1998 Nissan Sentra User Reviews

1998 Nissan Sentra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Stark writes:
1998 Nissan Sentra XE Review
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4

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cause ur out of cash and cant afford insurance or gas

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dont buy it if ur a power freak or if u have the money to get better

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Sweet — no power, Front wheel drive sucks, at least its a manua,l the car has sick potential though, its a great day to day driving around car cause of the ridiculouse gas prices, fun enough to drive sticks to the road really good

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Peter writes:
1998 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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2

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great mpgs

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performance

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Economic But Not Fun — too slow, speakers suck, suspension is waaay too loose. very cheap to drive because gets great mpgs. fair amount breaks often though. wires arent very durable and can be easily broken . clutch is horrible. heats up fast and gets very sticky.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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lunabird writes:
1998 Nissan Sentra SE Review
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5

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Great Gas efficiency. Comfortable to drive. Reliable. Low cost on maintenance.

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Not sure.

lunabird
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A Highly Reliable And Efficient Car — Very reliable. Braking and handling is good. Great gas efficiency. Easy to maintain with low cost. Fun to drive. I feel safe and in control driving it. A comfortable car. I owned it for more than 6 years, and would like to buy a new Nissan Sentra.

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Doran writes:
1998 Nissan Sentra Review
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4

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Everything but styling

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Not the prettiest car when stock.

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Great For Tuning. — Very tunable, and with minor modifications, it handles like a dream. Performance was meager but adequate with the 1.6L motor, but fuel economy made up for the lack of zip. With the SR20DET however, it is simply a blast to drive! Please note that my categorized ratings are for the stock vehicle, *not* my highly modified one.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Justin writes:
1998 Nissan Sentra SE Review
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4

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Reliable

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Bland

25

My Cross Country Slave — Drove from coast to coast waaayyy to many times. I think 6.

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Cara writes:
1998 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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4

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Great mileage

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No tachometer.

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Good First Car. — I just previously bought this car. It has a few dents, but it looks like a wellkept car, I feel safe in it. The handling is really great, easy around corners and curves. The brakes were just replaced so its pretty easy on the brakes. Acceleration isn't that great, it's just a get around car, not a get up and go car. Fun to drive! Great mileage and easy maintenance.

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Andrea writes:
1998 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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It's got a lot of get up and go for a 4 banger!

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The AC went out.  That's not fun in Texas!

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Best Car I've Ever Owned. Hey, At Least It Runs Better Than Anything I've Ever Owned! — Performance is alright for a 4 banger. It needs a few minor repairs to the body (dumass ran into it with a golf cart). No AC and it has an oil leak, love the exterior color! It's my little Green Dragon!

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Kevin writes:
1998 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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Great Lifespan

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Small Engine

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Nice Car — Not a bad car and it gets great gas mileage. The acceleration could be better but overall good performance. After awhile, the tires needed replacement and the vent motor only works on high.

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Doug writes:
1998 Nissan Sentra SE Review
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gas mileage

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Small

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Can't Kill It — I've owned this one since new, other than regular oil changes, it's had an oil seal, starter, exhaust work, brakes & just recently the wipers need a new transmittion. Not a bad record for a ten year old car. Super on gas. The body is starting to go around the rear fenders & I have well over 250.000km & it still runs great.l

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Inder writes:
1998 Nissan Sentra XE Review
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Good enough get up and go.

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Better transmission needed

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Xe With The Se Kick — I have the XE which had the 1.6 underpowered motor in it. But I swapped it out with the 2.0 motor with more power. Overall very satisfied with the car

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1982 Nissan Sentra Reviews

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1983 Nissan Sentra Reviews

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1984 Nissan Sentra Reviews

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1985 Nissan Sentra Reviews

Would Not Drive Another One By Albert

This was my first car. It was the typical first time car, cheap and running. It was not stylish and no power to it at all. It was a four door hatchback(aka station wagon). It got me and my friends... Read More

Looked Great, But Many Problems By Marcus

I loved the car when I bought it, however, I had many performance issues with this vehicle, which culminated in the engine freezing up and stopping on the interstate in the middle of morning rush hour... Read More

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1986 Nissan Sentra Reviews

Fun And Inexpensive Mid-80's Econobox. By Nathan

A great car purchased from the original owner. Needed reliable economical transport and fell in love with this sentra. 2 door, 5 spd, Blue with grey interior. 1.6L 4 banger that could avg. 40 mpg o... Read More

Great Ride! By Daniel

It's a family car since the begining. My grandpa bought it brand new, and its been goin ever since. I've restored the exterior almost completely. The interioris still pretty well in shape. The engine ... Read More

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