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Disappointed Nissan Fan
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By TN
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2006 Nissan Sentra Sedan 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I owned 3 Sentras before this one and a 97 Maxima and Nissan truck. Loved them all. Not this one. It does get good mileage but considering how underpowered it is should do better. The tires it came with were terrible. I replaced them with Falkens on 17" rims and it sure did make the car look nice IMO. (But that's probably just me, the car never seems to turn anyone else's head.) Things I hate: -often does not start on first try -clunky shift from first to second -too underpowered to maintain 65 mph during cruise control without down shifting -drivers side door seal leaks when driving in rain -Service Engine Soon light on at 60 K -lack of safety equip -seats do not go back far enough


Best Features

stereo system (I have the special edition with Rockford Fosgate system including audio jack for my mp3 players) looks...both interior and exterior, it's a good looking car IMO


Worst Features

needs a 2.0 Liter...pretty sure the 2007 Sentras did away with most of the flaws I notes (but the new models are ugly IMO)


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Plain-Jane car, bad handling, overpriced
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By Josh
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2006 Nissan Sentra Sedan 1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this in December 2006. Nothing special, no power windows or seats. No cruise, no ABS, no AC, wipers have 3 settings, too slow, too fast and 'use only in a monsoon fast'. Car is squirrley on the freeway, extremely noisy, but I've gotten almost 40MPG on roadtrips doing 70MPH. If you do not turn on the power and let it set and beep a few times before turning the engine it stalls or has a hard start. Runs great on regular oil. Interior is very cheap. cupholders are useless and cups can interfere with manual shift knob. Drivers door has always had a tiny and occasional leak.


Best Features

It's nice looking on the exterior.


Worst Features

fix what is apparently a VERY common starting problem. A lot of people complain about the hard start and Nissan will replace, under warranty, the fuel pump, but that's apparently not a problem solver. Must turn the key to power and let it beep before starting to avoid hard start.


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too light
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By dakota
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2006 Nissan Sentra Sedan 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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if the road is slick and a truck passes you,watch out, you will be in the ditch. the wind blows this car all over so I got rid of it after some close calls


Worst Features

better stability


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Good but not great
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By shakalaka
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2006 Nissan Sentra Sedan 1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Purchased this car in 2006 with only 300 miles on it, since then I have driven to hell and back. It now has 127369 miles on the engine, and the car still running strong. I already replaced the belts, spark plugs and the stock tires, but that would qualify as normal wear replacement. The one issue and biggest problem I have with this car is the fuel pump, at 80,000 miles it gave out and I found out many sentra customers have the same issue. Why will Nissan not do a recall on this unit, to me it seems like nissan does not care for its customers. They want this to come out of our own pocket even though it is a manufacturer problem, nothing the customer has done has caused this faulty fuel kit.


Best Features

good engine still a nissan!


Worst Features

better transmission, better placement of cup holders, remember the motto "customer comes first", do a recall on the fuel pump assembly and redesign the whole fuel kit even when replaced its faulty once used, they are just putting on the car a new bad part.


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Best gas mileage car ever!!
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By sentraowner
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2006 Nissan Sentra Sedan 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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This is my 3rd Nissan Sentra. The first 2 lasted 240k and 320k. This one is heading for 400k if the body will hold. With the 1.8L engine, manual 5 spd transmission, Amsoil 0w-30 full synthetic oil, full synthetic in both the manual transmission and the transaxle, this car averages 38-44mpg with cruise control on and at 65 mph. I use my Garmin Nuvi to sync my speedometer and find it is 3mph slow. Bad points: Slow acceleration Good points: Great in the snow, even in WNY winters. Very reliable. Only dealer service I have had is having the belts (timing, alternator, water pump) changed every 60k. Oil changes at 10-15K miles using Amsoil filters.


Best Features

Gas mileage, reliability


Worst Features

None


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