Used to be better
By flasentra on
2000 Nissan Sentra XE 4dr Sedan
I had a 1993 that made it to 178,000 miles but I doubt this one will make it that far. While it looks bigger and has a little more room, the trunk is still too small, and with a pretty much stripped down version, I miss things like intermittant wipers, light in the trunk, better fabric on the seats, cruise control... they make a diff. The plastic on the front headlights on both discolor after two years and visors are crap. Windshield has a lot of scratches. Needs better acceleration/pickup. My big complaint is the service--go for an oil change, they try to sell $$$$ maintenance. I bought an inexpensive car because cash is in an issue, I don't have $$$$ to spend in maintenance.
Good mileage and handles fairly well. Fairly easy to drive and park.
Go back to making these in California and Japan. Use better materials in fabrics for roof, visors, etc. Better pickup needed. Put a light in the trunk on even the cheap ones. Choice of tires when buying. Plastics, rubber moulding, fabrics and a paint job that stand up to Florida sun would be nice