, we just need something a little roomier.
Well, there aren't many on the XE. But the A/C blows ice cold, and it has a huge trunk.
The middle back seat is virtually worthless, not very comfortable.