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#963 of 2065 Installation of In-Cabin Micro Filter
Aug 05, 2001 (3:58 pm)
Just finished installing the In-Cabin Micro Filter in my 2000 Sentra SE. The installation instructions list 8 steps under Parts Removal before proceeding to the installation of the filter (which is simply a matter of sliding the filter into the filter housing), but my experience was the last three or four steps are completely unnecessary. To sum up the procedure, you must remove the
1. Glove box door
2. Glove box latch
3. Glove box frame
4. Filter cover from the filter housing unit
One Phillips screw driver and 20 minutes of your time is all that's required for you to start breathing that clean filtered air On a quality control note, I noticed that one part of the glove box frame wasn't put in properly; there are 2 tabs that should go behind a panel, but only one tab was behind the panel, the other was in front. No wonder I hear creaks and rattles from the glove box and dash! Also washed the car this morning, just before sunrise. It's my favorite time to wash the car; it's cool and quiet, and I get to spend some quality time with my baby
quark99 -- glad to hear that Nissan has finally made the Sentra oil filters larger. I've always had reservations about the filters because they were so small. Hopefully the aftermarket will catch up soon.
#964 of 2065 Sentrafan
Aug 06, 2001 (5:26 am)
Thanks for the information. I might try it, have to order it first.
Aug 06, 2001 (9:09 am)
Is it possible to have a 2001 Sentra SE (w/ Performance Pkg.) with both ABS and the 6-disc CD changer. The Nissan website says these are not available and a dealer near me is clueless. However, Edmunds says both can be had on the Se....
Aug 06, 2001 (9:40 am)
Getting an SE with ABS is almost impossible. There were a few 2000 SEs around with ABS, but no PP. For 2001, I have seen none with ABS with or without PP. That's probably because the SEs with PP are targeted to younger drivers and the dealers/manufacturers have determined that young people don't care about safety, they just want sunroofs, thus ABS is a rarity.
#967 of 2065 Ordering a Sentra with ABS
Aug 06, 2001 (10:38 am)
Can you order a Sentra with ABS? Anyone have experience with ordering? Is it worth the hassle ?
Aug 06, 2001 (4:59 pm)
I have a black 2001 SE with PP,A/T,sunroof,and ABS. The 6 disc changer was the only option I skipped because I thought i would like the extra space there. However, after reading the posts I just couldn't pass up those deals on the nissan site and ordered the changer for $126. As far as getting a sentra with ABS you are going to have to wait a long time. In March 2000, I went to a NY area nissan dealer to get a sentra se loaded. I knew they wouldn't have what i wanted and ordered it. I was in no hurry and figured it would take 2-3 months. They told me 2 months. Well, it took about 6 months. I got the car in september and it was a 2001 by that time. The dealers suck and so does nissan's dont care 800 line. They never had an answer for when the car would come in. I hate Nissan and the Dealers, but I love my sentra.If you are willing to wait you might as well try to order an Se-R. You could have it by 2003 if it ever comes out.By the way, I work at a toll bridge in NY and see the car carriers taking cars to nissan dealers on long island and there are still very few sentra se's going that way and most of the ones that i see are gold(no offense to anyone out there) and dont have abs.I dont understand why nissan cant make these loaded se's.I haven't seen any out there but mine and its been almost a year now.
#969 of 2065 SE w/ABS...try a third-party service, maybe?
Aug 07, 2001 (12:05 pm)
I guess I was just really lucky to get an SE 5-speed w/PP and the ABS/side airbags package. I went through the local Autobytel agent at a Nissan dealership in Seattle; I spec'd my wishlist to him on Wednesday, and by Thursday, he'd called to say he found a few examples in black or radium. By Saturday, I was driving off in my ABS-equipped SE. I wonder if going through Autobytel (or something similar) increases your chances over just having a regular Nissan dealer try to find one w/ABS?
Also, it really surprises me that more ABS-equipped SEs aren't available on the East Coast, as the need for ABS is greater there, with the bad winters and all. The Sentras are made in Mexico, which would seem to lend itself to fairly even distribution, but who knows?
Side note: One pet peeve about the Sentra (practically the only; I'm really happy with it)is that the interior plastics, esp. the glovebox,
scratch incredibly easily. I wish they'd use materials that didn't permanently show every errant fingernail scrape. Plus, my passengers often get into the car with backpacks or purses, and tend to scrape them across the glovebox, so it looks like hell already, after less than 3000 miles. In comparison, my Honda Civic wasn't great in that regard, but the plastic pieces resisted scratches much better than the Nissan does.
#970 of 2065 buying se w/ pp soon-advice
Aug 08, 2001 (7:08 am)
i'm planning to buy a 2001 sentra se (automatic with side air bags/abs, sunroof, cd changer) very soon and wanted to know if anybody could tell me what they paid for theirs or what they think a good price to bargain for is. thanks.
#971 of 2065 Sentra SE with Performance Pkge vs Protege ES, Premium Pkge
Aug 08, 2001 (8:19 am)
I have a dilema here. I'm trying to choose between these two cars. The price difference on Carsdirect.com is only about $1k(the Pro is cheaper). My quandry is the fact that the Sentra is getting very good press and has 15 more HP. Both seem to be about the same when it comes to maintenance. I've driven both and I found the Pro to be roomy and very tight and the Sentra to be a little smaller inside but it had more kick. Both felt very solid on the road and both were pretty quiet. I will admit the steering on the Pro felt a bit more responsive compared to the Sentra but they both glued to the road pretty well on clover leafs.
I posted this same message in the Protege board to get a competing opinion. Any insite you guys have to help me make this decision would be great!
Aug 08, 2001 (2:49 pm)
I think a lot of people--myself included--went through the same thing, as the cars are pretty evenly matched. It might come down to which you can make a better deal on, which one has a dealership you prefer, or which one looks better to you. I chose the Sentra SE, partly for the following reasons:
I think if you option the cars identically, the Sentra will be the less expensive of the two. You have to add a lot to the basic Protege ES to bring it up to SE w/PP spec. I'm pretty sure the ES doesn't have limited-slip differential, which the SE w/PP does. That's significant...it makes a noticeable handling difference.
Finally, that 15-hp advantage for the Sentra isn't insignificant. And if you wait for the SE-R, it will *trounce* the Protege MP3, the current hot Mazda sedan.