2005 Nissan Sentra Overview


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Average User Score

45 stars

Based on 33 reviews

Update On My '05 Sentra Experience by KennethB
 — Well, I've had the Sentra for about a month now. The noise from the rear tires was driving me nuts so I went to NTB and got a couple of Yoko Avid TRZ tires in 205-55-16. They ran me about $103.00 each... Read More
An Excellent Small Sports Sedan With Great Value. by Robert
 — My Spec-V was the first car I found when looking for a car to replace my archaic '89 Taurus wagon, and I couldn't have been happier with it. It came with everyone I wanted and nothing I did not; the 2... Read More
Nissan Made A Genuine Piece Of Art! Gotta Love The B-15's! by rdnissans2005
 — Honestly when I acheieved to buy my first Nissan was in 2004. And It was currently in the showroom for the year of 2005. So I wasn't really expecting the best of the best when I received it at first. ... Read More

2005 Nissan Sentra Overview

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2005 Nissan Sentra

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


I Have A 2005 Nissan Sentra. It Has Started Idling Hard. The Gas Mileage Ha...

It takes a few turn over to start now. I used to get three hundred miles to a tank now i get around 160. The radio sometimes glitches when you first start.

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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...

16,463 views with 25 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

Temp Gage Needle Suddenly Shoots To High

Temp gage needle suddenly shoots to high. Opened hood and noticed coolant in tank is way below the Min. mark. Add the coolant to max. level, drive 50 mins, not notice Temp gage needle goes up to hi...

32 views with 7 answers (last answer 5 months ago)

Why Will My Compressor Not Kicking On

the air conditioner in my 2005 Sentra not working the compressor wont kick on at all? it is a new compressor and the fuses are all good. i have not changed the relay yet. the car was wrecked in the ...

179 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)
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