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#1389 of 2065 Bad dealers, good luck
Sep 10, 2002 (5:25 pm)
I'm sad to say this, since I have worked for Nissan in the past, but the first Nissans I have purchased may be my last. The cars themselves are great, and I am glad I bought them. The dealers, unfortunately, leave much to be desired.
We own a 2000 GXE Automatic, and a 2001 GXE 5-Speed. We had a few minor problems with the 2000, and so far not a hitch with the 2001 (which is more than a year old).
On the other hand, I have experienced dealer problems up the wazoo, which is something that seems to be a trend on this and other Sentra-related forums.
Happily, there are many dealers in my area, so I can pick and choose. Still, after having an oil change at one dealer that left me with a broken dipstick and the battery ports all unscrewed (five loose, one just sitting on the battery), I am not surprised to hear that some dealers are unable to repair serious problems (like 01sentragxe's brake adjustment issue).
A final note on this: for many reasons, Nissan is not the only manufacturer with dealership problems.
Ultimately, your best defense against bad dealerships is knowledge and options. Take the time to learn about cars (or befriend someone who already has) so you'll know what you're talking about, and make sure there is more than one dealership in your area so that you have options.
#1390 of 2065 Response to SR20D lifespan
Oct 05, 2002 (6:25 pm)
Bought a 91 SE-R new with the SR20D engine. Sold it last summer with 152,000 miles. Still strong at the time. Still had all the original accessories, such as water pump. The engine was a major factor in my choice of a replacement. A 2001 Sentra SE with the SR20D engine.
#1391 of 2065 1993 Sentra 4 door when to change timing belt
Oct 08, 2002 (11:11 am)
A friend of mine here at the office has a 93 4 dr Sentra with 80,000 and change on it. She does not recall ever changing the timing belt. I checked the Edmunds section for maintenance but didn't see the suggested mileage for changeing the t-belt. Of course she does not have the owner's manual. Anyone know for sure?
#1392 of 2065 1988 Sentra
Oct 12, 2002 (11:34 pm)
Does anybody know how much power the '88 Sentra sedan had? Thanks!
Oct 13, 2002 (6:24 am)
Her Sentra has a timing chain, not a belt. No need to change it.
#1394 of 2065 Micron Air Filter
Nov 06, 2002 (10:02 am)
Last time I was at a dealer service dept. for 20,000 maintenance, I was told that my 2000 GXE needed a micron filter change.
I was not even aware mine came with one and declined the service.
Does anyone know how I can find out if mine has one or not, and how to change it myself?
#1395 of 2065 Sentra Re-design ?
Nov 07, 2002 (11:53 am)
Does anyone know when the Sentra is due for a re-design ?
#1396 of 2065 Sentra Re-Design
Nov 08, 2002 (6:29 am)
I sent an e-mail to Nissan North America. They replied that a re-design probably would take place in 3-4 years. Also, they said no concept picutres or info are available now.
#1397 of 2065 Parts Online
Nov 12, 2002 (4:03 pm)
I need to order a new headlight assembly for a 2001 Sentra GXE and was wondering if anybody knows a good discount website to use. Thanks.
Nov 13, 2002 (9:03 am)
Some sources say the next Sentra is aimed for the 2005 model year, or an early '06