2005 Nissan Sentra User Reviews

2005 Nissan Sentra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 33 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" 7 reviews
CONS
"transmission" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"steering" 2 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 21 - 30 of 33 2005 Nissan Sentra reviews.

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

Pros

Fun to drive, relatively economical, as practical as a regular Sentra

Cons

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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5

Pros

6 speed manual, good torque, awesome suspension

Cons

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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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

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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

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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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Jose writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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5

Pros

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

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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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Amber writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S Review
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3

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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

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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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2012 Nissan Sentra Reviews

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2011 Nissan Sentra Reviews

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2010 Nissan Sentra Reviews

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