1993 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6 from North America
Decent car, you get what you pay for
Water pump failed at 126000 miles.
Door hinges are loose.
Exterior trunk lock doesn't work.
Decent little car for the money, though well known for alternator troubles (mine was replaced just previous to my buying it). Rides quiet for its size, but a little bouncy, nothing that shouldn't be expected from a 13yr old 2 door with original shocks/struts. Gets decent gas mileage, and can apparently take a philly curb head on and keep going with only exhaust damage (no substantial suspension damage). Rear brakes basically never wear out, though brake feel is spongy and not very responsive on this car. Wish it had a tachometer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th June, 2006
I just bought a 1993 Nissan Sentra XE from its first owner. It only has 105,234 miles on the odometer and engine. So far, I am loving the reliability and performance. The engine does not leak any fluids and the car runs so quiet, you cannot even hear it running. The Sentra does have some rust on the body, but the undercarriage was undercoated years ago and that is still immaculate. The automatic transmission shifts like new and the brakes are a bit spongy, however I plan to have the whole car looked over by my mechanic. For only $600, I do not think that I made a bad purchase.
Bought mine with 124K and have poured some money into it. The fuel economy goes a very long ways in covering that.
Thing is 16 years old now with 161K showing on the odometer.
I don't care, she will make it 300K I feel. If I spend 5K total (including original purchase and repairs) over a period that spans 175,000 miles between when I bought her and when the odemeter clicks over to 300,000, I won't care.
I saw one post out here on this year's model or one year to either side that went 300K plus on 3 clutches, 3 sets of drive axles and 3 head gaskets.
I'm thinking here... you must beat the SSSS out of your cars.
I love my little car.
Some Sentras run a very long time and some don't. My insurance agent bought his son a Sentra and literally junked it out at 43,000 miles. He bought his son a Dodge with 130,000 miles on it and sold the Sentra to a junk dealer. He drove the Dodge well past 200,000 miles.