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Nov 14, 2000 (2:22 am)
I recently picked up my 2001 Nissan Sentra SE and it has a gas cap holder which seemed a little odd to me since the gas cap also has a permanent attachment so that it just hangs there when filling with gas. Quick question I traded in a 1996 Sentra for this one. When I got my 1996 Sentra I was told only to use 89 octane gas, the manual for the SE says 87 octane - any opinions.
#275 of 2065 Re: gas cap holder
Nov 14, 2000 (12:31 pm)
If the 2001 Sentras are shipping with something akin to a gas cap holder, I'm going to stop by my dealership and see if they can hook me up with the same thing.
Boomer1946 -- 87 octane will work fine in the Sentra, in fact, it's preferred. Don't know why you were told to use 89 octane in your 1996 Sentra, but it wasn't necessary. I had a 1995 Sentra and only used 87 octane.
#276 of 2065 Good Deal?
Nov 14, 2000 (6:35 pm)
After wrestling with numerous dealerships about what I should pay for a Sentra SE (almost all said that I should pay sticker), I found one dealership who wrote up my order at what I think is a good price. I ordered a 2001 Sentra SE (Radium), 5-speed, with Perf. Pkg., Sunroof, and, of course, floor mats. The price with destination was $15,794. The best part is I didn't even haggle with this guy. He tells me that he can get me the car right away, but from reading everyone's posts, it sounds like it takes awhile. How long should I expect to wait?
Nov 14, 2000 (7:33 pm)
was that an out the door price? damn man... If I give you my fax number send a copy of the invoice... that's a nice price. I would love to get the SE, and I'm looking in about a month for a new car...
#278 of 2065 nikecar
Nov 14, 2000 (10:51 pm)
Sorry, the price doesn't include tax.
Nov 15, 2000 (1:56 am)
Hi, I purchased a 2000 Sentra SE, 5 speed, w/Performance package, about 3 months ago. I love it but was wondering if anyone else, with a similar car, has found that there is a considerable amount of noise on the highway at speeds of around 55-65 mph. It almost sounds like I should shift into a higher gear. I can't quite tell exactly what the noise I'm hearing is, it's just loud. I traded in a 93 Taurus, am I just used to a quieter ride or could there be a problem? I have also found that when I start the car there is a loud screech that, I believe, is coming from the fan belt. I am planning to bring it in to the dealer, but was wondering if anyone has had a similar problem?
#280 of 2065 Sentra w/supercharger?
Nov 16, 2000 (4:20 am)
A while back in one of the car mag online sites (I don't remember which) I saw a "future model" listing that indicated that the Sentra would be available with a supercharger this year. Has anyone heard anything about this?
Nov 16, 2000 (5:56 pm)
Maybe what you're referring to is the resurrection of the Sentra SE-R. It is supposedly going into production later this year with an all-new engine that is rumored to have over 170bhp. It'll be quite a little screamer if that is the case.
#282 of 2065 More info on the gas cap holder
Nov 17, 2000 (5:07 pm)
I went to the dealer yesterday to investigate the gas cap holder situation on the Sentras, notably, that most of us contend it does not exist. Here's the deal. All Sentras have a black, vertical, metal thingamajig that is located near the rear (if the door is open) of the gas cap door. This piece is the Sentra's version of a gas cap holder. If you take the gas cap cord and drape it over this holder, it works reasonably well. A previous post mentioned that the Altima's gas cap holder will fit on the Sentra. Comparing the design of the Sentra's door to the Altima's, I agree. The Altima uses a completely different type of holder. It's an orange plastic piece that's rounded-out and horizontal, and you simply place the gas cap in this holder while refilling. I like this holder better -- it's the one I'm most familiar with. I inquired into getting this piece for my Sentra, and the parts guy said I would have to order the entire gas cap door! This is ridiculous, because this piece easily snaps in and out of the door and probably cost less than a dime to produce. Well, whatever. One other note -- the Sentra does has a cord that attaches to the cap, whereas the Altima does not. So, given that I'm the absent-minded type, I prefer the Sentra's style of gas cap holder over the Altima's. At least it's impossible for me to drive off without my gas cap.
#283 of 2065 Bought a Sentra SE 2001
Nov 19, 2000 (10:41 pm)
I recently bought my Nissan Sentra SE 2001, with
Automatic Transmission and
The price without taxes and licensing cost me: cost me 16,119. The actual invoice for the car with the above options and accessories was 16,058. So basically I paid $ 61 above invoice. The slightly vague figure came up because earlier I was charged $ 31 for the In cabin Micro Filter. When I got the car this was not there and so I asked for the reduction in price.
Too bad that after taxes (approx $ 1300) and licensing, the cost to me really grew up. around 17,500 dollars.
In my shopping experience I came across all kinds of dealers. Most dealers I contacted on the telephone and got qoutes that were close to the Invoice. I did want ABS but most cars did not have this option. And so I compromised for without ABS. There are a few questions which I am doubtful about:
1. I have done a lot of reading on whether theere is a Breakin for the first one year. So is there or is there not. My salesman said that IT IS NOT TRUE.
2. Is the insurance for a black colored car more than other colors (except red)?
3. What kind of gas will be OK for the car.
4. Finally, do you guys think that this was an excellent deal. Basically have there been cases of dealers going below the Invoice.
Another guidelines from Sentra owners?
Thanks for your replies.