2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L from North America


Better than average compact car, overall reliable. Expect some repairs if you keep it long enough


All sensors replaced (mass airflow, crank position, oxygen sensors, etc).

One of the catalytic converters replaced.

Timing chain.


Wheels (recalled).

Two back speakers.

CD player.

General Comments:

Nice looking car and a good size. Back seat is a little cramped for leg room. 40/60 split back seat is limited by the large plastic barrier (only a hole to allow things to extend from trunk space into cabin).

Great gas mileage. Nice interior/features/price for a base car at the time. All power features still work. A/C still going. Runs well, reliable.

Has had its issues and repairs, but better than the average car, and has been reliable since repairs were made. I have kept oil changed, etc regularly. Keeping my fingers crossed to have it going until 200k.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th October, 2009

2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8 from Puerto Rico


A disaster on the road


The transmission broke.

I've changed the pulley belts 3 times.

The air flow meter was replaced twice.

The brakes and rotors were replaced twice and still they vibrate.

Both of the front side window motors broke at the same time.

The E.C.U. was replaced 2 months after buying the car.

The CD player doesn't work.

The oxygen sensor was replaced.

The cam and crank sensors blew out.

The dipstick handle broke twice.

The rear turn signals got busted 2 times.

The trunk opens on the road for no reason.

The cabin on the dashboard is cracked from the sun.

A hose from the A/C had a gas leakage.

General Comments:

This is the worst car I have EVER had and seen in all my life. This car makes me nervous and furious every time I drive it. It's unsafe and unreliable. I sometimes call it SATAN because this car is bad as HELL!!! The VIN number should start with 666.

I think the guys who assembled this car were either drunk or in a hurry to build it. I WILL NEVER BUY A NISSAN OR ANY OTHER CAR MADE IN MEXICO AGAIN!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th June, 2009

17th Oct 2009, 19:48

WOW. I'd say whoever owned your car before didn't care for it. I've had mine since early 2001 and the dash isn't cracked, though I've had many of the repairs mentioned: I think all of the sensors have been replaced at this point (mass airflow, crank position, etc, etc), one of the catalytic converters went bad, replaced the computer, and the timing chain.

When thru a bad patch a year ago and it was towed 3 times while Nissan dealership tried to figure out what was wrong. Now it's all good. Back speakers deteriorated, but I replaced them myself (not hard to do and I'm a girl). Had CD replaced this year (it was working when it wanted to for about 5 years).

The car now has 130k. Hoping for 200k out of it. I figure even with the money I've put into it, it's still a lot cheaper than a new one!!

2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8 liter from North America


If you are looking for reliable and low maintenance transportation, the Sentra fits the bill


I had to change the ignition coils twice on the same cylinder. The first time, the service shop did the job; it cost me around 300. The second time, I recognized the issue and purchased the ignition coil and installed it myself. I paid around 120.

Check engine light is on. The dealer and various shops tried to turn the light off, but for some reason it comes back. I wasted around 100 for diagnostics. The shops were saying it was the coil. After a while I just ignored the light. The car has been running great for 2 years with the light on.

I changed brake pads and rotors at 130000 miles. I performed the job myself and paid around 250 for parts.

Fan resistor broke. I installed it myself. It cost me $18 for the part.

Driver side power window switch stopped working at 110000m. I got the part from junk yard for $35.00 and installed myself.

General Comments:

Overall, I am pretty happy with the car. There were minor issues with it as I noted above. The car has been great. Nothing major went wrong with it. I just changed the oil and drove.

It has decent acceleration for 1.8L engine. The car gets 32 mpg (which is not bad).

One thing I don't like about the car is the cheap plastics the interior is built with. What can you expect, as it's an entry level car. Also I find that the seats are not comfortable for long trips, and it is hard for me to find a comfortable driving position. Also the interior is a bit noisy.

I can't complain though, because it is still a reliable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2008

7th Nov 2008, 03:35

Sentras are reliable cars I must agree. I wish they came with a little more horsepower and acceleration is my only complaint. Mine was totalled so unfortunately, I got to experience just how safe it was. Which by the way the car absorbed the entire impact of the crash and I walked away unscathed.