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    2002 Nissan Sentra - GXE (M5)

    Pros: Excellent frame rigidity.

    Cons: No ABS.

    Advice: Recommended for short or long time owners

    What i like is the feedback that the car is giving us, it is very informative, and you are very aware of what is going on with the car you're driving, giving you also a nice feeling of total control. Every pieces of equipment is working perfectly and efficiently in this car, from the A-C and electrics, up to the wippers! The layout is good, and it give an impression of great overall quality. I rent the GXE 2001 version, and i see it as an excellent car for grown-ups, and people who buy theirs first brand new car.

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    2002 Nissan Sentra - SE-R (M5)

    Pros: ENGINE TECHNOLOGY

    Cons: CUP HOLDERS

    Advice: SPEC-V REQUIRES PREMIUM GAS SE-R DOES NOT

    I BOUGHT THE SENTRA SE-R, MANUAL TRANSMISSION HAS MORE POWER THEN ANYTHING ELSE IN THE PRICE RANGE. QUALITY AT THE PRICE PAID CANNOT BE BEAT. NISSAN IS THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES BEST KEPT SECRET IN THE COMPACT CAR CLASS.

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    2002 Nissan Maxima - GLE (A4)

    Pros: engine, transmission, Bose system, micron air filtration,reliability,

    Cons: Nothing

    Advice: This vehicle will give you many great years of enjoyment because they last forever.

    When I first test drove the 2002 Nissan Maxima GLE, the handling and speed was awesome. The steering and cornering abilities were better than my old 1990 Nissan 300ZX and it had over 30 more horsepower. I knew I had to purchase this car (GLE Meridian edition) and got a great deal with .9% financing. The driver seat has great lumbar and lateral support. The fit and finish of this car is tops among its class of vehicles. I could say with confidence that for the money it is the best sports sedan for under $30,000 (maybe even $35,000). The only car that comes really close is the Acura TL. Also, the reliablity of this vehicle is second to none. I believe that this car has not had a recall in 12 years. That is an amazing track record for this vehicle and that fact alone should make you avoid even considering buying a domestic car.

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    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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    2002 Nissan Maxima - SE (M6)

    Pros: Handling/Power

    Cons: Suspension

    Advice: Make sure you get this one for under invoice

    Highway acceleration is definitely a step ahead of other cars in its class and the handling beats Camry and Accord (trade off for a rougher ride I guess). Make sure you take it over a few bumps and take the GXE or GLE if the SE isn't to your liking. I love driving my SE, but can't help but wonder if the GXE might have fit my driving more closely. For a price in the low 20's though, you have to be happy with this car.

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    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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    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.