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Nissan Sentra 2006 and earlier

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  • gewaltaktgewaltakt Posts: 9
    two weeks now and my sentra has been perfect! does anybody know of anyone who makes sunvisors for the 2001 sentra se? i', sure one from pep boys or the like would work fine but i'd rather have one made specifiacally for the sentra. thanks.
  • I'm in the process of choosing a new car, and have been impressed with the loaded Sentra SE and would seriously consider buying one except for one issue: the vibration and engine-mount rocking that comes through the 5 speed manual stick shift. Does anyone know of a solution to this problem? Or have you current 5 speed Sentra owners simply learned to live with it? Thanks for the help...
  • jcu1886jcu1886 Posts: 39
    You learn to live with it. I don't think there is a fix.
  • gserep1gserep1 Posts: 92
    Hello,
    I have had my car for a few weeks now, and I am not conscious of it anymore. I don't rest my hand on the gearshift once I have completed shifting, so it is not a problem. It is not severe anyway. If you like the power of the SE, then by all means GO FOR IT!

    GSEREP1
  • flytopherflytopher Posts: 1
    I have a 1992 4-door Sentra. My question is about the door locks. When I turn the key to unlock the driver's door, the lock is noisy, scratchy and stiff. When I unlock the passenger door with the key, the lock is smooth. They both work, fortunately.

    Instead of replacing the lock cylinder, what I would rather do is be cheap and swap the two cylinders, so the smooth one is on the driver's door.

    Can this be done? Does Nissan use different cylinders for the different doors, or is it the same part number?
  • canoolacanoola Posts: 6
    I'm looking (or rather trying to look) at Sentras here in central Mississippi. The local Honda dealer has 50 or so Civics on the lot. The Nissan dealer has maybe 10 Sentras. And in reading thru this forum other people nationwide seen to be seeing the same thing. And at the same local Nissan dealer there are plenty of Maximas and Altimas. What gives?
  • gserep1gserep1 Posts: 92
    Hello,
    I just bought my new Sentra SE during Memorial Day weekend, and I had 30 to choose from. In San Diego, there are 6 NISSAN dealerships...5 of them owned by the same company, and 1 dealer independent of the other 5. I looked at about 40 in this area, but could not settle on a good price, so I went north to San Francisco area. There were a bunch there.

    I am a former resident of New Orleans,Louisiana (born there)....and have relatives in Mississippi, from McComb and Liberty up to Jackson, and while visiting recently, I did not see very many Sentras there OR in New Orleans.

    I am at a loss as well. COME ON OUT WEST, and get one if they cannot get you what you want. LOL

    Take care!
    GSEREP1
  • kentwongkentwong Posts: 36
    How much did the Sentra SE owners pay for their Sentra recently? I am buying a SE with 5speed, Performance PKG, But no sunwoof. Thanks.
  • narenjinarenji Posts: 161
    Hey, I bought an Out of the Blue 5 spd SE with the Perf Pkg and no other options for 15,200 plus tax. I believe that's around 200 over invoice, and this is in Monrovia, CA, about 15 miles east of LA.
  • mdrivermdriver Posts: 385
    Where is everyone finding these SEs with 5sp manuals? At two large local dealers, with perhaps a combined total of 100 SEs, not one of them is a manual. A manual with ABS? Forget it! Meanwhile over at Honda, I would estimate at least 25% Civics are manuals. The irony is, the Sentra SE is much more in line with having a manual than the not-so-sporty character of the Civic.
  • gserep1gserep1 Posts: 92
    Hello,
    I bought my Sentra SE 5 speed w/ performance package, no roof, Just floor mats and in cabin microfilter for 15,101 + tax and license in Petaluma, California. They had 30 to choose from, and MOST were 5 speeds.

    Most of the dealers I visited had more 5 speeds than automatics.

    Thanks,
    GSEREP1
    By the way, is the 5.9% interest rate still on for June?
    I'll bet that it is. They need to sell a few more 2001's before the 2002's get here.
  • jcu1886jcu1886 Posts: 39
    5 speed SE's were definitely a scarce commodity when I finally found one in Cleveland area in April. As you all probably know, only about 8% of cars sold in US now are 5 speeds, as opposed to 88% of sales in Europe (i.e., 12% automatics there). The way things are going, the 5 speed may soon be available only on high end performance cars.
  • mdrivermdriver Posts: 385
    Obviously we have a problem with distribution if Calif. has all of the SE 5spds and the rest of the country has autos. Still, I bet an SE 5spd with ABS (even in Calif.) is a hard find.

    Unfortunately to the average European, the fact that 92% of cars in the US are automatics, supports the "lazy American" stereotype. Even police cars in Europe are typically 5spds. Can you imagine the police in the US being told they have to start driving cars with 5spds?
  • kstephankstephan Posts: 41
    As anyone received a recall notice for their 2000 or 2001 Sentra yet? I received notification from MSN CarPoint yesterday that the NHTSA is issuing a recall of Sentras for a problem with bad bolts that could shear off in the lower control arms of the front suspension. The notice said all recall notifications would be issued by the end of the month. Wondering if anyone has heard more about this? Thanks.
  • qin2qin2 Posts: 26
    If someone has upcoming SE-R questions, should they be asked in this thread or in a new thread?
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    This is a fine place to ask - go for it!

    Pat
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  • gserep1gserep1 Posts: 92
    Hello,
    Please keep us informed on the recalls on the suspension bolts. I am very much interested in that bit of info. I did not buy the FOCUS because it also had recalls....(and was not as good as the Sentra in my view).

    I will ask my dealer, and check in NHTSA as well.

    THANKS,

    GSEREP1
  • mayankhpmayankhp Posts: 22
    Hello, Everyone,

    I checked with by dealer about this recall, they said yes, it is a recall part on some Sentras and not all Sentras. They advised me to call 1-800-nissan with the VIN to find out exact recall. Nissan will start sending out notices from next week.

    What a bummer!!!!!! I am having 2001 Sentra Se.

    Thanks
  • newskate9newskate9 Posts: 7
    I was reading a message board I'm not registered in so asking a question here is easier! The folks there were talking about dynomat'ing the rear speaker deck, doors, etc. to reduce sound??? And maybe rattles??? Anyone hear of this? What is dynomat?

    I have a few rattles I want to get rid of and was hoping this might help.
  • t_zakt_zak Posts: 10
    Sounds like Nissan got a bad batch of bolts...

    I got a copy of the recall notice from my local dealer. The notice indicated that 3600 vehicles had been repaired under a Voluntary Safety Recall Campaign.This included 1800 vehicles repaired by Nissan prior to delivery to Nissan dealerships and 1800 at Nissan dealerships.

    Prior to owner notification Nissan wants to ensure an adequate supply of parts are available.Owners will begin to be notified on June 18.

    Dealers will receive an initial allotment of 30 bolts by Thursday June 14.

    One last item that concerns me is...
    Nissan is requesting that dealerships not place any orders for these bolts since they are currently on sales restriction.
    Maybe somebody knows what that means...

    Bolt part number(54459-4Z400)
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