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2003 Nissan Sentra

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Bad paint job
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By frosted
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2003 Nissan Sentra XE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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The car rides a little rough. You can feel every bump in the road. My car also came with a bad paint job. Two months after purchasing the car the paint job started showing light blotches on one side of the car. After 2 months, 4 trips to the dealer, and 19 phone calls(calls made to dealer and nissan customer line) they are repainting part of the car. I have also been having trouble with the A/C. Once you use the defrost setting, you can not shut the air conditioning off until you turn the car off.


Favorite Features

good gas mileage, good value for price


Suggested Improvements

The stereo included with car shold be upgraded. The sound is poor and can not


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GREAT SMALL CAR
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By BRUNO
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Review

ALOT OF FUN TO DRIVE GOOD ON GAS AND IN NYC EASY TO FIND A PARKING SPOT GOOD LITTLE CAR AND HAS SOME POP


Favorite Features

LIKE ALL


Suggested Improvements

A LITTLE MORE ROOM IN BACK WOULD MAKE CAR A 10


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3rd time sentra owner
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By d. gleason
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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This is the 3rd nissan sentra I've owned. You can't kill the engines. I wouldn't but the automatic again it really takes away from the gas mileage. My 95 5speed got 35mpg. With the automatic its about 22 in the city. The interior comfort is poor. the a/c blows very cold. The bottom line is for comuting back and forth to work its ok. And the price is right.


Favorite Features

air conditioning stereo is ok


Suggested Improvements

automatic trans is poor. more interior room.


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Bargain
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By wacka
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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


Review

Well after 3000 miles and first service, this car has not let me down (RF Package/Sunroof). It has good power, nice interior, great looks and a great feel on the road. The fact that I got this for easily under 18,000 feels like a steal. There is a pre-cat recall but it was taken care of with no problems. great car for the price.


Favorite Features

6 speed manual transmission. TORQUE! 17 inch wheels, stereo. 4 doors. Value for price. Leather steering wheel.


Suggested Improvements

Pre-catalyst recall issue. Bad turning radius. Vent foam.


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excellent value for the price
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By yellow specv
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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


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Awesome performance for under 20,000. Right from the test drive I knew that this car was a beast. Plenty of low and mid range torque that pulls all the way to 6200rpm redline.


Favorite Features

Helical limited slip *My favorite feature is the way the engine bowes out at 5 grand. Similer to honda's v-tech the spec moves a lot of air as it pulls to redline.


Suggested Improvements

A higher red line would be nice giving a little more top end. Also less shifts to 60mph (2 instead of 3) More horse for size of engine (well-rounded 200 would really be nice). Just imagine what an extra 25 horse could do. Overall I'm Impressed by this car!


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