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#120 of 224 Sentra review USA Today
Nov 12, 2006 (11:25 am)
USA Today Sentra 07
My opinion is
Engine and Transmissions - Thumbs up for NVH and power. Fuel economy could be better.
Interior - Thumbs down. Use of space and amount of space is much better than the 06 Sentra. My major complaint is the steering wheel (center portion of the wheel is too bulky) and the styling of the dash, particularly the radio and too darn many buttons.
Exterior styling- It is OK, not great and not bad, the styling fits in with the other current Nissans
Overall- Sentra is priced too high when you consider added equipment such as ABS which is optional on Sentra and standard on Civic. Also the trim levels and options need to be re-aligned. Requiring the SL and with leather to obtain a sunroof is a mistake.
Will be interesting to see how the SE-R and SE-R Spec V are priced when they are officially introduced at the end of November.
Spec V is expected to have 2.5L with 200 hp, 6 speed manual trans., limited slip, and once again brembo brakes and 17" wheels.
#121 of 224 Test drove a new 2007 Sentra S CVT
Nov 12, 2006 (7:21 pm)
The had one SL with the orange leather seats and I confirmed that seat heaters are not standard and they aren't available as an option either, so I didn't bother to test drive it. The orange leather seats looked out of place as if they belonged in a different car especially since there was no color matching with any other part of the grey interior.
Since the S seems to have available as an option about every feature the SL has available other than leather or moonroof, I test drove the S instead.
After reading the reviews, I was expecting and ready for it to be super quiet.
It was kind of quiet. Idle is extremely quiet, but as soon as you step on the gas, you hear the buzzy engine. Once at cruising speed it is not shockingly quiet as reviews expect you to believe. It was at least as quiet as any other little 4 cylinder sedan. Maybe slightly quieter.
It drove well enough and has some features Civic and other competitors don't have like the Bluetooth, keyless entry and keyless start. The rear seat folds flat and the optional Rockford Fosgate stereo is nicer than what you can get on a Civic EX sedan or Corolla.
I then test drove a Civic and still preferred the way the Honda drove, but the Sentra is at least in competitive range with cars like the Civic now. Some people might prefer the Sentra especially if the optional Sentra features not available on Civic are important to them.
#122 of 224 SE-R [SPEC-V]
Nov 29, 2006 (4:09 pm)
coming March 2007!!! details now on nissanusa.com
Hope it handles as well as it looks. May have to look into one as a more economical commuter.
Dec 01, 2006 (4:46 am)
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#124 of 224 2.0 S Price
Dec 06, 2006 (6:09 am)
Wanted to check if this was a good price...2.0s with abs/alloy, audio, conv+ and splashguards for 17920 + TTL.
Thank You Much...
#125 of 224 Re: 2.0 S Price [pekkel]
Dec 06, 2006 (7:53 pm)
It is well below invoice. looks a good deal to me.
#127 of 224 Re: 2.0 S Price [pekkel]
Dec 07, 2006 (4:09 am)
Pekkel, you might want to have a look at what folks are saying in the Sentra Prices Paid & Buying Experience discussion. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
#128 of 224 Re: What a horrible screw up of a redesign. [rastfox]
Feb 03, 2007 (10:00 am)
Nissan kept us waiting 7 years for this? I thought the new Sentra would at least surpass the Mazda3 in quality, handling,price and available features. Having spent time with both, the Mazda3 is clearly still the better car. My only major gripe with the Mazda was the sunvisor thats too small and unable to adjust..and why isn't Nissan offering a GPS as an option..both the Civic and Mazda3 do.
The interior is not bad, but the radio and bluetooth display is completely useless in sunlight, the unnecesarily large dash-mounted shifter is a huge distraction and hides the HVAC controls.
Feb 03, 2007 (5:43 pm)
I've had my 2.0S for almost two weeks now, and of all the complaints that I keep hearing about it, I am thoroughly satisfied. This is my first ever brand new car, so I have nothing to compare it to, but there is certainly nothing overly BAD about the car. I like the exterior styling, I like the gear shifter, I like the engine noises...I like virtually everything about it.
Keep in mind my last car was a 1991 Suzuki Sidekick.