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2012 Nissan Sentra

2012 Nissan Sentra

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Very Reliable Car with Great Gas Mileage

by from Beaverton, OR on August 20, 2011

We love this car. It has the special edition package, which I highly recommend. It is super quiet going down the road and has great fuel economy. Sometimes we get around 40 mpg! Definitely a good choi...
We love this car. It has the special edition package, which I highly recommend. It is super quiet going down the road and has great fuel economy. Sometimes we get around 40 mpg! Definitely a good choice.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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The Biggest Small Car I've Ever Owned

by from Oswego NY on September 4, 2011

I purchased my Sentra as a replacement commuter for back and forth to work. I am blown away by the interior size in this car. I'm six feet tall and I never feel crowded. I've been driving her since Ju...
I purchased my Sentra as a replacement commuter for back and forth to work. I am blown away by the interior size in this car. I'm six feet tall and I never feel crowded. I've been driving her since June 16th and the car is over all averaging 32.8MPG combined city and highway. The ride is quiet, the sound system better han I had a right to hope for in basic transportation. Obviously there are a lot sportier looking cars in this class, however the price, the ride the interior have sold me. Great ride, great car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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If your not out for Bling, here's your thing! 42k

by from Central, Montana on January 27, 2014

I was in the market for a car. I'm an executive, so I needed something with reasonable fuel mileage, I travel long distances so a quite cab and a decent comfort level was a must. I have 3 teenaged Boy...
I was in the market for a car. I'm an executive, so I needed something with reasonable fuel mileage, I travel long distances so a quite cab and a decent comfort level was a must. I have 3 teenaged Boys, room was a serious thing as well. Something without a timing belt and a timing chain instead was on my list of wants. Other requests were compact"ish" , auxillary outs and to be unassuming. This car met all of my needs and more. I test drove an aveo, versa note and an accord. Some were way out of my budget and others felt like if I were hit I would be crushed.I feel safe in my Sentra. You should know now, It's not a balls to the wall sports car nor is it a luxury sedan. It is the business class car and it's meant to hang around for awhile. I took it on a snowy mountain road and had almost 0 problems taking curves and handling it on slick roads, I think the problem I did have (I slid just a titch , at a stop sign) will be rectified with winter tires. My car has power windows, locks and an iphone jack. Rear seats lay flat for hauling and comfy design makes this car the right fit for me. Oh and the music will turn up or down according to road noise, though with such a quite cab, it's no biggy!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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great value

by from Lexington, KY on December 29, 2011

I purchased this car new in Nov for my wife as a second car. We both absolutely love everthing about it. Plenty of room inside the car and the trunk has plenty of room also. The vehicle is quiet, smoo...
I purchased this car new in Nov for my wife as a second car. We both absolutely love everthing about it. Plenty of room inside the car and the trunk has plenty of room also. The vehicle is quiet, smooth riding, plenty of acceleration. We purchased the special edition and we feel our value for the money spent was outstanding. We were looking at the altima but both decided that the sentra was a much better choice. We are already talking about trading in our van for another sentra this spring. I'm sure we will.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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First Car for Teenage Daughter

by from Houston, Tx. on October 25, 2014

I purchased a 2012 Nissan Sentra Special Edition (Fully Loaded) for my sixteen year old daughter. I bought it certified preowned. I have never bought a used vehicle before and I was nervous. I liked t...
I purchased a 2012 Nissan Sentra Special Edition (Fully Loaded) for my sixteen year old daughter. I bought it certified preowned. I have never bought a used vehicle before and I was nervous. I liked the 2.0 litre engine over the 1.6 & 1.8 engines of the newer body style Sentra. In other words I prefer the get up and go over gas conservation. It feels heavy and stable for a small car. The satellite stereo is nice but my daughter prefers the music on her cell. The speakers are mediocre, but enough for her. The GPS is a great feature. The stick shift is in an awkward position but you get use to it. Great first car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Solid car for the price

by from Alabama on November 13, 2012

I traded in my 2010 Cobalt Coupe for a 2012 Nissan Sentra. This is my second Sentra (2006) and huge upgrade from that model. I use this car for commuting purposes and compared to the Cobalt, it's a no...
I traded in my 2010 Cobalt Coupe for a 2012 Nissan Sentra. This is my second Sentra (2006) and huge upgrade from that model. I use this car for commuting purposes and compared to the Cobalt, it's a no brainer. Excellent braking, decent acceleration, great passing acceleration, and roomy. This car doesn't have a lot of bling and the radio is a touch rudimentary. But with a few touches here and there I have made it a sweet looking ride. Very smooth ride and quiet. Sometimes I feel like I am in a sporty sized Cadillac.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Can't wait to trade it in!

by from Frankfort, KY on January 20, 2015

I have the 2012 Nissan Sentra Special Edition. The inside of the care is awesome, I love all the features like the XM radio and GPS. Things that suck about this card: the review mirror is too large, w...
I have the 2012 Nissan Sentra Special Edition. The inside of the care is awesome, I love all the features like the XM radio and GPS. Things that suck about this card: the review mirror is too large, when you pull down the visor it hits the mirror so you have to readjust it every time. The back of the card sits up very high. I'm 5'5 and I have trouble seeing out the back of the car. There are a lot of blind spots on the car that is very dangerous. And the battery when out after a year, with no warnings at all.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Smooth and comfortable

by from Apex, NC on January 6, 2012

I purchased this in Dec 2012. I test drove several cars (Civic, Corolla, Lancer, SX4) and this turned out to be the best in terms of drive quality and smoothness. Driving the Sentra is a pleasure - al...
I purchased this in Dec 2012. I test drove several cars (Civic, Corolla, Lancer, SX4) and this turned out to be the best in terms of drive quality and smoothness. Driving the Sentra is a pleasure - almost like driving a luxury car. So smooth and quiet even at 80 mph on the highways. I was surprised that Honda Civic was rated higher than this one. The civic was noisy (both engine and road noise), somewhat uncomfortable seating, and too many gizmos on the dash that I did not care for. We own two other cars (Honda Odyssey and Dodge Stratus) and this is by far the best car we've owned. My only complaint is that id does not look as nice on the outside as the Civic or Elantra. If Nissan can correct this, this would be hot seller.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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sentra

by from eden.ny on May 12, 2013

what a nice car, we got treated very well by salesman David .we will be back. it was worth the 100 mile ride
what a nice car, we got treated very well by salesman David .we will be back. it was worth the 100 mile ride
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Bought in British Columbia and drove it to Ontario

by from Eastern Ontario on May 15, 2014

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.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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