by jknecht1 on Apr 25, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Sentra SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car new in late 2000 and over 100K it hasn't ever let me down.
With the manual trans, it's consistently a blast to drive.
It has had minimal problems over the years, mostly incidental.
Never any engine issues.
Replaced O2 sesors, brakes, tires, fixed window motors, and the CD player is dead, and a tree fell on it and scratched the heck out of the paint (which was always a weak point) but I still can't justify giving this baby up!
What I'd get for it would never reflect the true value of this car!
by seanv on Jun 14, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Sentra SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
'Green Machine' has been great since day 1! Am original owner for 8 years and still happy with it as day 1. So far engine still totally reliable. Will drive this until it stops running, which seems to be a long way away! I would be a fool to sell/trade it the way it (and the economy) is going. See below for pros and cons. Overall the cons are minor. No car is problem-free and this was a great graduation gift from PT school from my dad. I could trade it in for something new, but there is no justification for it, esp as it runs too well. May modify it with front fascia and will repaint the top. So far the only mods are tinted windows. Don't know if I lucked out or if they are all this good!
by Brian on Apr 1, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Sentra SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car from the original owner in 2006 with 150k on the clock. He claimed the only two issues he ever had were the ignition switch failing and one of the rear wheel bearing going out in all that time. I have had some issues with it during my ownership, but all have been minor and/or typical for the chassis/engine in question, or partially because of my own screw ups or aftermarket modifications. One disconcerting problem is that my driver door has advanced rust on the inside at the bottom. Gas mileage was pretty respectable for the power, but has fallen recently, probably due to an AIC issue I likely caused, and a need of an 02 sensor due to age.