1996 Nissan Sentra Consumer Review: Old reliable

1996 Nissan Sentra - Consumer Review

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XE Sedan (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Reliability Value
Old reliable
By Chris on


1996 Nissan Sentra XE 4dr Sedan


Bought this car new, and as of 2007 it's still going. I got it when money was tight, and have never regretted it. It's not fast, but it can be fun to drive. At 183,000 miles, it's not perfect. I replaced the ECU (computer) early on, and it's needed 2 alternators for some reason. I got a clutch at 150,000. I replaced the shocks around 120,000. Other than that it's just oil changes and brake pads. The seats are worn, the body's dinged, the paint's worn off the wipers and a few other spots, the rear defrost turns itself off, the headlight lenses are dim, the radio display is spotty, and the buttons are sticky from the poorly-placed cup holder, but it starts every morning and off we go!

Best Features

Mileage, reliability.

Worst Features

Tachometer, voltage gauge, floor mats.
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