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Nissan Sentra, Sedan
Sep 18, 2004 (7:10 am)
I just went to Nissan's website and noticed they have info. about the new 2005 Sentra, but I didn't take the time to read it all.
I did take their virtual reality, 360-degree tour of the interior-exterior of the 2005 model, but didn't notice any differences from the 2004.
Anyone know how long the 2005 Sentra has been out, available? And what are the more important design, specs. changes from the 2004 model?
#1696 of 2065 No major changes to the 2005
Sep 26, 2004 (4:05 pm)
Noteable: the 2.5S model is dropped. There is a 1.8S package that adds the 16 inch alloys from the SE-R (NON Spec-V), as well as rear spoiler, and a few other things. Cruise control and trip computer now standard on the 1.8S. The 1.8 model gets the upper console compartment and body color door handles that used to be available only on the GXE/1.8S. Getting ABS and Side Airbags on the 1.8S requires checking off most if not all options boxes, but that is nothing new with the Sentra line.
Finally, somewhat of a surprise: the next-gen Sentra wont be available until what appears to be calendar year 2006: (taken from www.nissannews.com)
"The Nissan Sentra will continue to be Nissanís core entry in the compact passenger car market in North America. It will be re-engineered to meet consumer demands for a stylish, economical and performance-oriented small car. The next generation of the all-new Nissan Sentra will be introduced in 2006."
Thats a bit too long for this model. By that time, the car will be seriously lacking in rear-seat room, refinement, interior convenience, and fuel efficiency. Its a good little car for the money, and I love my 2.5LE, but without the option of that model (or the 2.5S) I would have probably by-passed the Nissan dealership.
#1697 of 2065 Re: Back order parts, no ETA, no loaner, where went customer service [customerx]
Sep 28, 2004 (12:45 pm)
Okay so to be a fair person I figured I should let you know how it turned out. The part arrived yesterday and the dealer fixed the car right away. I am picking up the car tonight. The dealer didn't cut be a brake- aprox $800.00 for the part and instal, but Nissan is sending me a check for the 4 weeks I had a rental (Minus taxes). So at least I am getting something $760.00 from Nissan. Mind you the rental wasn't that much because I bought a new car in August. However, at least I got something from Nissan- I suppose they could have gave me nothing at all. Although they should have paid for my rental all along. 3 1/2 parts waiting for a part with out a commitment from Nissan that they would pay for anything and paying insurance on a car that didn't drive for that time was/ is aweful. I still won't ever buy a Nissan again but by paying me I may not tell as many people about it anymore.
#1698 of 2065 Re: Back order parts, no ETA, no loaner, where went customer service [customerx]
Oct 01, 2004 (4:58 am)
After hearing this story I think I will stay away from Nissan. I was planning on buying an Altima but I think I will look at Honda for my next car. Thanks for sharing your story customerx.
Oct 01, 2004 (5:11 am)
Do you think Honda is any different? They have an even worse warranty and reputation for service than Nissan. (check out the JD Power rankings for dealer/service satisfaction... Toyota and Honda occupy the bottom).
The key in purchasing any Honda/Toyota/Nissan is to do a little research and find a dealership that will truly support its customer base. Having a dealer that will work with you through any issues, including getting corporate attention, is very important. For the named makes, find good dealers can be hard.
Oct 01, 2004 (5:41 am)
Alpha, I've never had any problems with the Honda dealer I currently use for maintenance on my '95 Accord EX. Of course I haven't had any problems with the car like cusomerx had. The only dealings I had in fixing my '98 4Runner was semi-bad. My warrenty went out the first week in January and I tried to have the antenna motor fixed near the end of January. The Toyota dealer at first refused to fix it under warranty but relented and met me half way with the cost of repair when I gave them a poor rating on their questionaire. I have since changed dealerships for maintenance work.
I was very impressed with the Altima when I had one for a rental car for 10 days.
Thanks for your imput Alpha, I do value your opinion.
#1701 of 2065 Trouble with 2004 Nissan Starting..HELP
Oct 19, 2004 (10:04 am)
I recently purchase a used 2004 Nissan Sentra, still under warranty. Now, when i drove it home, everything was great. But as notice, when i would drive it hard, or would greater need for acceleration, ex:like passing car's or merging. After i would arrive at my destination and let the car sit, then go back out to the car and try to start it, it would try to start, chug and chug, so i would stop, and try again, and with a little more chuggin it would finally start. Now, it only does this when i driver at higher speeds. Doesn't effect it when i'm driving around town or anything like that. Now i had my local dealership look at it, and they found nothing wrong with it, but it has to be something wrong. I spoke to a mechanic i know, and he said it sounded like a fuel problem.
So i was wonder if you guys have idea or suggestions, so maybe i could point somebody in the right direction, or check it out myself.Because i do not want to be stranded somewhere if this thing gets worse.
#1702 of 2065 Re: Trouble with 2004 Nissan Starting..HELP [pageripper]
Oct 25, 2004 (4:27 pm)
Since it's under warranty, that's good. Try another Nissan dealership nearby, maybe another dealer may find the problem. Maybe if you own a "1.8S or 1.8" you shouldn't really rev it up, those 2 models aren't exactly made for performance/racing. I own a '02 Sentra SE-R Spec-V and rev up to 6500 RPMs all the time, but I don't get the "chug-chug" problem like you. Well, hope Nissan finds the problem.
#1703 of 2065 Re: Trouble with 2004 Nissan Starting..HELP [nismotuned3]
Oct 26, 2004 (6:32 pm)
Well, its been in the shop for the second time as of today. Dealership wasn't able to "duplicate" the problem, all they did was adjust some air flow regulator or something along that lines. So far it seems ok. But i haven't been out since i brought it home from the dealership. I spoke to another mechanic i know, and he said it sounded like a fuel issue. Seeing that the main time it happens is when i drive at higher speeds, as in on the freeway or passing cars, not being a rally racer or anything like that, its a 1.8S , so i know it has limits as towards speed and all that. But it still should have troubles starting after i come out and try starting it after its been sitting for 30mins or more. Oh, and another thing, the MPG has gone down, the model is supposed to be getting 28-35mpg, but i check it last couple of times I've been filling up, and I've been getting 26-28 mpg... now that really made me think it was some kind of fuel issue... so I'm really confused, so i hope that maybe this trip to the dealership today fixed it. If not, I'm about ready to take it to my own mechanic; voided warranty or not!
Oct 27, 2004 (2:59 pm)
My mileage is no where near what the EPA says. Dealer checked it out, and all is within specs. Wish I had bought the Corolla!