I tried the new Civic, Elentra, Dart, Mazda 3,Corolla, Focus. Basically every car on the compact market. When I test drove the Sentra, I liked it the most. I have now owned the car for 4 months and I ...
I tried the new Civic, Elentra, Dart, Mazda 3,Corolla, Focus. Basically every car on the compact market. When I test drove the Sentra, I liked it the most. I have now owned the car for 4 months and I still love it from day one. I will admit there is a major lack of power. You are not getting up to speed very quickly. The CVT is/can be very loud (but if you have the radio on, it tends to make the CVT quieter.) When you have to slow down then step on the gas, the CVT gets even louder, and whines. The styling inside and out are great, but the hubcaps on the car are awful. The handling is good, but you have to take sharp turns I would recommend going slow, as it likes to swing wide when you are going fast. The suspension is stiff, but I find that it comes in handy over bumps.
There are a lot about this car that I love and there are things that could be changed. My car came with the leather wrapped steering wheel, but it can get hard on the hands. ( I would recommend buying a steering wheel cover.)The interior of the car is easy to clean and it keeps clean . (this is with the black interior. Not sure about the beige.) I live in a big city and can hardly hear the noise outside. The gas mileage lives up to the sticker on the car sometimes even better. (if you do not use the sport mode often. I tend to use it a lot and I am getting 31.7 in the city.)
The cup holders on the sides of the doors are great and come in handy.The two cup holders in the front are good for large cups, but if you have anything small- soda can, water bottle, etc- they rattle a lot and move around. (it can get annoying.) When you go to clean the windshield, you cannot fully put up the wiper on the passenger side. ( There is part of the hood that overlaps it, making it to where you cannot fully put it up. I can only imagine that when I have to change it will be annoying) The review mirror does not go up to high, to I find myself slouching to look in my mirror. Overall it is a great car ( I traded in my Honda Civic) I find that Nissan is the underdog in a very competitive compact segment. It is a commuter car and that is exactly what it is does. I have the SV model with the navigation and driver's package.