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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 21 - 30 of 31 2005 Nissan Sentra reviews.

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

Pros

Didn't pay over 20 for this brand new

Cons

Recently has sucked up H2O and the idle is off

25

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

Pros

fast, reliable, fun, great handling

Cons

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

25

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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sentra2005 writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 Review
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3

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57,000 miles and massive trouble - not too positive

Cons

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

Pros

Fast, confortable, good gas milage.

Cons

tight engine space.  hard to get at spark plugs

35

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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Jose writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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5

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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.

Cons

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

35

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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Amber writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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3

Pros

good first car

Cons

small

25

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

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

Pros

Flys under the radar, six speed, good gas mileage, handles awesome

Cons

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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Tyler writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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2

Pros

-Nice sound system

Cons

-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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rdnissans2005 writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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5

Pros

Good Sound system and Sharp turns

Cons

Rear tires wear out fast. Timing belt squeaks.

rdnissans2005
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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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KennethB writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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5

Pros

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
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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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