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By funguy26 on 01/06/14 18:11 PM (PST)

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2003 Nissan Sentra Sedan XE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

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My father got me this car for my high school gradation. It looks like King Kong drop a load on it When i got it. it had all the recalls done to it. It has now 264,xxx miles on the frame, the engine haves around about 150,xxx miles. the last engine die because last owner did not care for it. Now it taking me though college. After i'm out of college I do a complete rebuilt of the car.
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3 of 14 people found this review helpful
No Nissan....ever again!! These cars have a serious safety issue!!
By zoilus on 01/31/13 06:08 AM (PST)

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2003 Nissan Sentra Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

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
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I Miss my Sentra
By lkt82961 on 07/10/12 09:38 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2003 Nissan Sentra Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

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.
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Good for the first 7 years
By consumer30 on 08/15/11 13:20 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2003 Nissan Sentra Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

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.
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Good car
By jt11649 on 09/21/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2003 Nissan Sentra Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

Good car no real problems until recently (185,000 miles) and now just things wearing out. Drives well and still gets 28 mpg combined. A few minor things bother me like cup holders and the fact hat the fold down rear seats give limited access to trunk. I would definitely buy again. Not as good as the civic I had but still very reliable.
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A lot of problems...
By Scott on 08/14/10 10:48 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2003 Nissan Sentra Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I bought this car in 2006. It has about 76k miles on it at the moment. I have had a LOT of problems with this car. One time the car shut off in the middle of an intersection, cost about $500 to repair. The tires wear unevenly, the dealer said it's because the tire arms went bad, and to replace everything wrong with it right now he said it's going to cost over $2,000. Terrible car from a maintenance perspective, and doesn't get nearly as much gas mileage as it claims. Probably will never buy Nissan again, and I do NOT recommend this car at ALL.
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A lemon on wheels
By Lizzie on 07/08/10 12:29 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2003 Nissan Sentra Sedan XE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I purchased this vehicle new. With less than 100,000 miles I have spent over $4,000 in the past two years replacing major parts. Today I was told I need a new engine. All of this despite regular maintenance. Nationwide of Timonium, the dealership, has done nothing at all to address this problem. So, I need a new car. I can't believe what a lemon this car is/was. So much for Nissan and buying new cars and regular maintenance. I hate Nissan. Please do yourself a favor and buy something else.
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My Old Faithful Nissan Sentra
By Jose on 06/04/10 17:53 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2003 Nissan Sentra Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I have nothing bad to say about my 2003 Nissan Sentra GXE. Ever since I bought my car in 2003 it has performed very well, just the normal wear and tear maintenance issues like tires, struts, belts, etc. Great, reliable car.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Love my car!
By Marajc on 04/26/10 19:28 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2003 Nissan Sentra Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I bought my Nissan Sentra in 2003, right off the lot. I wanted something dependable. I had my first issue with the car at 85,000 miles. I had to replace a belt, $30. At 93,000 miles I replaced a battery, $75. At 115,000 miles I replaced a sensor, $160. An now at 125,000 miles I have another $50 issue. So in 7 years, I have only put $315 worth of parts in it(minus tune ups, oil changes, & tires). I can't complain AT All! Daily Driver and now is managing to be my childrens car to learn to drive it. I trust it completly with my kids. Just not sure that I trust my kids with the car! :) My next new car will be a Nissan. Hope this one lasts over 300,000 miles though!
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This Car Stinks
By xoOMGox on 10/31/09 09:06 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2003 Nissan Sentra Sedan 2.5 Limited Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

Review

All we've had was problems with it the engine is terrible has no good features the head gasket blew at around 60,000 miles and all we've had to do was put extra money out for the car it's a piece of trash and nissan's customer service is terrible to they don't care about there customers at all i recommend don't get this car or any Nissan at all just avoid them at all costs just a month ago we were in an accident with it and i have to say it lasted pretty well but the airbags never went off so it could have been deadly it's not a safe car and takes more money to take care of it and fix it then it actually costs and also when we bought it used it was in a huge hailstorm no one told us
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