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Good all rounder

by from Philliadelipha, PA on November 28, 2011

I bought and SE-R Spec V, it's quick and has good gas (~22mpg). The car handle well so it feels safe on the road, athough the wheels can spin a bit on less grippy surfaces in a straight line. The insi...
I bought and SE-R Spec V, it's quick and has good gas (~22mpg). The car handle well so it feels safe on the road, athough the wheels can spin a bit on less grippy surfaces in a straight line. The inside and outside aren't anything special, you can hardly tell the difference between this model and the standard ones. The engine is very reliable, there are plenty of cars with 200k on them. The only downside is I assume people think there for kids. Mines yellow which makes it easy for people to see, hopefully that will be good from a saftey point of view.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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Gets me where I need to go

by from Virginia Beach, VA on September 20, 2010

Bought the car new in 2004. Has had problems starting from the 1st year. Dealership wouldn't admit it was an issue under warrenty. Factory CD player was replaced in the 1st 6 months. The replacement b...
Bought the car new in 2004. Has had problems starting from the 1st year. Dealership wouldn't admit it was an issue under warrenty. Factory CD player was replaced in the 1st 6 months. The replacement broke a year later. The replacement for that 9 months later. Front wheel bearings went bad by year 2. Front power windows are slow to respond in cold weather after 3rd year. Belts go bad faster than any car I have delt with. Have never gotten the estimated fuel economy. Average around 22 mpg with about 40% highway driving, never gets 30 even with a long cruise control highway trip. I have done everything to try and improve this (air filter clean, tires, featherlight acceleration, etc.) but nothing helps. Nothing major has broken on the vehicle but all the small things add up to a not so hot buy for me. I love the interior feel of the car and visibility. Seats are a little stiff for long rides and the interior fabric does not repel spills in any way. Things are stained for good the second you spill. It gets me where I need to go so I guess you could call it reliable but I wouldn't buy another sentra.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Great Car

by from roxbury, nj on February 17, 2011

I had bought a 2004 nissan sentra previously owned with 35k miles on it. And I have to say this car has been great. I mean dont get me wrong there has been a few little things but has cost me like not...
I had bought a 2004 nissan sentra previously owned with 35k miles on it. And I have to say this car has been great. I mean dont get me wrong there has been a few little things but has cost me like nothing as long as you keep up on the matnaince it will never let you down. This car is great on gas and it really helps my pocket since I drive alot. The interior has stood up to a lots being the kids animals or even me spilling something. Overall I say it is a great car to have......
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Good economy car

by from new york, NY on July 15, 2014

i bought this car new back in 2003. it was a 1.8S with manual transmission. Only paid 12.5k out the door price. At 120k miles the head gasket went,that cost me $800. 60k miles cd player stop working,g...
i bought this car new back in 2003. it was a 1.8S with manual transmission. Only paid 12.5k out the door price. At 120k miles the head gasket went,that cost me $800. 60k miles cd player stop working,good thing for the aux input i just use my mp3 player. 140k miles replace the clutch and one rear wheel bearing. 150k miles replace all spark plugs. 200k miles replace all 4 strut and its my third set of tires. The front brake been replace 3 times and the rear brake still original. The engine runs great . it does not burn oil i been using mobile 1 oil every 5k miles.i would not be surprise the car will last to 300k miles..Right now i have 205K miles on it..
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Uses car for Work

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Overall a great car!!!

by from new jersey on August 22, 2011

Specifically got this car to learn how to drive a manual and did its job very well. Even though its a 1.8S, it takes off really quick in 1st gear and is GREAT on gas. Only major problem I had was the ...
Specifically got this car to learn how to drive a manual and did its job very well. Even though its a 1.8S, it takes off really quick in 1st gear and is GREAT on gas. Only major problem I had was the fuel pump which caused the car to struggle to start, but once I changed it, never had another problem since. The exterior (in my opinion) looks nice with some potential. The interior is kinda crammed in the back and the seats are pretty stiff but besides that, the car is great. I put some HIDs on the headlights and tints on the windows to improve the exterior.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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300k and still going only on my 2nd set of brakes.

by from Mississippi on April 26, 2016

I have never really done anything to the car, besides tires, one set of brakes, and on my 3rd battery. Changed plugs and belts at 200k and the old ones looked fine.
I have never really done anything to the car, besides tires, one set of brakes, and on my 3rd battery. Changed plugs and belts at 200k and the old ones looked fine.
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Super Reliable

by from Toronto on April 13, 2014

We bought this car back in 2008 with about 25 thousand KM on the odometer. Now it currently has about 250,000KM! My dad bought this car, expecting it to only last about three years or so, but its actu...
We bought this car back in 2008 with about 25 thousand KM on the odometer. Now it currently has about 250,000KM! My dad bought this car, expecting it to only last about three years or so, but its actually managed to last 7 years (with high KM) and pretty much no problems. However, I honestly hate this car. It looks really....bad and the interior is really cheap, also I cannot fit into it properly ( I am 6'1 and my dad is 5.3). The engine is so-so, its not amazing, but its enough to get you from A to B. I have mixed feelings about this car, on one hand, its super reliable, and gets great gas mileage, but on the other hand, its kinda slow, small and does not look that great. If you need something reliable just to get you from here to there (or if you want to teach your kid how to drive) i suggest buying this car, if not, look at something else.
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SE-R Spec V is a great budget performer

by from Arlington, MA on February 9, 2007

I've had my 2004 Sentra SE-R Spec V for eight months now and I think for the price, it's a VERY good performance sedan. The car is very torque heavy and needs some car getting into 1st. But once you g...
I've had my 2004 Sentra SE-R Spec V for eight months now and I think for the price, it's a VERY good performance sedan. The car is very torque heavy and needs some car getting into 1st. But once you get going, you won't want to stop. It handles very tightly, and allows you to take turns a lot harder than a lot of budget cars. The 6 speed transmission has a VERY short 1st gear, so you'll find yourself shifting a lot. Overall interior is overall decent, creaks and rattles occasionally, but I have fell in love with the design.
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This car is an excellent value, no matter what

by from New York on March 28, 2007

This is a great car, with a lot of features found in other more expensive cars (beyond $20,000). Stick shift works very well, you only need to be an experienced driver. If you are used to driving auto...
This is a great car, with a lot of features found in other more expensive cars (beyond $20,000). Stick shift works very well, you only need to be an experienced driver. If you are used to driving automatic cars, then obviously you have some qualms about "having to do a lot of shifts", which is quite normal in this type of cars, but that's an exaggeration. Just an advise, whenever you read reviews about the Nissan Sentra, make sure you are reading specifically about the SE-R Spec V, and not about the cheaper Sentra 1.8, to draw accurate and well informed conclusions.
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A very fuel-eco-friendly car

by from Lebanon, TN on December 13, 2009

This was my first car back in 2008, when gas was ridiculous. The main reason I got it was because of the 30+ miles/gallon. It turned out to be an OK car. Car was purchased with 86,000 miles on it. Fi...
This was my first car back in 2008, when gas was ridiculous. The main reason I got it was because of the 30+ miles/gallon. It turned out to be an OK car. Car was purchased with 86,000 miles on it. First, the reliability wasn't the greatest. The first thing that happened was not too long after the car was purchased was the engine belt broke and the car shook a lot. Replaced it. Then, about 5,000 miles later, the thermometer broke and the car overheated, blowing the head gasket. This forced the car the drive very odd, like flooring it and not accelerating at all, and the engine would miss. Anyways, that was a nice $1300 to replace. About 20,000 miles past with no problems. Then, at about 100,000 miles, the internal computer over-heated while driving and the car shut off. I would pull it over, but the car wouldn't start. Had to wait for it cool down and drive another 5 miles before it happened again. Got the internal computer replaced for $500. Then, I totaled it about 1,000 miles after that happened. Even though it wasn't the most reliable car, I loved it and was very upset when it was gone. The sound system was awesome, plus you have a jack to hook your iPod up to. A/C worked well and had astounding handling and control. Not to mention the 30 miles/gallon. The sunglasses compartment was a nice feature, too. But I hated those dang cup holders. Anything taller than a can of coke would block access to A/C control. So, I just mostly used the rear cup holders which were actually easy to reach. The trunk had a good amount of space for such a small car. Overall, a good, Eco-friendly car with a few nice features. But reliability is a concern. But, it might have just been the people who serviced it. I would recommend this spite somewhat lower-tier ratings.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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