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2003 Nissan Sentra - Consumer Reviews

2003 Nissan Sentra

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Bad paint job
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By frosted
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Vehicle

2003 Nissan Sentra XE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Review

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.


Best Features

good gas mileage, good value for price


Worst Features

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


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Happy...but..
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By jeff65
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I just bought a 2003 sentra gxe w/ road
package on clearance. It is a nice car
but I am questioning the integrity of
the paint and interior components. It
has been two weeks and nearly 1600
miles so far. On the first day
the "coin draw" fell off and by the
second week there have been some
concerns with the paint quality.
Overall t has been a fun car to drive
with road package. It was my fall back
car due to the deal I received
($11000). I test drove the jetta wagon
mazda protege and lastly the Sentra. I
actually wanted a wagon but fell in
love with the smooth ride, tight
clutch, and looks of the sentra.


Best Features

cd player, rear fold down seats!!! 2 ac adaptors, sunglass holder, gas mileage.


Worst Features

better paint quality, sturdier interior components, and better speakers


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3rd time sentra owner
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By d. gleason
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Vehicle

2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Review

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.


Best Features

air conditioning stereo is ok


Worst Features

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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)


Review

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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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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