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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V - Consumer Reviews

2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V

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SE-R Spec V 2.5L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual - (95 reviews )

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Spec Vs Rule
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By buddylser
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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I think this is a wonderful car in my
opinion its the best front wheel drive
car you can get. Great power and
handling.


Best Features

A non turbo 4 that will leave GT Mustangs in its wake and still get almost 30mpg


Worst Features

now that the Dodge SRT-4 has 230hp the sentra needs to up the power to keep up


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almost perfect
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By butkus
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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


Review

this is my second sentra in nine
years.my last is a 93sentra with
180,000miles and still running.i wanted
an upgrade with a little pep.that is
why picked spec-v.


Best Features

easy shift,everything is very easy to get to inside,excellentpickup.


Worst Features

better cup holders,less road noise,longer in 5th gear.


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Good Enough to Buy it Twice
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By 03SpecV
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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I purchased my second '03 Spec V
yesterday. I had my first one for
about 4 months and was rearended, and
2 weeks later before I got the damage
fixed, a 16 yr old pulled out in front
of me totalling the car. I put 7,000
miles on it in that short time. After
shopping around again, I could not
bring myself to buy the ugly 04 Spec
(Nissan's design team shouldn't have
messed with the front of the car).
Even though I paid $1200 more than my
first one, I still bought another (RF
stereo included this time). I have all
options on the new one except
the "safety" package(ABS, side
airbags) and still paid under $17500
including shipping costs.


Best Features

Handling is excellent, and good torque available to accelerate without downshifts. Front end Skyline styling (Why did Nissan change this on the '04s????? - Now all Sentras look the same, from an XE to a Spec V!).


Worst Features

The 5th gear was difficult to find at first. Torque Steer has been an issue that everyone complains about. Rear end needs to be restyled.


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Bargain
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By wacka
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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 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 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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