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Old 01-31-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I have a 2007 Nissan Sentra with 68k miles on it now. No issue and hope to not have them. I like the CVT transmission and I plan to keep this car for a very long time. I always go to the dealership to have fluid taken care of, taking no chances. I am a stickler for this section of my maintenance and the belts are taken care of here as well. All the other maintenance items such as wipers, coolant, oil, etc I either do them at home or go to an independent place. The service in my area's dealership is $90 for the CVT transmission fluid.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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Thanks all, bought a Sentra today. The Focus was loud, had a high pitched whine, too much plastic. I found out the fluid for the CVT is 129.00 and should change about 60k. It's quiet...to me. For about the same money, I feel like it's a lot more car than the Focus. Just my opinion.

Although, I've had my Ford Ranger for 15 years, 1996 with 211,000 miles on it and no problems till this summer, alternator, thermostat and recently, idle pulley which snapped the S belt which was new this summer
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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I almost bought a Sentra. Good little car. Lots of nice features, and yes, pretty quiet for a car in that class.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:41 AM
 
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The New Sentra will debut later this year.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Incognito
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Never had any issues with the one in my 05 Murano, which by the way I need to do a fluid flush.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Hmm, I think you made a good choice. The Sentra was always overshadowed by the Civic and Corolla but lasted just as long. I've owned 3 Sentras before my Accord. My mom had a '87 that died at 289k, I sold my '93 with 194k and it was still running fine, and my last and favorite, '99 SE with the coveted SR20DE engine was killed by a redlight runner. All fine vehicles, very easy to work on, minimal problems. Of course they were 80s and 90s vehicles. Although I dont know much about this latest MR20 engine, the QR18 that it replaces was another rock solid 4 banger.

If anyone is hesitant about the CVT, there's always the 6 speed option.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:58 PM
 
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The main problem is the cost to replace a cvt transmission if it goes bad. I heard it is around $8,000?
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:42 AM
 
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The main problem is the cost to replace a cvt transmission if it goes bad. I heard it is around $8,000?
Almost. The book cost from the dealer will run between $6k-$7k.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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The main problem is the cost to replace a cvt transmission if it goes bad. I heard it is around $8,000?
Well let's hope that doesn't happen Oy!!
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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The main problem is the cost to replace a cvt transmission if it goes bad. I heard it is around $8,000?

So what? Nissan has it warrantied out to 10 years / 120K miles.
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