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#578 of 2065 Re: Some questions
Mar 22, 2001 (5:47 am)
newskate9: I've had my 2000 SE w/PP for over 10,000 miles, and am also very impressed. The only problems I've had, like you, are the occasional rattles. Mine mostly occur in the far passenger-side of the dash board. What's maddening is that they are intermittent, which is why I'm reluctant to take it to the dealer. But I think I'll eventually do so, and you should too. They may not be able to fix it, but on the other hand, I've seen many Sentra owners complain of the same thing, so the dealers might have some experience with fixing the problem.
Re: Front Fascia
Richard79, too bad about the spoiler. However, it may be that not only Nissan, but all/many other manufactures make their spoilers this way as well. It's entirely possible that the same thing could have happened in a Protege or Civic. I'd say you still got a good deal and wouldn't worry too much about it (after getting it fixed, of course). I haven't heard of this happening to others.
#579 of 2065 First Oil Change
Mar 22, 2001 (2:43 pm)
I am getting ready for my first oil change on 2001 Sentra SE.I was thinking about going with Mobil 1 synthetic.Does anybody know the pros and cons of using a synthetic oil?
#580 of 2065 synthetic oil
Mar 22, 2001 (3:28 pm)
you might want to head over to the maintenance and repair forum for heated discussion of this topic. However, my short take on this is
1) You use it if you drive hard (redline alot)
2) Use it if you want to extend the oil change interval (more than 3000 miles or 3 months - possiblly up to 7500 miles, but I wouldn't if I were you)
3) Use it if you are going to keep your car for a long time
4) Use it if you can change the oil yourself since the cost would be about the same as regular oil if someone else change the oil for you.
In short, I used it before and I don't notice any significant gains in terms of performance or fuel economy. If I had a Corvette then I might have to use it. Also, the standard on synthetic is not strict enough so that Mobil has protested about how some other companies has labeled their oil as synthetic.
#581 of 2065 2000 SE observations
Mar 23, 2001 (6:52 am)
I would like to share my experiences since taking
delivery of my 2000 SE in June of 2000. It has AT,
ABS with SAB,and PP and cuurrently 28K miles. I live in this car! Lots of fun to drive!
MPG to Date avg 29..All Highway
I have had the wind noise problem at speed(over
70 mph). I resolved that by cutting a 1/2" peice
of clear plastic from a folder I purchased at Wal-Mart. I inserted this 8 1/2" long peice under the
trim at the top center of the windshield.
Now, I need some feedback. On two occasions after
filling up with gas, the car has refused to go into O/D. You can downshift, upshift, dis-engage
O/D, engage O/D. In both instances, I have had to
shut the engine off and restart to clear the problem. The two times this has occured were three
months apart. Has anyone else had this happen??
#582 of 2065 Re:synthetic oil
Mar 23, 2001 (11:46 am)
You may want to skip using synthetic oil if you have less than 3-5K miles on your car. The synthetic oil is very slippery and will prolong the break in for your car. Afterwards it's fine.
#583 of 2065 new sentra
Mar 24, 2001 (12:52 pm)
I just bought a new sentra gxe today with Conv and lux pkg. No ABS/Side Air bag. The cost was $14420.00. How did I do? I think it was a good deal....
#584 of 2065 is this a good deal???
Mar 25, 2001 (7:55 am)
I have been is the process of bargaining for a new 2001 Sentra GXE, auto, a/c, power windows locks, i believe they call this the convience package. The dealer has given me a price for 13,800. including destination. I think this is a fair price, but always feel like i am getting taken when buying a car. Should i watch out for any other add ons, when i go in and sit at the TABLE!? Plan on buying this week, all replies will be much appreciated. I will be buying in West palm beach Florida
Mar 25, 2001 (9:59 am)
i thought power locks and windows was standard on the GXE-- i thought the convenience package was bascially keyless entry and maybe fold down rear seat.... $13,800 seems a decent price on a sentra GXE auto with the convenience package of keyless entry.... you make sure you get keyless entry, as that's the nuts.
#586 of 2065 Re: new sentra
Mar 25, 2001 (3:13 pm)
I bought a 2000 Sentra GXE with the conv and lux package and with no abs/side air bag. I have tinted windows and a spoiler (all installed by the dealer). I paid 14,500 so you got an okay deal (the car is new but had 1200 miles on it when bought)
My car has 7K miles on it and the engine is all of a sudden very loud-sounds horrible. Anyone else have the same problem?
#587 of 2065 help to find a good dealer
Mar 28, 2001 (5:24 pm)
I live in silicon valley ,city is sunnyvale,CA and am thinking about purchasing a 2001 Sentra SE with standard equipment. From what I've read here, Nissan Sentra is pretty good . Can anyone recommend a dealer who may be easy to deal with in the San Jose,CA, Sunnyvale CA, Monuntview,CA, etc, or around the silicon valley?
Thanks in advance for any and all advice anyone can give me