2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8


Nissan Sentra 2001 GXE = poor quality


1 - Driver's side window regulator

2 - Battery changed

3 - Computer

4 - 2 ignition coils

5 - Tachometer jumping

6 - Now feels like it's "missing" while driving... especially on the highway at cruising speeds.

General Comments:

I can't begin to stress enough how poor this car is. I had originally bought this car because I had a Nissan previously and had NO problems. Now, just when I think it's going stop giving me problems something else happens. I've been reading through the forum and am trying to decide what to look at first in terms of fixing the tachometer jumping and the "missing" feeling while driving.

I would sell this car, but who buy it?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st July, 2008

2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8


Great car for a college student with lower income


My transmission has a small grinding in third gear, but does not effect the performance. I talked to a local transmission expert, and he said it was a sync, and that it is so minor it will be a long while before it needs to be repaired, and the total cost of the repair would be around 600.

General Comments:

Consistently getting 32 mpg around my town driving; 6 miles to and from work, and 10 miles to school.

It is a very fun car to drive with good pick up for such a small car.

Only money put into it is to maintain it, oil changes, brakes and stuff like that.

It is a pretty comfortable car for a compact, and the A/C is very cold.

Soft ride and very good turning radius. Very nimble and easy to maneuver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2008

2001 Nissan Sentra 1.8L


Check engine light came on. It was the mass air flow sensor.

Horn stopped working at 100,000kms; got it fixed for $350 cdn. Just noticed it is not working yet again. $117,000kms. Have not taken it in yet to get that fixed.

The fan for heat/AC is broken. It is either off or high, nothing in between. I have yet to take it in for that still too. Stopped working at about 95,000kms.

Has anyone found the problem with the horn yet?? dunner73@hotmail.com

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th March, 2008

2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8


Good engine and Trans poor electrical


These are some of the problems with my 2001 Nissan sentra

The engine crank position sensor replaced after 75km.

Catalyst converter at 150km.

Airflow meter at 180km.

Spark plug coil 180km.

Issue with horn not working and now no audio.

General Comments:

I enjoy driving this car and find it comfortable on long drives. With the problems listed it has not left me stranded. I like the car not sure if I would buy another Nissan relating to the cheap electrical and emission.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd March, 2008

19th Mar 2008, 17:34

I am the original owner.

Today I spent $823.00 to repair a wire harness because my car would not start.

3 weeks ago my horn and audio was not working, so the wiring harness below the battery had 3 wires corroded worth $823.00.

Anyone that has symptoms like mine, horn may go first then audio. I'll bet next you won't be able to start the car.

Repair yourself; the fuse box close to the battery. The wire cable from that box that goes down beside the battery about 1 foot down.

2001 Nissan Sentra XE (BASE) 1.8 Liter


If there were ever to be a car created by god, this would be the car


New Radiator-213 000 miles-$250 part and installation.

Many, Many headlight bulbs-$9 each.

General Comments:

I bought this car somewhat new about seven years ago with about twenty one thousand miles on it for $9,300. New I've been told they go for about $11k.

I purshased the base model, the only options it was equiped with was air conditioning, and carpeted floor mats.

When I got the car I was very pleased with the accelleration and handling of such an inexpensive car.

Gas mileage was amazing, for the first hundred fifty thousand miles of ownership I averaged about thirty eight miles per gallon, all the time (a/c only brought it to about thirty two). After I hit about 200K miles I only got about thirty three miles on average.

I've always known Nissan to be a good car, but never this good. Finally at about 237K miles my car started to have some slight engine trouble, and suspension trouble. Instead of fixing the car I just donated it out.

In the entire six years of ownership nothing of went wrong on my car except the radiator and headlight bulbs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2008