Last post on Dec 30, 2007 at 10:25 AM
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Nissan Sentra, Toyota Corolla, Car Comparisons, Car Buying, Sedan
#3 of 6 Re: 2007 Sentra vs 2007 Corolla? [sarge15]
Dec 01, 2007 (6:37 pm)
1. you are correct. long term reliability is hard to say on the sentra, as it's only a year old. But, I couldn't imagine it being better than a corolla. Toyota just dominates in that area. However, quality on toyota products has slipped in the last year or two. probably still more reliable than the sentra. An extended warranty can mitigate that though.
2. yes, the sentra is a bit (not significantly) better.
3&4. the sentra has more interior and trunk room than almost any vechile in this class, deffinitly more so than the corolla.
A couple things you didn't list:
1. you'll get the sentra a lot cheaper than the corolla. they haven't been selling as well as nissan would like (in part because of the very popular altima and versa), but you'll get a much better deal on a sentra. the dealer will probably be willing to go below invoice, and nissan has some good incentives.
2. The corolla will get better gas milage
It's really a pretty tough call. the new sentra hasn't had a whole lot of problems, none that I can think of. but it's new, long term data isn't available, and it probably won't beat a toyota anyway. If you want to take the chance on long term reliability (I don't think it's a big gamble, I'm on my third nissan without ever having a major problem), wan't more room, and save a couple grand; then the sentra would be a good fit. IMO, the reliability factor and better millage is about the only thing the corolla has on the sentra. styling, is of course, subjective.
#4 of 6 nissan sentra
Dec 01, 2007 (8:27 pm)
You misundestood me. I've leased that Nissan 10 days ago, and 99% of time it's been in repair. I'm still driving rental replacement car. Either Kia Spectra-5 or Mazda-3 should be my choices, both of which excell in reliability, definitely above Nissan. Kia seems to be still underpriced comparing to other better established manufacturers and all mechanics rave about it..
I definitely made a huge mistake taking Nissan. If it breakes down the third time, i am going to arbitrary commission reporting it as a lemon and cancelling the transaction.
Go with Kia if money is an issue, if not, take Mazda. I tried Corolla and jjumped out within seconds. It's so tiny, it's ridiculous.
#5 of 6 Re: 2007 Sentra vs 2007 Corolla? [sarge15]
Dec 30, 2007 (9:48 am)
In March 2007 we purchased a 07 Sentra SL, we now have 8000 miles on the car and it has been a great and comfortable car. The car is basically for my wife, who has arthritus in her legs, hips and shoulders and she agrees that this is a small car that she feels very comfortable in. I cannot say anything bad about the Corolla, however, we did look at it and she said she was more comfortable in the Sentra.
Hope this helps!
#6 of 6 Sentra, Corolla or Spectra5
Dec 30, 2007 (10:25 am)
I agree, Sentra, expecially the new one, is twice the size of Corolla. Corolla is, i believe, greatly overpriced too. Reliabilitywise Corolla might be better though.
Corolla is incredibly small by my standards. New Sentra should be qualified as medium sized car, it's incredibly spacious + 60/40 back setas split, and new varaible transmission is the future, i would never go back to a car with standard shifting transmission, not after i tried the new system.
Comparable cars might be under apreciated Kia and Hyunday.
Might second choice to Sentra would be Kia Spectra5. I heard that Hyunday offer much greater bang for the back than cars 10k more expensive.
Next time i will definitely give those two other manufactureres a shot.