I just recently bought a 97 Sentra with less than 15k on it. I have never driven a Sentra before, so I'm not even sure if there is a problem. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of power and I have to really give it some gas up hills.
Now this could just be the little 1.6L inline, 115 HP engine. Especially because I was borrowing a Mini cooper while I looked for a car, which is much sportier.
I have no problem getting up to speed (on flat surfaces) at it does 80+ fine. I just don't want to floor it so it takes 45 seconds or so to get to 65.
I've changed the plugs/oil/tires and air filter. I'll do the fuel filter next.
Would flooring it 0-60 in 10 seconds be a good test if the car is accelerating as it should? (That is what it is rated for.)