• (3.6) 30 reviews
  • MSRP: $435$6,243
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 25-31
  • Engine: 122-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2002 Nissan Sentra

Our Take on the 2002 Nissan Sentra

Our Take

It’s a surprise that performance is the main attraction for Nissan’s smallest U.S. model in 2002. Namely, the Sentra SE-R — absent since 1994 — is coming back, fitted with a 165-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. A Spec V edition gets 10 extra horses and a six-speed-... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

Pocket rockets are to muscle cars what sprinters are to fullbacks. They are quick and skittish in a torquey sort of way, but when it comes to straight ahead, powerful bashing, forget it. It's lightning speed vs. brute strength. But now comes the new Sentra SE-R, and specifically the hotter, as tested, Spec V model. It still has the finer attributes of a pocket rocket - wide torque th... Read full review for the 2002 Nissan Sentra

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Fun Car to drive

by 3yrs of Spec V ownership from Fort Wayne, IN on September 16, 2010

Pros: snappy acceleration, great in the turns, nice bucket seats, engine is flawless since I've owned and loves to be beat on Cons: Clunky shifting (common on spec V's according to the forums), Exter... Read Full Review

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