1990 Nissan Sentra SGX 1.6 gas from Philippines


Reliable after all the first months of repairs


I bought this car 3 years ago and it cost me a lot for repairs such as: Engine ovehaul, Undercahsis, Power windows, Air conditioning and also bought a new radiator. I guess the first owner did not took care of this car very well.

General Comments:

Every thing went smoothly after the repairs. I would say that this car is reliable. The best feature of this car is the airconditioning.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2006

1990 Nissan Sentra SE 1.4 liter from North America


Good long term dependable car


Alternator at 175,000 miles.

5 starters, first one at about 180,000. Purchased lifetime warranty starter, some of which only lasted 2 months.

Usual maintenance items... tires (6 sets), brakes, rotors, & exhaust systems (3, under lifetime muffler warranty)

Normal wear & tear.

General Comments:

Extremely dependable, it is a 4 speed and it STILL has the original clutch. My 16 year old is driving it to school daily, and I have taught my 14 year old how to drive it as well. (In my state you get your learners permit at 14)

For a small engine, it is very tough. Does not use any oil between it's 3,000 mile oil changes.

Fun to drive, even though the seats are uncomfortable after all of these years.

Cannot get my daughter out of it. She says it is more fun to drive than any of the NICE cars her friends have.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st August, 2005

1990 Nissan Sentra XE from North America


This thing will drive forever!


Had to have the air conditioner compressor replaced in 2003. The old style is not manufactured anymore, and the new version is not as effective as the original. The effort and expense were due to environmental changes more than bad design, however.

General Comments:

The engine of this thing is going to drive forever! Sure, over 15 years there has been some wear and tear, and we've had to replace a few things, but nothing has been major. This is one reliable car! My relatives collectively owned three of them, and they worked extremely well.

The car has great maneuverability in small spaces, and handles turns very well (i.e., it would be pretty hard to flip over).

I feel like I have a lot of control over the car. This includes driving in snow.

The one irritating thing is the seat belts, which are hooked to the door (not the car itself, so if the door goes, so do you). Also, they are hard to figure out for the uninitiated.

The two-door sedan works better if you have only two adults or an additional small child in the back. It gets tricky to remove sleeping children from car seats back there. However, they can't escape without a door, and you are all VERY close for long car trips, and can easily reach back to help the kids.

Despite the small size, we've been able to pack the trunk pretty tightly. Small, but a good use of space.

Driving this car has made me a Nissan fan for life.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2004

1990 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6 from North America


Ultimate in reliability


Recently replaced front brakes 201000 miles

Wheel cylinder 200000 miles

Basic tune up 202000 miles

Flushed radiator 199000 miles

Replaced Thermostat 199000 miles

Front struts 200000 miles

Tire rod ends and alignment 201000 miles.

General Comments:

I purchased the car from the original owner in 1996.The car had 64000 miles. The A/C is ice cold still after all these miles. The engine and clutch are original. The starter is also original. I faithfully change the oil every 2000 miles. The car does not burn or leak oil and has never left me stranded. Rust is an issue, but it has been addressed.. I love this car and will run it hopefully over 300000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd September, 2004

3rd Apr 2007, 09:43

I'm at 251000 miles and still going strong. I just changed the original rack and pinion with a used one from the junkyard. Car runs so good again.Can't wait to hit 300000 miles...