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Nickel n dimer
By wantastang302 on 08/29/14 03:35 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)

Review

After almost 6 years and 55k miles I have replaced almost everything on the vehicle except the engine. Not exaggerating. Wish I was. Purchased with 94k miles and just turned 150k. If I didn't love the car so much I would have sold it for a Mustang. Have a decent amount of mods and heavy suspension upgrades. Everything that broke on the car I replaced with high performance parts. I drive this car HARD Daily. Throw 6 inches of snow at this car and it's useless although it's dry weather fun makes up for it. This is NOT a reliable commuter. Missed more days of work than I'd like to think about being stuck with this car. Will not buy another when I tire of this one.
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I LOVED MY SENTRA
By vwispos on 09/10/13 22:08 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Nissan Sentra XE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I loved my sentra, so fun to drive and it never left me stranded. I've seen some bad reviews but mine was absolutely flawless. Inexpensive and great on gas. I flipped it 3 times and it still cranked right up. (of course it was totaled though)
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Spec-V 02
By spec_v_d on 03/07/13 20:54 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)

Review

This is the second 02 spec-v i have owned. The first was just crap but it was because of the original owner treated it like crap... previous owner was a young girl who did not know how to drive a stick. Now i got another and it had the new motor, tranny, and clutch installed by nissan due to recall on the original motors. Car has about 50k miles on it and i couldnt love it more. I have owned lots of tuner cars and i must say this is by far my favorite. Handles great, amazing power for the 4 banger. I have a few mods to the car nothing to crazy just cold air, exhaust, and suspension. gets pretty good gas milage could be better though. All in all i give this car a 4.7 out of 5
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Don't even think to buy this car
By denis18 on 07/08/12 06:31 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

In 3+ years I owned this car I had nothing but problems with engine. The Idle Control Valve, the Engine Control and the ignitions coils went down several times. The engine stalled many times, which makes this car very unsafe to drive. By the end A/C was down too. Never buy any Nissan again
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I am done with NISSAN
By 2002sentragxe on 04/12/12 14:59 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I purchased a 02 Nissan Sentra GXE in Dec of 2001 from our local dealer in Petaluma California. At the time, we also considered Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla but ended up with the Nissan because the interior of the Sentra looked much better than the rest. Big mistake! Our Nissan was ok for the first several years but it started falling apart as soon as it hit 100k. Everything from faded paint to the on board computer (ECM) went out at a cost of $700. Next the transmission went out as well as the seatbelts and etc... Now I understand why people buy Toyota's. Meanwhile, a friend of ours has a 02 Corolla with 200k and it's still running strong.
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful
Honest review
By rye3 on 03/05/12 05:46 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I just wanted to make a honest review from first hand experience. Bought this car brand new in 2001. First problem I had was a flat tire with but that was a easy fix. I had the oxygen sensor fix, ECU unit replaced all under warranty with about 60,000 miles. At 130,000 miles had the rack and pinion replaced due to leaking. Stuck at the park gear and using the shift lock to release to other gears. Currently have 148,000 miles and still going. The paint on the hood is fading away. Its a 9 year old car. Will have to replace the timing belt soon. I tend to loose power going up hills. Hopefully reach the 200,000 miles. Other than that a reliable car.
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Decent Econobox - GXE Synergy Package
By kenjae on 05/23/11 15:06 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I've had my Sentra for almost one year now. I recently had a Nissan dealer do a 25 pt inspection. I was told my rear motor mount was torn, my throttle body needed cleaning as well as a few other minor issues. I have had the car since 55,000 miles and I am at 76,000 now. The thermostat went out at around 73,000. Basically, it is a decent decade old econobox. The factory battery is still in there working fine. I get high 20s in town mid 30s highway gas mileage. A/C kills a lot of engine power but its got a sunroof. Engine noise is not too bad. Road noise can get frightening if it is a nice pot hole. Be careful on windy highways. Performs better than expected in the snow with allseason tires
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Would buy again
By Arizona on 11/16/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought this car with 30 miles on it, and it now has 112,000. Unfortunately, a rear end collision is forcing me to give up a car I would have kept forever!! Very reliable, and just the right size, this 5-speed manual GXE has served me well. I kept up the maintenance like clockwork, and for that I have never had an engine problem. I am now looking to buy another Nissan Sentra regardless of the negative reviews I continue to see.
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Never another nissan
By donenissan on 10/01/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Nissan Sentra XE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

loved it until the ecu/ecm starts acting then mileage goes all over and the dealer starts licking his lips you soon learn to say it over and over never another Nissan.
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Owning my Nissan Sentra Se R
By loraine boney on 08/28/10 16:48 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I bought my car brand new in 2002. Oil changes were done every 5,000 miles. I did have some trouble with the way the alternator was wired, and also trouble with a sensor. The car would not move when stepping on the gas, even while driving. The emission control needed replaced, but was just under an 8 yr. warranty. I drove the car until 2010 and my daughter drives it now.
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