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Nissan Sentra Ratings

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    6/1/2006 10:11:57 AM

    2003 Nissan Sentra - Base

    Pros: None

    Cons: The reliability is substandard at best.

    Advice: AVOID THIS CAR

    I bought my 2003 Sentra in November of 2002. Since that time, I've kept up with the regular scheduled maintenance and only put 50,000 miles on it. I've already had to replace tires, brakes, a mistooled rotor, and now all of the belts and the power steering pump. (Not to mention the sound system was totally ridiculous. The speakers couldn't even handle the factory installed radio.) THIS IS THE BIGGEST LEMON EVER! This car has been babied and yet it still has all these issues. I hate to imagine what damage would have been done had I had driven it hard at all. This is my second Nissan and my LAST. Reliability....HA!! Avoid this car. Reliability is not what is claimed, service is costly and takes forever, you are treated rudely if your car isn't under warranty (Nissan feels NO obligation to you as a buyer once the warranty is up.) For all the repair and maintenance costs, I've lost any cost savings that I hoped buying this model would give me. I won't make that mistake again.

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    3/14/2006 10:04:04 PM

    2005 Nissan Sentra - Base

    Pros: automatic transmission

    Cons: seating comfort

    Advice: Make sure to check with Honda or toyota before considering Nissan

    Review 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.

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    12/12/2005 2:44:37 PM

    2003 Nissan Sentra - Base

    Pros: The 2.5 Litre Incline 4 engine.

    Cons: The interior door panels.

    Advice: Buy it, good car that has alot covered under warrenty.

    The SE-R beats all of those cars that think thier rough and tough under the hood. There like lets race this sentra but i dont think they know whats under the hood! Unbelievable, i cant say how many cars i have beaten with this car. The car in the winter is also pretty good, but since the car has a lower profile the car tends to plow threw snow sometimes. The interior door panels are not very well built and tend to squeek and rattle. The clutch, gas and brake pedel are very well and comfortable. There is not alot of leg room in the back me being 6'4' find it very uncomfortable to be in the back longer than 30 mins. Any size under 5'10' would be comfortable. The drivers seat has a wide range of positions for the awkward driver. The sound system is also good for a 4 door family sedan.

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    12/2/2005 1:14:01 PM

    2006 Nissan Sentra - Base

    Pros: rockford fosgate stereo

    Cons: horsepower(which I don't need)

    Advice: resale value...this is my 3rd sentra

    best car for the money

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    10/19/2005 9:25:25 AM

    2005 Nissan Sentra - Base

    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 Nissan

    Car is great!

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    8/26/2005 11:53:30 AM

    2005 Nissan Sentra - Base

    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

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    8/26/2005 8:58:57 AM

    2004 Nissan Sentra - Base

    Pros: It's dependable. I don't wonder if it will start in the morning!

    Cons: If you only use vented air, it comes past the engine and is hot by the time it gets to the inside of the car. I do not want to use the air conditioning at all--personal preference. Opening the windows works quite well, but that vented air is an irritant.

    Advice: I've had good luck with this car. It rides well, get great gas mileage, looks good. Look around, but this is a really good little car.

    I've had Nissans in the past, so there wasn't much that was unexpected. It seems as roomy as my old car, but looks narrower from the back. Acceleration and braking were good. Heat works very nicely. CD player has a really good sound.