My 1.8s Manual Sentra is a quick little QG that I love driving and doing mods to. Stock it will do 0-60 in 7.8 seconds (if you're good at power shifting). It's super good on gas, picks up speed well, a lot of torque in 4th gear. I easily get up to 90mph in 4th gear, doesn't even get loud. The car has 114,000 miles on it too. I haven't had to fix/replace anything on it yet. Clutch might be starting to get a little slippy because I dropped it to do burnouts. If you buy this car from a dealer I can bet you it will be extremely reliable.
Easily over 30mpg anywhere you drive.
Faster than most people would expect it to be.
Less ugly mesh grille.
Wing/spoiler would've been nice even though it's not the "sporty" version.
Option to remove everything behind the front seats and turn it into a hatchback would've been nice. The less weight the faster it will be and better on gas mileage.
bought this car from carmax. the stereo skips non stop, had to change the starter three times, dash lights went out, had to have the ignition switch replaced twice. hard to start the car, often time you have to shut the engine off and back on, because the car just wont go above 20, steering is difficult, and i'm 6ft so the car isn't the most roomy, the riding comfort is the only good thing. overall bad car.
I bought my 2004 Sentra with 10 miles on it.
I keep up with my regular maintenance (oil, tires, filters etc). The only mechanical issue I have had was a sensor went out. $34 it was fixed (by me). I now have 195k miles on my car and it still drives wonderful! Yes I have some of the simular issues that others have had, my trunk only pops with the key (I know what is wrong but haven't had time to take it appart-simple fix), the back door handles pop out on occassion. But for the price I paid for my car, the MANY road trips from TX to LA and the fact that I have 2 children under 10-I would say I have gotten my monies worth.
I still get excellent gas miliage!
The only improvements I would make is the quality of the material on the interior of the car. I have been hit 4 times since I have purchased my car - the outside of the car has done wonderful!
I've only had my 2004 nissan sentra since February.
I've had nothing but problems with it.
I've already had to have a new cat converter put on.
Light is on again for a gas cap code, and then last night i hit the on button for cruise....and my horn honked.
It honks now whether i turn my cruise on or off.
And then a couple times it didn't do it!!!
Anyone else having the same problems?
Especially the horn honking!!
Bought this car in 06. I bought it with 33K miles on it. It's now at 115K miles. 4 months after my brakes failed. I called the dealership that sold it to me and they told me there's nothing they can do. It did run well for a while. It's now sitting because nobody can figure out what's wrong with it. I was told that I need to replace my piston rings cuz they are shot. My spark plugs keep fouling out so then the car won't start. It might run for a week if I'm lucky with new plugs in it, but then it just won't start. I give up sinking money into it. I will definitely never buy another Nissan again even if it's my only option!