"a very reliable car. I used to travel Maryland/North Carolina 5-6 times in the last two years with this 8 years old car, and I never had any mechanical problems. Gas mileage is good and accelerations on highways are also good.
Great for the first car."
"Good car. Good mileage..I used to get abput 30-32 MPG on highway (if you drive at 65-70 MPH). The power of this car is low, so can't expect the car to keep up the speed on uphills and when vehicle is loaded. If you drive the car at 75MPH+, engine makes so much noice that makes you slow down to 65-70 MPH.
I owned this car for 2 years. I had to change the rear suspension and all 4 breaks.
Overall the car is good. I would recommend this car to some college going kid (save some money on gas)."
"Im a college student and its the best car ever for me. I dont have to spend money on gas it must get 35 miles to the gallon. The air is cold and Ive never had to do any major work. Just change the oil etc."
"Got 225k miles out of my '96 Sentra, I loved it and it got awesome gas mileage. Bought a Toyota Corolla and I feel like I made a huge mistake not getting another Nissan, the gas mileage alone doesn't even come close--I can't even get 30 mpg on the Corolla, I was getting 37-40 mpg on Sentra!"
Had the 1998 Nissan Sentra GXE car for 4 years. Very good and reliable car for the price I paid for it. I had to replace the alternator and timing belt after 80K miles. But most of the websites about this car say that that is the average time for the car. Apart from the normal wear and tear and routine maintenance , I never had to get anything done.
"great car. i traveled california/arizona/utah about 25 days and this 12 years oldcar didnt cause any problem. with the right tools easy to fix.ex change of oxsijen sensors etc.
some of this years model has some a/c issues i know."
"This ride has some kind of injector defect that has to be worked on every couple of years. I have taken it to different shops in different states and the same story. Unless the engine has been replaced, stay away."
"I bought this car new in Dec. of '98 and can't part with it. It is one of the best cars I've had and is still solid. I've had no major work done at all and it is tight as can be. The clutch hasn't needed any adjusting as of yet after almost 150,000 mile. The car has a tight ride and handles very well. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a small gas saver---I average 36 MPG. It just keeps getting better!!!"
"I bought this 96 sentra new off lot, and have owned it for 11 yrs. nothing special as far as stylish, however, have never had any mechanical problems. oil changes, tires, brakes, battery. has one of the coldest air conditions ive ever seen. it has been very efficient. gas mileage is 32-35 MPG. great car"
"I'm a big fan of Japanese cars in general, which is why I bought this car, but it has been a disappointment. Engine is pathetically weak, auto tranny is irritating especially when using cruise control, although the ride is fairly quiet for a small entry level car. Overall mileage averages 28-30 mpg. This car has so many problems right now (at 92K miles) I'm desparatley trying to trade it in for something else before it dies on me."