1993 Nissan Sentra Reviews - Page 7 of 11

1993 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6L from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance257298 miles

Summary:

A true black stallion

Faults:

Main bearing went bad at 150000 miles.

The rack and pinion wore completely out at 220000 miles.

Fender apron and piece attached to on driver side rusted completely out causing door to fall off.

Transmission died at 178000 miles.

Overheats in Arizona 125 degree heat with Air Conditioning on for extended periods of time.

General Comments:

Very quick engine at times.

When very hot, cold, or humid, runs a bit sluggish.

Stylish car with the sunroof.

This car will last for 50 years.

Black is a good color for this car.

Paint job holds up well.

Easy to maintenance and work on.

Exhaust has never broken.

Great fuel economy.

Great off the line at stop lights for in town racing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2004

9th Mar 2005, 19:27

I just want to say I think that was a good review on a good, reliable car, because I own a Sentra and it, s been good to me.

1993 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6L from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6L Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carNissan 300ZX

Summary:

A Japanese Ford..

Faults:

Where to start?

At 175000, the tranny blew.

Steering rack warped???

At 190000, my cylinder # 4 started misfiring. Replacing the spark plugs seemed to fix this.

At 195000 miles, it started happening again; turns out the injectors went bad. The dealer said 1100 to fix it; this is how much the car is worth, so obviously I said screw it.

Clear coat started coming off on the rear.

General Comments:

This car is junk to put it simply. I got it as a temporary daily driver after I sold my 300ZX. My hope was that I would be able to save a down payment for another car. Well as luck would have it, good old Nissan let me down again.

This car has given me hell; it rattles, looks bad, drives bad, and won't align properly. On top of this, it only gets 22 miles to the gallon. My 400hp 300ZX got that good gas mileage???

On top of all this, the interior upholstery seems to absorb odor. I have never once eaten in this car, and I clean it every week, yet it persistently smells like crap.

The seats are horrible; they give be lower back pains on long trips.

To anyone looking for an economy car, do yourself a favor and get a Honda, Acura, or Toyota. They are much more reliable, look better, and are usually faster.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th February, 2004

8th Mar 2004, 10:41

Your comments present with rather curious and unrealistic expectations, so let me get this straight: You're complaining about an 11 year old vehicle nearing 200,000 miles that has problems? That you probably paid no more than $1000 for? You have to expect such things from a car with miles that high-- Particularly if it's been neglected.

The bottom line is, regardless of manufacturer, ANY car with miles that high will present with problems-- All the time.

And regarding interior odors and the like, you may wish to consider that this car has put in over 10 years of service, with who knows how many owners, with who knows what things going on inside. Kids spilling drinks, people dropping food... In a 10 year period how realistic do you think it is that accidents hadn't happened in there? That's independent of the car maker-- A 10 year old Toyota would often present the same "problems".

It sounds to me like you didn't thoroughly inspect the car before buying it, which is critical when considering a vehicle that old. For your problems, as demonstrated here on this web site, there are a thousands of other people who have had relative excellent experiences with this generation Nissan Sentra.

17th Aug 2008, 02:18

I totally agree with the poster above.

Why is it that people buy super old cars that look busted up for like $600 and then talk about how all it did was break down?

Maybe you should have bought one at a dealership like I did, and I've only had to replace the starter in over a year and a half of beating on the car. (I've also had to do a bit of suspension work, my fault--or a lady's fault--for cutting me off and sending me into the curb at over 40mph)

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