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.