Used 2003 Nissan Sentra

2003 Nissan Sentra
List price


  • Pleasing cabin design, SULEV emissions for California-sold cars, 165-horsepower SE-R sport version, fun to drive.


  • Generic styling, Limited Edition and SE-R Spec V models command premium price.

Used 2003 Nissan Sentra for Sale

Nissan Sentra 2003
124,555 miles
Used 2003
Nissan Sentra
Nobel Auto Select
50.4 mi away
Est.Loan: $41/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

An economy sedan that doesn't act like an economy sedan.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 Nissan Sentra.

First car
funguy26, 1/6/2014
My father got me this car for my high school gradation. It looks like King Kong drop a load on it When i got it. it had all the recalls done to it. It has now 264,xxx miles on the frame, the engine haves around about 150,xxx miles. the last engine die because last owner did not care for it. Now it taking me though college. After i'm out of college I do a complete rebuilt of the car.
Love my car!
Marajc, 4/26/2010
I bought my Nissan Sentra in 2003, right off the lot. I wanted something dependable. I had my first issue with the car at 85,000 miles. I had to replace a belt, $30. At 93,000 miles I replaced a battery, $75. At 115,000 miles I replaced a sensor, $160. An now at 125,000 miles I have another $50 issue. So in 7 years, I have only put $315 worth of parts in it(minus tune ups, oil changes, & tires). I can't complain AT All! Daily Driver and now is managing to be my childrens car to learn to drive it. I trust it completly with my kids. Just not sure that I trust my kids with the car! :) My next new car will be a Nissan. Hope this one lasts over 300,000 miles though!
A lemon on wheels
Lizzie, 7/8/2010
I purchased this vehicle new. With less than 100,000 miles I have spent over $4,000 in the past two years replacing major parts. Today I was told I need a new engine. All of this despite regular maintenance. Nationwide of Timonium, the dealership, has done nothing at all to address this problem. So, I need a new car. I can't believe what a lemon this car is/was. So much for Nissan and buying new cars and regular maintenance. I hate Nissan. Please do yourself a favor and buy something else.
Good for the first 7 years
consumer30, 8/15/2011
I purchased my Nissan GXE with only 17,000 miles on it.....drove it for YEARS with NO problems, took excellent care of it & then last year the bottom fell out! After reaching 100,000 miles, I started having major repair after the other...The sensors started going crazy...crank shaft & cram sensors,...the head gasket had to be replaced, the steering rack 6mos later....& these are $1000+ repairs!!! Major disappointment. Don't get me wrong, I did get a lot of usage, but I know people with nearly 200,000+ miles on their cars(different makes/models) & I thought I would be one of them... guess Not! Now I have to consider purchasing another vehicle & I'm Not happy about it one bit.
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Features & Specs

24 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
126 hp @ 6000 rpm
20 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
165 hp @ 6000 rpm
24 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
126 hp @ 6000 rpm
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
175 hp @ 6000 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver2 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

More about the 2003 Nissan Sentra
Used 2003 Nissan Sentra Overview

The Used 2003 Nissan Sentra is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A), SE-R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A), XE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A), SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M), GXE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), SE-R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M), XE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), and 2.5 Limited Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Nissan Sentra?

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Nissan Sentra trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Nissan Sentra GXE is priced between $1,995 and$1,995 with odometer readings between 124555 and124555 miles.

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