Good Car for the Money
By PirateJake on
2001 Nissan Sentra SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Lots of headroom for tall people, peppy SR20 engine, sure it rattles and is noisy but it cost next to nothing and is pretty quick for what it is. 105k miles no real problems. Low quality paint. I have had it since the showroom floor and plan to keep it for quite a while longer. Excellent college student car. I commute into Minneapolis every day in it. Civic reliability with Saturn prices. Go for the 5 speed in the charcoal grey or black. Replace the Firestone tires with some Yokohamas. I hit a deer years ago and the car still runs like the day it was new. Five stars for the money.
4-wheel disc brakes, styling, power for a 4 cyl auto. Car has excellent character, and can be very fun to drive. Much more power than similar cars.
Not overly comfortable on long trips, A/C really kills the engine power, and it is a bit noisy. Not especially fuel efficient.