Nissan Sentra Review from Trinidad and Tobago

1990 Nissan Sentra SLX (wagon) 1.5 gasoline

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.5 gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla


This car is a bargain, style, power, comfort and space wrapped in one package


I had the power-steering changed, re-built the engine and serviced the alternator and starter. The only other service is routine maintenance. This car will run forever!

General Comments:

The cabin is roomy, controls fall naturally to the driver's hand. Since I have the wagon I can carry a lot of luggage or other stuff. The only gripe I have is that the air conditioner could have been more powerful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2004

23rd May 2005, 22:01

I am the reviewer, I still have the wagon. It has been almost three years of trouble free driving. This fantastic car will start without a fuss on mornings. Do you want a car that will get you to work on time everyday? Then get a Sentra!

13th Jul 2006, 19:19

Hi, I bought a 1998 Nissan Cefiro A31, and this car is really great - very good on gas, very fast and the ride is smooth.

I am running 18 inch triple chrome rims.

I am looking for a RB25 turbo to replace the RB 20 that I have under the hood right now.

1st Aug 2006, 18:04

I purchased the Nissan Almera good car takes a lot of work, but no upgrading but still a very good car.

8th Oct 2006, 20:38

The original reviewer again... I still have the Sentra. Four years and 2 months have passed. I haven't had a complete paint job done yet. She still looks good! The problem with the air conditioner is the improper installation of an a/c system at some point in the vehicle's life plus a weak compressor. A new compressor and new lines etc is in the works... if I keep her into the new year. Still a pleasure to drive and as reliable as the first day I got her. She doesn't cost much to insure or to maintain. Body parts are a bit scarce though.

17th Feb 2013, 18:41

I am the original reviewer of the 1.5 Sentra wagon. I sold the car in 2011 after 9 wonderful years. I still miss that car. It was practical and economical beyond compare in its class. A lucky guy bought it from me for a really low price.

If Nissan can build another vehicle like that Sentra model, I will be first in line to buy one or maybe two. Come on Nissan, it's time to build a real Nissan in the old tradition of Datsun and Nissan - reliable, economical, fun and reasonably priced.

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review