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2012 Nissan Sentra

Pros

  • Spacious front seating
  • intuitive control layout.

Cons

  • Aging design
  • droning acceleration with CVT (continuously variable transmission)
  • harsh ride over rough surfaces
  • telescoping steering wheel not available
  • ho-hum handling in all but the SE-R.

Used 2012 Nissan Sentra for Sale

Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
45,216 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
List$7,999
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
97,526 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
List$7,421
Est.Loan: $139/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
112,870 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SL
AutoPlaza
19.8 mi away
List$6,188
Est.Loan: $116/mo
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$170 Below Market
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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***COMPLIMENTARY 3 MONTHS/3,000 MILES ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIALS WARRANTY INCLUDED*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';"> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* GUARANTEED FINANCING * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* VA INSPECTION * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* CLEAN IN AND OUT * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* WELL MAINTAINED * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* GREAT CONDITION* <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* BLUETOOTH COMPATIBILITY * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* ICE COLD A/C * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* AM/FM RADIO * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* NAVIGATION * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* LEATHER INTERRIOR * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* HEATED SEATS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* FOG LIGHTS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* SUNROOF/MOONROOF * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* POWER WINDOWS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* POWER DOOR LOCK * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Autoplaza offers car buyers competitively priced vehicles and service with a smile. Our friendly and experienced staff will help you find a vehicle that fits your budget and lifestyle. <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Call us today to schedule a test drive! We look forward to serving you and the community for many, many years! <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">We pride ourselves with being the best local used car dealership that offers not only quality used cars, but also best prices in the area. The combination of quality and value in our cars guarantee that you are getting the best deal on a used car in Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland. 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Nissan Sentra 2012 SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)
25,413 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
SE-R Spec V
WBM of Arlington
23.3 mi away
List$9,795
Est.Loan: $183/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
123,768 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 S
List$5,500
Est.Loan: $103/mo
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CVT with Xtronic, Charcoal wSport Cloth Seat Trim. 3427 HighwayCity MPG Brilliant Silver 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 FWD CVT with Xtronic 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16VPrice does not include tax, tags and dealer fee of $699 and prep fee of $370.
Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
48,782 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
(8)
Carnova
36.7 mi away
List$8,699
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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$239 Below Market
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5 DAY EXCHANGE POLICY, MD DC INSPECTION PROGRAM 2012 NISSAN SENTRA Front with powerful 2.0L DOHC 16-valve SMPI I4 engine and driven only 48782 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 703-441-1770 CARFAX Certified, Extended Warranty & Financing Available
Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
96,563 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 S
Carsmart
37.9 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
106,113 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 S
Royal Pike Motors
38.6 mi away
List$5,990
Est.Loan: $112/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
36,335 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
List$10,999
Est.Loan: $206/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
117,807 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
List$6,500
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
93,250 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
74,158 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
List$8,595
Est.Loan: $161/mo
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GENIUS TOOLS & VEHICLE BENEFITS: Experience the Genius Way to Buy a Car at DriveTime with true online financing terms, no haggle pricing and a pressure free sales experience. Every vehicle at DriveTime is inspected prior to arriving on the lot and comes complete with a 5-Day vehicle return policy, 30 Day/1500 Mile Limited Warranty. DriveTime vehicles also include a FREE AutoCheck History Report plus an extensive list of vehicle features and safety information. With over 14,000 used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs nationwide, we have the vehicle you�ve been dreaming of! Note: Price excludes taxes and finance charges, and may exclude doc fees up to $299 and other applicable fees (where allowed by state law).
Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
81,785 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
List$6,985
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Happy customers, Quality cars, Better prices, That is Hampstead Pre Owned. We eliminate all the anxiety and frustration of purchasing a used car by following the golden rule of treating others the way we would want to be treated. This company was founded on three simple principles: The first and and most important is that we never put profits before our customers. We have always and will always put our customers satisfaction before anything and everything else, no exception. Second, We put every car through a rigorous pre-sale check which far surpasses any state inspection required by law to absolutely ensure that you always get a safe and reliable vehicle , also every pre owned vehicle here comes with a complementary warranty, and our unprecedented 7 day exchange. Third, we use the most current pricing applications and programs to analyze each vehicle and compare them to the current market price to ensure you never over pay. Please take a moment to read our reviews and see what our customers have to say about us. We are a pre owned dealership with old fashioned values, building an amazing reputation one deal at a time.
Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
54,442 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
List$8,750
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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$241 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
After business hours please contact Tamim at (540) 287-5112Brand new on our lot, we have a BEAUTIFUL, 2012 NIssan Sentra SR! This Sentra is Red, sitting on alloy wheels with GREAT tread on the tires, and is matched inside with a CLEAN gray cloth interior! Powered by a 2.0L motor, paired with a SMOOTH automatic transmission, with tons of great features, like the power windows, power locks, power mirrors, and that's just the beginning! AM/FM radio, CD player, and has a built in auxiliary cord hook up! With so many great features, and so many more to see, you DO NOT want to miss out on a deal this extravagant! So hurry and call, or stop by TODAY to schedule your test drive before you miss your chance to own this IMMACULATE, 2012 Nissan Sentra SR!
Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
71,417 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0
Aero Motors
56.8 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
94,723 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
(3)
MBL Auto
57.1 mi away
List$5,997
Est.Loan: $112/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
88,429 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0
List$5,575
Est.Loan: $104/mo
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$153 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Priced to sell! Well Maintained. Fuel Efficient. In-house Financing Available (W.A.C.) This car will not last long at this price. Come in for a test drive.
Nissan Sentra 2012 SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)
47,380 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
SE-R Spec V
List$9,988
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Nissan Sentra is a respectable small sedan, but newer competitors outclass it in terms of power, fuel economy, athleticism and charisma.

vehicle overview

The current-generation Sentra debuted in 2007, making the 2012 model one of the oldest small sedans available this year in terms of design. It still has some nice qualities, but overall the Sentra has been outclassed by newer and more desirable models this year.

Among the Sentra sedan's best qualities are decent fuel economy, a comfortable interior and a long list of desirable standard features and options. There are even two sporty variants, including the 200-horsepower SE-R Spec V, designed to appeal to driving enthusiasts.

Unfortunately, the list of weak points is considerably longer. Mainstream 2.0 models just don't offer a very appealing driving experience due in part to the droning created by the CVT and an outdated rear suspension design that delivers only passable handling and marginal ride quality. Even with its firmer sport suspension, the SE-R Spec V can't quite match the moves of other high-performance compacts like the Mazdaspeed 3.

While buyers looking for affordable transportation will still find the 2012 Nissan Sentra worth a look, the car ultimately feels a little long in the tooth compared to its newer or more recently refreshed competitors. Instead of the Sentra, we recommend checking out other top choices like the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Golf. Within this group, you'll find more engaging driving experiences, better fuel economy, more power, more attractive designs, newer features and higher levels of overall ownership satisfaction.

Trim levels & features

The 2012 Nissan Sentra sedan is offered in six different trim levels, including four mainstream models based on a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (2.0, 2.0 S, 2.0 SR and 2.0 SL) and two high-performance variants powered by a 2.5-liter engine (SE-R and SE-R Spec V).

The entry-level Sentra 2.0 starts with 15-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, 60/40-split-folding rear seats, power windows and locks, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack. The Sentra 2.0 S adds 16-inch steel wheels, power mirrors, a height-adjustable driver seat, cruise control, remote keyless entry and a six-speaker CD/MP3 audio system with an iPod interface.

The 2.0 SR includes those items and adds styling cues from its sportier siblings including distinctive front and rear fascias, side sill extensions, foglamps, a rear spoiler and 16-inch alloy wheels. Moving up to the SL gets you a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry/ignition, Bluetooth and an upgraded stereo with satellite radio and a color display.

Options on the 2.0 models vary by trim level and include leather upholstery with heated front seats (SL only) and a Convenience package that bundles keyless entry/ignition, Bluetooth and a leather-wrapped steering wheel (S/SR only). A Technology package adds a navigation system, satellite radio and an iPod interface (S/SR only). A Special Edition package includes everything in the Convenience and Technology packages plus a sunroof (SR only), while the Special Value package includes the sunroof, navigation and a rearview monitor (SL only). An Audio package includes an eight-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system (SL only).

The Sentra SE-R trim level is equipped similarly to the 2.0 SR but adds 17-inch alloy wheels, performance-oriented suspension tuning, an aero-style body kit, cloth sport seats, the SL's stereo with color display and gauges that allow the driver to monitor things like oil pressure and g-forces during cornering. The SE-R Upgrade package adds a sunroof, keyless entry/ignition, a rearview monitor, the navigation system, satellite radio and the Rockford Fosgate audio system.

The SE-R Spec V builds on the SE-R's sporting nature with more power, higher-performance tires, an even firmer suspension with a lower ride height, larger front brakes and sportier interior trim. One drawback to the added performance of the Spec V is a structural reinforcement brace between the rear shock towers that prevents the rear seats from folding. Also available on the Spec V is an optional SE-R Spec V Upgrade package that includes all the items in the SE-R Upgrade plus a mechanical limited-slip front differential.

2012 Highlights

The 2012 Nissan Sentra returns unchanged, with the exception of a new Technology option package on 2.0 S models.

Performance & mpg

2012 Nissan Sentra models with a "2.0" in their name are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 140 hp and 147 pound-feet of torque. The Sentra SE-R and SE-R Spec V get a 2.5-liter engine that produces 177 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque and 200 hp and 180 lb-ft, respectively. In our testing, the Spec V sprinted to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, a quick time for its class.

The 2.0 Sentra base model comes fitted with a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment, with the option of a CVT. The CVT is standard on the 2.0 S, 2.0 SR, 2.0 SL and even the SE-R, which also gets steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. The Spec V is only offered with a close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox.

Sentra models equipped with the 2.0-liter engine and CVT achieve an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/34 mpg highway and 30 mpg in combined driving; with the manual transmission those numbers drop noticeably to 24/31/27 mpg. The SE-R isn't bad at 24/30/26, and even the Spec V manages a still respectable 21/28/24 mpg.

Safety

The 2012 Nissan Sentra comes standard with antilock brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. The sportier SE-R models come with four-wheel disc brakes, while the others have rear drums.

In government crash tests, the Sentra received an overall score of four stars (out of five). Within that rating, it earned three stars for overall frontal crash protection and three stars again for overall side crash protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Sentra its highest score of "Good" for both frontal-offset and side impacts.

Driving

What you think of driving the 2012 Nissan Sentra sedan depends a great deal on what's under the hood. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes decent power, but the CVT creates a less-than-appealing droning sound when accelerating. Handling is just passable. The ride quality is fine on smooth roads but becomes a bit rough over broken pavement.

As you'd expect, the SE-R Spec V is another story altogether, with abundant acceleration and noticeably sharper handling. Some of the fun is lost due to the manual transmission's balky action that can't compare to the precise feel of shifters in competitors like the Honda Civic Si.

Interior

The Sentra's interior features unexpectedly spacious front seats that make it easy for even tall folks to get comfortable, though the lack of a telescoping steering column is a downer. The backseat is more of a mixed bag, with good headroom and hiproom offset by a shortage of legroom. Trunk space, at 13.1 cubic feet, is average for the class.

From a driver's perspective, the dashboard gets high marks for the simple and straightforward design of gauges and controls. One notable exception is the optional navigation system's smallish 5-inch screen, which requires a fair amount of squinting to read.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

I wasn't planning on liking this car
paulncincy,03/25/2012
This car and I didn't start on good terms and that was my fault. I previously owned a 2009 Nissan Altima. That car was financed through Nissan's financing arm. I didn't miss a payment on that car which is how I found myself owning my 2012 Nissan Sentra Special Edition. Nissan finance has a deal where they will guarantee you financing if you never missed a payment with them previously. I got a 6 year loan at 5.74% and my FICO score sucked. My Super Black Special Edition Sentra has been flawless and CHEAP to own so far. Ins./Gas/Payments are LOW. Special Edition pkg. is worth $. I'm tall of torso and I can fit easily in this car. Engine is strong enough and smooth. Easy to get into.
Better than expected
bugmanpat,10/18/2011
The little Sentra is probably overlooked by most people interested in a small car, and that is too bad. It has more interior room than most of its competitors, you sit a little higher off the pavement, and the driving dynamics are good. Add to that some outstanding gas mileage when driven gently - way better than the EPA estimates so far for me. And all of that for a price that is easily as good or better than its competitors. And due to good resale values, you can get really great lease payments - much smarter than buying a 1 or 2 year old used car.
This car is underrated!
roadman03,01/12/2012
Before you search all the other popular models - test drive and price the Nissan Sentra. Can't believe the amount of features for the price I paid. Also proven reliabilty vs. the Focus or Cruze. Great featurs such as I-pod connection, Alloy Wheels, Steering Wheel Radio Controls, etc. Drive mostly highway with some rush hour traffic and I am averaging almost 36 MPG. Some complain about the CVT, but it is better than the low end torque of the others. Overall great car for the price if your looking for a base commuter car with excellent reliabilty and a smooth ride.
Love this car.
Molly,02/15/2016
This car is amazing. I traded in my 2000 Ford Focus for this Sentra. I bought it at 85,000 miles, which was scary at first. However, I received a lifetime warranty and a great deal for it. I've put 12,000 miles on it in 7 months, and it still drives beautifully. $20 gets me 415 miles, and even with commuting a lot for school and work, I fill up every week and a half. The car handles wonderfully. Very smooth. Even after so many miles being put on the car,I've never had any issues with it. A month after buying, I actually T-boned another car. The only damage was my bumper being ripped off. Nothing under the hood was damaged. Extremely reliable, safe car. Great mileage and I feel secure in it. I was always a Ford girl, but this car changed my mind for life.
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Features & Specs

MPG
27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
140 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
140 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
140 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
140 hp @ 5100 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall3 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall3 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall3 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger2 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat2 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.6%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Acceptable
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2012 Nissan Sentra Overview

The Used 2012 Nissan Sentra is offered in the following submodels: Sentra Sedan, Sentra SE-R Spec V. Available styles include 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0 SL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M), SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M), and SE-R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Nissan Sentra?

Save up to $300 on one of 21 Used 2012 Nissan Sentra for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,500 as of10/22/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Nissan Sentra trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR is priced between $5,997 and$10,999 with odometer readings between 36335 and117807 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 is priced between $5,575 and$7,995 with odometer readings between 71417 and102909 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S is priced between $5,500 and$6,995 with odometer readings between 96563 and123768 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V is priced between $9,795 and$9,988 with odometer readings between 25413 and47380 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL is priced between $6,188 and$6,188 with odometer readings between 112870 and112870 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2012 Nissan Sentra?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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