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4.13 out of 5 stars

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tata201037, 08/26/2010
1997 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan
6 of 6 people found this review helpful

I love my Sentra, I got it for my 16th birthday. It gets great gas mileage, about 35 mpg, when on empty it only takes $25 to fill it up. It has pretty good get up and go for a four cylinder, faster than a honda civic off the go. The seats are kinda stiff but other than that its a nice interior. It has power everything, and even keyless remote entry. There pretty nice cars for their year. I personally like it better than its Toyota or honda competitors. Fun cars to play with and customize. One thing i don't like about it is that its not very safe, no ABS, no side-compact airbags, very light design, and poor stability on the road. Great car, fast for what it is, and attractive for what it is.

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3.5 out of 5 stars

Gas mileage is good

clb891, 07/25/2011
1997 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan
5 of 5 people found this review helpful

i have the AT..bought this car used from some man whose daughter hit a deer in it(driver side headlight area). i got it fixed for a good price. It has 250k miles but it runs GREAT. Good car for someone living on a tight budget(im a college Kid) i use it to go back and forth to school mostly and gas mileage is still good. i can go almost 2wks on a full tank. with only a little hp and torque, it really knows how to use it even at 65+ it still goes strong(better than my friends 08 civic). i am 5'10'' so room is an issue especially when riding people in the back.

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3.75 out of 5 stars

"Old Reliable"

dustnh, 03/28/2010
1997 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

I got this car when I was 17 after my car was totaled an accident. I always thought it was a good car as a teenager but after my husband & I slowly got new cars, the Sentra ended up just sitting for about a year. My newer car bit the dust after 7 months of a 100 mile round trip commute every day. My husband & I got the Sentra tuned up & it is as good as new (with 167,000 mi)! We did have to do some regular repairs while we drove it in the early 2000s, with one repair costing approx. $600. However, the car is a gem that is well worth doing a few minor repairs to in order to avoid a car payment while we save up for a new one. I would definitely buy another Nissan, no doubt about it.

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4.13 out of 5 stars

She'll Be Missed

Long-time driver, 07/22/2009
1997 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

After 12 years and 208,000 miles, the old girl finally gave up the ghost (timing chain and more - would have cost almost three times the car's worth to fix). But over that time, I only had two major repairs - one involving the oxygen sensor right after the warranty expired (of course) and another a few years ago. And I drove this car everywhere. The visors fell off, the headliner was drooping, the bumper was dinged and a tail light had electrical issues - and still she drove like a dream. No get-up-and go, but that's not what this car's about. If you find one in good cosmetic shape, buy it for your kid - great starter car, even 12 years later.

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4.25 out of 5 stars


dora5, 05/16/2012
1997 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan
3 of 4 people found this review helpful

I owned the GXE Automatic for 14 years until my accident, and loved it. There are still many on the road. This was a great car!

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