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Nissan Sentra, Sedan
#142 of 224 Re: Low interest in the Sentra [backy]
Apr 23, 2007 (3:49 am)
The Versa is surely stealing Sentra sales. And the new Versa sedan will steal even more.
I don't think the Sentra is selling in the numbers Nissan hoped. But I'm also hearing complaints on how expensive the Civic is.
I do know this: here in MA, it's impossible to find a Fit and the Versa is in short supply. People are going "micro", it seems. Plus, a loaded Elantra is at least $2000 less than the Civic (or Sentra).
#143 of 224 Re: Low interest in the Sentra [walterquint]
Apr 23, 2007 (3:22 pm)
It isn't just a sentra problem. as you said, the sub compacts are stealing sales from the compacts. Just as sentra sales are down, the civic is down 15% from last year.
#144 of 224 Re: Low interest in the Sentra [jd10013]
Apr 23, 2007 (4:13 pm)
I suspect mid-sized cars are stealing sales from compacts also. Some mid-sizers don't cost much more, if any, than a Sentra.
#145 of 224 Re: Low interest in the Sentra [jd10013]
Apr 25, 2007 (8:56 am)
really? you have proof of this? if anything the civic is selling a lot better than it ever has! especially since this conversations is about sub compacts stealing sales, and that means in honda's case; the fit. Which is so hard to find that it would be impossible to sell more of them than civics!
#146 of 224 Re: Low interest in the Sentra [eldaino]
Apr 25, 2007 (2:40 pm)
and there is your proof, but i'll highlight for you
Civic * 29,721 28,969 -1.1% 68,140 78,479 -15.4%
Hybrid 2,813 2,232 21.5% 6,520 7,177 -11.5%
Don't get the wrong idea, I'm by no means bashing honda, just pointing out a trend. I think there are several factors with the civic,
1. it was redesigned in 2006, so it went up in price and the discounts dissappeared
2. the accord will be redesigned for 2008, and is being heavily discounted and taking sales
3. Its loosing sales to both the prius and fit.
at any rate, it's still in the top 5 for car sales.
May 01, 2007 (12:05 pm)
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#148 of 224 Re: No Heated Outside Mirrors in US Models? [rasldasl]
May 06, 2007 (1:19 pm)
I've also discovered that Canadian Sentras also have ABS and EBD as STANDARD equipment on the S and SL models, and available as part of a package on the 2.0 base model. Another difference is that the push button start is not available, but only key operated. That's not a negative, for some of us.
The supplied AM-FM radio and CD player is NOT MP3 compatible, unlike some other car brands. To get the MP3 you must upgrade to the Rockford-Fosgate Audio System.
Makes me wonder why I can get these missing features on a Ford Focus right now.
#149 of 224 2007 Sentra SL or Versa SL - your suggestion?
May 26, 2007 (4:32 pm)
Which would you choose, a SentraSL or VersaSL sedan? We are torn. (I'll cross-post to the Versa forum)
Here in western MA we travel significant distances. Not like AZ, but pretty good.
The SentraSL and VersaSL both have the interior stuff we want, like cruise control.
The VersaSL has way significantly better rear legroom (we are tall). It ALWAYS comes with a stupid "option" sound and bluetooth package. Who cares about 6 CDs when we use an ipod? Lame.
The SentraSL 2.0 has a bit more power for the distance and probably does not work as hard. Would it be better in the winter weather crud? Is the actual MPG equivalent?
#150 of 224 Re: 2007 Sentra SL or Versa SL - your suggestion? [coil_nine]
May 29, 2007 (7:41 am)
I have a Sentra SL.
Pluses: Mileage has been good (averaging about 30 on mostly highway driving) and it is very quiet and refined at high speeds. The CVT is great on the highway.
Minuses: Door panels scratch very easily, seats are a bit low and that can be uncomforatble on a long trip. The CVT can be a bit jerky at low speeds, such as pulling out of a side street.
#151 of 224 Re: 2007 Sentra SL or Versa SL - your suggestion? [rasldasl]
Jun 03, 2007 (9:51 am)
I just got a Sentra S, CVT and Luxury package. On the short city test drive I got 33 MPG and that is with a brand new car.
I am hoping for 35 MPG average.
Time will tell. I will report back.