by zoilus on Jan 31, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I bought this car exactly 4yrs ago for my GF. it had about 33k miles on it. it now has about 93k miles on it.
These cars & other nissians , have had recalls due to crank and or cam sensors going bad. When this happens...your car STOPS...the engine just shuts completely off! You could be at a light, driving on the highway, going up a hill
or on a wet or icy road....the car will just die without warning! BOTH senors went out within a few months of each other. Once on my GF in busy commute comming home!
We have no kids and don't smoke and we take care of our cars, however we also have had, 2 window motors die, glove box just broke, visor fell apart, ignition won't unlock..etc etc
by lkt82961 on Jul 10, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I bought my Sentra new in 2003.
It was a great car, but since I live in the north, I found out the first winter that it needed snow tires, and after getting those it was a great winter car.
I live in a town with steep hills so great traction is really important.
Although the car rode a little low, it never got stuck in snow.
The cluster that controls the gauges failed in about the 5th year, and luckily my extended warranty covered it.
I recently traded it for a very low mile 2007 Toyota Corolla and regret it so far.
The Toyota has horrible road noise and handling. I am going to replace the tires and hope that helps.
by consumer30 on Aug 15, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I purchased my Nissan GXE with only 17,000 miles on it.....drove it for YEARS with NO problems, took excellent care of it & then last year the bottom fell out!
After reaching 100,000 miles, I started having major repair issues...one after the other...The sensors started going crazy...crank shaft & cram sensors,...the head gasket had to be replaced, the steering rack 6mos later....& these are $1000+ repairs!!! Major disappointment. Don't get me wrong, I did get a lot of usage, but I know people with nearly 200,000+ miles on their cars(different makes/models) & I thought I would be one of them... guess Not!
Now I have to consider purchasing another vehicle & I'm Not happy about it one bit.
For 2003, there is a new 2.5 Limited Edition trim, which includes GXE front fascia styling, the 165-horsepower QR25 4-cylinder engine, standard automatic transmission, standard Antilock Braking System (ABS) and side-impact supplemental airbags. The Sentra CA model is no longer available as all 1.8-liter engine-equipped Sentra XE and GXE models sold with California emission specifications offer zero evaporative emissions and meet SULEV (Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicles) standards. Other changes this year include a new power steering ratio for XE and GXE, a revised six-speed manual transmission for SE-R Spec V model and a new bright yellow exterior paint color for the SE-R and SE-R Spec V.
i was wondering if i can put se-r/spec-v parts,accesories and performance parts into my nissan sentra 2003-manual...because i want to get the body kit, carbon fiber hood, aem intake, hks headers, pull...
I drive a 2003 sentra xe automatic with a 1.8 and about 140k miles on it. I had some trouble with it stalling while idling, but this was fixed by replacing the battery. Now it will stall rarely very s...