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#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.
#65 of 224 Re: 3 Sentras at our Dealership [backy]
Oct 22, 2006 (9:24 am)
Expect a very glowing review of his "impressions" from the Nissan dealership poster.
#66 of 224 Re: 3 Sentras at our Dealership [jaxs1]
Oct 22, 2006 (9:35 am)
I'll hold my expectations until after I read Mark's post, thanks.
That said, there's enough bashing going on in these forums as it is. So I draw the line and object to "pre-bashing". Give the kid a chance to be objective. He might surprise us all. I, for one, would love to know all the things he'll learn in the Ride and Drive. Let's encourage him to do a good job, and not bash him before he gets a chance to try.
Oct 22, 2006 (10:04 am)
Ditto my friend. You are right, these forums have become very "antagonistic" and negative over the past year or so. I don't get it actually. This site is supposed to be fun and informational, yet so many use sarcasm & negativity that it ruins the joint.
Having been a Sentra owner...'03 GXE, I'd hope for a vast improvement over the last generation. The only positive mine had was a killer stereo from the Road Trip package. The '07 does in fact look our Mazda 3...which is a good thing.
#68 of 224 First hand experiences and thoughts?
Oct 30, 2006 (8:28 am)
Any first hand experiences test driving/owning the Sentra 07? I test drove one, and found it much better than Corolla '07. But, few things. Build quality? Reputation of Nissan, and buying a new product from them?
Also, it is said everywhere that it is an "all new" engine. But, one of the salespersons said it was an engine already put into good use in Europe, and so I need not worry about "experimenting" a new engine.
Also, can anyone comment on the safety features in the Sentra '07? I have heard that Sentras always had a poor crash test score? Is that true?
Would I be making a mistake by buying a Sentra instead of a 07 Corolla or Civic?
I know, all these are confusions of a new buyer. But, experienced folks please enlighten me!
#69 of 224 Re: First hand experiences and thoughts? [sramachandran]
Oct 30, 2006 (8:55 am)
I drove a 2.0S on Saturday, here's my report (with comparison to the other new "compact" this fall, the Elantra):
backy, "2007 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2007 Nissan Sentra" #24, 28 Oct 2006 2:01 pm
I agree the Sentra is a lot better than the Corolla. Roomier, much nicer looking interior, quieter, better standard safety features, etc.
Since the Sentra is all-new, with standard 6 airbags, I think we need to wait and see how it does in crash tests before jumping to conclusions based on past Sentras. The last Sentra was designed in the late '90s, so the new car should be much improved in crash safety. I am disappointed the base and S models don't have standard ABS and it's a pricey option (requiring purchase of alloys plus a convenience package just to get ABS).
It's always something of a risk buying a brand-new design, but the new-for-2006 Civic and even the Corolla are not immune to problems--check out the Problems discussions in Town Hall for these two cars for example.