2005 Nissan Sentra Consumer Review: Best car I ever owned.

2005 Nissan Sentra - Consumer Review

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1.8 Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Best car I ever owned.
By jpolack on


2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


I have had dozens of cars and this has been the best.
Purchased used with about 40,000 miles, now about 90,000.
Only repairs have been wearout items like tires, battery, etc.
Always starts.
Have the 5 speed stick shift and it has lots of power, even with the a/c on, which by the way, works very well.
Has power windows, power brakes, cd, a/c, cruise control, remote trunk and mirrors, just enough gadgets to be comfortable.
It's not a luxury car, but for an econobox, its really a great great car.

Update, still driving it after almost nine years.
Showing some wear, but always starts.
Goes great in snow and rain if you buy good tires.
Small repairs over the years, usual brakes, tires, battery.
One wheel bearing, alternator, emission stuff.
Engine still strong, does not burn a drop of oil.
Most repairs done at home, a few in the shop.

Its no Lexus, but will probably run at least a few more years.
Not much spent for repairs or to buy the car.

Update, July 2017, recently sold the car only because I had an opportunity to get something fancier at very low cost.

The Sentra will probably outlast my replacement vehicle. Still no leaks, never burns a drop of oil, never overheats, always starts.

Very Spartan interior and features, but a very economical and reliable car for me for over nine years.

Best Features

  • Outward visibility
  • Rain snow traction
  • Headlights
  • Parking aids
  • Purchase cost
  • Fuel economy
  • Maintenance cost

Worst Features

  • Entertainment
  • Usb ports
  • Bluetooth
  • Navigation

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