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5 out of 5 stars

I Miss my Sentra

lkt82961, 07/10/2012
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

I bought my Sentra new in 2003. It was a great car, but since I live in the north, I found out the first winter that it needed snow tires, and after getting those it was a great winter car. I live in a town with steep hills so great traction is really important. Although the car rode a little low, it never got stuck in snow. The cluster that controls the gauges failed in about the 5th year, and luckily my extended warranty covered it. I recently traded it for a very low mile 2007 Toyota Corolla and regret it so far. The Toyota has horrible road noise and handling. I am going to replace the tires and hope that helps.

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4.75 out of 5 stars

Love my car!

Marajc, 04/27/2010
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
10 of 11 people found this review helpful

I bought my Nissan Sentra in 2003, right off the lot. I wanted something dependable. I had my first issue with the car at 85,000 miles. I had to replace a belt, $30. At 93,000 miles I replaced a battery, $75. At 115,000 miles I replaced a sensor, $160. An now at 125,000 miles I have another $50 issue. So in 7 years, I have only put $315 worth of parts in it(minus tune ups, oil changes, & tires). I can't complain AT All! Daily Driver and now is managing to be my childrens car to learn to drive it. I trust it completly with my kids. Just not sure that I trust my kids with the car! :) My next new car will be a Nissan. Hope this one lasts over 300,000 miles though!

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4.5 out of 5 stars

First car

funguy26, 01/07/2014
2003 Nissan Sentra XE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
6 of 7 people found this review helpful

My father got me this car for my high school gradation. It looks like King Kong drop a load on it When i got it. it had all the recalls done to it. It has now 264,xxx miles on the frame, the engine haves around about 150,xxx miles. the last engine die because last owner did not care for it. Now it taking me though college. After i'm out of college I do a complete rebuilt of the car.

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3.13 out of 5 stars

Good for the first 7 years

consumer30, 08/15/2011
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
5 of 6 people found this review helpful

I purchased my Nissan GXE with only 17,000 miles on it.....drove it for YEARS with NO problems, took excellent care of it & then last year the bottom fell out! After reaching 100,000 miles, I started having major repair after the other...The sensors started going crazy...crank shaft & cram sensors,...the head gasket had to be replaced, the steering rack 6mos later....& these are $1000+ repairs!!! Major disappointment. Don't get me wrong, I did get a lot of usage, but I know people with nearly 200,000+ miles on their cars(different makes/models) & I thought I would be one of them... guess Not! Now I have to consider purchasing another vehicle & I'm Not happy about it one bit.

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4.63 out of 5 stars

Excellent Value

It's Great, 11/07/2002
2003 Nissan Sentra 2.5 Limited Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

I bought my 2.5 Limited Edition one month ago. The major selling point for me was the engine. It only takes 1/2 throttle to merge into freeway traffic. It is really great to know that the car will respond immediately when you want to accelerate, even when it's competition won't (even in the 40- 45 mph where most cars take some time to really get going. I have had no problems (so far) and am very pleased. Do yourself a favor and test drive one before you buy any other car in the same class/type.

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