Last post on Dec 06, 2010 at 10:02 AM
You are in the Nissan Sentra
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Sentra, Sedan
#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.
#56 of 224 sentra 2007 6sp. manual
Oct 14, 2006 (5:36 pm)
Anybody test drove new sentra with manual? According to reviews regarding new versa people say that manual transmission is notchy and rpms hanging when clutch is depressed while going to another gear. Anybody can comment on that with sentra. What engine revs at 120 km/h?
#57 of 224 Re: Nobody cares about the 2007 Sentra?? [backy]
Oct 15, 2006 (6:12 am)
I've heard that the 2007 Sentra S and SL models will offer ABS standard.
#58 of 224 Re: Nobody cares about the 2007 Sentra?? [raychuang00]
Oct 15, 2006 (9:33 am)
That's not what the "build your own Sentra" site at www.nissanusa.com shows. It shows an "ABS/alloy wheel package" for the Sentra 2.0 S, $600, which requires selection of a $650 Convenience Package also. Try it out and see for yourself. However, it does show the alloys and ABS standard on the SL, which lists for over $19k. It also appears the brakes on all models are front disc/rear drums.
#59 of 224 Re: Nobody cares about the 2007 Sentra?? [backy]
Oct 15, 2006 (2:59 pm)
I completely forgot this car existed even though I had been shopping economy cars for a few weeks.
I just saw a Motorweek review on tv that reminded me about the Sentra.
I have yet to see a 2007 Sentra on the road.
#60 of 224 Re: Nobody cares about the 2007 Sentra?? [jaxs1]
Oct 15, 2006 (3:28 pm)
My local dealer doesn't have any yet. I think they just started going on sale. But since it's been so long since the last all-new Sentra, I'm surprised there's not more buzz about it here.
#61 of 224 What about disc brakes?
Oct 16, 2006 (4:37 pm)
Two things that I read about the car which I don't like.
The base model has rear drum brakes and they mention that ABS can be added as an option. They don't say the rear brakes will be upgraded to discs with the ABS Package. Does anybody know?
ALos this car does not have an independent rear suspension. It has a torsion bar suspension. This is a cheaper suspension than a multi link independent rear suspension and GM has been putting them on their cars for years. It is a shame that this car comes packaged this way. Does anybody know if the current 06 Sentra hasd this type of suspension or is it a cost cutting measure?
#62 of 224 Re: What about disc brakes? [ranger2001xlt]
Oct 16, 2006 (6:00 pm)
The fully independent rear suspension went out with the 1995 Sentra. Quite a few small cars have a beam suspension, but some of the Sentra's competitors have a fully-independent rear and standard 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS.
The Nissan web site states in the Features matrix that rear drum brakes are standard in all trim lines. Since ABS is standard with the Sentra SL, that would seem to indicate that the ABS brakes have rear drums--unless the web site is in error.
#63 of 224 3 Sentras at our Dealership
Oct 22, 2006 (8:25 am)
We received three 2007 Sentras this week. I have not had a chance to drive one yet, but certainly will this coming Wednesday when we do a "Ride and Drive" with the Nissan reps, comparing the new Sentra to the Civic and the Corolla. The one in the showroom has the 6 spd.
If anyone has any questions on the new car, I will try my best to answer them.
#64 of 224 Re: 3 Sentras at our Dealership [denver_nissan]
Oct 22, 2006 (9:04 am)
Please give us your impressions of the car vs. the Civic and Corolla (moreso the Civic since the Corolla is a dated design), including such things as ride and handling, NVH, fit and finish, interior quality, switchgear, acceleration, shifting (esp. with the 6-speed), and passenger comfort. Also, if you have the chance to take the all-new Elantra for a drive, it would be really interesting to hear a comparison of the two, since they are both all-new designs and very close to each other in interior room and power.