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2002 Nissan Sentra

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The Power Of Spec
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By bluspec
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


Review

This is a car for a true enthusiast.
There is now other way to get close to
the world's greatest hot rod, the
Skyline GT-R V Spec, for under $18,000
used. If you just want value for the
money, stick to the 2.0 GXE or SE-R,
but for that extra adrenalin rush on
the road and at an import car show go
for the bigger engine, nicer wheels,
rockford fosgate in-dash with an 8"
boom generator in the trunk which is
part of the "audio fanatic" package.
The car does 120mph as easily as 50mph
thanks to a great stock body kit. This
will be a classic that everyone will
want once the Civic craze dies out in
the near future.


Best Features

Front air dam, McPherson suspension, racing seats, aggressive road stance.


Worst Features

Must reconsider the 2004 body change to save the great name! Next year's model is a stock Sentra with a big engine, awful wheels, and terrbile front.


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Mini Muscle
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By sethy
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car is just flat out fun, and with
many practical qualities such as 4
doors, great head/leg room it really is
a great bargain. I have had the car
for 12,000 miles now, and I have taken
advantage of many of the aftermarket
parts available. The list includes
intake, header, exhaust, air/fuel
computer, Tein SS suspension, and now
Nismo front and rear sway bars. I
believe the money I saved on initial
purchase has allowed me to buy
aftermarket goodies that have put the
car in another class in power &
handling. One note: I wish I had
bought the Spec-V only for the Limited
Slip Differential.


Best Features

Engine torque makes the car seem more like a V6, and with many after-market parts available, the fun level can reach even higher.


Worst Features

First thing that hits you is the fairly poor gas mileage that I guess comes with this pretty big 2.4 4cyl, but my biggest concern is with the thin paint which seems to be the "norm" with many new cars these days.


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The Best none-turbo car with power
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By KrazyELR
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


Review

This is the best 4 banger car ever made
and there's no turbo. WOW!! The SPEC-V
suspenion is great! Turns like a dream.
Love this car.


Best Features

Quick 6 speed tranny, front bumper, sunroof, SPEC-V suspenion, and the front seats are great.


Worst Features

Wish they made other color interiors like black and blue.


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The best performance for 18k brand new
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By jeffreyd53
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I have a 03 spec v and its a great
little car for the money. You can't
get all the features and all the
performance from any other import for
even 4 grand more. And honda doesn't
even know what torque is.


Best Features

175 hp 2.5 4 cylinder 17" wheels sunroof, decent stereo, power everything, and all for $18,500 !!!!!!


Worst Features

A little more hip room, do something with the cheap rubbery 6 speed shifter please!!!!


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Good, little car
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By MichaelK
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2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is the fourth Nissan I've owned
('83 Datsun 310gx, '95 Quest, '95
Sentra, '02 Sentra) and I am very
pleased with this car. I'm a shorter
person and the car fits me like a glove.
My friends who are taller (6' and up)
are quite amazed that they fit so well
in the front seat. As for the back seat
-- well, that is another story. But
after test driving the Mazda Protege 5
and others, the price and quality were
unbeatable. Get the Synergy package --
it's well worth it!


Best Features

Price was great ($12,700), speakers are very nice and the car rides very well on long trips.


Worst Features

Fix the map lights and try to filter the AM portion of the radio a bit better. Much crackle with distant signals.


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