2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 from North America
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
10th Feb 2013, 21:01
This car is not as nice as my 1989 Sentra.
It has no pickup.
Both visors have broken / fallen off from day one.
I am on my third fuel pump (the car would not start & they could not find the problem for months), and I had to replace the steering wheel because the horn would not work (it had been repaired several times).
My CD player ejector broke, & now I cannot even play the CD that is stuck in it. One of the radio preset buttons also broke.
The glovebox rattles while you drive.
The passenger window falls down when you hit a bump in the road from day one.
It could be a lot better.