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2005 Nissan Sentra Overview
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Based on 34 reviews
Nissan's compact sedan gets a few more standard features and a bit of an exterior makeover for its 2005 editions. One of Nissan's most popular cars, the 2005 Nissan Sentra comes in four trims this year. The base 1.8 and 1.8S feature a somewhat anemic 1.8-liter, 126-hp I4 engine with either a 5-speed manual or automatic. For more power and a sportier feel, you can step up to the SE-R or SE-R Spec V, which feature a 2.4 I4 that gets 165-hp and 175-hp respectively. The SE-R comes with a 4-speed auto tran only, the Spec V with a 6-speed manual.
In terms of changes, the 2006 Sentra borrows its look from the Maxima, with a higher rear end. It also gets a new grille and new interior fabric. Satellite radio is now an option on all but the base 1.8, and the 1.8S comes standard with a trip computer and cruise control this year. A Sport Package for the 1.8 sedans includes bigger 16-inch wheels, leather trim, and a rear spoiler. The sportier SE-R versions have a stiffer suspension, stronger shocks, and larger wheels. The Spec V ups it with bolstered seats and Brembo brakes, plus the appropriate trimmings. ABS is only available as an option on all but the base model.
The 2005 Sentra is popular for how much it gives you at an affordable price. Gas mileage is good, say owners, and the car is reliable. The SE-R models handle well and are pleasingly zippy. Trunk space is also good, though interior cabin room feels cramped, especially the backseat. Other complaints point out the noisy ride, labored acceleration with the 1.8 models, and poor placement of the cupholders.
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Nissan Sentra Questions
Nissan Sentra; 2005 - A/c Works Only In One Position, The Coolest, The Numb...
My A/C is stuck in the 4th position [the coolest] when I try to move it down the A/C does not work at all. In other words, it works fine but only in the 4th position. It is annoying to have all that c...
I Need To Replace Engine On A 2005 Niss Sentra 2.0 Ltr. What Years Will Fit...
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Car Misfiring After Power Hosing Engine
I almost never use my car. I has been good since I bought it, 2005. I washed the engine [I always do that twice a year] with power hose. When I started the car it began jerking. Thought it was just th...
On Hiway Going 60 My Nissan Sentra Suddenly Started Losing Power And Temp G...
Car Is Jerking
MY car started jerking when i started it and while i was driving it when i push the gas it would not jerk as bad but it seemed like it did not want to pick up speed and when i stop it acts like it wan...