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Shari is a treasure.

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Treat her right.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Good econobox on a budget.

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

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.



10 of 10 people found this review helpful

Reliable

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

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.



9 of 10 people found this review helpful

Can't wait to get rid of this nightmare!

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

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.



5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Been pretty reliable so far

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I've had my 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8S since Feb. 2009. It had 58,000 miles on it when I bought it, and now has 122,000. Overall it has been a reliable car. In addition to the normal wear & tear stuff with any car you buy, I recently have had to change the rear struts, rotors & brake pads, left lower control arm, right tie rod end, and had an alignment. Overall, so far the car has been good to me.



3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Don't it

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

March 2005, I purchased my first Nissan. Faithfully maintained. Over a year and over 3K later my mechanic gave up and said take it to Nissan - 3rd cylinder misfire. How can so many owners have the same problem and Nissan doesn't recall it? NO MORE NISSANS for me.



Edmunds Summary Review of the 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Sedan

  • Packed with features, the Sentra offers a lot for the money, but a cramped rear seat and an aging interior design leave it a step behind the competition.

  • Pros

    Functional cabin design, powerful 2.5-liter engine, nimble handling, lots of standard features.

  • Cons

    Generic styling, small backseat, SE-R Spec V model commands premium price.

  • What's New for 2005

    The base 1.8 model receives the body-colored door handles and upper instrument panel storage bin from the upper-level models. A trip computer and cruise control are now included on the 1.8 S, and all models receive new seat fabrics. There's also a new color for the gauge cluster housing on the SE-R, and a new shift knob for the SE-R Spec V.

Full Edmunds Expert Review: 2005 Nissan Sentra Sedan

What's New for 2005

The base 1.8 model receives the body-colored door handles and upper instrument panel storage bin from the upper-level models. A trip computer and cruise control are now included on the 1.8 S, and all models receive new seat fabrics. There's also a new color for the gauge cluster housing on the SE-R, and a new shift knob for the SE-R Spec V.

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