1993 Nissan Sentra Reviews - Page 4 of 11

1993 Nissan Sentra EX 1.6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance191000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

If I could find a reliable car like this one for the price I paid for it, Id' do it now

Faults:

Gas Pump at 190000 needed to be replaced. This was the first time I ever got stranded on the road.

General Comments:

This has been the most reliable car I ever owned. I never thought I'd reach almost 200000 miles with this car. The only thing I hate is the seating. It is uncomfortable to sit in when going on long drives. Below are the things that have gone wrong so far.

190000 - Gas Pump

160000 - Water pump.

Everything else was your typical battery, tires, brakes maintenance.

Very cheap to own and Super Reliable. Hope it reaches 250000.

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

Review Date: 1st January, 2007

1993 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6 Liter 4 Cylinder from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Liter 4 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.8 / 10
Distance when acquired105230 miles
Most recent distance106068 miles
Previous carChrysler LeBaron

Summary:

One that I should have never bought

Faults:

Where do I begin?

A few days after I purchased the car, the exhaust pipe came apart and the car started stalling.

My father put the exhaust pipe back together and my previous mechanic figured out why the car was stalling.

It turns out that the Sentra needed a new fuel injector and a tune up. It also needed two brand new front tires because the old ones were uneven, causing the car to shimmy at speeds of 65 mph.

A month after those repairs were addressed, the transmission started going on me and it wouldn't be long before the car would die completely and believe me, it did.

After blowing $600 on the Nissan and investing well over $300 into it, I was not going to have the transmission rebuilt.

My father and I test drove the car before I bought it. My previous mechanic even checked it over and told me that I purchased a good vehicle before he changed the oil. Turns out that I was ripped off by rich folks who had money to wipe with and they decided to jimmy rig a vehicle, just so they could get $600 for it.

I even babied the car during my ownership.

I replaced it a few days ago with a 2006 Hyundai Elantra and I ended up getting $2,000 for my crappy Sentra. I will feel sorry for the poor sap who gets it next.

General Comments:

I never had a problem with the engine, aside from the stalling issue and that never occurred again after the new fuel injector was installed.

For a vehicle that was owned by one family for 13 years, they could have taken better care of it. Heck, I even had some of the maintenance records.

It was a decent car, until the transmission started making an annoying clicking noise. It was all downhill from there and not even Lucas Anti-Slip could save it.

I will never buy another used car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th September, 2006

30th Sep 2006, 10:36

The clicking noise might not be the transmission - it's probably the CV joints. Along with all the other things you list, this is fair wear and tear on a 13 year old car, as was reflected in the fact you got $2k p/x against the Hyundai for it.

30th Sep 2006, 22:03

No, it wasn't that type of clicking sound. I actually had my previous mechanic check to see where the noise was coming from and he told me that it was the transmission. On a few occasions, I could not even get the car to shift into drive and the transmission started slipping on me prior to its demise. Perhaps I should have mentioned this while typing my review. I even checked the transmission fluid and it was a dark brown color. This was when we added the Lucas Anti-Slip. I specifically told my previous mechanic to check the transmission fluid when I first brought the Sentra over to his shop and the moron did not check it! This is another reason why I bought a new car, so I wouldn't have to deal with dishonest mechanics. Owning used cars was a major pain in my backside. In my little over a year of driving, I have owned seven used cars and I invested $7,000 into them, but not into each one. This is what I invested all together. The Nissan was simply a piece of crap that needed a transmission flush every 30,000 miles, but never got one.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 35 reviews