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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KennethB writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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Really good handling and good-looking sedan. Great premium sound system. Big trunk with nice carpeting. Very firm and comfortable front seats.

Cons

The cup holders are terrible. Worst that I have ever seen!

KennethB
225

Update On My '05 Sentra Experience — 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. Man, what a difference they make! The car is very quick and sure in handling, and the roaring tire noise is gone! If they last and wear well then I will never buy anything else. The car has power locks but came without remote locks or an alarm. I found a $19.00 basic alarm/remote lock kit on e-Bay and added a $20.00 shock sensor from a flea-market. It all fit in the inside of the console and works great! The instructions left a lot to be desired, but I bought some on-line tech info on the car's wiring and everything worked as promised. I also found a performance "chip" on e-Bay for about 8 bucks. I bought it and installed it this afternoon. It is supposed to give you an extra 35hp. It is really only a rigged inlet air temp sensor replacement, but it seems to work. I had no problems with the engine service light coming on. The car runs very smoothly and revs strongly through the gears, shifting at 6400 rpm at full throttle. I drove it in mixed city/highway for about 50 miles and averaged a little over 30 mpg despite running it hard for several minutes to see how it ran. I can not vouch for 35 hp, but it does seem to run smoother and I think it is quicker. I also bought a set of wheel lug-nut locks at PEP Boys for about $14.00 They might deter an honest thief looking to make a quick buck selling my wheels and tires. My next project will be to have the hood repainted. The paint pen I got from a Nissan dealer only made the key scratch on the hood look worse.

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:6,000

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MintMomma writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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4

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It's a good safe car & I have a bad back & the seats adjust for comfort level in butt area & that was another factor of why I picked this model & was cute.

Cons

Not a car for racing

MintMomma
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A Good Dependable Safe Car. — it's in good shape & if U would need used parts there not easy to find least around here that is & I don't drive much & don't find driving fun never really ever did hence the low miles I just goto apt's & to store about it & my mom bought the same brand car & I didn't know mine was lil more fancy then hers & she liked it she does drive allot & traded hers in & got another one just newer & I just paid it off & ready for something different..

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Sami Jo writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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5

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Great speed.

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Hard to tell if your going fast.

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Great Car. Very Safe. — Acceleration, braking, and handling all good. Has great maneuverability. The only repairs it ever needed were from hail damage and being rear ended. No interior or exterior problems. Appearance similar to SpecV. Gas milage varies. Usually get 300 miles out of 11 gallon tank. Maintenance...just oil changes so far. And the check-ups with the manufacturer. This car is very fun to drive. Great for racing. Got alot of torque for a little car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Krzysiek writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 Review
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performance

Cons

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

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sporty

Cons

there isn't

25

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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tamifirewingz writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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4

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27-38 MPG

Cons

Not much leg room in back seats.  No power.

tamifirewingz
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Efficient Family Car — Bought this car in 2010 with about 38,000 miles. We have put 26,000 miles on it. It does not have much "get up and go" but is wonderful on gas. The only problem we have had is that the car takes at least 2 turns of the key for it to start but it always starts.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Eric writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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3

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4-door, light, 2.5L engine

Cons

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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Robert writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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5

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

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Didn't pay over 20 for this brand new

Cons

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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dan writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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5

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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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