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

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Great gas mileage, fast, lots of aftermarket upgrades.

Cons

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

35

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:
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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3

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Handling, power, steering response, nice torque, limited slip differential

Cons

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:
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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4

Pros

Performance/Price ratio

Cons

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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Meagan writes:
2003 Nissan Sentra Review
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5

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It was really good to me, and it kept me safe when I was t-boned.

Cons

Nothing sucks about this car.

35

The First Sentra I Ever Drove — My first car looked like this, except it had a bra on it. It had really nice wheels, and I liked the interior. It had good pickup speed, and I felt safe driving around in it.

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

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(all stock) Amazing car for under $19,000 brand new, sexy and unique front bumper, fog lights, power sun and moon roof, excellent interior space efficiency, 2.5L 175 HP engine, 0-60 < 8 seconds, 6-speed manual, racing seats, leather steering wheel, unique rims, four disc-brakes, 5 star crash ratings, all mirrors and windows are powered.

Cons

Solid rear axle. Not enough leg-room for four or five adult passengers to sit comfortably. The tires don't have rim guards, so bumping a curb damages the rims.

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Functional Sports-car — (all stock) The Spec-V trim has bucket racing seats with a cool cloth covering, leather-wrapped steering wheel with silver stitching, 6-speed manual transmission, 180 ft-lbs of torque, 175 horse-power, I-4 16v 2.5L DOHC engine, 17-inch rims with 215/45/17 tires, four disc-brakes, SRS airbags, SE-R badges and a unique front bumper only found on 2002-2003 SE-R's. Unfortunately, I didn't get the Rockford-Fosgate audio package which includes a 6 CD in-dash changer and 16 inch subwoofer in the trunk. Regardless, I'm very impressed with the performance of the 6 stock speakers. There are rear and front cup holders, two cigarette lighter outlets, and a storage compartment on top of the dashboard just large enough for about 15 cd's. Due to the rarity of the 2003 Spec-V, I am resilient to modify anything, though it would be a lot of fun, and this car has a lot of potential to melt some faces when modified.

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Mike writes:
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Review
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3

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great handling, acceleration, speed, nice speedometer decent stock stereo systen

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cloth only, no power seats, still a nissan sentra regardless.

35

Good Beginner Car — car is fun to drive, but not too many options and not too classy. it isnt a terrible looking car but its not very appealing. the interior tries a little to hard when in reality it is just kind of plain.

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

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Fast, Great handling

Cons

Hard ride... if you call that a con

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Super Fun, If You Like Go-carts — Very stiff suspension, but thats what I wanted right? Don't complain of things you don't like if its not yours.

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

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Great performance for the price.

Cons

Does not get as good gas mileage as the 2.0 or 1.8. Engine modifications are scarce and hard to find.

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Affordable, Practical, And Still Packs A Punch! — The QR25 makes a lot of low end torque making this car a lot of fun driving around town. Six-speed manual transmission with LSD is standard for the spec-v and optional on the SE-R. The seats are very supportive and good for "swift" driving and sharp turns but are still comfortable enough for road trips. Decent amount of room in the back seat and trunk.

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1982 Nissan Sentra Reviews

1982 Nissan Sentra By Memories

Was a fun, economical car to drive, but had no air conditioning! What do they call that 4-65??? or something like that? Was a very nice car, very dependable, but the body integrity was not the bes... Read More

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1983 Nissan Sentra Reviews

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I love saving money on gas. There's no question about excellent mileage with this car. It's also quite hardy, surviving harsh winters quite well. It also has an amazing amount of storage space in t... Read More

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1984 Nissan Sentra Reviews

Best Car Ever Made By Christopher

Performance was not the greatest. Thats because i got it at 240,000 miles on it and no air cleaner. The oil looked like it had never been changed. But had lots of fun fixing it. Most fun car ever th... Read More

This Car Will Make You Look Redneck And Poor, But It Presents Many Opportunites For Fun. By Kenneth

Someone gave me this car. When I first got it home it only ran cold. Once the temperature gauge registered, it would shut off. We hot-wired the computer system that was doing this and then it ran fin... Read More

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1985 Nissan Sentra Reviews

Would Not Drive Another One By Albert

This was my first car. It was the typical first time car, cheap and running. It was not stylish and no power to it at all. It was a four door hatchback(aka station wagon). It got me and my friends... Read More

Looked Great, But Many Problems By Marcus

I loved the car when I bought it, however, I had many performance issues with this vehicle, which culminated in the engine freezing up and stopping on the interstate in the middle of morning rush hour... Read More

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1986 Nissan Sentra Reviews

Fun And Inexpensive Mid-80's Econobox. By Nathan

A great car purchased from the original owner. Needed reliable economical transport and fell in love with this sentra. 2 door, 5 spd, Blue with grey interior. 1.6L 4 banger that could avg. 40 mpg o... Read More

Great Ride! By Daniel

It's a family car since the begining. My grandpa bought it brand new, and its been goin ever since. I've restored the exterior almost completely. The interioris still pretty well in shape. The engine ... Read More

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