2002 Nissan Sentra User Reviews

2002 Nissan Sentra Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"power" 24 reviews
"ride" 21 reviews
"speed" 15 reviews
"handling" 14 reviews
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
CONS
"power" 12 reviews
"gearbox" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"quality" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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02serspecv writes:
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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5

Pros

Cars great to drive, cheap on gas.

Cons

Its expensive on parts.

02serspecv
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Its Great. — COST ON PARTS!!!! Also its so hard to find aftermarket stuff to fit on it. Also little 1 thing affects 5 other things. just hope to god you dont hit anything in this car. its a weak front end. other then that its a great car

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

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Sebastien writes:
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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3

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Cheap.

Cons

Reliability, build quality, transmission

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2 Blown Engines In 60000km — Bad transmission (clunky, first gear too short, second too long), suspension so-so, rims that bends on the first pot-hole, engine with lots of torque, but could rev higher, and the most gaz-guzzling 4 cylinder engine I've ever seen.

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Hans writes:
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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Small family? Start with this car!

Cons

If you are looking for flashy this is not the car for you.

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Good Car For Day To Day Driving — I have an automatic it's a little roomy, nice enough for a small family. Not as fuel efficient as a Honda Accord LX and definitely not my body choice. However it's a nice car to have for short - long distance trips, and carry friends around in.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alex writes:
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Review
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Quick, MPG

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Reliability

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It Was Decent. — This was what I bought after having my first Talon. This was a decent car. It wasn't horribly slow and got 28 MPG. It had a very loud exhaust and ugly rims on it. Fun for the time being, but glad I sold it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nick writes:
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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Pros

The quickness

Cons

The basic styling of the car

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My First Baby — I like the low and mid range power from the torque, it is a five speed so it is quick. This car has very modest gas mileage. I have owned this car since 2006 and I can attest to at least 30- 34 miles to the gallon.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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Its a snappy little car thats good on gas.

Cons

Its geared a little low.

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Great Commuter Car — The car handles good and is really good on gas but its geared a little low but i guess thats because its a little car. The car is fun to drive and the car looks a little sporty. A good thing about this car is that they make a lot of aftermarket parts for it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Edward writes:
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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gas saver

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knda small

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Got Have A Nissan — hit a deer but runs great small 1.8 dohc with 150k miles. wsh it 2 b a se-r vspec,but ts not so it is what it is. gotta love it it goes where i want to so.... for the money its a steal and they run 4 ever

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nick writes:
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3

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it was cheap to buy, handles great

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slow, needs more power

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2002 Sentra — Have put around 80K on it. great little car. just slow. does have issue with sunroof leaking though. average 30+mpg going 80mph. us to get 37mpg when driving easy. cheap to own, little maintenance. easy to work on. big trunk. back seat too small. great cheap car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mordekainan writes:
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Review
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Fun to drive!  Great power.  Great value for the dollar.

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Eventually rode rough on the road- Too 'go-carty' where you would feel every little bump in the road.

mordekainan
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Fun, Great Value Care For Any Commuter Without A Need For Much Space — Awesome car that is a great value for the dollar. Fun to drive, and fun to burn past other comparable-sized sedans. Very go-cart like ride. The fuel economy is good on a manual transmission and you can definitely get 22 mpg city even when driving fairly aggressive.

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Charter writes:
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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4

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Great drive quality, good gas mileage.

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Very bad exhaust setup and needs a better quality piston.

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Spec V — It has the QR25DE engine in front of a 6 speed manual transmission. The engine is a good engine as long as you get rid of the stock exhaust early on. I did not and am now replacing my short block. But for a four cylinder it is a very fast stock car, but I cannot stress enough how quickly you need to get rid of the stock exhaust manifold and put a Header in its place. Also engines have problems holding boost due to a poor quality piston put in the block when they come stock. If you are going to supe this car up I recommend doing some serious engine work.

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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

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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

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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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