2002 Nissan Sentra Reviews - Page 10 of 19

2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired11 kilometres
Most recent distance112000 kilometres
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

Excellent First Car

Faults:

Camshaft Sensor at 110,000 (Recall Item)

General Comments:

Our Sentra so far has been very reliable, Very affordable to buy and drive, For the most part I've been pleased... Except in heavy snow, the car is low to the ground and gets caught up easy so it feels like your clearing the road... But I'm sure all other models in it's class would do the same... and to be fair the snow was over 6 inches deep. For the money it's a good deal, we also looked at the Honda Civic & Toyota Corolla their resell value is higher but the Sentra's purchase cost was lower. No major repairs thus far, it seems if you treat it well it will return the favor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2006

2002 Nissan Sentra XE from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance49000 miles

Summary:

For the low price, it can be worth it

Faults:

Battery leaked and died -- replaced it entirely.

Changed all 4 tires after brakes locked and car skid.

Re-aligned the car twice.

Sunlight has damaged the steering wheel.

General Comments:

Good student car -- good mpg (31-33), low maintenance generally. You get what you pay for though -- the seat cloth is cheap and interior began to wear from sun damage after just a couple years. The lack of antilock brakes almost caused me a horrible accident after a sudden stop on California's Highway 5. Otherwise, the sentra is a good deal in terms of having a good exterior look (in my opinion, superior to corolla or civic) and drives similarly at a lower price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th July, 2006

2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.8L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres
Most recent distance77000 kilometres
Previous carAMC Eagle

Summary:

A very reliable, well made car!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with this car!

General Comments:

The Sentra has been an excellent car for us and a very good value.

It currently has 77000 KM on it and aside from regular maintenance we have not had to put any money into it.

We have not even had to replace the brakes yet; we check them on a regular basis and the mechanic says that they are still okay.

My only complaint is that the tires that Nissan put on the Sentra were not very good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2006

25th Dec 2006, 21:35

Your right about the Nissan tires they are horrible I had to get them all changed on my Nissan Sentra good thing the tires were still under warranty. I only had less than 20,000 miles on these tires Dunlops are the worse tires I have had on a car.

J.S.

2002 Nissan Sentra GXE from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

I couldn't recommend this year/model to anyone

Faults:

At 36,000 miles the car started stalling while idling at intersections. Mechanics cleaned air flow sensor. Three months later, same problem. Mechanics replaced air flow sensor - $700 part which the dealer indicated was not covered under warranty. Three months later, same problem again. Towed it to the dealer where they replaced a couple of recalled items and tested the air flow sensor which they said was fine. There was some confusion as to whether the air flow sensor should have been covered under warranty and I've never gotten a straight answer about that yet. After this service, the throttle started sticking. Had it replaced - not covered by warranty. Three months later, same problem, dealer couldn't recreate, five months later it is in the shop again - same problem. While waiting in line spoke with another customer with a 2003 Sentra and she says she's had same problem as well as various others. I'm afraid the warranty will wear out before the dealer figures out what is wrong with it.

General Comments:

This would be a great, zippy little inexpensive car if it would just stop stalling at intersections. Years ago, I owned a Datsun B210 and a 510 station wagon and my mother had a Nissan sports car. They were all very dependable and lasted for many, many years! But this little car has a problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd November, 2005

30th Nov 2005, 08:39

I have a 2003 Spec V and it is also dying and stalling at intersections. I just wrote the comment a few minutes ago about my clutch and the rear clunking noise and I completely forgot to write in there about the stalling at intersections. What did they do to fix it? The dealership says they can't get it to stall on them. I left it with them for 2 days. I have an extended warranty on the car and they can't seem to get it fixed. They don't show anything on the diagnostic test so therefore, nothing fixed yet. The stalling has gotten more and more frequent. Any help would be appreciated.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 61 reviews