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Hope you don't mind replacing rims
By lecount630 on 07/12/08 15:34 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

In the last two years I have spent $1100 to replace tires and rims. I bought two of these vehicles to save on fuel. The alloy rims and Firehawk tires are unfit for the road. I have replaced three rims and tires due to damage from normal driving, and recently found out a fourth needs to be replaced. I have owned 5 Sentras. These will be my last.
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5th Gear Whine
By Fred on 06/08/08 19:29 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

My wife and I really liked the Sentra when we test drove it. It was small (I am 6'2 and 250 lbs) but was comfortable enough for me to drive. There is no room in the back seat behind me when I am driving, but we are getting 38 mpg on the highway, and 33 - 34 combined and fuel efficiency was our goal. One thing that really disturbed me was the engine noise produced at 60 - 65 mph. There is a very audible whine that sounds a lot like electrical feedback. We had the transmission replaced, but the noise never went away. The dealership claimed that it was just part of the 5 speed Sentra. To their credit, I test drove another Sentra yesterday and it whined too. It may not bother you, but check
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So many things to fix...
By meg on 05/29/08 14:00 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I've had my Sentra for about 3 years and put 40k on it. I've replaced brakes, belts and a fuel pump and need tires. Blind spots are really bad. At 5'6" my legs hit the steering wheel if I try to drive while wearing any heel higher than 1". Loud road noise, heavy idle, jerks on acceleration.
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Strike 2 w/ 28,000 miles
By Brian on 05/28/08 19:14 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I have this car for 2.5 yrs, w/ 28k mi, 5 weeks ago the the serpentine belt went and last week a pulley seized and the belt went again. I am giving the car another shot because it's still relatively new and nissan has a good rep, but these parts shouldn't be needing replacement 28k into the life of the car. I have had 2 civics one w/ 187k and 156k when they died, they didn't have problems like this. I would spend the extra cash and get a civic.
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Never again
By Jerry LeCount on 03/23/08 08:29 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

The high price of fuel made it necessary to downsize to smaller vehicles. After owning 3 other Sentras I bought a pair of loaded 06s. The aluminum wheels and Firehawk tires are junk. I have replaced 3 rims and 4 tires because they are so poorly made the won't stand up to midwestern highways. This isn't just an expense but a danger. I am looking into the possibility of a product liability suit.
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Love the car
By kiran on 09/11/07 18:06 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)

Review

This is my first car. As a college student my main focus was safety and reliability. It is a very nice car with 9 speakers, great pickup speed, and very safe. Great price with a lot of wonderful features packed in it. Also gives good mileage.
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This SE-R made me a car lover
By icingdeath88 on 08/23/07 22:13 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I bought this car after popping into the dealership to check out the Altimas. Once I found out that the Sentra had zero-percent and came in the SE-R style I was all over it. A year later, this car has made me a car lover, because I never before realized how fun it could be just to drive. Also, it out-paces my friend's highly modded Mazda3 hatch. Can't put a price on that. My wife and I like this car so much we're getting her a 2007 one.
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Awesome Car!!!
By Heather on 08/09/07 15:27 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I've owned a Lexus and it doesn't compare to my Nissan. It's roomy, it's comfortable, and it can pass anyone on the road!, there nothing bad I can say about it.
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Should have gone for that Subaru
By Sara on 07/12/07 10:57 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

After a bad run with several used cars, I decided to go for a nice, reliable new car. After seriously considering a Subaru Impreza and a Honda Civic, the Sentra 1.8S Special Ed. was so well equipped for the price that I couldn't pass it up. My father's '87 lasted 150k miles, so what was there to worry about? Well, here it is: in less than 24k miles I've gone through 1 front door seal, a rear wheel bearing, 2 belts, 1 fuel pump, and out of nowhere, the rear brake drums went off-round (lots of meat on the pads 1k miles ago). Otherwise, the car is what I would expect from a low-priced compact car: zippy enough, passable steering and a semi-comfortable ride.
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Great little head turner!
By cobra989 on 06/28/07 12:33 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)

Review

I love this little car, I have owned several different cars and raced professionally and this car is the most race-like experience that I have found for under 25k. I didnt want a Honda/Acura because everyone has one, so the Spec V is the next best choice. I am glad I bought it, never had any regrets w/over 23k on it in 9 months. I have smiled with every mile I've driven.
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