1998 Sentra

Consumer Reviews

1998 Nissan Sentra

$103 - $2,651  MSRP Range
1998 Nissan Sentra

Review Score

4.2 out of 5 stars

4.2

4 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
3.8 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
3.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.8 out of 5 stars Reliability
4 out of 5 stars Performance
3.8 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Solid, reliable car - great value

by Laura from Athens, AL on Fri Jun 04 2010

This little car was bought used in 1999. It was the family vehicle from that time until 2005, when I got my drivers' license and my mom got a new car so I could have this one. It has made countless trips across the country and back, and aside from normal maintenance, we never had any major issues with it. Of course, the features aren't anything fancy compared to newer cars, but if you want a reliable vehicle and good value for your money, this is an excellent choice. Gas mileage is pretty good too; I never measured it strictly but I have driven from North Alabama (almost in TN) to Tampa, FL about 3 times a year for the past 3 years, and I know I could make the trip on 2 3/4 tanks of gas - not bad! Unfortunately, someone pulled out in front of me on the highway last week and my little Sentra was totaled. I'm very sad to see it go; it's been good to me! Airbag busted my lip but potentially saved my life, so I'm happy with it safety-wise. I will miss my Sentra and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good value on a used car!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Old, but still going strong

by SJu from Pennsylvania on Sun Jul 23 2017

I've had my '98 Sentra for a little over a year now. It has around 180k miles, about 30k of them from me. Now I wouldn't say that I'm a bad driver, but sometimes I have a tendency to be a little brash in the way I handle my car. That being said, no matter how much I've pushed this car, it hasn't once let me down. Works perfectly fine, although compared to newer cars, it's obviously lacking a little. Still, wouldn't have wanted any other car for my first.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Great car!

by Nissan Lover from Winterville, NC on Tue Jul 12 2011

I love this car! It's very good on gas ,reliable and the price is great! wonderful car for teenagers.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Kept on Going

by Becca196 from Baltimore, MD on Sun Feb 25 2018

This was my first car and I drove it for 6 years. I was surprised how long it lasted and me and when I traded it in it felt like it could keep going for a while yet. Not great in the acceleration department, but what can you do, I paid $1,500 for it!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1998 Nissan Sentra

When it comes to car lust, the yearning involved is usually equal to the size of the price tag.

That means the plethora of gas-sippers now available in automobile showrooms often are low on the lust list. In this decade of cheap gas and big trucks, it's hard for the best manufacturers to move the metal.

Certainly, Nissan's Sentra is easy on the eyes -- even if it hardly stands out, styling-wise. The black honeycomb grille suggests the styling of the Maxima.

For 1998, Nissan added an SE model to a line of small sedans that include base, XE, GXE and GLE in ascending order of trim and price. The SE is the icing on the cake for this model, and probably the priciest. The biggest difference is... Read More