1995 Nissan Sentra XE from North America
Ugly, constantly in for repair, but never left me stranded
Gas tank rusted out replaced at 70k.
The brakes just "broke" and starting thunking, probably my fault at 73k.
RF axle went bad at about 75k.
Alternator at about 78k.
LF axle went bad at about 82k.
Brake lines went at 85k.
A/C Compressor is bad.
Eh, this car was just a hassle. I couldn't even go the space of time between an oil change without having to send it into the garage for something. It's probably due to poor maintenance on the part of the previous owners though.
Disgustingly underpowered (disgusting to look at too). Getting on the highway is scary. Once you get on, you can't be a wimp on the pedal. If you are, you won't be able to maintain your speed.
On the plus side, I've had minimal problems with the engine (only the alternator, but that's routine at this stage in the car's life). The car never left me stranded anywhere. But I still hate the car.
It's going to have to be retired at the end of the month when my registration expires because of a bent frame.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th May, 2008