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Nissan Sentra, Honda Civic, Sedan
#167 of 176 Deal with it.......?????
Aug 12, 2008 (6:17 am)
I have read through this entire thread and can't stop banging my head against the wall. Some of you have made intelligent points but if I read one more "It's just better, deal with it!!!!" I am going to lose my mind. Honda and Nissan's have different personailties and these cars are no exception. I have an 07 Spec V, my brother in law has an 07 SI sedan and a good friend of mine has an 08 SI sedan. I have driven both cars regularly.........I have come to the conclusion of which one is better.......What fits your personaility better???? Thats the difference. The SI is a great car and deserves NONE of the Nissan "Honda is crap" talk and vis versa. The SI and Spec V looks are a thing of personal taste. I have seen the Spec V with the Stillen lip kit and it looks awesome. The SI has a plainer front end but better profile. The Spec is marginally quicker (drivers race, lost and won) 60-100 SI is better, 0-60 and 100 plus Spec V is better. The SI does handle a little better and I do mean a little. It is marginal but the SI is a better handler. The Spec's chassis is stiffer (and heavier) but the SI has less body roll. The Spec V feels more powerful but doesn't sound as sweet. The interiors are a wash however - complete personal preference (although the Spec V not having audio controls and the SL does drives me crazy). Yes, there have been a few problems with a couple Spec V's but Honda is not immune to this either. The SI gearbox is problematic, Honda has a TSB for this but can't guarantee fix. The Spec handles passengers better but the very popular Civic tuner crowd has more aftermarket support.......probably always will. That is not to say the Spec V doesn't have aftermarket support but the Civic has more. Both cars can be bought below sticker and I have not seen any rebates for the Spec V being offered. My buddy is a Nissan sales person and the incentives are only on the base model Sentra's. Do you want a little more torque or a little more handling??? Are you going to drive with 3 or 4 people in your car or not? Are you going to do a lot of tuning (couple thousand dollars or more)??? These are questions you need to ask yourself before comparing these cars blow for blow, because the answer to these questions will give you YOUR answer on which is better.
#168 of 176 Re: Deal with it.......????? [sraeb007]
Aug 12, 2008 (7:27 am)
The last post was nearly a year ago, so don't bang your head against the wall TOO hard. This one was over a loooong time ago.
#169 of 176 Re: Deal with it.......????? [thegraduate]
Aug 12, 2008 (9:28 am)
Well, I don't think that a thread about "Rival" cars is ever over. Also, the 08 Spec V and 08 SI are 99.99% the same as the 07's. So I feel it is a relevant topic. Not to mention, if it is a dead issue, why bother to respond.
#170 of 176 Re: Deal with it.......????? [sraeb007]
Aug 12, 2008 (9:30 am)
I don't mean the ISSUE/TOPIC is dead, just that the particular argument you were referencing.
#171 of 176 Re: Deal with it.......????? [thegraduate]
Aug 12, 2008 (9:35 am)
Oh.....cause, there kind of the same thing. Somebody buying one of these "New" cars TODAY could you this information to help make a decesion. So.........I would think it is relevant.
#172 of 176 Re: Deal with it.......????? [sraeb007]
Aug 12, 2008 (9:47 am)
The argument that stemmed into the S2000 and the 350Z, etc is gone (thankfully). There is some good info in here, it just hasn't been re-hashed in awhile.
By all means crank us back up on a new topic regarding these cars, I love a nice comparison, and this is one of my tracked items so I will participate if I can bring something to the table.
The 2009 Civic Si will be only modestly updated for 2009 for the mid-life refresh.
**Freshened exterior styling with new front bumper cover and grille design, and new headlight and taillight color combinations (clear turn indicator lenses with amber bulbs)
Bluetooth HandsFreeLink added to Navigation-equipped models
USB Audio Interface
New alloy wheel design
New cloth materials and patterns on seats, door linings and armrests
New colors: Redline Orange Pearl and Dyno Blue Pearl
Discontinued colors: Fiji Blue Pearl and Habanero Red Pearl**
Information from Honda's press release.
#173 of 176 Re: Deal with it.......????? [thegraduate]
Aug 12, 2008 (10:05 am)
Cool. Not sure about the 09 Spec. But some added luxeries you speak of for the SI would be nice. The lack of availible Nav and bluetooth has annoyed me thus far from Nissan (and I am a Nissan guy). I don't understand how there "top of the line Sentra" (Spec V) lacks availible options there lesser brother does. Thats frustrating. I am not buying one anytime soon, since I got one last year, but I hope Nissan addresses this. At the very least make it availible, cause when I got mine it wasn't.
Sep 09, 2008 (7:41 pm)
ha ha! i remember i got banned from this debate because i kept calling the guy on on posting things like 'its better because it is' and telling him that it was silly to reason so.
i still love the concept of a BASE se-r: more engine, better handling and sportier than a base sentra, but not as full fledged as the spec v.
kinda like honda's jdm civic 2.0. we need something like that here, except instead, we got the lx-s, which gets the cooler interior and (finally) a leather wrapped wheel down, but then just slapping it on an lx.
#175 of 176 timming chain cover
Mar 02, 2009 (6:53 pm)
My son have a spec V sentra ,we removed the head to taken to ,the machine shop
but we having problems removing the timing chain cover ,need help is there any trick on it