1993 Nissan Sentra Reviews - Page 6 of 11

1993 Nissan Sentra E 1.6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance129000 miles
Previous carNissan Cadillac Coupe De Ville

Faults:

Exhaust, oil seal, alternator, cv axles.

General Comments:

If I could buy another 1993 Sentra with low miles I would.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st January, 2006

1993 Nissan Sentra SE-R from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired1000 miles
Most recent distance175000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

A great car

Faults:

A/C compressor replaced at 52K and 105K. Very expensive - Uses Freon R-12.

Replaced front struts at 155,000.

Replaced water pump at 140,000.

Emergency brake cable broke at 170,000.

Radio cassette broke at 40,000.

Replaced CV boots at 85,000 and 150,000.

Fresh/recycle air handle broke at 150,000.

Red paint faded badly starting at seven years old.

Headliner was a bit shabby and was replaced at 140,000 miles.

General Comments:

This is a great car. Very reliable. A delight to drive. Good handling. Lots of power. Low insurance rates for a performance car. Car runs and idles smoothly even at 170K and uses no oil.

Seats and interior look good. Doesn't show much wear. Tire wear is low.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2005

1993 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 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)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired87000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles

Summary:

Reliability shaped into a sedan

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

A very noble car.

Reliable all around.

Cheap to maintain.

Very economical on gas.

The height of the trunk could have been a lot taller for a better look, but nevertheless a true best friend.

Front seats very confortable, back seats not so.

Picks up speed relatively good for a 1.6 engine.

At 150,000 it reaches 110 mph easily.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2005

1993 Nissan Sentra XE 1.3 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 miles
Most recent distance245000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

Dependable and very good on gas

Faults:

Have put about 6 alternators on it in 8 years.

Small electrical problems.

Major oil leaks in the oil pan, front main, and valve cover gaskets after 200000 miles (understandable)

Clutch as always slipped a little.

Front tires always ware out fast.

General Comments:

Not very much power.

Good driving car.

Windows fog over a lot in rainy conditions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2005

1993 Nissan Sentra Limited Edition XE from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1991
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles

Summary:

This car is efficient, reliable, safe, and the years treat it well

Faults:

I needed new struts at about 115,000 to 120,000 miles.

I've needed an alignment since I had the car.

The CV joint snapped at about 130,000 miles and cost $300 to fix.

The exhaust system putters due to being rear ended.

At times when I'm turning (mainly left hand turns) my car stalls in traffic.

There is some rust on the back of the car and the right side by the back tire.

The speakers needed to be replaced.

The glove compartment door fell off and had to be fixed.

The trunk was leaking through one of the taillights and is now fixed.

The rear defroster stopped working correctly at about 125,000 miles. It needs to be pushed a few times for it to work because I don't know if it's working because the light doesn't go on.

General Comments:

This was my first car and I'm happy it was because despite of it's problems it is a very good and reliable car.

The problems are few and far between and the only thing has been a major problem is the snapping CV joint.

This car is great on gas. Gas is currently $2.19 in my area and it only takes me $20-$25 to fill it up.

The car is a little sluggish at times even when I put the pedal to the metal.

The brakes don't seem to work as well as they used too. The best way I can describe it is that they sink to the floor almost when being pressed.

Overall though this car is great. If treated well, this car will last you. I would definitely buy another Nissan and if it came down to it I would definitely get another 93' Sentra.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2005

1993 Nissan Sentra XE 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles

Summary:

My best friend.

Faults:

At 89,000 miles the complete under carriage of the car had to be fixed. The muffler, catalytic converter, mid pipe and end pipe had to be replaced.

At 91,000 miles I had to replace the alternator.

At 94,000 miles the brakes started to go. I replaced the front end brakes first, but sold the car before the rear brakes needed to be replaced.

General Comments:

I only had the car for seven years, but she was a wonderful addition to my life. I affectionately named her Sophie, since her backseat was as comfortable as my sofa. Sophie took care of me well in the seven years I had her. I just recently sold her and bought and 2001 Nissan Sentra GXE. I am very happy with my Nissan driving experience which is why I opted to buy another Sentra. My Sophie baby was a good, clean, reliable and inexpensive car through two years of high school, four years of college and one year of post graduate study. Sophie was my first car and was a dream of a car. My car is the key to my sanity and independence. A lot of my life was lived in that car for the time I had her. Some people never get over their first love, I however will never get over my first car. Sophie always started in the harsh winters of the Northeast and was never too hot in the summers. She never left me stranded anywhere. I would highly recommend a Nissan to anyone. They cannot be killed. Sentras are however my favorite Nissan model. Sentras are fun, safe, reliable and economical cars. Good cars for anyone of any age.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2004

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