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
fwd, 5 speed, abs, excellent trunk space, easy to work on if need which is unlikely...........
fix the body so it doesnt rust as fast as it was built
This is the most reliable car I've ever owned. It just keeps on going and going. My sister bought it new, I bought it from her in 2000 with 100k on it, now it has 215k. Front CV joints last about 100k, cost about $300 to replace, other than that the car has required nothing except routine maintenance. I abused this car terribly for the first 5 years I owned it, taking it up dirt roads to service remote mountaintop transmitter sites, but it never let me down. It runs perfectly, no oil leaks, burns no oil, gets 35 MPG around town, 40 MPG on the highway if I keep my foot out of it. Cruises at 75 MPH all day long without breaking a sweat.
Simple, reliable, cheap transportation. Smooth ride, excellent handling, fun to drive. Great AC/heater/vent system. Humongous trunk for a car of this size.
Clear coat started flaking off 3 years ago and is mostly gone now. Trunk leaks when it rains. Cupholders won't take jumbo drinks and interfere with heating and A/C controls when in use.
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.
The reliability. How many cars can you run up to 165k miles in a span of 15 years and only spend $200 in repairs on?
Don't change anything about the Sentra, Nissan Corp! The Sentra has always been one of the best and most reliable cars out there! This car has been put to the test and has proved its worthiness!
My family bought the car brand new. 16 Years later, car has 204,000 Miles and counting! Only replaced the clutch, radiator, maybe 2 alternators, and the injectors. This car is BULLETPROOF!! Still gets 35 MPG+ ! I love it, sure it needs a little paint, and the interior isn't great after 16 years of driving all over the state, but at 204,000 miles it runs great! Passes emissions every time with no problem. Timing Chain means no worries of BELT braking! A+++ To nissan!