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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NickD05 writes:
2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Review
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5

Pros

The Rockford Fosgate stereo

Cons

Small back seat

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

Pros

Large engine on small chasis. Six speed.

Cons

Transmission issues. Small back seat. Lower gas mileage.

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Great Car To Tune, Especially When With Brembo Abs. — Good performance in acceleration and decent handling. Wheel spin is an issue when getting on the gas from a stop. Mileage less than other small cars. Back seat small for 4 door. Can use regular grade gasoline. Six speed transmission and shifter assembly could better. Very fun car to drive.

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

Pros

Fun, economical spirited driver

Cons

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

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Acceleration, 6spd, good mileage, fun to drive

Cons

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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1982 Nissan Sentra Reviews

1982 Nissan Sentra By Memories

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1983 Nissan Sentra Reviews

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1984 Nissan Sentra Reviews

Best Car Ever Made By Christopher

Performance was not the greatest. Thats because i got it at 240,000 miles on it and no air cleaner. The oil looked like it had never been changed. But had lots of fun fixing it. Most fun car ever th... Read More

This Car Will Make You Look Redneck And Poor, But It Presents Many Opportunites For Fun. By Kenneth

Someone gave me this car. When I first got it home it only ran cold. Once the temperature gauge registered, it would shut off. We hot-wired the computer system that was doing this and then it ran fin... Read More

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1985 Nissan Sentra Reviews

Would Not Drive Another One By Albert

This was my first car. It was the typical first time car, cheap and running. It was not stylish and no power to it at all. It was a four door hatchback(aka station wagon). It got me and my friends... Read More

Looked Great, But Many Problems By Marcus

I loved the car when I bought it, however, I had many performance issues with this vehicle, which culminated in the engine freezing up and stopping on the interstate in the middle of morning rush hour... Read More

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1986 Nissan Sentra Reviews

Fun And Inexpensive Mid-80's Econobox. By Nathan

A great car purchased from the original owner. Needed reliable economical transport and fell in love with this sentra. 2 door, 5 spd, Blue with grey interior. 1.6L 4 banger that could avg. 40 mpg o... Read More

Great Ride! By Daniel

It's a family car since the begining. My grandpa bought it brand new, and its been goin ever since. I've restored the exterior almost completely. The interioris still pretty well in shape. The engine ... Read More

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