1991 Nissan Sentra SE in-line 4 1.6 litres from North America
Great car, OK performance, great price!
My transmission failed, and had to be changed, this was apparently caused by a grinding of a part. It turned out the previous owner probably didn't even know automatic transmissions need transmission fluid. Cost me 650 $ CAD, a bargain.
My muffler is all rusted out, and the car is really loud. It's a pain, but that's the reality of it, and it costs me too much for a new muffler, I need to replace the entire thing, would cost me about 700 $ CAD.
My front left head light just died on me, I changed the bulb, but it didn't fix it, I'm guessing I gotta replace that.
The rims on this car are WEAK. I had to replace three already, and my spare is dented. Must be the candian roads. My Oldsmobile never had problems with that tho, ahh well.
My ventilation only works at max or off, nothing in between works.
The reception on all Sentras I have driven have terrible radio reception.
The shifter on the auto doesn't always unlock by pressing the brakes, you have to press a little button at the base of the shifter to unlock it. I think it's a recall fix, but I never looked into it.
The paint on this car is terrible, I have lost almost 75% of my clear coat, and the paint is all fainted out on the roof.
The axles needed changing in the first month that I had the car, at about 152000.
My mileage is terrible, its much worst then it should be, I don't know why.
All in all, this car has gone through 5 months of my driving it, and it is still going. It's practically made of steel, I can't believe that car is still functioning and in one piece.
Although I'm selling it for a risky VW jetta wolfsburg.. I'm gonna sell it to my good friend so it stays next to me for years to come..
Although it only has 90 horsepowers, I race this car quite often onthe highway at over 160 kilometers an hour.. the car feels very sloppy at those speeds, I'm usually forced to put two hands on the wheel, but in general, you can get pretty good power out of it if you floor it even with an auto!
Did I mention I bought this car for only 900 $ CAD, and I put almost 900$ CAD on it to bring it to full functionality.
For me.. that's a bargain.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd June, 2004