2001 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0 gasoline from North America
The Sentra is a great value car with many advantages
Nothing has gone wrong with car.
The car performs well with the 145 horse power engine. The fuel economy is decent also; I have averaged 29 miles per gallon in mostly city driving.
The car doors close very tightly, the handling is great, and the 4-wheel disc brakes are absolutely the best I have ever experienced.
The Sentra costs thousands of dollars less than Honda Civic, the insurance is less, and the Sentra doesn't have a timing belt to change, which will save even more.
I owned a 1993 Toyota Corolla, which seemed gutless and mushy compared to the Sentra. I had a 1991 Volkswagen Jetta that was quite nice. However, the new Jettas are very expensive, and have some defects because of over-production.
The Sentra SE comes with a sport-suspension, which handles great except for a little bit of stiffness on rough roads. Also, the car has a bit of wind noise at high speeds.
The front seats are very comfortable, although, the rear seats lack leg room. The front head room is much better than previous Sentra models, and better than 2001 models of Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Nissan Altima.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th October, 2001
14th Jul 2004, 18:45
The Nissan Sentra was not exactly what I wanted, but I have gradually become convinced that it is not a bad option at all.
Mine is an XE 2001 version, and so far it has not broken down, nor even presented strange noises. It simply fullfills the requirement of transportation. I do not find it especially comfortable (because of its low level front seats).
Anyhow, I do acknowledge that the car performs OK and is cheap to maintain. So far I have not spent much money in it, and I think I will keep it for a few years more. I am proud to say that this car built in Mexico is very well built! If this car can perform nicely in Mexico, I think it can perform perfectly in any other countries as well.
Note: If you dislike simple cars, please abstain from buying it.