Fairly reliable, but I expected a little more
- Defective fuel pump (needs to crank 2 times in order to start the car).
- Flexible exhaust.
- 1 bearing.
- Part of my exhaust pipe cracked.
- Evap valve failure.
- Thermostat failure.
- My gear box light bulb failed.
- Glove box falls down on the floor if opened the bad way.
- My mid section box between the driver and passenger seat is broken.
- The CD player is broken.
When I bought this car, I thought since it was Japanese, it was indestructible. The fact is, I had to replace several parts, which I wouldn't expect to break down in a Japanese car (my fuel pump failed twice!!).
My first month of ownership was scary, since 90% of all failures mentioned above all occurred during that time. At that moment, I thought I bought a lemon. Fortunately, afterward, my car turned out being reliable (it's been a year I have had this car, and still own it).
Of course, my first car was an old Dodge Neon 1996, so the reliability factor isn't hard to beat. So I can say that I am satisfied, though if you own a Toyota or Honda (which are supposed to be the most reliable brands on the market), I would recommend you to stay clear from the Sentra, and still buy a Toyota or Honda.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 12th March, 2011