Fun and functional
By CTM on
2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)
Test drive the regular SE-R vs. the Spec V model and you will immediately feel the difference. The Spec V handles tighter around turns, the redline is increased, and the strong HP just pours on after 4,000 RPM. Regular SE-R power is steady with the CVT, but never producing a strong, lengthy surge like the Spec V can with a stick. 2nd gear is great in this car if you drive in traffic. 2nd can go down to 4 mph with ease. Then just ride the clutch to get going again. Power is still on tap in 6th gear. Runs fine on regular gas. 31 mpg on long hwy trip, 26.5 mixed. Glove box, trunk, and rear seats are huge. Clutch gives good push-back. RF stereo is solid.
Gunmetal wheels have nice performance design and are easy to clean. Upgraded grille design. Supportive front seats. Nice RF stereo. Very good clutch pushback. AC is very strong and car is heavily insulated for temperature/sound. Look between the door and car, you will see a foam-like material.
Move the DC charger location, it is horrid.. cannot be seen while driving. Replace G-meter cup with fuel pressure, or + volts, or trans temperature.. something useful. Add side mirror blinkers. Another 1/2" of dead foot space. More steering wheel bulge as in the GTI. Key fob built into keys.