1993 Nissan Sentra E from North America


Amazing and reliable car


Brakes are going/gone.

Axle Boots.

Leaky trunk.

Oil leaks.

General Comments:

For a first car this was amazing. It's always gotten me to where I needed to go and even though there are currently many things I need to attend to, it still runs amazingly. If it wasn't for the lack of airbags, destroy headlight and broken trunk - I'd probably keep it longer. Sadly I don't think Nissan will ever come up with a car like it. Sentra E coupes have more character than the newer 4 door Nissan's and their sportier cars just don't suit my needs, its onto Honda's for myself.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2003

29th Nov 2004, 13:34

My 93 Sentra has very serious oil leak problem that I could not even park it on the street. Besides, the acceleration is really sluggish. I mean, people stare at me in every intersection where I stopped and tried to move on again. My wife refused to drive it anymore because it is so embarrassing and dangerous too when you need to make a bypass on the highway. In terms of saving gas, it is great. But you do have to take other things into consideration...

24th Oct 2009, 14:54

Hmmmm, that last comment was interesting.

My 93 Sentra with 161000 on it can turn up the tires coming off a stop with no problem. If I bang second gear, then the clutch (new one) slips and that tells me something ie: I'm driving it too hard.

My fuel mileage is great, the front end still tight though both drive axles have been replaced. That's like half an hour to 45 minutes each once the car is on blocks. Oh, the complete assemblies each including spline, outer and inner CV joints is like 75 dollars.

Nope I love my car, AC still works fine. Had to replace both radiator fans (Engine and AC condenser) again 75 dollars each and 15 minutes work.

Clutch went out at 148K, 600 there, I ain't tossing no 400 pound trans axle from a creeper any more. Had the rear main oil seal replaced as well at the time.

Nope, mine is still running fine and getting 40 MPG highway and 36-38 combined highway/city.

One pint of oil every 2500 miles and all is well.

1993 Nissan Sentra SE-R DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter 4-in-line from North America


The perfect college car for low budget single students


I got the transmission and power steering fluid flushed and oil change when I bought the car (odometer 93000 miles). cost (parts and labor) $200 approx.

I had to get new rotors for my brakes at 96000 miles. cost (P&L) $185.00 approx.

I get oil changes done every 3000 miles. I have got a tire rotation and wheel balancing once at about 99000 miles. cost (P&L) $30.00.

I had to get parts of the muffler, like the flex pipe etc. changed at about 99500 miles. cost (P&L) $178.00.

Most recently, I had to change spark plug wires and spark plugs due to missing in the running of the car.

Odometer 100050 miles. cost P&L $120.00.

When I bought the car the doors were not shutting tight, and I had to get that repaired for about $65.00.

Also, there is a water leak in my trunk, the source of which I have not been able to figure out yet.

The passenger compartment is not air tight, meaning air leaks into the car's interior even though all the doors and windows are shut, which affects the heating/cooling of the car.

In the winters, my car takes forever to warm up.

General Comments:

All said and done, I am happy with this car. Its reliable, its sporty, and gives good fuel mileage.

The car comes with a sunroof-moon roof feature.

In the winters, the car handles very well on snow.

On the highway the ride is comfortable although I would like to stay below the 90 mph mark, after which the car begins to rattle a little bit.

The bucket seats are very comfortable and there is room for two kids or one adult comfortably, in the rear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2003