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2005 Nissan Sentra User Reviews

2005 Nissan Sentra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 31 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" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"speed" 8 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
CONS
"transmission" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"steering" 2 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 31 2005 Nissan Sentra reviews.

MintMomma writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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4

Pros

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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tamifirewingz writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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4

Pros

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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NickD05 writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Review
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5

Pros

The Rockford Fosgate stereo

Cons

Small back seat

NickD05
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Excellent Value — Great on gas,fun to drive and no mechanical problems what so ever.The SE package makes it a little sportier with the spoiler and 16 inch wheels with a nice stereo system it also has better safety features in the abs brakes and side airbags.

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

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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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Dustin writes:
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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Krzysiek writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 Review
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3

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performance

Cons

body work

35

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

Cons

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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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

45

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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Rich writes:
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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