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Hey, this is my first post to these forums. I bought a 1989 Sentra wagon today. Unfortunately automatic, but that'll do for now.

I got it checked out by a good mechanic and it needs a few things - rack boot, lower ball joints, right rear wheel bearings need repacking. Nothing big. Not bad for $700.

One thing I can't find, though, is a cargo cover. I've searched for trunk cover and cargo cover but no luck. My next step is to start calling around to the local junkers. If I can't find one that way, are there any websites that sell this sort of thing?

After that cargo cover (deter theft) I need to find a repair manual and start looking into fixing those few problems mentioned above. It has 220k kms, so it's weeping all over (no leaks), so I'm not going to be tricking this thing out. :lame: I'm looking for long reliable life out of this thing. Is this mostly a performance forum?

thanks,

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Bolt on, eh? So since getting this '89 sentra a few days ago I've taken it through twisting foot hills, quick dirt roads, slow crawl dirt roads and highways. Overall I really like it. I sure miss shifting, though. And it could definitely use more power. It feels like it's straining itself to get up to 120 km/h from a stop in a decent amount of time. I'm definitely not flooring it, yet. So, bolt on, eh? ;)
 

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No luck yet, but I haven't been looking lately. Too busy with 3 jobs. All I've done to the car since is replace a rear wheel bearing, fluids change, and little cosmetic things. I'm finally doing the valve cover gasket tomorrow, and replacing the belts. Boring old maintenance. Then it needs new ball joints, a new engine mount and an alignment. That'll be next weekend. I'll let a shop do those jobs. I've decided not to play with this car much, and I'm hunting for a replacement late 70s -early 80s 242 volvo to goof off with. I'm old '81 242 isn't worth the time. Too beat up :(
 
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