2002 Nissan Sentra
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Fun Car to drive

by 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...
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), Exterior could be more sporty Overall this compact car is tough to beat for the money. Naturally Aspirated engine means no messy turbo lag, great power and good gas mileage.
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love my SpecV

by from Providence, RI on January 22, 2010

great performance for normal aspirated engine (aka non-turbo) and one of the best handling cars for the money
great performance for normal aspirated engine (aka non-turbo) and one of the best handling cars for the money
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Great Car to own...

by from Phoenix, AZ on May 7, 2009

Good compact car for the family... great first car definitely! almost maintenance free and great value for money... gave me 28-30 mpg.. thats wonderful...
Good compact car for the family... great first car definitely! almost maintenance free and great value for money... gave me 28-30 mpg.. thats wonderful...
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Great Car!

by from Hattiesburg, MS on May 6, 2011

Had one of these cars for 5 years and NEVER had a problem with it. Extremely economic car with great gas mileage.
Had one of these cars for 5 years and NEVER had a problem with it. Extremely economic car with great gas mileage.
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My second car

by from Phoenix, AZ on December 1, 2008

I averaged 28 mpg with the highest fuel efficiency being 44 mpg on a highway trip from Phoenix to Tucson!
I averaged 28 mpg with the highest fuel efficiency being 44 mpg on a highway trip from Phoenix to Tucson!
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Reliable

by from NY on July 23, 2013

I bought my 02 GXE used from Hertz with 36k miles. Was worried about buying an ex rental car so I got the extended warranty. Waste of money. Car has run excellent and never left me stranded. Even when...
I bought my 02 GXE used from Hertz with 36k miles. Was worried about buying an ex rental car so I got the extended warranty. Waste of money. Car has run excellent and never left me stranded. Even when the serpentine belt shreded and the dash lights lit up like a Christmas tree, I was still able to drive it home! Now have 146k mile on it and still get 34 mpg highway. Keep thinking about getting something newer, but part of me wants to see how long it'll last. Maybe I'll keep it a few more months...
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Fun to drive, nimble and comfortable

by from on November 10, 2008

This is car is easy and fun to drive. It is nimble and easily responds to the driver's whim. The seats are comfortable and the rear has surprising space. This car has no blind spots. You really get ...
This is car is easy and fun to drive. It is nimble and easily responds to the driver's whim. The seats are comfortable and the rear has surprising space. This car has no blind spots. You really get the feeling that you have eyes in the back of your head. It is inexpensive and low maintenance. For the class, you can't do much better.
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Great gas mileage!

by from Boise,ID on March 28, 2009

I've enjoyed this car while I've had it. It not only gets great gas mileage but hasn't broken down on me or had any real problems. :)
I've enjoyed this car while I've had it. It not only gets great gas mileage but hasn't broken down on me or had any real problems. :)
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Best car I've owen so far.

by from philadelphia, pa on April 21, 2008

Good value for the money. Clever interior design, enough room and very comfortable when I drive alone. Great gas milage. Not very quick, but what can you expect from 4-cyl. 1.8?
Good value for the money. Clever interior design, enough room and very comfortable when I drive alone. Great gas milage. Not very quick, but what can you expect from 4-cyl. 1.8?
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The red rocket

by from colorado springs, CO on April 3, 2008

I bought this car to use at college, and so far it is awesome. Even though it may not exceed expectations with raw acceleration, it is a dream to drive through the countryside along a windy road. The ...
I bought this car to use at college, and so far it is awesome. Even though it may not exceed expectations with raw acceleration, it is a dream to drive through the countryside along a windy road. The suspension blows all other competitors out of the window.
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