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Nissan Sentra, Sedan
#384 of 441 Re: Nissan Sentra 2011 2.0 S [wscheckla]
Feb 23, 2011 (6:08 am)
Reliability shouldn't be a problem. A friend of mine has a '00 Sentra and as of a few weeks ago he had 193K on it. He's done some repairs plus the routine maintenance and had it repaired after an accident but overall he's very satisfied with the car.
I owned an '85 Sentra wagon/5-door. Good car, great on gas, but it was a stripper model so it didn't have things like AC. Obviously too far back to use as a benchmark for current Nissan quality but unlike my Mazda ownership experience in the '90s it didn't leave a sour taste in my mouth.
My wife & I sat in the current Sentra at the Chicago Auto Show last week. I really liked the cabin layout in terms of having a good amount of head room (noticeably lacking in the Elantra & Cruze) and seat travel. I could sit in the back seat with good leg room, too. I wasn't thrilled with the design of things like the arm rests (too narrow & could be more rounded at the edges) and other parts of the cabin; they came across as a bit spartan for my tastes. Overall, my wife liked it so it'll be on her list to drive when she decides to replace her car.
#385 of 441 Re: Nissan Sentra 2011 2.0 S [fushigi]
Feb 27, 2011 (2:22 pm)
Thanks for the input - I figure the reliability should be OK. It's funny you mentioned the headroom - that was a key factor for my wife, who gets somewhat carsick, and that is exacerbated by feeling closed-in. Sentra's roominess and headroom was a big positive on that front, and both Elantra and Cruze were eliminated because she felt claustrophobic in each. Elantra (and Sonata for that matter) both have very high dashboards that contribute to that closed-in feeling, which was not good for her. I liked both Hyundais except for that (and Elantra GLS was $1500 more than the Sentra 2.0 S).
#386 of 441 Re: Nissan Sentra 2011 2.0 S [ike3]
Mar 20, 2011 (3:32 pm)
I would appreciate if you can share the dealer name in NY. Thanks
#387 of 441 Used or Sentra?
Mar 22, 2011 (6:29 pm)
Was looking for a 3 year old used sedan, Civic,Corolla, Hyundai, Fusion, Jetta, Mazda3 etc for my teenage son and as a spare car for the family. Seeing prices of $9k-$13k for these used cars. Then see this $2,000+ rebate and discounts on Sentras and am thinking should I spend $14k for an S and get brand new sentra instead? Thoughts?
#388 of 441 Re: Used or Sentra? [buyer777]
Mar 22, 2011 (7:11 pm)
This is a question I asked a year ago. I was looking for a gently used car in that price range. Then I saw that I could lease a new 2010 Sentra 2.0S for only $179/month, 39 months, with nothing out of pocket except the first payment (and the dealer tossed in a free Garmin nav system and portable DVD player). I did the math and figured that was less than payments for a 5 year loan on a $10k used car, which might have little or no warranty left and need more repairs than a new car. Cash flow was important to me, as was low up-front costs, so I went the leased route, and it's worked well for me. It's been a good car for me. Haven't decided yet if I'll buy it at the end (residual about $11k) or turn it in.
Funny thing is, I've had 3 new Sentras in my life and all were leased, although I usually buy. They just were really good lease deals.
Apr 01, 2011 (9:15 am)
Just bought a 2011 Sentra 2.0S CVT with splash guards, auto-dimming rearview mirror, floormats, and window tint (which I got them to add included in the price), for $14937.62 out the door for sixty month at 3.49%. Keep in mind that this was only with $2000 in rebates, not the $2500 that nissan was offering in February. I actually could have saved another $500 off the price ($540 after tax) if I had used nissan's college grad rebate since i started at community college and now am at a university and coud've just taken two classes over the summer to complete the associates. However, one of them I don't need for my university degree and decided it's not worth the $178 for the class, plus all the work for the class, plus im sure nissan would've had a higher interest rate (you have to finance with nissan to get that rebate). The college grad rebate would've put me at $14,397 out the door!! Take away the lifetime warranteed window tint that I convinced them to add ($200 value) and it becomes $14,197 out the door!!!! The MSRP of this was car is $18,605 when i bought it yesterday. The sentra just went up this month, so the new MSRP for this model with these features is $18,925. The only way I got away with this deal is that nissan's fiscal year ends on march 31st and the dealer incentives let them sell these cars at huge discounts. Also, they delivered it to austin from san antonio, about an hour and a half drive. I did go to san antonio to fill out the paper work, but couldn't bring a freind with me, so they followed me with my new car and an altima and drove back to SA in the altima. Pretty awesome experience.
#390 of 441 Sentra 2.0 S CVT
Apr 01, 2011 (10:07 am)
Bought a 2011 Sentra 2.0 S CVT for $14,588 out the door - the only optional items included were floor mats. Bought it on Presidents day weekend - there was a Nissan incentive for the month plus an additional $500 incentive for that weekend. The starting point was the zag pricing.
#391 of 441 Re: Not worth it [pathy04]
Apr 02, 2011 (7:18 pm)
thats a broad statement you make about why you claim nissan is behind honda and toyota.You had a bad experirnce at a nissan dealer that doesnt meanall nissan dealers are the same way.Did you know toyota had more recalls(problems) than any other manufacter last year? people buy on looks and price most dont have a clue about quality. Honda and nissan are better vechicles overall than toyota.dont take my word for it go to independent repair garages and ask them.
#392 of 441 2011 Nissan Sentra SR Price Paid
Apr 15, 2011 (6:36 pm)
Hi Just wanted to know if this was a good price i paid . 2011 Nissan Sentra SR with floor mats and splash guards and convenience package(inteligent key, hands free bluetooth, cargo net)for 15,035 plus 7% sales tax(I live in N.J.) $249 Doc Fee plus registration = $16,565 OTD plus they gave me $642 for my 1999 Volkswagen Beetle with 180,000 miles with more problems then i care to discuss. Which brought it to a final of $15,908. What do you think? Thanks for any responses.
#393 of 441 Bought a black Nissan Sentra SR on 03/30/11
Apr 24, 2011 (6:43 pm)
About a month late but first chance I've got to post this . I got a (Superblack) Nissan Sentra SR for $14,700.00 OTD with splash guards, convenience package and floor mats. It had 54 miles on it when I got it. If anyone one wants the breakdown of what the exact fees were, I can post the exact amounts but this is how it went roughly;
about $15,100 base price (from the $19,300 MSRP sticker)
about $500 tax (3.17% VA tax)
about $500 processing fee/delivery fee
about $100 for everything else (titling/registration)
-$1500 customer rebate
$14700 OTD price
Let me know if you want exact numbers but I paid for the car outright (no financing/leasing) and no trade-ins. I got the title the middle of April.
I tried getting the same deal for my uncle this month but between the dealer I bought it at and another dealer in our area, neither one could come close and the other dealer even said "You basically stole the vehicle". !
Again let me know if anyone wants the exact breakdown, I did the ones above based on memory (except the final price of course and the rebate). I also felt that the area that I'm from (Virginia suburbs of DC) are notorious for ripping people off.
I was comparing the Sentra to the Civic LX and the Corolla LE and thought the Sentra was by far the best for the deal I was getting!