1995 Nissan Sentra LX from North America


The car has been a great value for the money we spent on it


Have not had any major problems with the car.

Replaced the starter at around 120,000 miles.

Sunroof rattles now (But car is 9 years old and has a lot of miles.)

General Comments:

This has been a great little car.

We have never been really careful with maintenance schedules and have had no significant problems.

The reliability of this little guy has exceeded my expectations and it still starts every morning and runs like a dream. (It runs as well as it did new.)

The inside is a little tight with the addition of a new baby to our family (But it is still comfortable as we are not large people.)

I guess we could have traded in and got a newer car, but why do this when the car is still meeting our needs. Besides it's been paid for a long time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2004

1995 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.4 from North America


Very reliable and very simple


Had to replace CV boots.

Alternator went out at 125000.

Radio just stopped working.

At about 145000 the fan stopped working unless it was turned up to level 4.

General Comments:

Overall very reliable.

Very low maintence car.

It gets me from point A to B and I don't have much too worry about.

The cruise control slips when it goes up a slight hill sometimes and then will reve up to catch up to the speed it should be at.

I've had it in all types of weather from cold and blizzard like to extremely hot. It has not had any weather related problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2004

28th Sep 2004, 14:26

My experience with this car is quite simple. I just don't know why it does not pick up speed when I'm on the freeway?

1995 Nissan Sentra XE 1.4 liter twin cam from North America


A pretty good little car


At 59,000 miles, the power tran had to be replaced. Fortunately, it was still under warranty.

After owning it for two years, I had to replace the front brakes because a large chunk of the metal was taken out of the rotor on the driver side. At the same time, I replaced the tires because of a bubble on the inside of the tire on the front driver side. And I replaced the front driver side CV Boot, which was torn.

At about 80,000 miles, I had to replace the thermostat.

At about 95,000 miles, I had to replace the front driver side CV Boot again because it was torn.

At about 100,000 miles the timing chain broke. That cost me about $200 to fix.

At 102,000 miles I had to fix the inner front tie rods, replaced the battery and the starter also went out. A rebuilt starter was put in and a month later burned out. Another starter was put in and it burned out two days later. The mechanic is now putting in a actual Nissan starter to see if that will fix the problem. I hope it will.

Also, I know my back brakes are getting bad and I will probably have to fix them in 6 to 12 months. The car will be at about 103,500 miles by then.

Sometime in the past couple of years (20,000 miles) the radio led won't work.

General Comments:

I really fell in love with this car when I bought it. It has been a great little car.

There isn't much leg room and not as much trunk space as I would like. But it gets me around.

It's generally been reliable. It seems like most of the breakdowns have been in the last 20,000 miles.

I've replaced the spark plugs and there was a recall on a clip on the window wipers which the dealer fixed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2003

18th Sep 2003, 11:42

I'm just adding some comments to this because I wrote the original. Just to let you know, the new starter has worked great. In the mean time, at about 108,000 miles, I had to replace the right front axle shaft and the front struts. This cost me $463. Then I had to replace the inner tie rods before they could do an alignment. That was about $300. Also, at 108,500 I had to get new front brakes and replaced the tires. The brakes were about $200 and the tires I got for $160. I also currently have a squeaking noise coming from either the steering wheel or the pedals, but I can't tell. I still like the car, even though I've put over $1000 into it so far this year.

7th Mar 2004, 11:39

We currently own a 1995 Sentra XE with an unknown amount of miles. Car was purchased by my fiance' without a working odometer!!! (83500 indicated) The unit has several problems. The front end shakes at 70mph and is now chewing tires to the cords!. The brakes are grinding and will need replacement soon. The solid lifters on the camshaft are wearing and I have yet to price a valve tappet replacement job. Overall the car is junk and to top that off she paid almost a 1000$ too much. The interior noise is high at all speeds and it drives like a truck. Most of the interior is OK except the radio knobs are coming off.

I feel sorry for all owners of this poorly built and uninspired vehicle and wish she had never purchased it.