We had a 2002 Sentra and liked it, and after 380,000 km on it gave it to our daughter to get back and forth to work (short drive). And bought a 2012 Nissan Sentra in British Columbia to drive home to ...
We had a 2002 Sentra and liked it, and after 380,000 km on it gave it to our daughter to get back and forth to work (short drive). And bought a 2012 Nissan Sentra in British Columbia to drive home to Ontario.
I like the car's handling and quiet smooth ride. I found acceleration to be great either starting from a stoplight, or passing another car going uphill on a steep climb through the Rocky Mountains. Cruise is great with the Continuously Variable Transmission as the engine slowly increases revolutions, and no 'bump' between gears, or engine revving as the transmission drops down a gear.
Some people think the Mazda 6, or Honda Civic, or Hyundai Elantra have better styling, but I dislike the high doors and low roof look of the two latter. I like the Mazda styling, but like the Sentra's styling just as much.
My wife is shorter than average, and she loves the visibility she gets with the Sentra's large windows, and adjustable seats.
On a 4400 km journey across Canada, neither of us complained about the seat comfort. I found the car very comfortable to drive, and getting my seat in the right position is easy.
Road noise is quiet; the 'automatic adjustment on the radio for road speed/noise' is really nice to have.
After looking at Civics, Mazda 6, Toyota Corolla's, Hyundai Elantra's and other cars, I would buy a Nissan Sentra again for its combination of driving, style, space, power, CVT, accessories, fuel efficiency, and price.
The only thing I'd complain about is the fuel efficiency. It's good, but not as good as I'd like.