by notonissan1 on Mar 27, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
March 2005, I purchased my first Nissan.
Over a year and over 3K later my mechanic gave up and said take it to Nissan - 3rd cylinder misfire. How can so many owners have the same problem and Nissan doesn't recall it?
NO MORE NISSANS for me.
by jpolack on Jul 18, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
I have had dozens of cars and this has been the best.
Purchased used with about 40,000 miles, now about 90,000.
Only repairs have been wearout items like tires, battery, etc.
Have the 5 speed stick shift and it has lots of power, even with the a/c on, which by the way, works very well.
Has power windows, power brakes, cd, a/c, cruise control, remote trunk and mirrors, just enough gadgets to be comfortable.
It's not a luxury car, but for an econobox, its really a great great car.
by worstcar on May 29, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
Car is toast.
Kraft Nissan in Tallahassee just told me that the car is toast (engine is toast).
They said that they had replaced the head gasket and resealed it.
They blamed another company.
I checked out the other company, saw hardcopies of the service order, and the results.
I'm left with the following conclusions:
2005 Nissan Sentra engines don't last 10 years.
Kraft Nissan did a poor in their repair
What this tells me is that it is foolish to buy a Nissan in Tallahassee.
Bad cars and indifferent service.
by kslice39 on May 10, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
ive had nothing but problems with this car. The bumper randomly fell off, the cd player wont eject or take a cd, the visors wont stay up, battery went out after 6 months, blown head gasket, the passenger side windows wont roll down or if you get them down wont go back up, break light switch went out, check engine light wont go off...keeps saying cylinder 3 is misfiring and all the coils, plugs, injectors have all been replaced and STILL cant figure the problem out. This has all happened within the last year. And nissan has nothing to say about any of this. WORST CAR EVER!! i will never again buy nissan or recommend it to anyone. Not even your worse enemy deserves this pain in the ass.
by chappysilver on Aug 23, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
Bought my 5 speed sentra sedan new and it has 81,000 miles on it.
A fun, peppy car to drive with good gas mileage.
Have not had one problem - have just changed oil frequently, one basic brake job, one new set of tires, one battery, and replaced all belts before a very long trip because the car had 60,000 miles on it and had never had a belt replaced - that's it
and it's been in the massachusetts winters.
Starts first time every time - best car value that I have ever had bar none.
by emilya01 on Mar 29, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
This is my very first car, got it from a dealership used and with roughly 116,000 miles on it. I had the car for maybe a week and it started giving me trouble when I started it. It could sit for up to 5 or more hours and start fine but if it sat for 1 or 2 hours it would take 2 or 3 tries to get it to start up! Replaced the battery...wasn't it...replaced a battery cable...wasn't it. Finally got the fuel pump replaced...works great every since then! Only down fall was the price..$550 to replace! Other than this, I love the car and is great for a first car, small and rides great! Just make sure you have it looked over by a mechanic before you make your purchase(: hope this helps!
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.