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Poor Value for money
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By Bella Bright
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2005 Nissan Sentra Sedan 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought brand new and religiously followed all maintenance schedule. Apart from regular oil/filter, hose, tires, belts, following are the additional repairs. At about 30k miles, the read left window glass motor/mechanism failed. At about 55k, the engine head gasket failed with coolant consumption (dealership took $1300 to repair), this is a known issue with Nissan Sentra 2005 1.8L but company never recalled, search for the complaints on this issue on https://www.usa.gov/car-complaints). At about 80k, the spark plugs failed and were changed. At about 100k, the engine started to burn oil (about 1 quart every 1200 miles). At about 105k, the alternator failed (dealership charged $700 to fix). At about 115k, the crank shaft position sensor failed (dealership quoted about $400). Decided to replace this car with a Toyota/Honda due to the reliability and repair issue with Nissan. Never am going to recommend a Nissan.


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Shari is a treasure.
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By Sandra Carlson
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2005 Nissan Sentra Sedan 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Treat her right.


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Good econobox on a budget.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Midwest Driver
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2005 Nissan Sentra Sedan 1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Had mine 8 years. Good car, always starts. 108,000 miles, so far normal brakes, tires, belts, hoses, maintenance, one alternator, some emission repairs, receiver for remote entry, trunk latch. Not much really for the miles and usage. Good gas mileage and good acceleration.

Still good. No oil leaks, no fluid leaks, very reliable. With snow tires it goes through several inches of snow very well.


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Reliable
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By Xy San
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2005 Nissan Sentra Sedan 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Got this car from my mom in 2013 with 120,000 miles. She purchased this brand new in 2005. it now has 180,000 miles on it. I drive so far to and from work everyday. Still running great and only had to do maintenance. Didnt have to replace anything prematurely.


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Can't wait to get rid of this nightmare!
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By doppelv
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2005 Nissan Sentra Sedan 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I purchased my 2005 Sentra SE back in 2008, and the best decision I made was to get an extended warranty. Things break on this car that just shouldn't for the age and miles. My head gasket went out at 38K, my motor mounts all went out at 82K. I've had sensors randomly fail, causing the car to stall on the highway. Overall, I'm at the point where I'm just expecting it to break again at any time. If I could afford a new car, this thing would be gone in a heartbeat. It's a money pit, pure and simple, and the nightmare doesn't appear to be ending any time soon.


Best Features

Decent gas mileage when the car works. That's about it.


Worst Features

Nissan needs to take responsibility for the issues that are so frequently reported. The Head Gasket needs a recall, as does the Crankshaft Sensor (for the 1.8 engine).


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