1990 Nissan Sentra Reviews - Page 7 of 8

1990 Nissan Sentra SE from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired107000 miles
Most recent distance301000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

I can't imagine having another car

Faults:

The tires were worn out about three times and I had to get a new muffler, but that is it.

General Comments:

This car will take rough treatment, but will start in just the flip of the key. It has a lot of power and handles nicely. When a Nissan is at 100,000 miles it is just getting started, if you take care of this car than this car will take care of you. Don't be surprised if you get attached to it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th July, 2002

1990 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired230000 miles
Most recent distance242000 miles
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

It's a survivor and would be a nice thing to pass along to my son

Faults:

I have changed the exhaust from the catalytic converter and back, and the front brake pads and disks which I consider normal wear and tear which eventually goes on any vehicle. Other than that the only thing that I have had to repair has been the alternator.

General Comments:

I have a lot of love for my car because it's been a car that I have wanted since I was about 12 years old (now 25).I really enjoy my car because it has never gave me any problems or ever left me stranded. It may only be a 1.6,4-speed manual, but there hasn't been a hill that it never got over without being slowed down. I also like the way it looks (plus a few things I've done to it).I put rain guards on both doors, tinted the windows, and put wide tires on it, as well as a killer sound system and of course an alarm. A lot of people say that these are uncomfortable cars, but I disagree because I have made many long trips in mine and never experienced any discomfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2002

1990 Nissan Sentra E (base 2-door) 1.6 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 liter Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

An extremely reliable econo car

Faults:

I had the clutch replaced at about 130,000 miles.

The CV boots were replaced twice, the half-shafts once.

Had a slight oil leak from the front seal. Cheap to fix.

Everything else was maintenance-related; I.e. brakes, belts, battery, tires, filters, spark plugs, etc.

General Comments:

This was such a fantastic car to own. I recommend A Nissan for anyone looking for a reliable car.

Both the front and back seats are comfortable, even on long trips.

It's not a race car by any means, but quick enough with a manual transmission to get you where you want to go. It also handles fine.

I got decent gas mileage (averaged about 30 MPG), although over time it began to slip a little.

When you have a car for 9 years, you tend to get attached to it. It was still running strong at 150,000 miles, only showing slight signs of aging. The only reason I got rid of it is that it was totalled when I was rear-ended by another car. The years prior to '91 were rated low when it came to accident safety; but I can tell you that the body did it's job... the front and rear of the car were smashed in and the passenger compartment remained intact. I was very sad to part with this car, but got another Nissan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 2001

30th Sep 2001, 00:27

I had the same problems with my `90 Sentra XE... the timing chain and the guides all had to be changed at 110k. Now the car has about 183k and I had to change a CV axle lately, and the other one needs to be changed very soon... but it is a great car, I love it..

1990 Nissan Sentra 1.6L L-4 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission 1.6L L-4 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10

Summary:

Decent econo car; for great fun get an SE-R from these years

General Comments:

Nissan builds cars well.

The car felt very light and responsive, even with a shot suspension and $15 13" tires.

Very slow but feels like it would respond to a few mods.

Decent ergonomics and comfort.

Although it feels fragile, it is built very strong. I spun out at high speed, the car went off the side (4ft dropoff) and cartwheeled, landing on its roof. I had not even a scratch, walked away, and the car still ran and drove!

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

Review Date: 9th August, 2001

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 28 reviews