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 1.8 S Review
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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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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 Review
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57,000 miles and massive trouble - not too positive

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should not have trouble at 57,000 miles

sentra2005
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Check Engine Light - No Power In Car — do not like having mechanical problems. driving along highway today 65 mph all of a sudden power from gas down to maximum l0 mph - maybe l5 mph -very dangerous on a very speedy highway where some are driving 80 mph. check engine light came on. managed to drive a mile onto side road, let it sit. it started up ok. what is going on. cant have this happening over and over. its much too dangerous

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2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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Acceleration, 6spd, good mileage, fun to drive

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Could have a more aggressive, sporty look. Powersteering went out and the steering wheel occasionally jerks.

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I Love Almost Everything About My Spec.v — My Spec. V is my baby...I only wish I could afford to give it the care it deserves and needs. I love the 6 speed transmission, sometimes I swear the car just wants to go fast and doesn't give me a choice. The power steering has gone out and I need to get that fixed. Occasionally the steering wheel jerks when I am coming to a stop or if I accelerate during a turn. I'm not sure if this is torque steer or because of the power steering or possibly the alignment. Also, it doesn't look as sporty as it should.

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2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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power:weight ratio, wide tires, trunk space

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interior is not as quality as it could have been made.

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Eh. — Peformance for the dollar. Gas milleage is 34/gal. The very best a Sentra can be... yeah, eaxactly,"So what?" But it's small, easy to park... has a good a/c... the front grill is cool... why does it havea rear spoiler???... the manual transmission clicks into 3rd gear... lots of drink holders... cool, sunglasses compartment by the rearview mirror...

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2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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Fast, confortable, good gas milage.

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tight engine space.  hard to get at spark plugs

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Nice — 2.5 - 4 cyl. 6 spd tranny. Limited slip fwd. 300 watt rockford fosgate 6 speaker with a 10in sub. 2nd place in car n driver. funny cuz 1st place was a subaru wrx n the others had turbos.

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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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well it saves alot of gas, it gets like 30.5 miles to the gallon in the city if you know how to drive it right, its comfy, handles very well , and i like the stereo system.

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Well there isnt much that sucks about the car i dont know what to say

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The Sentra — Well this car is a great car it has great performance, it handles very well, you can make alot of tight turns without a problem, the accelaration is very decent could be better though, the interior is black which makes it nice except on very hot days cause the inside of my car turns into an oven, but thats a price im willing to live with, other than that what i like about this car is that it is very realiable.

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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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good first car

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small

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Good And Reliable — not something I would recommend for someone with a bab on the way its small for carseats

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2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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Flys under the radar, six speed, good gas mileage, handles awesome

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Not many, could be a little quicker but now it's stock so i'll be changing that.

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Se-r Spec V — Great car to drive everyday, not the fastest car on the road, but for a sentra it can scoot. You'll be able to surprise quite a few folks.

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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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-Nice sound system

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-Ugly
-Slow
-Unreliable
-Not Comfy

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Slow, Ugly, And Unreliable, The Nissan Sentra Is Overall A Bad Car — This car is slow, due to a 1.8 liter four cylnder engine, which gives good gas mileage ~30-33 mpg, but said engine can be unreliable. This car is super ugly in my opinion and it has uncomfortable back seats.

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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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Good Sound system and Sharp turns

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Rear tires wear out fast. Timing belt squeaks.

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Nissan Made A Genuine Piece Of Art! Gotta Love The B-15's! — 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. I thought it would be a drag to have it. After I had some modifications to the car, I approved of everything. This car may not look the sportiest, but it sure makes an impression on other cars. The engine needs mods to improve the speed, but otherwise everything is awesome. I don't have any regrets on this car. Keep up the work Nissan. If you haven't visited their national website, you should. They are having the 2009 GTR coming to America. Check it out.

Owner for 4 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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2014 Nissan Sentra Reviews

Not A Bad Family Vehicle Has Some Potential With A Few Mods. By Dan

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Beautiful Car And Rides Great By thepuregame24

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2013 Nissan Sentra Reviews

The Amazing Sentra By Gerardo

Good braking,ok acceleration,nice design,nice interior,good leg room,good cost of maintenance.I get 33 mpg in city and 40 with eco.It is a fun car to drive.Good commuter.It is a very nice deal for... Read More

The Best Nissan Sentra So Far By voltagefuel

1 year Update 2/28/14 - after 1 year I still love the Sentra and have recorded 46.5 MPG average on a long 3.5 hour trip in the early fall last year using 87 octane gas. I wish Nissan would replace th... Read More

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2012 Nissan Sentra Reviews

Nice Overall Transportation. Nice Styling. By radiod

I like the simplicity of the cab. It is not over wrought with bells and whistles and it serves the purpose of comfortable and safe transportation. The exterior design is very sporty and good to look... Read More

Love The Look, And The Roomy Interior. By wvanpatten

Very nice car, love the pearl white color and the look of the interior design. Handles great, very low miles, and has everything you need. Fun car to drive, also the 4 doors is nice for the kiddos. Wo... Read More

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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

Sentra Sr By sandra1369

I love my car just bought it four months ago BUT.. sometimes when I dont use it for a day or two it wont turn on. I dislike this so much because my car is great but it gives me problems in starting at... Read More

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I leased the Sentra and rolled in some inequity from my previous loan, and still with nothing down my payment was in the mid $200's. Nothing could come close when I made my rounds and did my shopping.... Read More

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