2003 Nissan Sentra User Reviews

2003 Nissan Sentra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 38 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 18 reviews
"power" 17 reviews
"speed" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"oil" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Chris writes:
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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4

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Great inexpensive sporty first car.

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moonroof and camshaft/crankshaft sensors aren't cheap to repair.

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If You're Looking A Fun Car And Don't Want To Look Like All The Other Civic Si Drivers Out There. — Good first car to have fun with. Limits are high enough that you don't get bored easily. Had some issues with sensors and the moonroof but otherwise okay. Really like the appearance of the 2003 more than the later years, just wish I could find someone to trade me their newer tail lamps.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Diedra writes:
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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Fun to drive, fast

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None

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Sentra — I love my Sentra. Rick drives it now, but he loves it too. It has great pickup and is very quick. Only car I have ever gotten caught speeding in. Fun to drive and very sporty looking. Handles very well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kenny writes:
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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This car rocks

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the rear axle

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Noting To Say — too much to say on the car it has a qR20de motor 6 speed transmission, lsd, new paint new bodykit new wheels a lot of aftermaket parts are on the car so it looks noting like it used to in other words

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jon writes:
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Goodish looking, amongst the quicker of the ricers, mostly functional sedan.

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Avoidable pre-cat and butterfly valve screw issues teamed with Nissans lack of customer support may not appeal to some.

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I Don't Completely Mind Having Owned One. — Econobox with a torquey little 4 banger. Only the 02 and 03 had the good looking front end. 02 only had ugly red interior. The Sentra got decent gas mileage, was safe and comfortable, and was the fastest 4 cylinder under $20,000 in 2003. One in good shape can be had today for $7,000 or less. After a couple of modifications, the car is reliable until 70k mi, when the 3rd gear synchronizers start to go out. B+

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Montasir writes:
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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Hell of a ride to start with.

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Build Quality could be better

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Perfect For Students With Car Interest And Avg Budget. — Love the pull in 2nd and 3rd. Love the ability of Wheelspinning in 3rd. (still new) Love that theres a 6th gear. Love the speedometer. Love the Front Skylinish Look. Love the low profile 17"s. New Engine required at 60,000 km

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Josh writes:
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Great Sound!  Good Power!  LSD!  4 wheel disc brakes

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Pre Cat failure

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Great Buy — Great car for the money. Good power, but add a header before you have pre cat failure. Easy to fix. Great looks...In fact I like it's looks better than the newer models. Very fun to drive. I love the LSD!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Adam writes:
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its fun..not fast..but fun..

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i drive it..

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No Racing Jim! — caught my eye directly and i fell in love..sporty lookin..speedy..noisy..gas mileage is superb for being a 2003..and the 6 speed is awesome..i like rollin around the old hometown and showin everyone what i have now..since its no longer a tibby :(

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Christina writes:
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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Great gas mileage, fast, lots of aftermarket upgrades.

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Aftermarket parts are very expensive, lots of speeding tickets...

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Great Car! — I love my Nissan. Great quality and holds up very well. She is very fast! I love chirping through gears in the six speed. It wasn't too bad to buy. Six year loan but hey it's mine now! It's super fun and it's my baby! Couldn't have asked for better.

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Mat writes:
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Handling, power, steering response, nice torque, limited slip differential

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build quality, light output, engine could use an ugrade.

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Yeehaa — I like the car overall but it can use a lot of things. Projectors would make it look better. Build quality could be better. Performace has been ugraded in the later models but in this year it could definately be better. Its a fun car but a lot could be done to make it nicer. Although the price tag would be higher also. Great car for a teen to have.

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Patrick writes:
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Performance/Price ratio

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I've had it for a while now. Would like to buy something else soon.

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2003 Nissan Sentra Se-r Spec V — Performance is great for a car of this category and price. With a few mods it's probably at 200hp at the engine (175hp stock). Suspension is so-so due to the live axle at the back. Fuel mileage is not terrible. Appearance is ok. I like the wheels and the front bumper. Bottom line, if you want a "cheap" fast car, I think it's the way to go.

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