1996 Nissan Sentra User Reviews

1996 Nissan Sentra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars 2.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5

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"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Best car ever. Bought it for $650 for school and I had it for three years so far and it's been doing it's thang for me. $15 took me from NY to PA both ways! CRAZY! Comfortable and reliable, made sure to change oil, filters, sparks etc... The only thing is it's speed. Or probably it's just my car. Can hit 65 fast but doesn't like hitting anywhere past 70 but I don't care. Don't wanna hurt my Ladybuggie. I had fun with it. Subcompact car oh I love them

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1996 Nissan Sentra GLE Review
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Easy Maintence, Low cost parts, easy to find parts. Can do all the work yourself.

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Nothing to say thus far.

CarLover4313
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Great, Amazing Car!!!!! — I have had the car for about 2 months. I bought it used from a private dealer and the car had a few things wrong, but nothing a car enthusiast like me couldn't handle. I paid $1,300 and was the best car I have bought so far.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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good car---great motor---have almost 200,000 on it---i know somebody who had 340,000 on the engine

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some rust

bstigler
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A Dependable Car — hey you have to put some bucks into the car to keep it running---but trans and engine are solid---change your oil every 3000 and she runs runs runs--look around-- there are a ton of these cars still on the road

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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angeleyze1008
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No Good — my transmission going out with only 74000 miles on it. everytime i fix something something else breaks i thought Nissan and Honda are suppose to last a lifetime haha joke on me!!!i will never buy this car again to many problems with so many little miles

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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Great mileage. Very reliable. Decent cargo capacity.

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Appalling lack of power. Mediocre handling. God-awful color. Lame styling.

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No Thrills, No Frills And No Chicks. Not In This Car. — This car is merely functional. It just fills the gap between when you buy your very first beater, to when you get your first nice car that you can actually be proud of. This little guy, with it's powder blue color, was fit for a girl. And only a girl. But I had one. And I was embarrassed to drive it. That was the last time I ever let my dad do my car shopping for me. Sure, it was reliable. To a fault. I wanted this thing to start breaking down so I could get something better, but it just kept going. The few repairs were easy enough to do myself and didn't break the bank. I just hated this car because of its effeminate color and its complete lack of power or handling capability.

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Fast for a standard 1600, cheap to run.

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Boot is too big so doesn't have much leg room for backseat passengers.

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1996 Nissan Sentra Ga16de — It has good power for a standard 1600. Braking isn't the best but it does the job. It gets under steer around tight corners. It has a squeaky clutch and a few minor rattles. Its not a cool looking car but not ugly either which is good. Its cheap to run. Yea its pretty fun to drive sometimes. I would recommend this car to someone wanting something quick and cheap to run.

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it works

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The Best Nissan 1996 Sentra Gxe In The World — i love it cause my grandad letf it for me...and it get me from a to z it pretty sky blue has a system traveld only 86,000 miles wont trade fro nothing unless i have to and it got 140 on the dash its been alot of places its parked out side now i drove it the other day i call it baby some times lazy you cant have it

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Roomy, pretty comfortable for around town driving, good mileage, not bad to look at

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A bit uncomfortable to drive long distance - seats a bit cheap (overall a good value though)

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Leased Car That Was Quite Reliable — For what it cost me per month was a reliable stead and didn't look half bad.

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Gas mileage(avg 32 mpg), Ice cold ac, clean interior, good paint

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slow

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Great Everyday Car, Awesome Gas Mileage — the car is what it is. It is a daily commuter that makes your ride as comfortable as possible

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Cheap on gas

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4 cyl

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Economical — I bought this car for $150.00!!!! Drove it home and plan on using for a couple years

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