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Nissan Sentra 2006 and earlier



  • I don't personally own a sentra, but I have a story to share regarding the durability of this car.

    My neighbour owns a 1989 (or 1990?) sentra station wagon that he used for his nursery business since new. The car has always been used for delivery purpose since day one and it has more than 200K on it the last time I asked.

    Maintanence ? My neighour don't even have a clue about what an oil filter is, and he doesn't like the idea of "recommended service" too. He is the kind of guy who change the oil "when he think of it", and the last time I remember seeing him washing his car on his driveway was years ago. So you got the picture about what kind of treatment this car has received.

    Still the car blows no blue or white smoke, make no unusual noise, and I can't remember his car won't start or anything. At least he never mentioned it. It does leak a little bit of oil onto his driveway though.

    Tough little car.
  • Hi all,
    I have this stuff on my windshield since day one and it's starting to bother me since it doesn't appear to be going away. It looks like adhesive residue from some sort of sticker (whole windshield) that was peeled off. It's not visible till it gets wet (i.e. raining or washing), and then it's actually hard to see out the window clearly!

    I've tried cleaning with windex and turtle wax (abrasive) but no help really. I'm ready to try harsher chemicals but thought I'd get your input.

  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Pardon the interruption - I want to explain the name change of this discussion.

    Since we have moved to our new platform, we no longer have the requirement to stop and restart discussions after the numbers of posts exceed a certain limit. Since this discussion can continue as long as anyone has anything to say about Sentras, there is no longer a need for the "2" that has been included in the discussion name. Down the road, that could confuse our newer members so I have removed it.

    I've altered the name slightly of the original Sentra discussion in the Archives to differentiate it from this active one.

    Please continue...

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  • SporinSporin Posts: 1,066
    Use some rubbing alcohol and a pad of #0000 steel wool. Make sure it is 4 zeros... it is a detailer's "secret" rememdy. It is soft as cotten but will scrub that stuff off. Use it only on TEMPERED AUTO GLASS. IE: Your windows, not your mirrors.

    I've been using it for years and it get's all that built up road grime, bug guts, and oxidation off your glass.
  • ttlttlttlttlttlttl Posts: 24
    did anyone buy your Sentra from
    they offer a 5-speed GXE with Convinience Package and Luxury Package for $14683. this seems to be a good deal. I'm wondering how this works. Thanks!
  • roninjoutenroninjouten Posts: 201
    That's it. You order and they call you and confirm everything. You can even get nissan's great APR (if you qualify).
  • mayankhpmayankhp Posts: 22
    I got a deal for Se with P/Package for $ 16800 out the door including everything. I lived in southern california, and need to know is it a good deal or what?
    thanks in advance
  • roninjoutenroninjouten Posts: 201
    SE package AND...
  • mayankhpmayankhp Posts: 22
    Answering to 629
    Thanks for your response.
    It has a spoiler, alloy wheels, remote key less entry, vanity mirrors, mats, in short basically all items listed on performance package plus mats.
    I paid a basic car price 15300 (edmonds invoice price 15553)plus tax/tag 10% on it, comes to total 16800 out the door price.
    I visited four different dealers and they all offered me 17500 out the door, only one dealer wanted to accommodate me at 17329.
  • roninjoutenroninjouten Posts: 201
    Invoice on a Sentra SE with perfomance package and floormats (you didn't mention the ABS package or the moonroof or the 6 CD changer) is: 15,001. Carsdirect sells that car for 15140. You sure it doesn't have any of the other options?
  • mayankhpmayankhp Posts: 22
    Answer to 632
    Thanks for asking.

    16800 price is without AS, side air bag, moon roof, and 6cd changer.
    Edmonds invoice price for this car is 15553, where did you get this 15001 price?. It is really a very good price.
    Actually we started negotiating with this price but every dealership we visited to, were not at all willing to agree upon it. They say that there is not enough margin on this car to give us a deal like 15001 plus tax and tag. We spent more that 1 to 2 hours at each dealership to get this price but we totally failed to get that deal. Majority of them were agree on invoice price which sometimes included 308 for M/A ( I/a means it could be manufacturer's allowance or manufacturer's advertising fees) comes to 15815.
  • mayankhpmayankhp Posts: 22
    To, post 632
    continue with 633
    I checked price on Carsdirect and I come up with 15659, for automatic trasmission and not shift
  • roninjoutenroninjouten Posts: 201
    Nevermind then. I didn't consider the addition of an auto. Good price then.
  • pinettedpinetted Posts: 104
    Try spraying window cleaner on the window and then use a razor blade to get the residue off. I had to do this with my car when we repainted it. There was residue on all the windows even though they were taped off. Don't do this on mirrors though as they will scratch!
  • Hi, to those who responded to my windshield question, many thanks. I'm going to have a go at it this weekend and I'll let you all know how it went. FYI, I got similar info from some service stations so it's all consistent.

    Ran over a screw AND a nail last night - two holes in one tire to be repaired. That sucked, good to be close to service station when it happened!

    Have a nice weekend all
  • 11341134 Posts: 2
    I've read somewhere in past post that someone was getting some strong static electricity shocks when closing the drivers side door after driving. I've been experiencing them ever time I get out and touch the metal side of the door to close it (I'm standing on the pavement). If I'm still in the car and touch the metal side of the door nothing happens. It started two days ago. I have 800 miles on the car so far. Does anyone know what the problem might be? Maybe something isn't gounded right? Why would it just all of a sudden start?
  • dannym11dannym11 Posts: 18
    I purchased a 2001 Sentra SE a few months ago, and love it so far. Plenty of power, great handling and a nice stereo to boot ( I got the performance package). I have a question for the forum. When I open my sunroof it slides back 90% of the way and stops - then I need to press the button again to get the glass to slide back the remaining inch or so - does anyone else have this quirk or is it just me? I'd like to know - I'll probably mention it to the dealer at the first service.
  • mayankhpmayankhp Posts: 22
    I have the same functional mechanics. I checked with a dealer about it and he said it is a two way operation. Since it does not bothering me, I would not like to mess with.

    I just bought last week, I paid 17500 with sunroof and p/p and matting. By the way how much did you pay few months ago?

    Thanks in advance.
  • jcu1886jcu1886 Posts: 39
    A question for those more knowledgeable than I about cars. My Sentra SE (5 sp., PP, 477 miles) suddenly has remotes that don't work for the doors or trunk, or the horn. Also, the inside button to simultaneously unlock and lock all four doors does not work. Could this be a question of a blown fuse?
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