Had a 97 nissan sentra, loved it, it got smashed in a parking lot, so i had to get a new one. I stuck with sentra so i got an 06, but i still loved my 97 more. nice new features, but the simplicity of the 97 was more attractive to me. the 06 is all about looking new but not necessarily performing better. i think i also got better milage on the 97
I like the stereo system, not really the real reason i choose it, but it is a plus. has a temp gauge, kind of a surprise. spoiler and cleaniness i love.
Leg room, especially in the back. I feel like its really a 2 door car rather than for 4 people as is the 4 door.