2002 Nissan Sentra User Reviews

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    2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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    35

    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.

    Pros: Cheap.

    Cons: Reliability, build quality, transmission

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    Both The Company And Their Product Are Unreliable And Untrustworthy — I have had my Nissan Sentra since 2002, the year it was manufactured and from the second year on, I have had nothing but issue after issue. My car has the same exact issues that other Sentras have had that have been recalled, but Nissan refuses to put my car under the recall. I have had the same part (the part that was recalled in other Sentras) replaced twice AT MY EXPENSE, in four years. Nissan would not even pay for a rental car. I have contacted district, regional and corporate and not one individual would assist me in anyway, and I was calm and polite although very frustrated. My car stalls and shuts down when at low speeds, which as you can imagine, is VERY dangerous. I will never ever recommend or purchase another Nissan product. Buyer beware.

    Pros: Car fits into small parking spaces, decent gas milage

    Cons: Horrendous automobile and company

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    Good Car — It had a recall which gave us a brand new engine. Pot holes took their toll on the rims

    Pros: Fast, sporty, fun to drive

    Cons: Easy to get in trouble with it

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    Fun Ride And 6 Speed W Fosgate!?! — I loved this car for how it accelerated and drove. I didn't like the car for how cheap it was. Knobs falling off, speakers scratching, and steering wheel grinding.

    Pros: Fun Ride with good sound, High torque.

    Cons: Cheap

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    Quick, Has Pretty Good Torque. With Mild Suspension Work, It Handles Great. — When I first drove it, it seemed pretty quick. I bought it, put some parts on it, and found out it needed a new motor, just recently got the motor replaced and put some more performance parts on it. With the tein coilovers on it, the thing handles like a dream. Sticks to the corners hard. Good amount of torque for a 4 cylinder. Approximately 210 tq to the flywheel, 165-175 to the wheels. These cars need to be watched, and you have to know what you're getting into. They're built in mexico, so they are definitely not without their flaws. Watch out for the stock exhaust manifold that holds a pre-catalytic converter. If you drive it hard at all, it will fail. That's why I had to buy a new motor. The screws that hold the butterfly valves in the intake manifold are not loctited from the factory, so get that done, otherwise if you hit 5100 rpms and above at full throttle very often, those butterfly valves will open up and eventually the screws will come loose and go through your motor. All in all, if you know what you're getting into and get a decent price on one with good compression (please check the compression before buying it), pick it up. If you're going to pay 12k at a dealer, don't waste your money, there are better cars out there for that much.

    Pros: A good deal of easy, cheap mods. Good torque for a 4 banger. Good stock stereo.

    Cons: Cheap door panels, made in mexico, problems with motor (see full review)

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    V-tech Killer!! — Awsome car, reat power, even better handling, potential to beat most cars on the road with only a few bolt on mods.

    Pros: 6-speed tranny, big motor small car,17 stock rims, great styling

    Cons: Nissan decided to use the cheap bolts on the exaust manifold...if not fix could lead to blown motor!!

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    My Lil Gas Guzzler, Great For Baby! — The sports family car. Handles great, keeps up with most cars. My baby laughs when I make sharp turns at break-neck speeds.

    Pros: Quick, Extremely Fun to drive!

    Cons: Bad gas mileage.  I average 19 mpg with this 4 cyl.

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    Nice To Look At, Fun To Ride. — I like my car alot. No big problems, if your race the tires skid alot on the lower gears. They come pretty quick stock, i saw a video on you tube of a 500hp 3something torque.

    Pros: Turning, handling, speed. Custom leather, AEM intake.

    Cons: The ass that had it before didn't take care of it.

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    2002 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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    Small Reliable Car But, Not Interesting To Drive — I owned this car for one year. I appreciated its reliability, especially knowing that you don't have to worry with the timing belt changes cause it use a timing chain.

    Owner for 1 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:14,000

    Pros: Reliable car

    Cons: No real driving pleasure.

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    Good Car And I Would Recommend — Performance-good acceleration, 170hp, great handling and braking Build Quality-replaced front tires with bridgestone tires, replaced air filter, and changed belts due to squeeking Mods-Sony radio w/custom fit speakers, HIDS 6000K (white),Custom Muffler, K&N air filter, aftermarket tailights, oranger interior LEDS, new spark plugs, new tires Soon to come-35%tints, RS front lip kit, 18" Motegi Racing FF7 rims, headlight eyelids, sunroof wind deflector, interior and exterior LEDS

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good power, good styling, excellent handling, can apply many mods to it

    Cons: Dont hate the color but wish it was black,red, or white

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Nissan Sentra Reviews

    Not A Bad Family Vehicle Has Some Potential With A Few Mods. By Dan

    I love the look and feel of the new sentra, the gas mileage is plus the surplus of trunk space is awesome and all around it has a comfortable feel to it, the thing i dislike most is that there is basi... Read More

    Beautiful Car And Rides Great By thepuregame24

    I have already stated above what I like about this car, but on my model I have bose. It sounds great if you like base it could use a subwoofer other than that very loud. Havn't really used the navigat... Read More

    2013 Nissan Sentra Reviews

    The Amazing Sentra By Gerardo

    Good braking,ok acceleration,nice design,nice interior,good leg room,good cost of maintenance.I get 33 mpg in city and 40 with eco.It is a fun car to drive.Good commuter.It is a very nice deal for... Read More

    The Best Nissan Sentra So Far By voltagefuel

    1 year Update 2/28/14 - after 1 year I still love the Sentra and have recorded 46.5 MPG average on a long 3.5 hour trip in the early fall last year using 87 octane gas. I wish Nissan would replace th... Read More

    2012 Nissan Sentra Reviews

    Nice Overall Transportation. Nice Styling. By radiod

    I like the simplicity of the cab. It is not over wrought with bells and whistles and it serves the purpose of comfortable and safe transportation. The exterior design is very sporty and good to look... Read More

    Love The Look, And The Roomy Interior. By wvanpatten

    Very nice car, love the pearl white color and the look of the interior design. Handles great, very low miles, and has everything you need. Fun car to drive, also the 4 doors is nice for the kiddos. Wo... Read More

    2011 Nissan Sentra Reviews

    Great Bang For The Buck By aaautoindy

    It is probably one of my first choices for a 1st car driver that is looking for reliability and easy and safe to drive. I would say the 2.0s is kind of a car for the girls, but easily can go both ways... Read More

    Fun, Quiet Ride, Many Journeys By Aaron

    I loved this car because of some of the outstanding features it had. The Bluetooth system, iPod adapter and key-fobs for key-less entry and start up were amazing. I love having those features in a veh... Read More

    2010 Nissan Sentra Reviews

    Sentra Sr By sandra1369

    I love my car just bought it four months ago BUT.. sometimes when I dont use it for a day or two it wont turn on. I dislike this so much because my car is great but it gives me problems in starting at... Read More

    Sentra 2.0sr Is A Great Car For The Payment By voltagefuel

    I leased the Sentra and rolled in some inequity from my previous loan, and still with nothing down my payment was in the mid $200's. Nothing could come close when I made my rounds and did my shopping.... Read More

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