1987 Nissan Sentra XE Wagon 1.6L I4 from North America
A fun car for a student on a tight budget
There have been a number of minor issues with this car, but no major problems since I have owned it:
I have had problems with stalling and poor idling, but that was repaired with a general tune-up and some ignition system replacements.
The tie-rod ends have broken twice. The original parts were replaced by the previous owner before I purchased the car, and I had to get the driver's side replaced a few months ago.
The car is starting to rust significantly around the wheel wells, however the rest of the body is in great shape.
The rear window jammed in the lowered position, and now it can no longer be rolled down.
Apart from a few minor issues that can be expected with age, this car has been a very reliable, fun and affordable car for a university student with limited funds.
All operating costs are extremely low - with about 6-700 KM per tank of fuel and very little maintenance, along with low insurance costs.
The car is comfortable to drive, handles the highway well and feels comfortable cruising at about 120Kph on major highways. I have taken this car on some longer trips - from Toronto to Montreal a few times, along with a number of trips to Ottawa, Quebec, etc. - and have never had a problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th June, 2003