I bought this car with 4 miles, I have put over 1000 miles on it and it has decent pickup, it's not a mustang or a high end sports car, but I didn't buy it for racing. Car has tight suspension, great tire size 17" Wheels, low profile 50r, continentals. I drive the car in Chicago, where it's a hustle and I have had no problems changing lanes or enjoying the drive. I like this car, and hearing negative reviews makes me laugh. All I did was put in a K&N air filter, that's all and put in 89 octane gasoline and the car runs like a gem.
More than just affordable, reliable transportation
written on 08-22-2016
S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
I purchased my car as a family sedan to seat 4, sometimes 5. The best feature is the interior room and trunk space. The next best feature is fuel economy. Don't be afraid to get the 6 speed manual transmission. It is smooth as silk and allows you to baby the engine or squeeze some power out when you need to. I know the CVT auto's claim to fame is better acceleration and economy but at what cost?? The CVT likes to rev the engine up pretty high even below 20 mph just to accelerate faster. I keep the rpm's lower with the 6 speed. And by the way I get above the 35 mpg rated highway mileage cruising on the interstate. On a 400+ mile trip I averaged over 40 mpg at an average speed of 65 mph (traffic slowed me down some). In any event the Sentra 6 speed manual gives you a lot of bang for your buck in a reasonably roomy family sedan. Don't expect a lot of fancy electronics. Options and controls are basic but uncluttered and easy to operate.
Excellent car. Very sporty with the SR trim, in red alert. It gives a very quiet, comfortable, and spacious ride. Mine has the electronics and drivers assist package. I love the navigation and the interior accent lighting. It's very roomy, especially the back seat and trunk. Almost as roomy as an Altima. More spacious than my 2000 5 series. My only complaint is that it could use more power. At least a turbocharged 4 cylinder. I love the car as it feels more premium than it costs. Check it out.
I wasn't expecting to get the MPG that Im getting, EPA rated at 39 highway, And on my drive to work I average 40! Very Quiet, the only complaint I have is the location of the usb, I had to buy a longer cable to charge my phone. Other than that, for the price the car was, its stunning. The dealership I bought from was incredible, if any body is in the santa barbara area, stop by the local Nissan Store and ask for Ryan, incredible service, like a 5 star restaurant.
I live in southern california and drive for work, 2,000 miles a month and my sentra has been the most comfortable of anything i have ever driven. My company is buying 5 more based on the cost of ownership, comfort and reliability. Its amazing, the only other cars that compare are 3x the price. And my dealership was so helpful, they asked all the right questions and found me a car that fits what I need. No complaints.