1992 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6 from North America
It's a reliable car with performance potential in the right hands, or for people on a tight budget
Axles needed replaced at time of purchase: $500.
Brake job at time of purchase: $200.
Routine tune-up at 110,000 miles.
Replaced alternator at 130,000 miles: $140.
Lots of aftermarket performance options available.
Can drive spiritedly without worry of engine wear.
Automatic transmission has manual overdrive button, which helps performance.
Car responds well to performance modifications.
Moderate number of Sentra enthusiast websites for help with the car.
When well maintained, you should never need anything more than routine work.
This car is light and nimble, and can come to a stop quickly.
Engine swaps and transmission swaps are available for this car.
This car performs as well as most new cars in the same general classes, even though it is 19 years old.
With bolt-on performance modifications, this car performs in a class above it's own.
Lot's of online material about this car.
This is not a car for large people, and the back seat is just for looks.
30 mpg with average driving behavior (some fast driving, some slow driving)
40 mpg with easy driving behavior (driving slow everywhere).
20 mpg under harsh conditions (driving at emergency speeds).
This body style is the B13 (1991-1994), and the engine is a GA16de.
Before I bought this car, I knew nothing about Sentras. After researching it and modifying it throughout six years of ownership, I am a fan of Sentras and of Nissan.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th July, 2011