2008 Nissan Sentra User Reviews

2008 Nissan Sentra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 36 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 20 reviews
"ride" 11 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"interior" 7 reviews
"build quality" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"suspension" 5 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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Odwar writes:
2008 Nissan Sentra S Review
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5

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Great gas millage

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I wish it had more power in the engine

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Love This Car — Im very impressed in the gas millage that this little car can give, I'm getting anywhere from 29 to 32 millage per gallon. I really like all the space the car has too, and the seats are very comfortable and everyone is well seated

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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AkAutos writes:
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Gas Saver. Economical. Cheaper than corolla and civic and yet the same quality

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doesnt look as sharp as civic and mazda. less sporty

AkAutos
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Economical And Quality Car — Gas Saver. Economical. Cheaper than corolla and civic and yet the same quality. doesnt look as sharp as civic and mazda. less sporty. economical and quality car that is reliable and long lasting. spacious and cheap to maintain. good choice for girls

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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tblaha writes:
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Look of car was nice and gas mileage

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Having to replace engine at 83000 miles is horrible. I would not  recommend everyone to buy a Nissan i would stick to a GM or Ford....Brakes are bad on these cars to

tblaha
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Money Pits — Good gas mileage that is the only thing the car has going for it. After talking to a few friends they said they had a lot of Problems with their Nissan Maxima after 100000 mile.... i would not buy a Nissan

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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macksbodyshop writes:
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5

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good gas mileage, comfortable, looks much better than the old boxy style

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the 2008 doesn't have a proximity key

macksbodyshop
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I Like It — I like the look and feel. The sentra has come a long way. It has a lot more trunk space than you would think from the outside. The CVT transmission is great, makes the ride and acceleration nice and smooth.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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rasklat writes:
2008 Nissan Sentra Base Review
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3

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spacious for a small car

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suspension, handling, build quality, CVT

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Don't Make This Mistake — Terrible suspension which makes the car jolt at every little bump in the road. It also handles terribly. The car, which I bought used, when trying to buy a new Versa (dealer didn't have any), always felt really poorly put together, with lots of rattles.The CVT was really weird, revving very high (3500 rpm) at 15 mph and only settling down above 40 mph. Would have made a lot more sense to get a Civic or a Corolla.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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NoNissan writes:
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The car is comfortable, fuel economy is decent and accessories are good for its value.

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CVT transmission is HORRIBLE.

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Frustrated. — The transmission on my 2008 Nissan Sentra went out in 2010 at 65,000 miles, losing all power while I was on the freeway. Very scary scenario. Found out they'd just extended the warranty from 60,000 to 120,000 miles, so they replaced my transmission for free, though I had to pay for my own hotel (was out of town) and miss a day of work. Now, at 121,000 miles, the check engine light came on and dealer says the transmission is about to take a dump again. Opening a case with Nissan Consumer Affairs to see what they'll do. Otherwise, I'm told it'll be nearly $3,800 to repair. I would NOT recommend a car with a CVT transmission.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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dndold1 writes:
2008 Nissan Sentra SE-R Review
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I have enjoyed this car, plenty of pep to get up the cajon pass. Gas mileage was as advertised at 30mpg on the highway at 70 mph.

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CVT Transmission has been a lot of trouble and left me stranded twice. Replaced under warantee last November 2011 at 104k miles, now needs another one at 124K. Nissan wont cover it under warantee because a NEW transmission only has a 12 month/ 12K mile warantee, mine has 17K miles. This is a $3700 repair.

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Cvt Transmission Sucks, Not Dependable Nissan Wont Cover It After 17k Miles — A NEW Nissan CVT transmission only lasted 17K miles and only comes with a 12K warantee. This is a $3700 repair job! Nissan really doesnt stand behind their CVT with that lousy warantee Can't buy another NISSAN because of this, certainly won't buy another CVT transmission.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dylan writes:
2008 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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4

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buy it. if you want an off the shelf performance sport compact brand new , but dont want to spend alot this is then car. hih rev high comp 4 cylinder 6spd with lsd nismo tuned suspension sway bars springs struts and crossmember. and the car sounds wonderful too.

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not family friendly due to the sport suspension from factory. somewhat thirsty when you gun it but a 6.5 0-60 from a n/a 4 cylinder sentra is nothing to complain about

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My Favorite Car — I bought this car after getting rid of my subaru impreza. wanted something cheap with potential and looked nice i stumbled upon this car and was immediatly smitten. the interior was onderful quality the seats were all out race seats. 6cd changer power sunroof two subs from factory and a rally style dash shifter. what suprised me was how quick this was stock. i was easily beating the new gen civic si. 1.8t and vr6 vws stood no chance. the performanc comes from a high revving 10.5:1 n/a 4 cylinder making 200hp and 180ft lbs, my car dynoed stock in the low 170 whp range but this cars takes to modification wonderfully. i ended up dragging it alot once i realized how well nitrous took to this car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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russianfok writes:
2008 Nissan Sentra Base Review
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good mileage, lots of power, smooth ride, easy to drive

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there are no negarives

russianfok
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This Is An Elegant, Practical Car That Is A Pleasure To Drive... — I liked the power of this car, the looks, style, design. It is well built, solid and sturdy, provides a smooth, comfortable ride and looks great. Acceleration is excellent, right there for you whenever you need it, it does not fail you, in the city or on the free way. The breaking is smooth and dependable, responsive, immediate. The car is a pleasure to drive, relaxing, not a chore to dirive, but fun and enjoyable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Maranda writes:
2008 Nissan Sentra S Review
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Great gas mileage!

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Small mechanical issues, small interior, not suitable for 2 carseats.

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Small Family Car — Wanted a car that was really good on gas and safe. After so long, the switch for the driver window started acting up where you couldn't roll the window up. Key FOB had a hidden key inside to use in case battery died in FOB. However, when hidden key was used, car alarm went off everytime the door opened even after it had been driven for a while.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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