2003 Nissan Sentra Consumer Review: A good thing gone wrong.

2003 Nissan Sentra - Consumer Review

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SE-R Spec V Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
A good thing gone wrong.
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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


The Nissan Sentra Spec V looks great on
paper, and it does drive very well at

After about a month after buying the
car, the transmission became clunky and
it even grinds gears during shifts when
it is cold out. The car can take up to
15 minuets for the transmissioin to
loosen up. Multiple dealers have told
as that this is normal operation, but
the operation changed after I got it.

There were some cosmetic problems with
the paint, body molding, and trunk and
engine lid that was all fixed under
warranty. Mold in the AC system was
fixed on the 3rd try.

I would not recomend this car to
anyone. Build quality is very poor.

Best Features

The RF stereo, low RPM HWY thanks to the 6 speed tranny. Lots of torque and instant throttle response for a 4cyl.

Worst Features

Overall build quaity. The transmission needs major improvements. The AC turns on when the defroster is used and stays on untill the car is turned off. Higher qulity brakes.
Recommend (2) (1)

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