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Nissan Coupes and Compact Cars Ratings

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    2/19/2002 2:04:05 PM

    2002 Nissan Sentra - SE-R Spec V (M6)

    Pros: Race-ready

    Cons: Race-ready = stiff suspension = rough ride on bad roads

    Advice: I'd start it in 2nd

    Bought my Spec-V about 3 weeks ago - this is the most car for your money you are going to find anywhere. It's very comfortable, roomy, affordable, attractive, and sporty. Don't buy a Focus, Neon, Civic, or any small car until you've tested this one. If you can't appreciate the ergonomics and economics of this car, you WILL appreciate its' ability to cover ground in a hurry. The feature list is huge - Power everything, AC, fog lights, six speed, Z-rated 17' tires/wheels, sunroof, 6-disc, 9 speakers, 300watt amp, 8' subwoofer, 175hp, limited-slip differential, front strut brace, folddown rearseat, etc etc. The six-speed is absolutely fluid. Want to own a car that will turn heads with looks and sound, get great gas mileage, be fun to drive, costs 3-5 grand less than similarly equipped models, have every little feature and still beat a mustang in a drag race?? It ain't nowhere but Sentra.

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    2/14/2002 8:46:05 PM

    2002 Nissan Sentra - SE-R Spec V (M6)

    Pros: power

    Cons: seats could be softer

    Advice: not a family car, otherwise buy it! Affordable.

    It's almost pertect. The sport tires and custom wheels blow the field away in style. The power, WOW! The accelleration is unbelievable! Other vehicles in it's class feel sluggish after an exhilerating spin in the SPEC V. Mash the gas pedal after shifting into second and feel the G's. Handles beautifully. Interior? Unique and very attractive. Body style impressive, people notice you. Seats could be more cushy.

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    2/8/2002 3:08:04 PM

    2002 Nissan Sentra - GXE (M5)

    Pros: Feeling of comfort

    Cons: Actual passenger space and cargo space

    Advice: Go for it

    After having test driven 2 different Sentras I was hooked. The seating could be more comfortable and there could be more leg room, but I get an overpowering sense of comfort. It was well equiped on the GXE models without adding anything, and this I really liked.

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    2/4/2002 1:26:00 PM

    2002 Nissan Sentra - SE-R Spec V (M6)

    Pros: The comfort of the car.

    Cons: The back end is too round.

    Advice: Make sure you like stick. It's a fun car.

    I test drove the Spec-V, Honda Civic EX, Saturn LS-2. I did a lot of research on a dozen cars and my final decision was the Spec-V. You go with the better of the two Sentra's for 2002 and you get a better buy. The stereo system is very nice and the handling of the car says it all. The acceleration is much better than the Civic EX, which is a popular car... I still get more people looking my way because it is not a car seen a lot on the streets.

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    2/3/2002 1:41:33 PM

    2002 Nissan Altima - 2.5 S (M5)

    Pros: styling and performance

    Cons: dash center

    Advice: excellent car for family and daily commutes

    Mahhhvelous.The 175hp four cyl. engine is surprisingly powerful.Performance and handling are super.More interrior room than Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.Head turning good looks,comfort and horsepower/torque make the car a serious contender.All this for less money than the Camry and Accord.Anyone looking for a midsize four door sedan do yourself a favor and try the Altima.You will be pleasantly surprised.

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    1/28/2002 4:03:20 PM

    2002 Nissan Altima - 3.5 SE (M5)

    Pros: style

    Cons: problems with electrical and airbag

    Advice: do your homework - wait a year too new

    purchased 9/2001 had car for 600 miles went into shop for 22 days for airbag module.went in again 1/2002 for same problem. It is still at the dealer. Also ignition noise in radio

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    1/25/2002 8:11:03 AM

    2002 Nissan Altima - 3.5 SE (M5)

    Pros: Performance..this car is incredibly quick for its size

    Cons: Sunroof operation and associated wind noise

    Advice: Take a test drive and be amazed!!

    At 6'1' I was amazed that the salesman at 6'3' was able to sit behind me, even with the seat all the way back. The spaciousness of the vehicle is tremendous from the interior all the way to the trunk. The vehicle has tremendous power and can get you into the traffice flow quickly and without any effort. The Altima has been redesigned and will definitely be a class leader.