1987 Nissan Sentra Top Comparisons

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1987 Nissan SentraReview
cappii writes:
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Great Car, If You Have A Mechanic When Something Goes Wrong. — I had the B12 Edition fastback. The 87 was a sporty car, with a removable sunroof, and great speaker placement for the radio. It sat low, and handled the mountainous roads of Virginia expertly. Working on the car is a big hassle, though, as there are WAY too many vaccuum hoses.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great looking, fast, and very fun to drive.  Dependable.

Cons: Interior was a little cheap.  Hard to work on.

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1987 Nissan SentraReview
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Wagon — this was the wagon my wife bought to upgrade from the vw.. when she got tired of no Power streering and wanted a new wagon i got this baby.. hehehe it was a boat... LOL it would pitch and roll on those shocks like nobody's business... the kids always had tons of fun in it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: wagon

Cons: wagon

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1987 Nissan SentraReview
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Car? — Nice small car uses little fuel. with a little fixing up could be a really sweet ride. good speakers for being stock, and for being 22 years old. the car is really light so if you put a 350 in it she will go zoom zoom.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: its good on gas, and has decent speed

Cons: kinda slow for my taste, a few more hundred hourse power would be nice

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1987 Nissan SentraReview
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My Love — I bought my 87 nissan xe salvaged in 91. Loved this car it had a great ride to it and was very dependible. I put around 50 or 60 grand on it and had no problems other than brakes. Went through the pads all the time. Right around the time I sold it the # 2 cyclinder was melting the plug end off. I have no mechanical experiance but it went for another few thousand after sold to a freind for 500 bucks. I really miss that car it was a good car.

Pros: looks and ride

Cons: burned plus and brakes

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1987 Nissan SentraReview
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Great Mileage, Good Steering, Poor Acceleration, Great In The Snow — Nissan built a part time XE 4WD Sentra wagon in 1987 with a 67hp carbureted 1.6L. In 1988, they slapped on throttle body fuel injection and bumped output to a blistering 69hp. In 1989 a new full time AWD system was added to the XE 4WD Sentra wagon and paired it to a frisky 90hp 12v 1.6L I-4 in 1989. Quiet, comfortable and capable - most don't even know this car exists.

Pros: High MPG, unstoppable in the snow.

Cons: No AC, no tach, no power to pass on the Coquilhalla - but strong enough to finish the 800km Thunderbird Rally.

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1987 Nissan SentraReview
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Beach Car — Never again will I buy into Nissan unless it is a Silva

Pros: Beach Car for your surf boards

Cons: only one speaker in the entire car, Power

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1987 Nissan SentraReview
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An Awesome Daily Driver — Super fun little car to fulfill all of your daily driving needs. This car will always get you to where you need to go. About 25 mpg. Carbureted 1.6 liter 4 cylinder. Makes about 60 or so horsepower. I love this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It's an awesome car that'll do more than you expect.

Cons: This car is so great in every aspect. I can't think of anything negstive to put down here.

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1987 Nissan SentraReview
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Nelly The Nissan — After giving my truck away to try and help a friend, I bought this from my brother-in-law for about $500. It burned a quart of oil a week and had some front end damage. However, this thing was a beast. I drove it for over 4 years. As long as you put a quart of oil a week in her, she just kept going. This car probably had more memories than any other car I had. Probably because I drove it at the end of my high school career and all through my college career. At that point in my life I just needed something cheap to get me to school and work. I think everyone road in the Nissan at one point or another. She finally died when I went through a huge puddle and shorted out the ECU computer that mounted under the passanger side seat. Yes, there were holes in the floor boardes, but the carpet covered them. Overall, I will never forget Nelly the Nissan for she did me good at a critical time of my life. RIP Nelly. LOL

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Reliability

Cons: Looks like crap

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1987 Nissan Sentra 2 Dr XE Hatchback Review
GuruYNPT6 says:
vs2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport
1987 Nissan Sentra 2 Dr XE Hatchback winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport better.
"Firmer acceleration. Closer contact between tires and steering response."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport worse.
"Nissan has a Hatchback space compared to a small trunk."

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2021 Nissan Sentra Reviews

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2020 Nissan Sentra Reviews

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Love it its great. Would love to have it. Read More

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The overall, looks and gadgets are incredible for the price. I feel there could be a little more in the engine for pickup. Overall very happy. Read More

2019 Nissan Sentra Reviews

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2018 Nissan Sentra Reviews

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