Used 1996 Nissan Sentra Pricing

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1996 Highlights

Prices have crept up, making the Sentra a hard sell against the Neon, Prizm and Cavalier. Still, you may be able to find a good deal on a former rental vehicle. We've seen tons of them at the Alamo rental lots.

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Features & Specs

XE 4dr SedanGXE 4dr SedanGLE 4dr Sedan
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Horsepower115 hp @ 6000 rpm115 hp @ 6000 rpm115 hp @ 6000 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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    DriverNot Rated
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  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
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  • Rollover

    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
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  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
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  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

Bomb Proof Dependability
This car doesn't ask any questions. Turn the key and drive unlimited. Worst fuel economy: 24 MPG Best: 42 MPG Average: 33 MPG. Top speed: 110 Snow driving: like a snowmobile but don't turn while braking. Miles driven in 14 years: 243,300. Black is a hard color to keep up. Had some Alternator troubles. Rebuilt alternators are hit or miss. Fast driving will blow the valve cover gasket. Not worth going over 80. better to sit in than an Altima. Good rear visibility, not like newer cars.
Fantastic Car
This was the first car my wife and I bought together. Got it from a second owner 8 years ago with 72,000 miles on it for $3,000. It's had all new gaskets, brakes/rotors, rebuilt transmission (I think a mechanic loosened the plug and it dropped out while driving), starter. The thing is with all that I've only put about $3,000 more into it to keep it going for this long. It just won't die. Now I'm in northern Michigan and I want a Subaru for the winters. This thing is a manual and gets 40 mpg, yes 40 and on all highway driving I've gotten up to 43mpg. It's now at 188,000 miles and it's good for at least another 30 or 40,000 more. Finding a new owner for it will be bitter sweet.
Just can't get rid of it!
Purchased this car with my parent's help when I turned 16. Then it was a fairly inexpensive, economical car. Not much has changed. I just hit 100k miles. Only problems have been replacing an O2 sensor at about 30,000 miles, routine brake work, and rust starting to eat away at my door jams (I drive on salty roads about 5 months a year though.) I have been looking for an excuse to go out and get a bigger and better car, but I just can't find a reason good enough. This car has been worth far more than I paid for it. Not the coolest car on the market, but definitely a good buy.
Used 1996 Nissan Sentra Overview

The Used 1996 Nissan Sentra is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include XE 4dr Sedan, GXE 4dr Sedan, GLE 4dr Sedan, and 4dr Sedan. Pre-owned Nissan Sentra models are available with a 1.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 115 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 1996 Nissan Sentra comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.

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