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2004 Nissan Sentra Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 35 reviews
A Sentra by any other name would still drive as sweet...The 2004 Nissan Sentra changes its trim designations, but essentially keeps everything else the same in its economy compact sedan. From commuter to budget driving enthusiast, the 2004 Sentra tries to please every type of driver.
Engine size replaces the old trim names. The XE and GXE are now the Sentra 1.8 and Sentra 1.8S, both with a 1.8-liter, 126-hp I4 engine and choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. The 1.8S adds on power features, remote entry, an 8-way driver's seat, and CD player. The 2.5 Limited Edition is now the 2.5S, carrying the 2.5-liter, 165-hp I4 from the SE-R. It carries the auto tran only and adds on ABS brakes and side impact airbags, which are optional on all other models (but the base 1.8). The SE-R and SE-R Spec V retain their names, engines, and their racing-inspired suspensions. They come with larger wheels (16" and 17" respectively), and in 2004, the Spec V gets more supportive sport seats and optional Brembo brakes. Both SE-R models and the 2.5S get a standard trip computer, and all models feature an upgraded audio system.
The 2004 Sentra is the number two seller for Nissan, most likely because it is an affordable compact that comes with a lot of standard features and, with the SE-R, a fun driving experience. Rear seats are cramped, but they do split-fold 60/40 for more trunk room, and there are many storage options throughout the cabin, including a dash-mounted box. Gas mileage is great in the 1.8 models (28/35) and decent in the 2.5 (23/30). Owners like the handling and zippy performance of the 2004 Sentra, and love the power and torque in the SE-R models. They complain about interior quality, with easily breakable plastic parts that show scratches and stains. Paint chipping is also a problem. Reliability has been an issue with the 2004 Sentra, with many drivers reporting starter failures. Side impact crash ratings were disappointingly low.
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Nissan Sentra Questions
I Have 2004 Nissan Sentra 4 Cylinder 1.8
I went to my car last Thursday and put the key and try to start nothing. No clicking which I think is usually battery. No sound at all. Engine light comes on, radio works, lights work, all the electri...
My 2004 Nissan Sentra Se-r (automatic) Jerks Slightly When I'm Driving At L...
It doesn't happen every time but it has been happening more lately, I am hoping the only answer isn't that the transmission is failing. Has this happened to anyone else? Thanks in advance!
How To Fix Air Flow From A/c Or Heat To Where It Blows To Windshield And Fl...
Currently when you have the heat on it will only blow out the dash. Will not switch to windshield or floor board.
My Daughter Has An 04 Sentra That The Temp Gauge And Rpm Gauge Started Goin...
My Sentra Has A New Fuel Pump And Regulator, Filter Installed In Tank. When...
fOR INSTANCE, IMAGINE CRANKING THE MOTOR THEN RPM GO TO 1200 OR SO THEN BACK DOWN TO MAYBE LOW AS 300 OR 200 VIBRATING THE CAR. SPLIT SECOND LATER IT IDLES FINE