I chose this Sentra after having
driven the 1.8S, the 2.5S, and the
Altima 2.5S. The Altima, while nice,
was too big and "family car." The
1.8S and 2.5S Sentras were too dull,
despite the facelift (I just came from
a 98 Mitsubishi Mirage so I know
from slow.) This SE-R was just right.
The Altimas torque-rich, responsive
engine, the sporty size, and the solid
Nissan build quality. Plus the
updated look, while bizarre on the
"normal" Sentras, works like a charm
on the SE-R models (I think it has to
do with the paint choices.) Its
fast its loaded
(sunroof/ABS/160-Watt stereo), and
its a Volcanic Orange masterpiece!
The gorgeous exterior paint. The
sunroof (which opens, flips up, and
closes at the touch of a button.) The
amazing engine!!! The build quality. I
really love this car. It is like a
mini-BMW. For about $15,000 less.
Smallish back seat space. If youre
not wanting a sports car, the SE-R
has a direct, slightly harsh ride. If you
want a little more "cush" with your
push, you should get the 2.5S (and
leave the 1.8S for the rental fleet.)
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