2008 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)
Looked at GTIs, civic si, minis, Astra, the usual sporty compact crowd. Drove the Sentra Spec V and it just seemed to do everything well where all the others did some stuff better, but fell short in other ways. The Sentra fit my needs - more space, great mpg, Nissan gave me moonroof, LS diff, xm radio, fun ride but not brutal, torque means any gear pulls great. Love it!
6-speed, 200 horse in a 3K lb car. 340- watt stereo. To me the finish and feel of this car is superb- soft feel material, great looking dials and gauges, LCD fuel/temp/odo is crisp and easy to read, nice stearing wheel and firm, comfy seats.
Stick is a little out of place in relation to the arm rest. Intelli key with push button would nice on spec v. One size bigger wheels/tires would help styling.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.