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worst engine the vechicle could have
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By disappointed
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2008 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


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my wife was in love with this vechicle. the inside design is roomy and comfortable. the engine at first was great, but after 25000 miles it started with a tapping noise that now has become annoying and loud enough we were asked if it was a decile motor. took it to the dealer ship and they said nothing wrong they even brought in a specialist and he said that it was normal?? very disappointed with the performance of this vehicle. Nissan corp. doesn't want to help. the car car now has burned a quart of oil between oil changes that doesn't seem normal. the vehicle didn't do any of this before.


Best Features

the car is very spacious for a small car and has a good looking body style.


Worst Features

change the motor


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More good than bad but bumpy.
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By lira10315
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2008 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


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The biggest disappointment has been in the ride. Worst car of comfort ride ever. Also the visor covers half of the rear view mirror when down for sun protection. Love the features, stereo, steering column buttons and the placement of the shift selector. So far mileage is looking good, avg 29 mph. Don't know how long I will keep this because of the bumpy ride.


Best Features

Radio, steering column controls, exterior look, large trunk room, roomy interior.


Worst Features

Better suspension for a smoother ride and improve the visors.


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MPG takes practice
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By wwChuckDo
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2008 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


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I bought my Sentra because in my opinion it is the biggest bang for your buck. The CVT takes some getting used to. I get 35 MPG City and 36 MPG Highway. Look up Hypermiling and practice accelerating slowly barely pressing down on the gas. I may annoy some people behind me but I am saving HUGE $$$


Best Features

The screen with the MPG/Trip/Distance to Empty/etc. The Constantly Variable Transmission.


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08' Sentra Um Not so good...
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By Eric
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2008 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I have had my Sentra for a little over 2 years now. At first, I thought it was a great car. It seems a little wimpy as I have had other 4cyl cars with more guts. The factory tires wore out after 15,000 miles and it seems like there isn't a shop that can do a proper alignment on it. It tracks to the left and when braking at highway speeds, the steering wheel shakes bad. The interior looks cool, but isn't built with the highest quality. I would not recommend this car to anyone. The only good thing about it is the gas mileage. I get 31.5 mpg on average.


Best Features

Exterior design. Gas mileage. 6 speed manual (the only fun part!).


Worst Features

Tires, workmanship, engine (it has no guts).


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Very economical box
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By Tez
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2008 Nissan Sentra 2.0 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)


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Exterior is rather bland. Interior is a cross between german and perhaps a little eurotrash mixed in. Handling is just okay. Power steering tightens up the steering a little too much at high speeds. Seats are uncomfortable for fat tall people like myself. CVT is VERY interesting. Machine cruises at 1800 rpm. Radio is so so. Climate control is so so to good. All told, drives like a rental but the CVT is cool and the whole thing is a every inexpensive ride.


Best Features

CVT. Cruising along at 1800 rpm is very cool.


Worst Features

The seat is tortuous for six footers. Steering needs to be reworked. Hire someone professional to style the interior and exterior.


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