1998 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6 DOHC from North America
Best $8k I could possibly have spent on a car in grad school!
Replaced one drive axle at about 150,000 miles. CV was bad... was cheaper just to drop in a bigger composite part. This is the only thing that has ever FAILED.
Oil, tires, brakes, belts, etc. are all regular maintenance.
Still on the original clutch, but I think it's getting to be time to replace it. Other drive axle is making a noise... hey at 200,000+ miles... what can you expect!
Looks like I will have to replace a couple of engine seals that might "total" the car. We'll see what happens.
Not fast. Not flashy. Not sexy.
But... Never a pain in my... you know.
This has been a GREAT little car! Super reliable, incredibly cheap (I still get high 30's on the highway and 30 in town... but I pay attention to my driving to save fuel). I've had it 14 years and may have it a couple more.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd October, 2014