2002 Nissan Sentra Spec-V qr25de from North America
Nightmare forever experience
Well where to begin... I do not have much energy left for complaining about a company that doesn't support their own products, even after admitting they failed to build a reliable engine, even after changing the engine twice, plus trans, plus plus plus etc...
What a nightmare this experience was, but I wonder, why why why, when I look at the body of this car, it's in great condition, BUT no "heart".
Nissan has failed to build long lasting engines; mine lasted barely 85000 kms, both engines, and now needs a third.
Sorry for me, and sorry for them!
When the engine is running properly, this car is the bang for the buck, but reliability is SO bad that it erases everything good about it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th July, 2011
What happened to the engine?
I find it hard to believe that you've gone through 3 engines and it's Nissan's fault I have never heard of these engines being so unreliable. There is a pattern here; 1 engine could be a defect, 2 engines and you're pushing that notion, 3 and clearly you need to look at how you're driving the vehicle. People often buy these type of sporty cars expecting that they can drive them ragged everyday and get away with it. They aren't meant for that kind of use. They aren't race cars, heck even race cars go through engines like nobody's business.