This car got me back and forth to college which was over a thousand miles away, mind you and then just kept on going. Check fuel pressure at fuel rail. Could I simply have a sensor that is unable to communicate with the computer? EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. My boyfriend fixed all these things so I only paid for the parts. Changed distributor and timing chain tensioner. The third time a mechanic claimed it was spark related and replaced the distributor cap, plugs, and plug wires. Seating is very tight and uncomfortable for long travels.
I'm sad to say that an accident at 150,000 has put an end to our relationship because this has been an excellent car. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. It has given very little trouble so far at almost 130K on the odometer. Its simple dashboard controls use rotary knobs for the ventilation system, and while the stereo controls are small, they fall right to hand. Early on there was a problem with the power locks, fixed under warranty. I haven't replaced or tested the fuel regulator or fuel injectors yet. Years ago I failed to notice that the ground side was crimped to the frame and bolted to the block.
Plus, you gotta love rockin' an iPhone through a tape deck. Nicer interior materials, a tachometer, small armrest, and alloy wheels, are the major differences to this model. At some point the display on the clock stopped working and the fuel door wouldn't close. Why am I even reviewing a car that is more than a decade old? NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. New exhaust, starter, alternator, egr valve, vapor cannister.
It excelled in both those respects and more. The car cranked and turned a few times on its own, but never reached idle speed and died after about a dozen or so rotations. You wanted something new, but you couldn't really bear to get rid of it because it doesn't require a lot of maintenance, it doesn't ask anything of you, and it was paid for. And once again the car ran perfectly fine until we let it sit unused for three days. It had over 120,000 miles and had sat in her garage for 4 years. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. Again the car worked fine until we let it sit for a few days unused.
I've averaged 43mpg in highway driving 65-75 miles per hour. The gas mileage varies but is normally good, at around 26 on a bad day and 35 on a good one and averaging around 30 normally. You need to verify the cause whether it is fuel or ignition. It had broken down on her, and as she was having health problems, she could not drive much anyway. Hope to pass 300k before rust takes it. Other that routine oil changes, brakes, tires and exhaust, we've put nearly no money into this car. Only mechanical trouble we've had is a bad alternator immediatly after purchasing it.
All Sentra models have such niceties as a tilt steering column, full carpeting and reclining front bucket seats. Yes, when you engage the key, to start the car, the engine turns over on its own until you disengage the key. When the problem was first found and taken to a mechanic they could find nothing wrong as the car started fine for them. It's a cheap, used car, but it is still a great one, especially if they are properly maintained. Everyone has had a car in their life that just refused to die. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. Handling is quite good, with excellent feel on the road, and steering wheel is very good as well.
This Nissan is the Best vehicle Ive ever owned. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557444200672 ; listingsSearchManager. The ride is well-controlled, but less nimble than what we've found in others in its class. This rear suspension deserves some note, however, because it uses a sliding lateral link that delivers better wheel control without the space required by a fully independent layout, much like that of Sentra's larger stablemate, the Maxima. Its shape seems to blend with the current genre of economy cars, and after a makeover in 1995, it went from a simple boxy shape to a more aerodynamic boxy shape. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. I noticed a lot of oil residue in there.
Good handling on snow and bad roads and if it gets stuck its so light you can push it out easily. But if you are looking for a dependable, inexpensive car, you can't go wrong with a '97 Sentra. About three years ago my mother had poured some oil into the car and didn't tighten the cap before she drove the car around and it blew oil all over the inside of the engine cavity. All it needed was a fuel pump, change of fluids, new brake pads, and a tune up and the car runs like a dream. Other than that solid Nissan quality. So I simply bolted it to the block when it needed to be replaced.
Car is rusty but still going strong. Its trunk is also large, with over 10 cubic feet of space, and has a very low lift-over height, which is welcomed when it's time to load groceries. Also, jumping into freeway traffic or passing on two-lane roads aren't heart-stoppers like while driving some econoboxes. Test for sparks at plug. The third time I was told that it was a compression and spark issue and the mechanic replaced Spark plugs, plug wires, distributer cap, and the plastic head cover. The car is built to hold five, although things are tight with three passengers in back. Overall, though, the car is surprisingly sound at this age.