America's Best-Selling Import: 1985 Nissan Sentra

Overhead camshaft! Front-wheel drive! Computer-controlled carburetor! Life was good back in '85, because the cheapest Nissan was also the most technologically advanced (though we're pretty sure you couldn't get the futuristic "Door Is Ajar" talking alerts in the Sentra that year). And why don't car ads have voiceovers… » 5/15/08 10:00am 5/15/08 10:00am

More On The Chrysler And Nissan Platform Swap

Nissan was kind enough to provide us with some time to answer questions about their new Nissan-Chrysler Platform Swap. For those who haven't been following the news, Dodge is going to build the next generation full-size truck for Nissan based on the upcoming Dodge Ram platform. In return, Nissan is going to build a… » 4/16/08 4:00pm 4/16/08 4:00pm

Wife Crashes Sentra into Husband, Beats Him up

Because the story is a bit vague, we have to assume that Lauren Evans of Des Moines, Iowa really loves her Nissan Sentra. Maybe it's a classic SE-R with an SR20DT swap and JDM bumpers? That's the theory we've got for what happened after the 19-year-old accidentally struck a parked Dodge Stratus that happened to be… » 11/19/07 3:15pm 11/19/07 3:15pm

Your Car Recommendation For Broke, Flakazoid, Car-Ignorant Friends?

Here's a situation I'm sure a goodly portion of the Jalopnik readership has experienced. You have a friend who has a bunch of redeeming qualities but couldn't pour piss from a boot, much less scrape up the green to buy a decent car or spin a wrench to maintain a shaky one, and of course this friend calls you (the Guy… » 6/27/07 10:00am 6/27/07 10:00am

LA Auto Show Preview: Nissan SE-R, SE-R Spec V

If you've been keeping track of the spy shots coming down the pike, you won't be surprised the second and third of Nissan's LA Show trifecta are the Sentra SE-R and SE-R Spec V — the latter in cornea-blitzing yellow. The factory-tuner versions of Nissan's compact sedan are coming in March 2007 as 2007 models. Both get… » 11/29/06 10:54am 11/29/06 10:54am

Fire!: Nissan Tells Dealers to Stop Selling Altimas, Sentra SE-Rs

Reports of engine fires has led Nissan North America to warn dealers not to sell 2006 four-cylinder Nissan Altimas and Sentra SE-Rs. The company isn't sure why the some of the cars have also been sucking down oil like food athletes at a linguini-with-white-clam-sauce-eating contest. According to the Asssociated Press,… » 6/04/06 3:33pm 6/04/06 3:33pm