Take a long careful test drive first. Made in Mexico. One sentra made a loud clicking noise in the front end when brakes applied. Dealer unable to fix. Traded it in after 2 years. Was worried. The other Sentra made a loud creaking noise upon acceleration, and deceleration. Traded it in after 2 years. I used to have awesome experience with Sentras purchased in the 80s and 90s. But, those were made in Japan. Very disappointing. Bought both at the same time. Brand new.
My daughter purchased a new 2015 Sentra for cash. She does drive a lot due to her job and has put just over 80,000 miles on the car in nearly 3 years. The CVT burned up completely and the car is immobile. There is no additional warranty on drive train or engine beyond 3 years and 36,000 miles. Upon reading up on CVT issues for Nissan, it is obvious this transmission is notorious. Many, many drivers have had the same experience as my daughter. The transmission is not repairable due to the technology used in the CVT. A replacement transmission is around $3000, if you are lucky. It is simply cheaper for us to get rid of the car to buy a replacement vehicle. Before purchasing this car, research Nissan CVT issues.
The car itself is ok but the transmission is total junk. Go to carcomplaints.com and read the horror stories like mine. Did recommended fluid change at required time 59,000 miles. Transmission failed at 70,000. Replaced under extended warranty. Now replacement transmission now is failing at only 49,000 miles. [non-permissible content removed] Have a friend wit a 2007 civic with 265,000 miles plus and still rides smooth. Run away from nissan as fast as you can. Shoulda done my homework. Now pursuing lemon law solutions or lawsuit
If your in the market for a Nissan Sentra, don't waste your time. This car has serious transmission problems as well as engine and computer issues that make this car a very bad buy for consumers. It also doesn't hold it's value at all. Mine is a 2015 Nissan Sentra s with only 16,500 miles on it and still looking like showroom new. I live in the mountains of Asheville North Carolina. I started having transmission problem s after 2500 miles on the car. It wouldn't go up our steep mountain ski trails at all without smelling of burnt oil and electrical smells. It would also stall out. This car is made for the flat even roads - not for mountain driving. Nissan usa.com, doesn't care at all about it's customers when it comes to this issue and denies anything wrong with the car. Nissan owns 75% of the transmission company and this CVT of theirs is the worst in American usage.