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2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Consumer Reviews

SE-R Spec V 2.5L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual - (21 reviews )

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Fun, But a Niche Car
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By Richard S
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2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


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Overall, this has been a fun car to drive around town and to the beach in. Not recommended for long trips, as the seat comfort is lacking. This car was not purpose built to be a grand tourer. Handles like a go-kart, accelerates like a bullet with the 6-speed manual. Engine and road noise can be annoying. Bumps are a bit jarring due to sporty suspension and lo-pro wheels. Great around-town car.


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Average $1200/year since new, dependable daily
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By Tony
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2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


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We bought the 1.8S in January 2006, paid <$15000 altogether. Beside regular maintenance costs, only paid $260 for repair in almost 11 years. A little noisy at around 2700 RPM, where the torque is peaking, but could be just mine doing this, and I am used to it since 2006. ~$5000 cheaper than a Civic, how can one complain?


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Love this car!
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By lordkeystroke
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2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


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I bought this car in 07 with 19k on it. Added a Greddy Spectrum Elite catback and Falken Ziex tires. It is fun, and gets decent mileage, and handles really well. My only complaints are: The rings are weak, and my oil consumption has tripled (73k on it now), and sometimes when downshifting into 2nd, it pops out of gear. Keeping oil in it is simple, however, and I just hold the stick in 2nd to prevent the annoyance.


Best Features

Sweet revving power! Great handling, decent stereo with factory subwoofer, looks hot.


Worst Features

Better rings! Move the power outlet away from BEHIND the cupholder...(really?!) That was dumb.


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Fun when it works, never again though
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By SeanJ
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2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


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This car had 11,900 miles when I purchased it and was like new. It was great when it was working but I have had a multitude of problems and issues. It won't crank easily after the engine has been warmed up, it turns over and over forever before starting. Dealer fixed it once but it's doing it again and now it's not under warranty. The crankshaft sensor has gone bad and is a listed recall but Nissan says my VIN wasn't affected, obviously. Now the car wants to turn off while driving. It consumes oil like crazy, have to add oil in between changes. Fun to drive when it's working but not worth the headache. Nissan doesn't honor anything, steer clear.


Best Features

6 speed manual transmission, good suspension. Fun to drive.


Worst Features

Honor recalls on known defects. Just because a car's VIN isn't listed as being affected doesn't mean it wasn't affected. More space inside, leather seating.


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Recommend
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By freddy
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2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


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4 years 50,000 miles later fast, fun, easy to drive. front seats are spacious and comfortable. very smooth ride.


Best Features

bucket front seats, huge trunk space, sunroof, stereo system, and POWER.


Worst Features

more leg space for back, better air conditioning, updated dashboard n exterior.


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