(4.5) 8 reviews
MSRP: $490$5,598
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 34
Engine: 115-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
1997 Nissan Sentra


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Not your average econobox!

by Misato from Memphis, TN on January 23, 2011

I bought a Sentra used in 2001 for two reasons: it was a practical little car and it was inexpensive. It excelled in both those respects and more. This car got me back and forth to college (which was... Read Full Review

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When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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