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Not confident with reliability/would never buy Nissan again.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By mred72
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2013 Nissan Sentra Sedan SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)


Review

The GOOD: Interior/Exterior design and fit and finish. Ride quality excellent for highway which is what I mostly do. Stock SL sound system is ample. Voice activated Bluetooth is great! LED accents make the car look better. That's about where it ends. The BAD: CVT transmission's are just terrible in general, but Nissan JATCO's are probably the worst built out there. I wonder if mine will last. Terrible wiper design. Driver side wiper too long so it's trying to clean off too large an area that leaves a smeared mess on the passenger side. Driver wiper also is half hidden/half protrudes. Continued below...


Favorite Features

There is a trick to changing the blades, but only the dealer knows. you cannot raise either wiper AT ALL as the hood blocks the arms from coming up. A wavy blur at bottom of windshield where wipers are. Armrest useless, in 13' it does not slide forward. It's too far back for usefulness. My car had a faulty Fuel Sending Unit within the first month of ownership. I had to wait 2 months to get a replacement part and had to go through Nissan Consumer Affairs to get the part. My dealership was not helpful and made all kinds of excuses. I'm not getting even CLOSE to the advertised MPG. More like 29 MPG on 90% highway driving.


Suggested Improvements

Not that I care, because I can't wait to pay this off and trade it in for a Toyota; I had been driving them for the past 12 years with no issues whatsoever. Nissan owns a portion of JATCO which supplies Nissan its transmissions. They are terrible and Nissan needs to go back to gear driven planetary automatics. There's a reason Infinity does not have any model with a CVT. I had a new Nissan Stanza back in 1991. I had trouble with that too, but thought maybe they had changed and got their act together. Apparently not. I do not recommend anyone buy a Nissan product.


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Transmission
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By dnierode
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2013 Nissan Sentra Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)


Review

Just leased my 2013 Nissan Sentra Monday with about 10 miles on it...took it to work got home went for another drive...Tranny took a puke...about 62 miles, shot...WTF... they are being pretty good at the dealership, but I do not want that car back...


Favorite Features

nice sporty look, lots of room, it did run good while it worked....


Suggested Improvements

Ive heard about lots of problems with the transmission...fix it...


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Bad Transmission
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By steve122286
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2013 Nissan Sentra Sedan SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)


Review

Purchased the car in February 2013. Car has had multiple transmission problems since then. Nissan customer service has been less than helpful and does not work on Sundays, making it impossible to find a solution to getting to work on Monday.


Suggested Improvements

Better customer service


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12k Horror
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By ptkchic
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2013 Nissan Sentra Sedan SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)


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I got this car back in March. It is now 8 months old with 12,000 miles on it. There is a whine coming from the rear breaks. I took the car in and they said my rear breaks are wearing and it will take at least a month before the parts come in. The gas mileage is at 20 mph and they have no idea why. When I turn the wheel left or right there is huge clunking noise. (I am told this is normal) My front brakes are wearing faster than they should. The car has been in 3 times for the rear brakes.I have to slam on the gas pedal before the brakes engage. I'm considering using the lemon law.


Favorite Features

I bought this car because I am a college student and needed an economy car. But it has been in the shop so much that it's costing a lot in gas to take it there.


Suggested Improvements

I really loved the car. But once it hit double digits in miles it has nothing but issues. As much as I still like the car, I am thinking of getting rid of the car and getting a different one.


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Love my car but...
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By msl60
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2013 Nissan Sentra Sedan SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)


Review

I love my sentra its the color I want the design I love and the gas economy I need. Although my car is 8 months old the transmission went out on it and is being replaced. I hope this is all I run into for quality of the build of this car. Lemon law says I have 18 months or 18,000 miles so hopefully this is the only issue with the car.... I am looking for other issues these 2013 Sentra's may have as well to have them checked out before it happens .. I did see the stalling issue which I shall address at the dealership.


Favorite Features

the color


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