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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R

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Never Again
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By neverNISSANagain
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R SE-R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Got rid of a 98 Jetta VR6 because I was
having a ton of problems with it. I
figured you can't go wrong with a
Nissan. I was completely wrong. So far,
the car has left me stranded 8 times.
Sometimes, out of no where, the car
just wont start. It gets towed back to
the dealership, they don't know what's
wrong with it, then they try to charge
me for the tow because they cant find
the problem. Crank position sensor
replaced twice, radio melts cd's,
almost starts a fire. New radio stops
working after 2 months. Everytime
someone gets in the passenger seat and
pulls the door shut, the door handle
comes off in their hand. Terrible gas
milage, 5-8mpg under stated #'s


Best Features

The car looks good from the front, its fun to drive if I have 3 friends with me to push...


Worst Features

Build quality of interior sucks. Panels fall off, electronics fail, lights go out, buy stock in Toyota...


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Good Value
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By warwickfender
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R SE-R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car has a lot more torque than
other small cars in the same price range
- and that's what makes it a very fun
car to drive. The manual transmission
is a bit notchy, the interior materials
arean't of the highest quality, and the
red-colored instrument panel is tough to
see sometimes.... But you need to
remember that this is baiscally a cheap
economy car with a big engine dropped in
it. If you take it for what it is, it's
a great car. I've been averaging 28 mpg
with mostly highway driving - not great
for a small car, but there is a lot more
bottom end on this engine than on a
Civic or Corolla engine, so you are
trading mpg for torque.


Best Features

16" wheels, decent stock stereo, excellent engine torque, more agreeable interior than the Spec V. Handles well and is fun to drive. Reliable (mine has 52,000 miles on it now).


Worst Features

This car has a small gas tank - very noticeable in city driving. The truck is also small, even for this class of vehicle. Red numbers on instruments (already fixed in subsequent models), rear end of vehicle looks awkward.


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Fuel Economy SUCKS, but very reliable...
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By jaroot
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R SE-R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I like everything about this car except
the fuel economy. I get about 22mpg
city/24 hwy... which is about 5mpg less
than what the factory sticker said I
believe.

Other than that.. I cannot complain,
the car runs great, and starts with no
issues when it's -30 below zero outside
which is awesome.



Best Features

Dual Cig Lighter Plugins...


Worst Features

Make this thing more fuel efficent... if I would have known I'd only get 22mpg city.. I'd have bought a truck instead.


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By pitlatch
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R SE-R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great performance. Stiff suspension.
Made two trips from Colorado to Wash.
St. in the car, it's not the most
comfortable to drive that far when
you're over 40 but it was fast and
cheap -- and fun. Get a radar
detector.


Best Features

Performance, handling.


Worst Features

Better seats. More noise insulation.


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Not informative
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By Me 2
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R SE-R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

2.5 L engine!... NO BOSE!

It's a fun little car. Not the
greatest of build quality, but I
haven't had any problems yet. The
interior has some cheap plastics, and
rattles a little bit (noticed a lot
more in cold climate). Gas mileage
isn't bad for a 2.5 L engine with a
good amount of torque. I average more
than 28mpg on every tank. The 5-spd
manual is really rare. I've seen only
1 other automatic, while the rest are
all spec-v's.


Best Features

Power / Torque. Sportier than most suspension. Pretty smooth tranny.


Worst Features

Paint


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