2003 Nissan Sentra Consumer Review: Good Enough to Buy it Twice

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Good Enough to Buy it Twice
By 03SpecV on


2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


I purchased my second '03 Spec V
yesterday. I had my first one for
about 4 months and was rearended, and
2 weeks later before I got the damage
fixed, a 16 yr old pulled out in front
of me totalling the car. I put 7,000
miles on it in that short time. After
shopping around again, I could not
bring myself to buy the ugly 04 Spec
(Nissan's design team shouldn't have
messed with the front of the car).
Even though I paid $1200 more than my
first one, I still bought another (RF
stereo included this time). I have all
options on the new one except
the "safety" package(ABS, side
airbags) and still paid under $17500
including shipping costs.

Best Features

Handling is excellent, and good torque available to accelerate without downshifts. Front end Skyline styling (Why did Nissan change this on the '04s????? - Now all Sentras look the same, from an XE to a Spec V!).

Worst Features

The 5th gear was difficult to find at first. Torque Steer has been an issue that everyone complains about. Rear end needs to be restyled.
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