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#1476 of 2065 Redesign and A Canadian Pricing Question
Jul 08, 2003 (5:10 pm)
I read that that the Sentra redesign is scheduled for the 2006 model since both Nissan and Renault are sharing key components for their respective models. If the Sentra turns out looking anything like what's in Renaults line up...I think we'd all be very happy.
I'm looking at buying a gift for my father-in-law. A 2004 Sentra 1.8 with automatic. Total MSRP is $16,598CAN and $17,466CAN with destination and delivery. Any suggestions what we can take the dealer down to...we're going to buy the car either in Victoria or Vancouver
#1477 of 2065 Fuel filter
Jul 21, 2003 (8:55 am)
Anyone can give me a hint where the fuel filter is? It's a 2002 Sentra with a 1.8 engine. Thanks!
#1478 of 2065 Sentra SE fuel consumption
Aug 03, 2003 (3:25 pm)
My 2001 Sentra SE is rated at 32 mpg on highway. Till yesterday could not get any better than 28mpg. But I was always driving with an average speed of 85mph with a lot of fast accelerations and fun. Yesterday I took a trip with 3 hours one way. Highway was empty and there was a high chance of meeting a cruiser, so I set my cruise control to 75mph both ways with AC turned OFF. I was absolutely astonished by the gas consumption of this trip. It returned 36mpg!!! I was really surprised. I would expect a difference, but not that much. I am just wondering if 75mph is a sweet spot or the engine is loosened so well. Did anybody experienced this?
Aug 03, 2003 (5:17 pm)
With 2005 miles on the odo, some new problems cropped up today. There is a leak in the front passengers wheel well under the dash. It's probaly from the a/c and has been leaking there for about a week now, but really leaking today. Hopefully the hose is pinched or is clogged. Also, the rear door drivers side pull came off in my daughters hand as she closed the door this afternoon, the whole unit popped out. Will bring car in this week to address these 2 problems.
Also, the gas mileage is still not that great, but with just over 2k miles, the engine is not fully worked in yet.
Ah, the joys of new car ownership, thank G-d I have this next week off!!
The Sandman (
Aug 03, 2003 (6:16 pm)
Maybe you should have listened to the glowing reports of my Lancer? hehehe j/k
But seriously, hope this is the last of your problems. What kind of mileage are you getting and under what conditions? Unfortunately, it seems most "economy" cars are no longer getting good mileage. All in the name of power I guess. I have always preferred four cylinders for their added efficiency, but bought my first V6 a few months ago. I doubt I will ever go back now. The small gains in fuel economy aren't worth the lack of power and refinement.
Aug 03, 2003 (6:33 pm)
Only getting about 23.5 miles in all city driving, service advisor assurred me this would change after 1st oil change and about 5k miles on the odo. Is this a feasible answer?
Wish the Lancer had 15" wheels and a bit nicer dash. The brakes are really great on the Sentra also.
Aug 03, 2003 (6:56 pm)
My 03 2.5LE gas mileage comparitively went through the roof after my first oil change at 3750 miles, so judging by my experience, you can take the service advisor's word as truth. Apparently, they use a special break-in oil out of the factory, though I'm not really sure how that relates to fuel economy (?) but thats what I was told. This was also the reason I was told NOT to change my oil any sooner than the owners manual recommendation.
I'm sorry to hear of your two problems with your Sentra, but I'm sure they'll be easily remedied.
Aug 04, 2003 (5:06 am)
23.5 is pretty low for a 1.8 liter four cylinder. My 2.7 liter V6 automatic is currently getting 21-22 mpg in pure city driving and I only have 3k miles. It has dropped as low as 19 and gone as high as 23. The mileage is rated at 20/26. But anyway, if your car is like my Lancer or Accent, you should see a big gain in fuel economy around 8-12k. My Lancer initially got as low as 23 but now consistently gets 26-27 in the city even though it is only rated at 24.
Aug 04, 2003 (5:57 am)
This seems to be the gist of it all. I'll be patient and see what happens within the next 3k to 4k miles.
Thanks again all!
#1485 of 2065 First oil change?
Aug 04, 2003 (6:26 am)
It's been almost three months since I bought my 2003 Sentra LE and the car has 2,300 miles now. About 80% was short trip city driving(My job is only 2.5 miles away). Should I get the oil changed now or wait till 3,750 miles? The manual says 3,750 miles or 3 months... I didn't know Nissan used a special break-in oil out of the factory.