Takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin!
July 2, 2018
I bought my 07 Sentra back in 2010 preowned with 54k miles on it. As of 7/1/18 I have 179,986 miles on it and still running strong! It is a base model 2.0 that didn’t have anything fancy aside from killer speakers and you couldn’t tell it was running when it was on. As far as repairs go, only one issue was major and it was a factory recall and Nissan covered it 100% - I believe the 07-09 were affected with an overheating transmission, so they installed a cooling unit and the service would have been $2200 had it not been covered. So if you own one and start to lose power and it starts to whine on acceleration, take her in to Nissan to have the cooling unit installed. Other than that, everything else was my fault! I spun it out twice, curbed it a few times (Ice and snow), installed a cold air intake and immediately hydro locked it (about 50k miles ago) had new gaskets, plugs, boots etc replaced. I jumped it hitting a bridge too fast and blew-out the passenger front end and rear passenger wheel bearing. I just finally replaced the shocks and struts and will be doing the cv axles just because. It still runs great! Lower mpg after the hydro lock (about 26-30mpg now) but I won’t be getting rid of it any time soon. Looking forward to another 100k plus out of it! And more than likely when it comes time for a new car, I’ll be getting a brand new Sentra with all the bells and whistles.