6th Aug 2002, 23:26

Actually, Motortrend clocked this car at 7.9 seconds to 60 mph for the 1/01 issue. Obviously, there are a lot of variable that can affect the acceleration times of cars (altitude, temperature, tires, etc.). Personally, I drive a 2002 SE-R and I'm not sure that this car could even hit 0-60 in 7.9 seconds (5-speed) despite the 20 extra hp...

12th Oct 2002, 11:24

I purchased a Sentra SE 2001 in April of 2000 and I love it! It has all of the power I need or can use. It has great head room inside along with the back seat feel of a larger vehicle. I live in the city and it's great for parking. It also has the luxuries of a more expensive vehicle. I call it my mini-max! It has a moon roof, key-less entry and key-less trunk opening, which is really great when you're loaded down with shopping bags. It also has lots of trunk space for a small vehicle.

I currently have 13,500 miles on it and have not had one bit of trouble. I also drive two hours on the interstate to visit my son and the car has great pick-up and hugs the curves!

Great luxury car with compact pricing!

1st Jun 2003, 23:45

I recently purchased a Nissan Sentra SE at my wife's request, so I was a little reluctant to truly enjoy the car. I have to admit that I find the power a little lacking and am considering after market add ons to give a boost, however I do find the handling more than adequate and downright enjoyable. I have not actually timed the 0 - 60 time, and I'm not one to bother with fractions of seconds, but due to this review I will have to check that out. Overall I find the car to be one of the best performing family cars for the money.

2nd Jan 2004, 08:12

My mother purchased a new 2001 Sentra XE and was not pleased with it at first. Neither was I. However, when she said she'd sell it, she convinced me to sell my Volkswagen Pointer and purchase her Sentra.

Personally I disliked Nissan cars because of the low-level seats they have and that at first I felt uncomfortable seating a few centimeters from the floor level! Also I have the impression that they are so light in weight, and I was used to heavier cars.

However, I must say that my Sentra is quite frugal in fuel consumption, has excellent inner space and has everything you might need for your daily life.

My car is manufactured in Mexico, and it performs perfectly in the heavy traffic of Mexico City. Even though the fuel consumption is supposed to be around 15.5 kilometers per liter, I've realized it is nearly 13.5 kilometers per liter. Nothing bad for an automatic car!!

Mexico is the number one market for Nissan cars, and they have gained a good reputation on reliability and economy. I needed to own a Sentra to notice why Nissan cars are so cherished and loved by their owners.

It appears like the Nissan Sentra sold in Mexico is a little more aesthetic than the one sold in the U.S., but the engine and features should be more or less the same.

I highly recommend the purchase of this car.

28th Aug 2006, 13:17

I have a 2001 Sentra SE and love it, but the is a rattling that is coming from the passenger side door. Does anyone know what this could be?

22nd Apr 2008, 21:50

I have a 2001 Sentra SE. Best little car I've ever had, I have about 180 thousand k's on it, runs great. I use a 91 octane, synthetic oil. Great car. Everything is stock except the sound system and I put a after market intake on it. Runs really strong still. Looking at doing a few minor mods/inexpensive ones. Has anyone done any and how much did it effect the performance.


12th Jun 2008, 20:19

I am planning to buy a Nissan Sentra XE 2001 5spd which has already done 170 clicks... I dunno if it's a good deal or not. Any idea how many clicks sentra XE goes to maximum (I mean the engine life?)...

Also, is it a fair deal to spend 5k on this car... Any help will be appreciated...


23rd Jun 2008, 12:56

I have a 2001 Sentra SE with 85k+ miles on it, and have been the original owner since April of 2001.

I knew the SE-R was coming out, but had to buy a new car before that, so I purchased the 2.0.

I'm pretty glad now, as it gets better gas mileage than the 2.5. The 2.5 is heavier too, so the added horsepower gets eaten up a little anyways.

I haven't run a 1/4 mile, checked 0-60 times, or raced a SE-R though... in LA, I can't really reach 60 mph anywhere anymore, so I don't care. You can see some pics of my mint condition ride http://www.mymooky.com/Pics/folderview.aspx?path=Miscellaneous%2fMy+Cars%2f2001+Sentra+SE%2f&

1st Dec 2009, 17:53

I just bought a 2001 Sentra SE for $2000. It had 143k miles and now is a little over 145k. I know I got a great deal, but $5000 is a rather steep. Especially for the base model. On a side note, I had a modified 91 Festiva that ran down all sorts of stuff including Civic SI's, and this is definitely quicker.

21st May 2010, 22:21

I find myself looking at a used 2001 Nissan Sentra SE and am thankful to these reviews. However, can anyone attest to the driving difference between the B13 (91-94) SER and this last generation of the SR20DE Nissan used for their entry level car?

The reason I ask is that everyone talks about the legendary B13 SER (which credit is due to the almost perfect engineering of the car and air emissions/crash standards back then), but want to know how the 2000/2001 SE matches up. Any responses would help in my purchasing decision. Thanks.