1997 Nissan Sentra User Reviews

1997 Nissan Sentra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews

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Chantal writes:
1997 Nissan Sentra GLE Review
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5

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It takes me wherever I need to be and she looks very sexy!!!

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NOTHING!!!!!!

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Me & My Nissan — Performance - Fantastic. NO problems whatsoever. No rattling and squeaking - even though it is a fairly old car. Sexy body and fantastic interior. Very economical and definitely value for money It is a great car to drive! Im very impressed with this car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
1997 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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5

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Fuel economy, size, reliability, performance, comfort, interior room

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Will rust if not taken care of

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1997 Nissan Sentra — This is what everybody really should be driving. This is probably my perfect "modern" car. It has decent acceleration. The fuel economy is amazing - especially if you overinflate the tires. It's actually quite fun to drive because of its size. Keep it clean and maintained and it will last forever.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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bloodymarybleed writes:
1997 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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5

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its good on gas and it gets you from point a to point b

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nothing

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Its A Good Car — it wasa good car ,good on gas and it gets me where im going i've have it 3 years i just got it out of the shop and i put 2200 in it cause my daughter messed it up.but works good now

Primary Use: Family transportation

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xxtoxicpunkfuelxx writes:
1997 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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4

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Excellent Mileage/its already banged up.

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not exactly winter friendly if you don't know how to control a car that enjoys sliding.

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Not The Worst, But Not The Best Either. Not Too Big And Not Too Small. — This is my replacement daily driver/winter beater. Rolled the last one in a ditch. Needs a lot of effort and TLC yet (mechanical as well as visual-obviously!). I think I'll name it Rusty. Intend to "fix" the body and repaint. Possibly some different wheels... something more attractive? Otherwise, Excellent car. the 5spd makes up for lost HP. Has plenty of torque and will burn rubber all day if you let it. Will carry its own weight + some (tows like a dream). If it wasn't for the missing sway bar, I think performance would definently increase. lol.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Val writes:
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Safety

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low to ground

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Buy If You Dont Need Height To Get In And Out — When I totalled it, (rolled 4+times) I walked away with a few scratches. From the outside the car looked flat, but inside, the cab was ok. Looked great, great gas mileage. Would definatly buy a nissan again anyday. Wonder what thier vans are like? if they have any?

Primary Use: Family transportation

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David writes:
1997 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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its small!

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no power

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Its There — its get from point a to b. not much power and 0-60 in 3 hour. its cheap to maintain. Has an ok amount of mpg 23 mpg is what i tend to get out of it but i think it can be a bit higher.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
1997 Nissan Sentra XE Review
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Great reliability and fuel economy.

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Boring.

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Served Me Well. — We bought this car from a crash restoration dealer, but you could never tell by looking at it. It was a great little practical car. It did its job, transporting people and their stuff, extremely well, but that's it. With a weak little 1.6L engine and old econo-tires, it wasn't much for thrills, and its appearance was just about as boring and generic as one can imagine. Same with the interior. I completely neglected the care of this car, often going 12,000 miles without an oil change, and it never let me down. Plus, it turned out nearly 40 mpg! I was greatly saddened when a teen driver ended its life by rear-ending me on the freeway.

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Luke writes:
1997 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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Low maintanance and lots of miles per tank

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dents dents dents

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Not Much Class But Great On Gas — I bought my car from a friend for practically nothing. It runs very well for its age. Its been through a lot cosmetically..ie hit by a uhaul van, broken into numerous times (terrible neighborhood) and some crazy cycling days. It gets great mileage though which makes it worth every penny in these ridiculous times. I love my car...though I'd trade it any day for a SLR McLaren.

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Michael writes:
1997 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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customization options were endless

Cons

slow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Very Slow With Ac On — Did not care for very much, very poor performance

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Rafael writes:
1997 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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Reliable

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Alternator is hard to change, suspension is horrible.

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Ugly, Small... But It Works... — The exterior is gly, my old 1995 B13 was better designed. the interior is better, but still small. The engine is good, not fast but I have given a lot of miles without much maintenance.

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