2008 Nissan Sentra Consumer Review: Shoddy Workmanship = Lots of R

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Shoddy Workmanship = Lots of Repairs!
By KAG on


2008 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


I bought the Sentra because it had a lot of features I wanted for the right price. All 4 tires needed to be replaced at 36K. 1st week returned to the dealer for a clanking noise under the car - it was missing the clip that holds the exhaust pipe before the muffler & the headrest wouldn't adjust. The fuel door stopped opening after a few months, & Nissan only covers that for 1K miles. Paint was bubbling & peeling off the hood after a few months as well & needed to be repainted. Both sun visors needed replacing. Rather large rust spots on the rear door jams & small ones on the roof at around 30K required 2! SEPARATE trips to body shop for rather extensive repairs! Only avg 27 mpg. Shoddy!

Best Features

Steering wheel mounted controls, large trunk, decent backseat room, really love the CVT, but the fact that Nissan decided about a year ago to bump the warranty on it to 12y/120K causes concern for its reliability

Worst Features

Poor fuel mileage, cheap build quality, EXTENSIVE BODY RUST AT 30K!?!
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