Excellent car for the dollar. I feel
like I am driving an expensive piece of
equipment. The engine has a lot of
power and it handles like a dream. I
have the sports package with the 16"
tires and the rear spoiler which makes
this car look "SHARP"! Great car and
one of the best purchases I have ever
made. Nissan has made a name for
Tight sound feel when driving.
Excellent sounding stereo system.
Hideous seat fabric. Why couldn't they
have offered a soft leather?
One of the Best cars I have ever owned.
I like it better than our 2000 Maxima.
It's easier to get in and out of than
the Maxima for some design flaw. Some
days I wish I would have purchased the
2.0 model for just a little more pep,
but I really have no regrets! Great car!
The basic design of the Sentra is
wonderful. Very practical design!
The car is actually fun to drive.
Transmission is very responsive – no
annoying downshifts. The engine is a
bit noisy. Steering is CRISP; virtually
no body roll; tight turning radius;
very good road feedback. The car
handles well at highway speeds. Two
words on brakes – be gentle, or you’ll
warp your front rotors in no time.
Already had two recalls: faulty crank
shaft sensor and defective rims – the
dealer took care of both problems and
have done an excellent job. One major
complaint: the metal under the hood
(supporting brackets, heat shields,
wire harness brackets, etc) had started
to corrode. Mileage is very good – I
get consistent 33-34 miles/gallon.
Overall a wonderful car. Quick, reliable, and
stylish. Quick do to the legandary SR20De
engine. Reliable because of good build
quality. And stylish in that it has a mini
Maxima car feel to it.
Having been a crash in this car I am
definitely recommend its safety.
The SR20DE engine generally found in
higher end cars such as the G20 and sport
compact cars such as the previous
Better plastic interior. Greater after market
support - after market support is relatively
currently ok 3/17/03. Safety functions (air
bags) are a bit too sensitive - but it is better
to err on safety then not.