by spencer16 on Aug 10, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
We bought this used with only 3000 miles on it.
It was about a year and a half old, an old lady must have only driven it to church or something.
We have had no problems.
It is at about 50k miles and we have done oil changes every 3000 miles and we have not had any problems.
The car is pretty gutless on the get go but on my way home from work the dashboard MPG gauge indicated 43 MPG when going 65 MPH (Idaho drivers are slow) but it saves at the pump! The car takes at least 2 turns of the key for it to start but it always starts. Not sure why.
by NewEnglandDevil on Jun 15, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
An excellent vehicle to own and drive, has made my commute (~66 miles/day, + trips to client sites = 100+ miles occasionally) affordable. Blew a head gasket while still under warranty (~48K), needed a chip download to eliminate rough shifting. I've avoided replacing two expensive lights - fog light broke from being packed with snow and 3rd brake light went out. Other than that, no problems and I've had no expensive repairs. Has performed great in NE winter; even managed to get up a ~10% unplowed incline to our winter rental in NH. Previously owned a Nissan Truck (350K) so I'm not expecting any problems with the engine or tranny and I'm at 123K now.
The base 1.8 model receives the body-colored door handles and upper instrument panel storage bin from the upper-level models. A trip computer and cruise control are now included on the 1.8 S, and all models receive new seat fabrics. There's also a new color for the gauge cluster housing on the SE-R, and a new shift knob for the SE-R Spec V.