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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8
Pros: manual trans
Cons: handling is a little floaty even for an econoboxGood mpg's, decent power, decent looks, handling is a little iffy but it was purchased as an economical and dependable car. It has lived up to that and served us well.
Cons: the cost to repair all the things that has went wrong with it
Advice: do not buy if you want a dependable vehicletest driving the car was great i fell in love but after a few months it was a different story. i have had nothing but problems with this car. recalls that has been posted the nissian company tells me my car was not under but i am having the same problems with my car as the company has a recall on. i have been a big support of nissian until now , i will never own another one.and my family say they will never own another one.
Pros: automatic transmission
Cons: seating comfort
Advice: Make sure to check with Honda or toyota before considering NissanReview is for a 2004, not the 2005 model. I have finally got to hate this car, first, the radio did not work, second, my mileage is 23 city/ 29 hwy, third, engine vibrates, fourth, the ac turns on as I go to use my defogger and can't be turned off unless the engine is turned off, and fifth and last, I have taken this car four times to the nissan dealer to have them fix a water leak sipping into the trunk, so far, the car continues to have the water leaking, and I am now driving a rent a car meanwhile waiting for mine to be fixed. I will never buy another nissan, and a lemon law suit is on the way.
Pros: I got the Special Edition and my favorite feature is the 6 cd changer and sound quality.
Cons: The pick up on the car is a little slow and the back seat lacks a little comfort
Advice: Make sure you test drive all your potential cars - i did and fell in love with my NissanCar is great!
Pros: Torque off the line
Cons: No Cigarette lighter yet 2 12v Outlets
Advice: If you want a NEw car Thats dont cost both legs but got power and Some good Factory sound Go for it . Chicks checkd me out the first day n I just flew past em ;)I was sold on the power this Car shows right off the line with just the tiniest press of the gas and She handles Great with the Stock 16 ' firestones . I bought it yesterday and already love it As my first ever new car . As mentioned by another' the system isnt quite as good as some other rockfords Ive heard ' a good example is in the 06 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS I was previously checking out , but that wasnt nearly as spacious as the Sentra and Had the same hp
Pros: Power, Stereo and Moonroof
Cons: Road noise, body styling, paint job
Advice: DO NOT PAY STICKER....it is not worth the $20K price tag.......I just purchased my 2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R last month (07/04/2005) and so far have been fairly happy with it. The power is highly commendable for a 4 cylinder engine. I love the moonroof and the trip computer the car comes with. When I first bought the car I was over estaticed about the Rockford Fosgate stereo until I turned the volume up fairly loud. It is ostensible that the speakers are not Rockford Fosgate:(..only the stereo unit...how lame!! Also the vehicle is terribly noisy for a Japanese car. I have owned 5 Hondas and they were all very quiet. The paint job appears cheap. The paint job appears cheap as I have only 1400 miles on my car and it has appx 4 chips on the front bumper which seems excessive to me. The styling is rather archaic especially when compared to a Mazda 3. What makes this vehicle so attractive is the power and options provided for the price of $17,500 after a $2,500 rebate that was applied. That is frankly the only reason I went with this particular car. I would have gone with a Mazda 3, but it was pricier and offered no rebate incentives. Overall for tyhe options and price it is an awesome bargain. I just hope that it holds up to the 'Japanese Car' stereotype of excellent craftsmanship and quality.
Cons: Quality, service, mileage, cupholders
Advice: Don't buy it unless you REALLY want it and don't mind incredibly slow service for a common problem.I bought the SE-R (For some reason this site said the SE-R 'was not found in our database' so I'm putting it as an S) with three ideas in mind: gas mileage, reliability and decent performance. I'm actually angry with my purchase. 1) The gas mileage, while not terrible, wasn't THAT much of an improvement over my previous vehicle (V-6 Camaro.) 2) The much vaunted japanese reliability has failed the Sentra and Nissan. No more than five months after I bought it, the throttle body went out. I brought it in immediately for warranty and here I am, over 2 months later with the throttle body yet to be replaced.(Partially a service problem but when I bought the car I also paid for my three year warranty and I want service, not excuses.) I'm thoroughly disillusioned in this catagory. 3) The performance of the car is passable. The steering is responsive and the vehicle's light weight make it feel more nimble than it is. The acceleration is passable... even comparable to my '98 Camaro. Two strikes already... this car is almost out.