2005 Nissan Sentra User Reviews

2005 Nissan Sentra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 34 reviews

  • 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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PROS
"ride" 15 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 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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2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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sporty

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there isn't

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Fast!!!!! — very fast, cold air intake, just lowered it, 200 HP 195 TQ, hood scoop, polished headlights, this car is meant for racing.black 6-spoke rims, very fun to drive on a highway, this car blew a grand am sport off the rode 0-60: 6.7 quarter mile: 14.8 no repairs needed at all!

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

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2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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Fun, economical spirited driver

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Not a reliable commuter for DD use.

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I Like It, It's Sporty But Not A Sports Car. It Needs Help, But They're Not Bad Cars. — Its a fun car to drive, not great though. It needs some more power for sure. It is full of quirks and things that don't work. The fuel pumps don't hold pressure in the line, so it takes a while of priming to start. The window regulators are junk. The brakes leave something to be desired, although it will stop quickly. Gas mileage is a joke, 20mpg in town average from a 2.5 is horrible. Oh, it's ugly too, but like a pug. It's so ugly that I like it.

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

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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 Review
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performance

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body work

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Mechanically Ok, Body Not — Performance: everything is good Build quality: pretty good until crashed Appearance: it could use some work Cost of ownership: about 25 a week for gasoline, 20 a month for oil change Fun factor: Many people enjoy my car - almost has a legendary status

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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4-door, light, 2.5L engine

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Known to get transsmission issues, not small 4-cylinder high mpg

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Nissan Owns — Good acceleration with 180 lb of torque stock. Good handling but need a new tire. Front break rotor needs to be replaced, left channel audio needs to be fixed. Real fun to drive having an Apexi N1 exhaust, Megan racing header w/o cat, and an AEM cold air intake.

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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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2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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Fun to drive, relatively economical, as practical as a regular Sentra

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Gear-shift was a bit rough at times.

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An Excellent Small Sports Sedan With Great Value. — 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 2.5 liter engine provide ample power, it handled the corners with ease thanks to the slick tired, added limited slip differential and upgraded shocks/dampers- without compromising ride quality-, the interior was basic but functional and well-designed, the exterior was attractive without being too conspicuous, and it was overall a great car to own. It wasn't as economical as other small sedans, due to the larger engine, but the low-end torque helped it maintain decent fuel economy. Overall the Sentra SE-R Spec-V is a great car for anyone who wants a sporty economy sedan. Unfortunately, I got in a hit and run- a driver in a F-150 hit me and ran off-, which resulted in my car being totaled, so my time with this machine was cut short. Still, the passenger and I sustained no injuries despite the speed the F-150 hit us at- rear end collision-, which is a testament to the Sentra's build quality and safety.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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6 speed manual, good torque, awesome suspension

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brakes suck.  And if you really want RWD, this car ain't got it.

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Great Fwd Sports Car. — Like all my cars, I need one that can hug the corners. This one has all the versatility of a small sedan, and still rips into the twisties. Best design years were 2004-2006. New style is too heavy; Older styles didn't have the best suspension, brakes or options packages. These years also have Awesome visibility... a must when racing random strangers on a busy highway.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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Didn't pay over 20 for this brand new

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Recently has sucked up H2O and the idle is off

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Spec V — I bought this car because my older 94 Sentra blew up due to nitrous backfire. The car so far has been great. The car has loads of low-end torque which is good for burnouts and holeshots most of the time.

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2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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fast, reliable, fun, great handling

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sucks in winter, you need blizzaks if you drive this in winter

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My 05 Nissan Sentra Ser Spec-v, Or The As We Called It, The Specvizzle — best car i have had so far. miss it alot.... wish i still had it. was very quick and reliable. didn't cost to much to maintain. just an all around great car... why did i get rid of it? it looked great inside and especially outside. transmission was easy to shift with and just ann all out amazing car.

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

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2013 Nissan Sentra Reviews

The Amazing Sentra By Gerardo

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2012 Nissan Sentra Reviews

Nice Overall Transportation. Nice Styling. By radiod

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Love The Look, And The Roomy Interior. By wvanpatten

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2011 Nissan Sentra Reviews

Great Bang For The Buck By aaautoindy

It is probably one of my first choices for a 1st car driver that is looking for reliability and easy and safe to drive. I would say the 2.0s is kind of a car for the girls, but easily can go both ways... Read More

Fun, Quiet Ride, Many Journeys By Aaron

I loved this car because of some of the outstanding features it had. The Bluetooth system, iPod adapter and key-fobs for key-less entry and start up were amazing. I love having those features in a veh... Read More

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2010 Nissan Sentra Reviews

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