2008 Nissan Sentra User Reviews

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NoNissan writes:
2008 Nissan Sentra Review
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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.

NoNissan
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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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AkAutos writes:
2008 Nissan Sentra S Review
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4

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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

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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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Ryan3171 writes:
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Standard side-impact and curtain airbags
+ Optional keyless start
+ Standard tire pressure monitoring
+ Open, airy interior
+ Supersized cupholders
+ Large glove compartment

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ABS not standard
- Drum rear brakes standard
- A-pillar can block view
- So-so styling
- SE-R is underwhelming
- No stability system  

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This Car Holds It's Own — I've been driving this car a little over 3 months and it is a pleasure to drive. Have driven dozens of cars over the last 3 years or so and this is one of the nicest. This car is a great commuter car with little wind/tire noise and an overall quite and comfortable ride. Even the CVT is very nice and works well. Have driven an 06 Civic which I didn't like for the fact that it was low to the ground, front seat had no lumbar support, and too much wind noise at high speeds. The Sentra doesn't quite get the gas milieage of a Civic but I average almost 30mpg mostly hwy so far and hoping for it to get better. The comfort level in the Sentra is also outstanting with lots of headroom and very comfortable seats even without lumbar adjustment. The Sentra also has many more nicer featers than some of its competition. The only car that even came close ride wise was the Hyundai Elantra; however, it did not have some of the tech features of the Sentra. The gadgets you shouldnt do without is the bluetooth and keyless ignition. Don't bother with the expensive stereo as it sounds almost the same as the lesser

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88si writes:
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build quality.

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acceleration, agility, so-so acceleration for class.

88si
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Just So-so — based on the altima's standout performance, i expected the sentra to be right there as well. i was wrong. the sentra is adequate at best. it's underpowered and not as agile as you'd expect. overall it is not that great of a car. it gets good fuel economy, but it's just so-so for the class. however, i will recommend it because it is not a bad car, just not a good one.

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jjjump writes:
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no positives

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transmission broken

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The 2008 Nissan Sentra With The Cvt Transmission Is A Piece Of Junk — I bought a 2008 nissan sentra with the cvt transmission. At 30,000 miles the transmission sounded loud. I brought it to the dealership and they blamed it on 4 feathered tires. These tires were the second set of tires on the car with only 14,000 on them. At 60,000 miles the noise got even louder. Brought it back to Nissan and they said that the transmission was shot and they would not pay for it because it was over the 60,000 mile warranty. Still fighting with Nissan to pay to fix it. Would not recommend this car to anyone. If you want a real Jap car go to Toyota.

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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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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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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macksbodyshop writes:
2008 Nissan Sentra S Review
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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

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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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whispanic writes:
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CVT - Fuel Economy - Ride - Seat Comfort - Smart Key - Bluetooth - Sound System - Headlights - Space - Power Everything - ABS - EBS - Air Bags Everywhere - Remote Trunk - On and On and On!

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Getting used to the shiftless transmission. I wish the suspension in the rear was a bit more tuned for handling like the Focus, but you would lose the ride comfort.

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Hands Down The Best Car Under 20k. — I have owned a 2008 S model with the CVT and Smart Key. I paid 17,300, but I got the features of a 25K car! I was looking at Fit/Focus/Versa, but after the test drive I was sold on the Sentra. The CVT is leaps and bounds ahead of other CVTs I have driven. The cab is spacious and the partitioned trunk and rear seats that lay flat make for an extremely versatile car. I admit Im a hatchback type of guy, but the Fit and Versa are too small and underpowered. They are great cars,BUT the seat comfort of the Sentra is well above the 30K cars from other brands. My friend just bought a 28K Accord and I couldnt bear to tell him my car is more comfortable. I average 28-29 MPG in town and 31-35 on the highway doing 75MPH+. This car cruises very very well at 85+! The bluetooth feature is a lifesaver. I feel much much safer with that feature and its really nice to keep both hands on the wheel when driving. Ride is just awesome and the CVT gives alot of low end thrust. The Smart key is real nice. I just press a button to get in the car and turn the ignition and drive away! Even better I left my key fob in car and the car let me know! I could go on and on, but I say buy one and see for yourself!

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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