Nissan is a Japanese automobile manufacturing company that was formed in 1933. Nissan is best known for building reliable cars, durable trucks and some of the most exciting sports cars of all time. The Nissan Sentra is one of the best selling small family cars of all time, and for good reason. Armed with a Nissan Sentra repair manual, owners can easily maintain and repair their Sentra easily without paying a mechanic.
The Nissan Sentra was introduced for model year 1983 as a subcompact car and featured a 1.3 liter inline four cylinder engine that the Environmental Protection Agency rated as the most fuel efficient vehicle on the market. The Nissan Sentra could attain 43 miles per gallon around town and an astonishing 58 miles per gallon at highway cruising speeds.
The Nissan Sentra has grown up over the years. Until 2007, it was considered a subcompact sedan, but is now marketed as a compact car. Due to the massive interior volume, the car is considered a mid-size by the automotive industry today, despite having the exterior dimensions of a compact car.
Nissan has taken the opportunity over the many years of production to build some interesting and unique performance versions of the Nissan Sentra. Called the SE-R and introduced for the 1991 model year, this performance version has been a platform for Nissan to test out higher performance options on its affordable compact before using those power plants in more expensive vehicles. The last SE-R produced was in 2012, which featured a 200 horsepower inline four that could pull the Sentra through 60 miles per hour in only 6.7 seconds and sold brand new for less than $20,000.
The Nissan Sentra is a very reliable car when well maintained, and it is not uncommon to see Sentra models from the early 1980’s still on the road. A comfortable and easy to drive car that gets great gas mileage, the Sentra also has a cult-like following of aftermarket tuning enthusiasts that squeeze ridiculous power out of the tiny car.
Servicing a Nissan Sentra is straightforward with a Nissan Sentra service manual that explains the step by step procedures necessary to remove, inspect and replace the various components. Owners that regularly service their Nissan Sentra find the car will continue to deliver great performance and economy for many years.