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#261 of 2065 My Sentra and a few answers to ?s
Nov 10, 2000 (12:54 am)
Well its a long story but I finally got my 2001 Nissan Sentra.
2001 Nissan Sentra SE - Granite
*SE Perf. Package
*5 speed Manual
*Side-Impact Air Bags/ABS
*Sunroof wind deflector
Price with Destination Charge
I also went ahead and extended the service contract out to 5yrs/100k.
As far as stereo upgrades: I have to agree with sentrafan. I had a pretty lousy stereo system in my Hyundai Excel so I'm rather happy with the Sentra's stereo/CD. However the changes you folks are talking about sound really good. It certainly will be info I may come back to if I decide to upgrade later.
Nose Mask: I didn't wait to let the dealer install the nose mask so I had to put it on myself. I had a 1993 Saturn SL2 before and it had a nose mask also. I also had difficulty in installing the nose mask on my Sentra, but I agree that leaving in the sun for a while does wonders. After the nose mask and the front of the car was warm from the sun, it was less difficult(but still tight) to install. My complaint with the nose mask is the two clips located in the front center by the license plate holder(for those that need one; I'm in MD). Once you get all of the other clips in place these two clips are very loose and do not stay clipped toe the body. I didn't notice if they rattled against the front or nick the body, but it made me mad that i couldn't tighten the mask around the plate holder like the rest of the places.
Tjsen- I didn't have any difficulties with the hood part of the mask, although I did note it was very tight and I'm sure I could have broke it.
Bigsmooth- I think the nose mask looks good on the Sentra. I'm not sure it's as nice a fit as my Saturn was, but it still is a good fit, well made with good material, and IMHO it looks very sharp on the Granite color. If your still not sure I could send you a picture of mine with it on the car. Let me know.
Sunroof: Jv1701- I haven't had any probelms with my sunroof smearing and I have to be honest with you I just wiped it with a damp cloth. I believe the glass for the sunroof has a material on it to shade the sun much like the back window(little bumps). This may be why you're getting streaks on the glass when you use a cleaner of some sort. Just a guess.
I am truly enjoying every bit of my driving experience with my new Sentra. Last weekend I drove it to State College, PA from Annapolis, MD an thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Certainly a huge difference from my old Hyundai Excel.
Nov 10, 2000 (1:23 am)
If you could post a pic of your car or e-mail it to me, that would be awesome! I hope it's not a big hassle. I am going to be making a LONG (cross-country) drive soon and I am really considering a nose mask in order to protect my paint. If it looks good on the car, I would keep in on more of the time and I wouldn't feel so bad about spending the $$$.
Nov 10, 2000 (1:24 am)
Also, Peter, when I bought my Sentra, I was driving an '89 Hyundai Sonata... so I know how it feels to upgrade like that. Congratulations!
#264 of 2065 chilehead100, petrosjb
Nov 10, 2000 (2:23 am)
Thanks for your help. When I tried to put the nose mask on, it was was about 50 F. I guess that explains it. That is a little shy of the probably 150 F in the Texas sun.
Nov 11, 2000 (9:20 am)
I better make this the last Nova post or we will get in trouble. Actually it was my 86 Ford Tempo that kept breaking. Every other month it went to the shop. I know I funded that guys kids college ed. That's why we kept the bare bones Nova instead of the Tempo with more ammenities. That dang Nova never broke(other than their mufflers) that's why I was stuck with it for so long. It's kind of ironic since Nova in spanish means "Doesn't Go!" They had to change the name to sell in those countries! The good news is we are both in a whole lot better shape with our mode of transportation now, but Long Live the Nova just so long as someone else is driving it!
Nov 11, 2000 (9:22 am)
Interesting screen name. Are you a pilot too?
#267 of 2065 Nose Masks and Cap holders
Nov 11, 2000 (9:27 am)
I have seen some black sentra GXE's with the black Nose masks and I think they look pretty tough. I was considering one myself. Are you supposed to take them off to wash the car each week or can they stay on until its time to wax the car?
Also I noticed I didn't get a gas cap holder either. Is that really something Nissan doesn't include! How much are they?
Nov 11, 2000 (1:34 pm)
Your right, no more Nova stories in the Sentra topic. I just get carried away.
Yes, I'm a private pilot. VFR only. I time share on a C-172 at a small aerodrome up here in Central, NY. ( real pilots fly off grass.) I log approximately 100 hrs annually. So, it's really recreational only. Too many children storing acorns for their college experience to take flying to the next level.
#269 of 2065 Nissan Student incentive
Nov 11, 2000 (11:59 pm)
I am in the process of purchasing a 2001 Nissan
Sentra. Does anyone know if Nissan currently has a
student cash incentive regionally or nationally. I
didn't see it on the edmunds list of rebates - but
a dealer told me today that if I am a student
taking 6 hrs or more, I can get $500 cash back or
added into my "deal" or something. I cannot find
any info on internet about this program. Last week,
I got another dealership to agree to 2% below
invoice price + destination + 300 marketing
adjustment, which seems great. I was ready to
finalize that deal on Monday. But I don't know if I
should start dickering now with the 2nd dealership
that is offering the $500. If it's a regional or
national thing...then I ought to be able to get it
at the first dealership too. Please help anyone.
#270 of 2065 Re: Nose Masks and Cap holders
Nov 12, 2000 (5:58 am)
I have the nose mask and really like it. I'm convinced it protected my car a few weeks ago when I got behind a truck dropping pebbles all over the freeway. Three places on the front of my car took the brunt of some of those rocks -- I'll have to get some touchup paint to fix the damage to the paint. But, of course, the area covered by the nose mask had no damage. You definitely want to remove it each time you wash your car, otherwise dirt and mold can accumulate between the mask and the hood. For mostly convenience sake, I only put on the part that goes on the hood, which I think looks pretty good as well.
To my knowledge, no Sentras have shipped with the gas cap holder, although the owner's manual supposedly mentions its existence. I've read that the Altima's cap holder will fit the Sentra, though I haven't priced one yet. Personally, I think Nissan should foot the bill.