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#46 of 224 A Nissan ION ?
Jul 25, 2006 (6:46 am)
The new Sentra looks way too much like a Saturn ION (above), which may harm Sentra sales.
Nevertheless, the 2007 Sentra (above) is sure to be a much better vehicle than the ION - even being based on the European "Renault Megane II" platform. Even the French should be able to build a better sedan than the Saturn ION.
The new Sentra also resembles the Daewoo Lacetti, sold in the USA by GM as the Suzuki Forenza (above).
It's a car clone world.
Perhaps this helps explain why the distinctive Honda Civic is selling so briskly.
Buckle up for safety.
#47 of 224 Re: A Nissan ION ? [orbit9090]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jul 25, 2006 (6:52 am)
Wow! Sometimes when folks post these "lookalike" photos, it takes a leap to say that they are truly similar. But these two look nearly identical.
#48 of 224 Re: A Nissan ION ? [orbit9090]
Aug 08, 2006 (6:26 am)
I have to disagree on that! The 2007 Sentra is much more cleanly-styled than the Ion--in fact the look of the Sentra is far more inspired by the look of the larger Altima sedan.
#49 of 224 No SE-R or Spec V
Aug 09, 2006 (10:50 am)
I just recently bought a 2006 Sentra SE-R Spec V. I was waiting for the 2007 to drop but to be honest I'm not impressed with the look and after talking with many Nissan Reps I was told that 2007 is not offering a SE-R or Spec V. I love the one I have but does anyone know why they would do away with it. Also I hear alot of talk about the Corolla XRS and the Mazda3 being a better puchase as far as vehicles? I have had people say I picked the wrong car. I don't think so. Does anyone else? Thanks.
#50 of 224 Re: No SE-R or Spec V [rmpacheco06]
Aug 13, 2006 (12:57 pm)
From what I have read, the Sentra SER and Spec V will come out next spring.
#51 of 224 It's a car clone world.
Aug 14, 2006 (6:04 am)
Nissan has apparently joined the Car Clone Club.
#52 of 224 Re: It's a car clone world. [orbit9090]
Aug 14, 2006 (7:43 am)
However, the Nissan Sentra has far cleaner lines than the Ion, even if they have some similar looks. The Sentra probably drives better, too.
#53 of 224 french
Aug 21, 2006 (2:08 pm)
">Nevertheless, the 2007 Sentra (above) is sure to be a much better vehicle than the ION - even being based on the European "Renault Megane II" platform. Even the French should be able to build a better sedan than the Saturn ION.
Be nice with the French , the Megane II sells really well in Europe and it looks nice too. And above all, all cars in EUROPE are better in build quality than American ones. See, Americans like things BIG, Europeans like them well build and stylish.
#54 of 224 Re: 2007 Sentra Engine [carfreak30]
Sep 07, 2006 (3:52 pm)
The 2.0L engine from the new Sentra is the same engine that is available on the European market for a Renault Megane II 2.0 16V.
It`s never too late right?
#55 of 224 Nobody cares about the 2007 Sentra??
Oct 13, 2006 (7:31 pm)
Five weeks with no posts? Hard to believe. Nissan is ramping up the marketing for the new Sentra. They have big ads in the car mags, claiming "you could live in it". And one guy did, for a week anyway. You can even build one on nissanusa.com. I priced out a 2.0S with ABS, and found out I had to get alloys plus a $650 convenience package also. Seems odd that Nissan didn't make ABS standard on the new Sentra, when that is becoming more common in this class (e.g. Civic and Elantra have it standard). The price was about $1500 more than an Elantra SE, although the Sentra has a 6-speed stick standard (although lower fuel economy than with the Elantra's 5-speed) and the convenience package includes IntelligentKey and Bluetooth according to the web site. Interior-room wise they are nearly the same. The competition between these two newest low-end midsize sedans should be interesting.