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#409 of 464 2005 Nissan Sentra -- BIG loser when compared to Spectra
Feb 02, 2006 (8:50 am)
I posted the following on the Edmunds Sentra board a little while ago. I figured you wouldn't mind reading it.
I also looked at the 2007 Sentra on another website, and it's a whole 'nother car versus what I drove today. From the photos, it's right back in the old ball game style and ergonomic-wise.
"I just picked up a rental 2005 Sentra today to drive while my KIA Spectra EX is in the body shop. It's front bumper fascia was scraped by a nimrod (NO... not me! in a parking lot.
First the good news....
I found the Sentra to be a decent running car that appeared to like to rev high before shifts. The car was pretty rattle and squeak free for 35k rental miles too.
Other than that though.... I wouldn't trade my new design Spectra for one of these in a million years. The interior is so uncomfortable and ergonomically wrong when compared to the new KIA that it would take several paragraphs to describe the shortfalls of the Sentra.
The Sentra also lacks sooooo many of the little standard touches that are standard on the Spectra.
So.... before you flame me, I'm not saying the Sentra is a bad automobile. BUT I do agree with the poster above that it is readily apparent that this baby's ready for an overhaul! I'm sure the next one will be right in the thick of things competitively.
#410 of 464 Re: 2005 Nissan Sentra -- Follow-up comment
Feb 02, 2006 (9:26 am)
Oh... I forgot.
Another thing I noticed about the Sentra is the utter lack of leg room in the backseat when the front seats are set in comfortable positions similar to my Spectra.
The lack of space in back (of a car that seems bigger on the outside than the Spectra) would have been a deal killer for me all by itself if I were seriously thinking of buying one of these: