1987 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L from North America
Reliable around town car
Actually, very few things have gone wrong that weren't typical repairs caused by time.
Brake pads and rotors were replaced do to squeaking brakes, but the brake pads were still good, rotors were worn beyond acceptable limits.
Had a small oil leak around the valve cover gasket that started at 220000 miles. Replaced gasket and fixed problem.
Starter solenoid went out at 225000 and was replaced.
Very easy to replace parts (warning, this is the opinion of an aircraft mechanic though) The cost of parts seemed a little steep sometimes, but probably do to a college student budget.
This car is great for around town errands and handles well in all weather conditions (provided that good tires are used)
Back seats do not leave much for leg room though.
The car will do cross country very well, the gentleman that I purchased this car from drove it from South Carolina to Washington three times round trip for a total of 18000 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th December, 2002