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

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Good econobox on a budget.

Midwest Driver, 08/10/2016
1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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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Good vehicle

BB, 11/23/2018
1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Bought this brand new. Have had very little trouble with it. At 289,000 miles had to have starter and ignition switch replaced (first time for this). Have only had to have battery replaced twice, just recently the 2nd time. Have had oil changed regularly.

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DON'T IT

notonissan1, 03/27/2014
1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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.

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This is the worst car I ever owned.

Mike, 03/07/2009
1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

This is hands down the worst car I ever owned. At around 30 thousand kilometers, it started to leak water every time it rained a little bit harder, both passenger and drivers side door rubber/seals. At around 85 thousand kilometers a blown head gasket, astronomical cost to repair, close to $2000. 89 thousand kilometers, check engine light constantly on. I owned several economy class cars before this one and Sentra is hands down the most unreliable car I ever had. I will NEVER own a Nissan again.

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Best car I ever owned.

jpolack, 07/18/2013
1.8 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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.

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