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Chris writes:
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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5

Pros

Lots of torque. Bold stlying.  6 speed transmission with Limited Slip Differential

Cons

Not a ton of bolt on modifications.

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Best Compact Sports Car By Far — The B15 Sentra SpecV is a race and skyline inspired small conpact sports car. With a ton of low end torque it digs out of the hole. The Engine although not the most powerful is very responsive and the car loves to just get up and go. A turbo kit is the best way to just unleash all of this car's potential. Overal this car is the best bang for your buck. Trust me when you can out run Mini Cooper S, Most Honda Civics, stock 5.0L mustangs, and 300 series BMWs you have a quick car.

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

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This car rocks

Cons

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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Bobby writes:
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Review
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5

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Fun to drive, quick, good on gas

Cons

Cheap feel to the interior, issues from the factory that could potentially kill the car.

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Good Car That Is Surprisingly Quick. Just Don't Expect That Much From The Interior. — The '03 Sentra SE-R is a good little car. The exterior styling has an aggressive look, but the interior is essentially the same rental car feel of the normal Sentra. There is too much hard plastic in the interior, and there are some minor squeaks that come from the dome light and the occasional rattle in the doors from excess bass in the stereo. As far as mechanicals are concerned, the car has been very reliable, with the only real problem I have had being a leaky A/C hose. There is a big issue that I was able to take care of before any problems arose. The stock exhaust header has a catalytic converter built in, and the catalyst substrate material tends to break up and can get sucked back into the motor. An after-market header takes care of this problem. In it's stock form, the SE-R is pretty quick, and is fun to toss around on the back roads. With my added header and catback exhaust, however, there is some real power to the car. The gas mileage is fairly decent, I average about 23 MPG driving on mostly back roads. Overall, this is a fun little car, and despite some interior quality issues, is well worth looking at. Just make sure to get rid of the stock header and the pre-catalyst of death.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Adam writes:
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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5

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its fun..not fast..but fun..

Cons

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

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One of the fastest naturally aspirated (non turbo) 4 bangers out there.

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Butterfly screws have been known to come loose and fall into your cylinders....6 years and hasn't happened to me.

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This Car Is A Great Bang For Your Buck...gears 1-3 Have Unbelievable Power. — Performance: Acceleration is great...Braking could use an upgrade but I haven't the need to get a big brake kit...Handling could also use an upgrade if your tires can keep up. Build Quality: Only in recent years have things started to go wrong on it, but it is getting old (replaced flex pipe, currently has an air leak). Before all this happened nothing was wrong with it. Cost of Ownership: Good but not great gas mileage and maintenance has never been that much of an issue. Fun Factor: I absolutely love this car, but I'm looking to sell it. I can finally afford a Z, but I need to sell this car first.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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George writes:
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE Review
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3

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Great economical car, 24 mpg city / 32 mpg highway, Clean Interior

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Really Slow Car

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My 2003 Nissan Sentra 1.8 Gxe — Well its a decent daily driver. The performance is not the best for a 1.8 liter 4 cylinder at 129hp. Exterior and interior are nice and clean. Gas mileage is around 24 mpg city / 32 mpg highway. So yea Its a decent car for your normal day to day driving.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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5

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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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Montasir writes:
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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5

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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:
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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4

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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!

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