2007 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
I bought the 2.0 SL version. The CVT is silky smooth. The ride quality is on the soft side, and comfortable on all but the most pot-holed and patched roads. The car is also very quiet. You hear the engine during acceleration when it's cold or when you need instant power, but won't hear it during general driving. Build quality is good - there were no obvious mistakes on my car, and the fit and finish of the materials is excellent. Steering is a little over-boosted, but responsive. The glove box is HUGE along with the trunk. The Sentra is worth considering if you're in the market for a small car, especially if you're looking for an up-market version with special features.
I bought the SL version, and have all the options except for a rear spoiler. Leather, sunroof, six-disc in-dash CD AM/FM radio (with satellite radio option - XM or Sirius) and AUX input for iPod, and ABS brakes. Bluetooth integration with my cell phone is great! Love the wireless key!!
My only big complaint is the gas mileage is nowhere near as advertised (29 city/36 hwy). I'm getting more like 24 city/31 hwy and I have 2000 miles on the car. The window controls should be illuminated, and there should be an extra cigarette lighter.
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