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#163 of 224 2008 Sentra Changes
Jul 08, 2007 (5:11 pm)
Well, the trim and equipment levels for 2007 were in need of shuffling and Nissan has come to it's senses and shuffled. It was almost comical watching the scene playout in the midwest winters with the std. leather seats and no available seat heaters on the Sentra SL. Unfortunately, the comedy continues, however, at least the sunroof can be obtained on the S model now.
2008 Nissan Sentra and Sentra SE-R
The new, sixth generation Sentra, which debuted in 2007, offers more style, space, quality, performance and interior flexibility for active lifestyles than any previous Sentra. For 2008, Sentra adds a number of significant enhancements, including additional standard equipment and package content changes for various models.
Inside Sentra’s spacious cabin are thoughtful and useful features, including a 60/40 split double-fold rear seat, available hidden trunk storage compartment and available integrated overhead compact disc holder. The 2008 Sentra is also available with a range of unexpected amenities – ranging from the luxury of leather-appointed seating to the convenience of Nissan’s Intelligent Key keyless entry system.
The 2008 Sentra is again built on Nissan’s “C” platform and offers a standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, standard 6-speed manual transmission or available fuel-efficient Nissan Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) and responsive handling.
The new Sentra SE-R, also launched in 2007, is offered in Sentra SE-R and Sentra SE-R Spec V models – both featuring sporty styling, enhanced performance, sporty styling and additional standard equipment versus non-SE-R models.
The 2008 Sentra SE-R features Nissan’s refined QR25DE 4-cylinder engine rated at 177 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque (on regular unleaded fuel), matched with an Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission) with paddle shifters for smooth, sporty performance. The 6-speed manual-equipped Sentra SE-R Spec V features a high-output version of the QR25DE engine, with top end engine modifications that help it achieve 200 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Contributing to the Spec V’s outstanding performance is unique suspension tuning, larger diameter brakes and an optional Helical Limited Slip Differential.
Inside the cockpit of both Sentra SE-R models are a number of unique styling features, including sport bucket front seats with red seat stitching and embroidered SE-R seatback logos, aluminum foot pedal pads, leather-appointed steering wheel and an additional two-gauge meter pack featuring oil pressure and acceleration/deceleration g-force gauges.
Enhancements to the 2008 Sentra and Sentra SE-R include:
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) standard on 2.0 S models
- Cruise control standard on 2.0 S models
- Moonroof Package now available on 2.0 S models
- New charcoal interior on 2.0 S models
- Driver-side power window with one-touch auto up/down and safety reverse feature
- XM Satellite Radio standard on 2.0 SL models (required monthly subscription sold separately)
- Vehicle Security System standard on 2.0 S models
- Driver front seatback map pocket (2.0 S)
- Spanish interface programming for trip computer
- Standard daytime illumination (2.0, 2.0 S and 2.0 SL models)
- Folding assist grips replace fixed assist grips
- Standard driving/fog lights with body-color surrounds on 2.0 S and 2.0 SL models
- Sentra 2.0 with 6MT has been discontinued
#164 of 224 Re: 2008 Sentra Changes [moparbad]
Jul 08, 2007 (5:41 pm)
The 2.0 S is now a very well-equipped small car. I wonder what the MSRP will be, given all the added equipment?
#165 of 224 Re: Nissan Sentra Cruise Control [jaxs1]
Jul 09, 2007 (5:06 am)
thanks jaxs1....I was looking for some advice...not some tool telling me how stupid I am. You're the exact reason why I don't bother with forums...too many people with nothing better to do than dispense useless jibberish!
#166 of 224 Re: Nissan Sentra Cruise Control [jaxs1]
Jul 09, 2007 (5:38 am)
Unfortunately, after-the-fact advice about what he "should" have done isn't very helpful. He's asking if cruise control can be installed aftermarket. Do you know, or does anyone else know?
Let's skip the lectures.
#167 of 224 Rostra Re: Nissan Sentra Cruise Control [d1699]
Jul 09, 2007 (11:14 am)
You may have a Rostra aftermarket cruise installed on your Sentra. I recommend having a independent shop that specializes in automotive electronics install the cruise control.
The Nissan dealer service dept. will have little if any experience installing this unit.
If you live in a fairly populous area you should not have a problem finding an installer for Rostra cruise control. They are commonly installed on entry level Toyota, Hyundai, Chevrolet and Scion vehicles that are not equipped with factory cruise.
2007 NISSAN SENTRA
Control Lever: 250-3742
Adapter: 250-4378 / TECH INFO
VEHICLE NOTES: ALL WIRING AND INSTALLATION INFOMATION IS PROVIDED IN 250-4378 ADAPTER PACKAGE
#168 of 224 Re: Rostra Re: Nissan Sentra Cruise Control [moparbad]
Jul 11, 2007 (8:32 am)
Thanks Moparbad...I did find a local installer who's had experience with these and came highly recommended...and I do believe it's a Rostra unit.
#169 of 224 Re: Rostra Re: Nissan Sentra Cruise Control [d1699]
Jul 11, 2007 (8:33 am)
Let us know how it turns out!
#170 of 224 One thing still missing from 2008 Sentra option:
Jul 18, 2007 (9:14 pm)
No iPod connectivity using the iPod data port connector. That would not only allow the car stereo to control the iPod but also charge the player at the same time.
#171 of 224 Need help to improve on rough ride
Aug 07, 2007 (12:50 pm)
I have the 2007 Sentra for about 7 months. I'm satisfied with with everything EXEPT the rough ride. I didn't test drive it thorough enough, like going to roads with rough surface. Soon I found out the the ride on rough road surface is very uncomfortable. Even my passengers comments that the ride is too rough. Then I found out that instead of having rear independent suspension, the 2007 Sentra has torsion beam suspension which is cheaper and not as good in dampening vibration due to rough road surface. Furthermore, the car came with Bridgestone tires which people say are made by Firestone.
I had a 98 Toyota Corolla before with Firestone tires and the same rough ride problem. After one of the Firestone tires burst on a pothole, I changed all four tires into a medium price brand and the ride became so smooth that it felt like the Corolla had a new and better suspension.
I asked the Nissan dealer if some 2007 Sentra are sold with tires other than Bridgestone. They told me they are sold with Bridgestone tires only.
I am not sure if changing the Bridgestone tires in my car will improve the smoothness of the ride like changing the Firestone tires before.
I will appreciate it if any owners of 2007 Sentra have answers for the following questions:
1/Did any owners buy the car with tires of another brand that is not Bridgestone or Firestone?
2/ Do any owners experience the same rough ride problem and what is brand name of their tires?
3/ Do any owners have acceptable smooth ride and what is the brand name of their tires?
#172 of 224 Remote Keyless entry
Aug 11, 2007 (6:29 pm)
Is remote keyless entry something that can be installed after market on a 2.O 2007 Sentra?