I've had this car since 2008, already an old car.. I Love driving it, very good on gas. Had just a few minor problems. Needed a jump once or twice. Fuel pump went out at around 250,000k miles... same engine, same transmission,
this is the most amazing car ever. its a front wheel drive car that will go everywhere you want it to go and had tons of power (enough to burn rubber at any time)...... it had almost 826,XXX miles (most highway)and ran like a top only routine maintenence and an alternator since i got it with 342,XXX in 05. i put on mostly highway miles and i gave it heck the entire time i had it running almost 80 in 3rd on the interstate and she always kept going!!! around christmas this year i totaled it and i already bought another and am lovin it. the only thing that could be better is the fact that with many of these sentras, the body falls apart around them
In 1999, my now-wife and I bought this Sentra used with 80k miles on it. It is now coming up on summer 2008 and this thing still runs like new! This is the most awesome little car! It has 165k miles on it now, and the only thing we have ever done to it is change the oil every 3k miles. We had the CV joints replaced once (expected from a front wheel drive) and replaced one alternator. Nothing else has ever been done to it, and it still runs like new.
My XE is the 5-speed manual version, which I bough new 9 years ago. Only minor repairs so far. I took it to windy mountain roads - the handling is very good for a non-sports car. The turning radius is phenomenal -- out-turns almost all cars. Responds to the gas pedal swiftly and energeticly. Reliable, fun to drive. Outclasses its competitors: Civic and Corolla. A hidden gem.
This is the best vehicle I have ever owned. I purchased it ten years ago for $7400 and have had only one problem with the starter in the third year of ownership, which was covered under the warranty. Since then it has been smooth sailing at 33 MPG. I bought it because my Toyota was stolen and this was the best car for the money. It turned out better than the Toyota which I had owned for 11 years, with many more repairs.