2004 Nissan Sentra User Reviews

2004 Nissan Sentra Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"fuel economy" 18 reviews
"power" 16 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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Laura writes:
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 Review
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i needed a car, so I bought a cheap one.

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No power windows.  Front locks don't match.  Silver driver's side mirror.

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My Ride — It gets me from point A to point B without stalling. It performs enough that I get from point A to point B without stalling. The build used to be flawless, now since I travel from point A to point B a lot, there are a lot of flaws. Cost of Ownership would be a lot cheaper if I didn't have to go from point A to point B. This car is fun to drive.

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Shelby_lynn93 writes:
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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4

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great AC and heater, great gas mileage, only $40 to fill all the way up!!!!! Power windows, power lock,  When the keys are in the ignition the car wont let you lock yourself out if a door is open, manual seat adjusting, 5 seat, 4 door

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needs a new starter but i am getting that done before selling it

Shelby_lynn93
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Cute Little Money/gas Saver! — I got this car for my 16th birthday and this little black Sentra has been very faithful and reliable to me. I have been very happy with the gas prices and mpg this car gets. The only reason I am wanting to sell this car is because I am graduating this year and i want to buy a new car for my graduation present to myself. I'm telling you, you will also be very impressed and pleased with this car's gas mileage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jebert writes:
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 Review
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Exceptional reliability and fuel economy.

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Small back seats.  Limited power.

jebert
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The Good, The Bad, No Ugly — With only 220,000 miles and only the miniscule amount spent on a belt replacement, brakes (once, at 170,000), three sets or tires and lots of gas, this car keeps on chugging. I'm looking for a slight upgrade, but will most likely stick with a Nissan Sentra again. Why change now?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rob writes:
2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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The suspension and brake upgrade definitively give it the edge on the track.

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My only complaint is that I wish it had more power.

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Nissan Sentra Se-r Spec V — Performance is great on the track. Car handles extremely well and braking is outstanding. Car is very well built. Have never left me on the side of the road or given me any major problems. I will say that I love driving this car whether it be on the track or around town. Definitively a fun car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tony writes:
2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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Everything

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You will want to speed when driving this car

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Spec V Wins Audience — the spec v is a sport compact lovers dream car. it has awsome performace in all ranges. the handeling of this car stock is nothing short of excellent. This car also has a great sleek look, yet wont have cops following you for miles waiting for you to speed. This car is a fun car to drive. the sound that this engine puts out when the secondary intake runners open up is phenomanal. if i were to rate this car i would rate it a 9/10. no other car can give you all this for this good price.

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Dunkin writes:
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Great suspension (thus pretty good ride) contrary to the preconceived notion that nissan's waterloo is the suspension. Mine's 5 years old but i've never had to change any of my suspensions, tierods, bushings, racks, etcetera while being on 17" rims, 205/40/17 tires, driving around CDO, Northern Negros, Cebu, Bulacan, Pampanga, and GMA with the countless potholes along Edsa. A/C is terrific as usual and gas consumption is pretty good since i can get to Quezon City and back (i live in Paranaque) twice from when the warning light goes on!

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They have to redesign the brake caliper. Although thisis not defective, it is very much of a design flaw since the caliper pins are a bit small for the holes in the brake caliper. Solution is to grease the caliper pin housing once a quarter and that solves it. I drive the 1.3 GX model and the body's just a bit too heavy for the engine when going up inclines with a full load of 5 passengers but if it's just you and your friend, It's can go up those inclines quite well.

Dunkin
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A Good Car To Have If You're On A Budget. Styling Is Very Nice And Clean. A Good Option To Consider. — It's a generally good car to have. Suspension is great and offers a pretty smooth ride for an entry level car. Price is fair and maintenance is also relatively affordable if you source from the right places. They should maybe lose the 1.3 engine and begin at 1.6 to really let this animal loose. Response is quite nice. Turning radius is also good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mujo writes:
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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good on gas, pretty comfy...

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no ABS, The computer went out b4 100k

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Good Car For A Small Price — It was a fun little car to drive and the build quality is much better than the newer B16 sentras(Not as much easily scratch able plastics inside)... it accelerated pretty good for a small car and was pretty good on gas... only problem i ever had with it was the air flow computer went out a block away from school and i had to replace that...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Zac writes:
2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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Good performance for cheap, fun to drive, not over done, some great colors to choose from

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A little cheap on the interior with the plastics but not too bad, no space for an adult in the back seat

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Spec V — It's a surprisingly quick little sedan with the six speed and 2.5. It handles like its on rails but isn't too stiff to be comfortable. It seems to be pretty solidly built, but does make extensive use of plastic in the interior. I think it's a pretty good looking little car, and so do most people I come into contact with. It is an economy car, although not as much as, say, a Prius. It gets around thirty miles per gallon and I have had no maintenance issues so far, and I've had it for over a year. It is a fun little car to drive. Its small, light, and very nimble in the curves, plus the six speed makes it feel much faster than it really is. But be warned, you will speed EASILY in this car because it pulls pretty good even in top gear. Over all, a fun car to drive that actually isn't over the top boy racer looking and gets good milage with minimal maintenance.

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Candice writes:
2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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Great car for a single person!

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Now that I'm married w/2 kids I've run out of space.  :(

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I Love My Car! — I have a 2004 Nissan Sentra Spec-V and I LOVE it. I brought the car w/13 miles on the meter and now I have almost 170K. I've had little problems that were easily repairs here and there otherwise i love my car. There was a recall on the 2005 Sentra that affect my 2004 Nissan "fixed" the issue but never did really. I can't remember exactly what the problem was but it had something to do with a hard start. I got married 5 years later and my father in law fixed the problem immediately. The fuel housing was defective - he found that out accidently. Got a new one ($230) and never had the problem again. A few years later I had a crack in my catalytic converter that I got welded ($350). My o2 sensor went bad got that replaced ($80). Routine oil changes and maintenance and my car has never let me down.

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email4352 writes:
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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Mechanical solid car.. and apart from two scratches on front bumper rest all is great with body. great milage of 23mpg  for 2004 vehicle

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it has minor scratches on front bumper

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Good Reliable Car — Car is good fo r smal l family.. Mechanica l solid car.. and apart from two scratches on front bumpe r res t all is great with bod y . great milage of 23mpg for 2004 vehicle. Good reliable ca r.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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