Nissan Sentra Ratings

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    2005 Nissan Sentra - S (50 State) ULEV (M5)

    Pros: Handling.

    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.

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    2005 Nissan Sentra - SE-R Spec V (50 State) LEV (M6)

    Pros: High performance tires, 17 inch alloy wheels, 6 peed close ratio manual and the 175hp

    Cons: The car can be a little bit more roomy

    Advice: Not only is the car fun to drive it has many features and finding tunning parts for the car won't be to hard.

    The SE-R Spec V delivers like a sports car in a sadan body, the Saphire Blue which comes only on the Spec V gives it a sweet look. The six speed close ratio manual transmission gives the car great acceleration, while the standard high performance tires which come on 17-inch rims give the car a really nice sporty look. When you take it out on the expressway you may find yourself going 120mhp without even feeling the speed(Radar Detector recomended). The front bucket seats are very comfortable. The radio cd player which comes with an AUX input allows you to hook up your mp3 player or even a portable DVD Player allowing you to listen to the audio through all of your car speakers. Overall the car has a great performance which you can feel when you start taking corners with higher speeds and the car doesn't loose it's grip one bit which makes you feel like you're driving a sports car.

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    2004 Nissan Sentra - S (50 State) ULEV (M5)

    Pros: None.

    Cons: Price.

    Advice: Stay away from Nissan Sentra...

    This Car has a lot of problems..... The Service Engine light comes on every now and then. Nissan Authorized service keep tinkering with it replacing one part after another. The Automatic transmission has major problems. Nissan Authorized service dismiss problems blaming quality of gas used, Driving habits, etc...

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    2004 Nissan Sentra - 2.5S (50 State) ULEV (A4)

    Pros: price, looks, handling, brakes; but these don't mean anything because of quality problems

    Cons: too many quality problems to list

    Advice: Don't buy it unless you want to spend 2 trips/month for 2 years to the dealer and still can't fix some issues

    Things that went wrong were: - cranks forever - loss of power annually - powered sliding door keeps reversing and still isn't fixed. - vibrations at fwy speeds - gas gauge shows empty after a fill-up twice - passenger air bag shows off even when adult sits there - replaced radio keypad twice - lights falling out of ceiling - door panels coming off - glove compartment warped - shifter replaced - radio antenna weak - headrests are too far from your head so you can get a serious whiplash if you are rear-ended. - 3rd row seats' headrests must be taken off before seat can fold flat in floor whereas Toyota Sienna's headrests don't need to be taken off. - humungous turning radius makes parking difficult (Toyota Sieanna has smallest turning radius) I had previously owned 2 Nissan Maximas but when corporate doesn't even give me a measley $500 service credit for all my troubles, I will NEVER buy another Nissan.

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    2005 Nissan Sentra - SE-R Spec V (50 State) LEV (M6)

    Pros: THE LOOK

    Cons: GAS INTAKE

    Advice: DO NOT BUY YOU WILL HAVE TO GET A PART TIME JOB TO MAINTAIN ON GAS.

    I HAVE A 2002 NISSAN SENTRA SER SPEC V, IT'S A GAS GUSSLER DO NOT BUY!!!

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    2005 Nissan Sentra - S (50 State) ULEV (M5)

    Pros: Rocford Fosgate 7 cd changer,trip computer,firmer seats

    Cons: cup holders too close to cd player

    Advice: Buy it keep it a long time and enjoy!

    One of the Three best Sub-Compacts you can buy under 15000.00.If you want dependability,fuel economy,durability. Great car to use and abuse and hand me down to daughter in four years.Thats what I plan.I've own three of these they never disapoint me.I think this car is always underated by experts.It's cheaper than Honda,Toyota and you get alot of stuff,alloys,6 cd changer,spoiler,firmer seats,trip computer.I'am quitting tradding in these damn things,cause everytime I've regretted it.This will be my pass down car.

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    2004 Nissan Sentra - S (50 State) ULEV (M5)

    Pros: The Price.

    Cons: Not as nice as Scion tC

    Advice: If you are looking at used cars or Korean value cars, shop the Sentra as well.

    Fairly quiet, ok accleration, great fuel economy, I am averaging 33.1 mpg mixed cycle to date, I bought a 1.8S special edition largely because I couldnt afford the Scion tC which I fell in love with at the lot, The special edition ran me just $13050 + Tax and Title with 1% financing, Power windows locks, auto, nice rim's a killer stereo, the seats are comfortable though it could use a bit more leg room.