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Nissan Sentra, Sedan
Feb 02, 2003 (7:48 pm)
I bought a nissan sentra on jan. 15th and a week later it was in the shop for a bad catyalitic converter.I had to ,or have to buy an exhust manifold also,because the two comes in one piece.Its going to cost me $901.37 to have repaired.I didn`t get a chance to drive my 1998 nissan sentra but 5 five days.Eastern Carolina nissan did not want to fix it because I didn`t purchase the extended warranty.Right now Nissan Dealer here in New Bern do not have a happy customer.That was my first time and last time going there
Feb 02, 2003 (8:55 pm)
Car manufacturers are required by federal law to give you a 5 year/50,000 mile emission waranty. If you fall within this category research it. Good Luck.
Feb 03, 2003 (12:56 pm)
Not for anything, but the Sentra 2.5LE (similar in price to an ES) comes with an attractive interior, comparable to the Pro's, 4 wheel discs with ABS, (so the Pro has no advantage there), side airbags standard, a 180 watt 7 speaker CD audio system (better than the Pro's), and an extra 35 hp (sure contributes to driving fun, by my definition). The bumper to bumper warranty is shorter than Mazda's, but the Sentra's powertrain warranty is 5 years/60,000, which compares favorably. Yes, the Pro handles better. But in my eyes, thats about it.
#1422 of 2065 Brake Problems on 03 Sentra LE
Mar 01, 2003 (1:51 pm)
After having my brand new car 5 days it rained. Terrible "barfing" noises started. After three visits to service they finally "roughed up" the rotors and that noise let up (it's still there when it's wet out), but then the grinding started, metal against metal, sometimes a screech in reverse. Service says they don't hear anything, partly because when I get there the car has warmed up and it gets softer and because they don't want to hear it--but it's there--especially in reverse, when I pull out of the garage and when it's wet and in the morning. It sounds like I need brake pads. They refuse to do anything. I have 550 miles on the car. Am I doing damage by driving it this way? Any suggestions? any solutions?
Mar 03, 2003 (10:29 pm)
my wife and i have a 01 protege ES (i used to own a 01 sentra se that i traded in for a WRX), but I can tell you that handling and rear seat are the only places the protege has the sentra clearly beat. If I could do a comparison myself:
Acceleration: Sentra was clearly better, and the engine sounded good doing it. The Pro's 2.0L hates to go above 4000 rpm. it whines and it's gruff. Very much unlike the 2.0L of my old 93 MX6.
Interior: The pro interior has nicer materials, but the Sentra interior is more modern. The sentra stereo was definitely better than the lame Protege stereo (the US doesn't get tweets). Its esp. lame because Mazda chose this whack 2.25 din size that no one has a proper aftermarket kit for.
Braking: Sentra's brakes more powerful, but Pro's brakes have ABS w/ EBD
Handling: Protege slightly better due to TTL, but on smooth surfaces Sentra dynamically had higher limit.
Reliability: Both equal, no problems with either one having owned them both 1 year...
Driving Fun: Sentra, great engine combined with reasonably good handling.. Pro's engine ruins it for me, though handling is good.
Looks: probably Protege, a bit more crisp than Sentra
Price: Protege; Mazda can't sell them here, i got 0% for 4 yrs, now it's 0% for 5 yrs.
Comfort: Pro; TTL helps w/ that and rear seat is comfortable. Sentra beam susp made for rough ride on all but smoothest roads.
Bottom Line: I wish the Protege had an engine to match the rest of the package. It needs an engine that like to rev, esp because the gearing is so short.
Mar 04, 2003 (5:20 am)
You might wanna post it in the PRO-vs-Sentra board. It is a balanced comparo from someone that owns both cars.
#1425 of 2065 03 Sentra LE
Apr 04, 2003 (1:04 am)
My wife and I just purchased 03 Sentra LE. Traded Chevy Cavalier (wife's college car) and I must say that we really like the Sentra. Of course it has a lot more options than the Cavalier (RS model). Any other 03 LE owners out there that would like to share there experience thus far (likes/dislikes)??
Apr 04, 2003 (1:17 pm)
I love my 2.5LE. I have had it just over two months and have put nearly 5700 miles on it thus far. Great car for the price- unbeatable power, side airbags (which protect the head, not just torso as in the Corolla, for example), ABS, supportive front buckets, decent fuel economy-I avg. 26 MPG in a mix of highway, and highway stop and go traffic. Did I mention the engine? I was a bit skeptical of the car's Mexican point of assembly, but have thus far no reason to be disappointed.
Things I dont like
Wish it had fog lights standard, too.
Back seat way too small- (in this one aspect, you can tell the car was designed in the late 90s.)
Does not shift as smoothly as our Toyota's, but much smoother than my 94 Civic.
Engine sounds "boomy" between 2000-2500 RPM under load.
After incentives (1000 cash back at the time, and 2.9 financing to boot!), I paid 15,090+ tax, title, license. I was happy that I got it for invoice minus the rebate. MSRP was $17,366.
I test drove many cars in its class. I did not waste time at Saturn though, after sitting in the ION and feeling/seeing its interior quality/appearance.
May 02, 2003 (1:10 pm)
Have a 93 Sentra that has a problem with the seat belt indicator light going off at different times even though the belts seem to be intact. Can this light be disconnected or at least the sound it makes when it goes off? I figure it is probably part of some computer related part that will cost a lot to fix.
#1428 of 2065 2005 - unay re-design plans?
May 05, 2003 (6:01 pm)
anyone have any tidbits on what to expect for 2005? I am curious if the car will go through another model change / look.