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2005 Nissan Sentra Sedan

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By notonissan1
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2005 Nissan Sentra Sedan 1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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March 2005, I purchased my first Nissan. Faithfully maintained. 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.


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Been Pretty Reliable So Far
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By myfirstnissan
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2005 Nissan Sentra Sedan 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I've had my 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8S since Feb. 2009. It had 58,000 miles on it when I bought it, and now has 122,000. Overall it has been a reliable car. In addition to the normal wear & tear stuff with any car you buy, I recently have had to change the rear struts, rotors & brake pads, left lower control arm, right tie rod end, and had an alignment. Overall, so far the car has been good to me.


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Can't wait to get rid of this nightmare!
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By doppelv
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2005 Nissan Sentra Sedan 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I purchased my 2005 Sentra SE back in 2008, and the best decision I made was to get an extended warranty. Things break on this car that just shouldn't for the age and miles. My head gasket went out at 38K, my motor mounts all went out at 82K. I've had sensors randomly fail, causing the car to stall on the highway. Overall, I'm at the point where I'm just expecting it to break again at any time. If I could afford a new car, this thing would be gone in a heartbeat. It's a money pit, pure and simple, and the nightmare doesn't appear to be ending any time soon.


Favorite Features

Decent gas mileage when the car works. That's about it.


Suggested Improvements

Nissan needs to take responsibility for the issues that are so frequently reported. The Head Gasket needs a recall, as does the Crankshaft Sensor (for the 1.8 engine).


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not worth much
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By worstcar
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2005 Nissan Sentra Sedan 1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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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.


Suggested Improvements

Need better engines. Must be quality control.


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Best car I ever owned.
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By jpolack
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2005 Nissan Sentra Sedan 1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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. Always starts. 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.


Favorite Features

Rear defrost, remote entry, fold down rear seat so I can carry lumber, etc.


Suggested Improvements

None


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