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2002 Nissan Sentra

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 24/Hwy 32/Comb 27 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.8 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Mexico

2002 Nissan Sentra Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.8
Out of 10

Based on 798 Ratings for the 2000 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.3/10
    Quality
    8.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.5/10
    Performance
    8.1/10
  • Comfort
    7.8/10
    Styling
    8.0/10

Reliable small sedan and superb gas mileage!

By on Wednesday, January 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Special Edition Model with 6-disc CD player and superb stereo sound with subwoofer. Purchased 'used' with approx 55,000 miles. Have encountered only two mechanical issues: 1. Failure of R-Rear passenger window motor 2. Fuel pump has occasional 'hot-start issues'; does not start initially, but always starts 2nd-3rd turn of key...Suspect fuel pump due to multiple on-line customer reviews, but not motivated to change due to reliable start-ups (cost for OEM Fuel Pump is approx $300 w/o Labor). Very reliable powerplant and does not burn a drop of oil between oil changes (Mobil 1 Advanced Synthetic). Very comfortable and fun to drive. Averages 30 mpg."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Nice car, but mechanical problems

By on Saturday, January 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Easy to drive in the city, reliable"

Cons: "Major mechanical issues"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I bought the vehicle at 43K miles, and have owned it for 6 years. Car now has 135K on it. While overall, it has been very reliable and has served it's purpose more than adequately (I use it for work, driving around the city to check on jobs), it has had several mechanical problems which have been expensive and ultimately caused me to have to replace it. First problem it has was cylinders misfiring. I had coils changed (which cost around 1K), and problem came back shortly thereafter. Several coils were changed again. Problem still returned. A tuneup at least got the check engine light not to go on again, but was advised it was probably just a matter of time before it happened again by my mechanic. The final straw was that apparently it has developed a crack in the engine somewhere which is causing it to lose coolant. Was advised by mechanic to start thinking about a new vehicle, as I would most likely need major engine work fairly soon."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Does what is needed

By on Monday, December 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliable, limited maintenance"

Cons: "not a sexy car, does the minimum, can rust easily"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I'm not a huge car person, so I just need to get from Point A to Point B. My Sentra has done this for 14 years now. I bought it in the midwest and have lived on both coasts and now in Hawaii and it has been the one constant in all my moves. While it's certainly seen better days, it continues to run efficiently and meet my needs."

9 people out of 13 found this review helpful

best vehicle I have owned

By on Sunday, November 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 63,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"If all cars were made like this sentra, it would be worth the price that they ask for new cars. I have never had a problem with this car, it has been the most dependable vehicle I have ever owned."

7 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Great Little Car !

By on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 84,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"We bought this car off a rental lot 6 1/2 years ago and my wife used it for daily commuting. We had no trouble with it at all. It never left her stranded and required minimal maintenance. The car is now about 9 years old and I would sell it to a friend without any qualms. Very reliable, great gas mileage and has had no major problems."

12 people out of 25 found this review helpful

Wonderful car

By on Monday, September 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 136,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Good price, good mileage, fun to drive, well-built"

Cons: "no cons unless you need/want the new electronics"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is a marvelous little car. I've had it for 14 years, and it's reliability is awesome. I've had very little problems with it, and not a lot of repairs -- just the routine stuff. It still drives like the day I drove it off the showroom floor. This is a great car for the money - reliable, very comfortable, convenient. It gets good mileage, and just keeps truckin' like a real trooper. I wouldn't trade this car for anything."

15 people out of 26 found this review helpful

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