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#92 of 224 Re: test drives of 2007 Nissan Sentras [eduright]
Nov 02, 2006 (7:54 pm)
I have never posted here before. Sorry that I made a posting error (of sorts). I was just on the Elantra pages, and thought that I was still there; (OOPS)- I walked away from the computer and did not recheck the page I was on. I have been driving these cars on the same day, too.
the website is www.ecocenter.org not .com
I was in fifth gear at 75 MPH and the Elantra was running at 3300-3400 RPM I can check this again when/if I drive it again. I am very (double)sure that it was well over 3100 RPM. I checked it several times. At 78 MPH it became too loud, period!
#93 of 224 Re: First hand experiences and thoughts? [v_d]
Nov 02, 2006 (8:02 pm)
Today, I drove several 07 Sentras and my 06 Corolla Le with the Sentra salesman. He had not ridden in a Corolla for some time, and liked it a lot. He feels that the new Sentra is the equal of the Corolla, and I agree. The Sentra is a bit quieter overall, and has a more plush/less firm ride.
The Corolla is a bit heavier and bigger. It has a 1.8L engine, and I just located one with stabilty control, near to my area. The rest are in France- both of them.......
Can you get four wheel disc brakes with the Sentra? I liked the brakes on the Sentras I drove. (discs on the front, drums on rear).
#94 of 224 Re: test drives of 2007 Nissan Sentras [eduright]
Nov 02, 2006 (8:02 pm)
OK, you initially said 3400 rpm at 65 mph, which didn't look right.
What were the rpms of the automatic at 75 mph? My Elantra automatic (a '04) does 70 mph at about 2550 rpms.
#98 of 224 Posts moved
Nov 03, 2006 (8:00 am)
Several posts have been moved to IIHS Picks Safest Vehicles at the request of one of the participants in the conversation. (Great suggestion! Thanks.)
#99 of 224 Re: Posts moved [pat]
Nov 03, 2006 (8:50 am)
#100 of 224 Re: test drives of 2007 Nissan Sentras [eduright]
Nov 03, 2006 (3:25 pm)
"THe CVT works well and shifts pretty smoothe"
Say a word... did it have a manual mode? From what I know, the Sentra doesn`t have one, so basically the CVT couldn`t shift because it`s a Continuous Variable Tranny.
"the CVT tranny in the Caliber works a bit better than in the Sentra"
What Caliber did you drive? I had one with the 2.0 engine 2WD of course with CVT and it really needed the gas pedal down to get going. As the Sentra is much lighter and the CVT is more "high-tech" (2.0 Caliber has CVT I, while the 2.4 Caliber has CVT II - if I recall) so basically, you get no shifting points, awesome(!) fuel consumption and little rpms.
#101 of 224 2007 Sentra - Cruise Control
Nov 06, 2006 (9:20 am)
I saw the 2007 Sentra at an auto show and thought it looked nice - but it didn't have cruise control. I think you had to purchase an option package (either about $750 or $900) to get cruise control. I'm disappointed.