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2002 Nissan Sentra

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
7.8
Out of 10

Based on 799 Ratings for the 2000 - 2006 models.

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  • Value
    8.3/10
    Quality
    8.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.5/10
    Performance
    8.1/10
  • Comfort
    7.8/10
    Styling
    8.0/10
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My 2006 Sentra

By on Sunday, March 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 94,366

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "it's basic, but so economical"

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

"This is my second Sentra, and has never ever let me down once. I average 30.6 mpg, and it's been the best car I've ever owned. No problems at all. I'm just bored with it, and want a small SUV, Rouge, or Juke next."

Reliable. Economical. Excellent value.

By on Friday, February 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 64,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Price negoiable. Good buy. A gem."

Cons: "Depends on color preference."

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

"One owner. Well maintained. Low mileage, Optimum driving experience. 4 new tires brought 2013. Great first or second vehicle."

3 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."

10 people out of 13 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."

17 people out of 23 found this review helpful

Excellent car to own or to lease.

By on Saturday, November 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great to drive for a small family."

Cons: "Nothing to complain except starting on first turn"

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

"Nice and comfortable car to drive for a small family."

2 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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