2005 Nissan Sentra User Reviews

2005 Nissan Sentra Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 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 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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"ride" 16 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
CONS
"transmission" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews

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SSGKeith writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Review
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4

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Very dependable, great sound system, great fuel economy, comfortable to drive.

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Dents on the passenger side

SSGKeith
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Dependable Commuter Car — I love how low maintenance and dependable this little Sedan is. The sound system is awesome, it's an easy car to drive, and it handles extremely well. It's a solid car with some aesthetic issues and the engine has been well maintained.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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bloodfeier writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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4

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Love the overall nimble feel and frugal costs of owning this sentra.  Handles well, and stops quickly!

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Impressively (Or depressingly) high costs of ownership, what with the new head gasket needed at only 65000 miles!  Seems to be a very plastic car interior, but then, what cars in that price range aren't mostly plastic interiors?

bloodfeier
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A Good First Time Buyer's Car. — Didn't like the apparently common repair at 65000 miles of a new head gasket. Also, the interior is showing a lot of wear for a car with only (currently) 75000 miles of driving time. Colors used inside are very light and show dirt easily. Did appreciate the relatively high fuel economy (38 mpg on the highway!), and the otherwise low repair costs and ownership costs...I have comprehensive insurance for only 200 bucks a term (6 months)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Stack8 writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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Runs smooth and is an all around good car

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Automatic transmission

Stack8
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Great First Car Or Family Car — This car gets me where I need to go safely and smoothly. It has an awesome sound system that is great for blasting music. However, I personally like manuals more than automatics but thats my only problem with it. All in all its a great car for either a first car or a family car or even just a car to commute to work everyday.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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IronGoat writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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4

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quick car for a 4 door "economy" style will surprise most people. faster then it looks
easy to mod for more power. over 200HP can be achieved without turbos

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engine managment system is iffy. O2 sensors. cam sensors. can be a problem exhaust manifold is crap and should be replaced if you want any real power. BUT many places wont inspect it without factory manifold so BEWARE.

IronGoat
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I Bought Cause I Liked It, And I Still Do — I bought this car as a "sleeper" a car people dont think of as fast and that the police tend to ignore. I needed 4 doors for my dogs. I've been modding it since 05 and am posting well over 210 HP now.( no turbo) that being said. i'm SICK of dead o2 sensors and cam sensors ( this happened before i started modding it.) to make it truly track worthy, some suspension work needs to be done or it gets a waggly tail when it loses grip in the rear. factory tires are JUNK they have no grip in any weather. prepare to buy decent tires bottom line- IF you want a car for your faimily needs but dont want it to be dog slow and with no options this is the car you want. you or or your spouse will have no problems passing and merging with this car but also plenty of room for 2 car seats in the back and darn big trunk. IF your a modder this car has potential. BUT look up its known issues and prepare to address them BEFORE you buy one. used B15s are in the 2000-5000 dollar range and that makes them pretty cheap

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2005Sentra writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 Review
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Reliable, good looking, easy to care for. Also, great visibility. It pretty much has no blind spots.

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Not very comfortable seats for longer trips, a little noisy and a bit underpowered.

2005Sentra
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Great Little Car For Driving In The City With Traffic, Not Great For Highway Trips. — I've had this car for 8 years. I got it with 7,000 miles from a very good friend who got it brand new from the dealership. Up to that point I had only driven Nissan cars. This Sentra was my second Sentra, and my 5th Nissan. I love the way the Nissan handles. It's smooth to drive, even if it is underpowered. I love the fact that in the 8 years I had it I only had to call for assistance once, as my battery died in the middle of a very hot summer. Apart from that, it never ever had any engine trouble. The one thing I do not love is the gas mileage -- the 1997 Sentra I had before had much better mileage: this car usually gets 24-26 mpg, while my husband's Accord does between 28 and 31. What I love best about the car is its visibility and the way it handles -- it is very easy to drive, compact and you can pretty much fit it anywhere.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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thekiddo writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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Good looks, fast, affordable, reliable, great for a commuter, good factory stereo system.

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steering, cup holders

thekiddo
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Great Car For A College Student!! — I love my baby! It definitely turn necks when I'm crusing. Fast acceleration, handling use to be better, steering squeeks, need to get it fix. Good gas mileage, fun to drive, 6-speed. Appearances are great!! especially with the sunroof on summer ;] But I deffinitely recommend a Spec V to anyone, just keep in mind its not the fastest ride on the road..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chescov writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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Gas mileage and sound system on the 1.8 special edition

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It is a little unstable at times

Chescov
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Good Car For The Buck — I love the gas mileage and sound system it comes with. I only used three tanks to for a 800 miles trip, not bad at all. I wish it was a bit better looking, but it does the job for the price!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joshua writes:
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Great acceleration and top end power

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Cup hinders and cargo space

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Sweet Spec V (bottled Beverages Only Please!) — I really enjoy driving this car! Its quick and light hugs the road around corners and has great top end power. There is no cargo space and cup holders are terrible!!!! Its still kind of worth it. A room top box for traveling helps a lot!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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If you have nothing else to drive

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Its crap

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Avoid At All Cost — Build Quality- Car lost reverse gear out of nowhere also having problems w/torque converter, the two rear windows also just stopped working out the blue and the front passenger one is probably next Appearance- The window trim is cracking off

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Conway83 writes:
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5

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Very fun car for non power adder car all N/a

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tricky 6th gear , Reverse lockout broke and was not "transmission" problem so no warranty fix left it broke, terrible wheelhop / shudder

Conway83
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Very Nice Sharp Looking Car, Very Fun And Nimble(for A Sedan) To Drive — This was one of my favorite cars i've had untill my current LSJ saturn Redline, was a great car Untill Nissan came and repossesed it. Did not have the time to do any mods would have been fun to mod out Great Family + fun car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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