2002 Nissan Sentra Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2002 Nissan Sentra against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 2002 Nissan Sentra 10 reviews.

2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec VReview
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Its Great. — COST ON PARTS!!!! Also its so hard to find aftermarket stuff to fit on it. Also little 1 thing affects 5 other things. just hope to god you dont hit anything in this car. its a weak front end. other then that its a great car

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

Pros: Cars great to drive, cheap on gas.

Cons: Its expensive on parts.

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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-RReview
mordekainan writes:
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Fun, Great Value Care For Any Commuter Without A Need For Much Space — Awesome car that is a great value for the dollar. Fun to drive, and fun to burn past other comparable-sized sedans. Very go-cart like ride. The fuel economy is good on a manual transmission and you can definitely get 22 mpg city even when driving fairly aggressive.

Pros: Fun to drive!  Great power.  Great value for the dollar.

Cons: Eventually rode rough on the road- Too 'go-carty' where you would feel every little bump in the road.

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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec VReview
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My First Exciting Daily Driver — I looked at purchasing a Spec V for quite a while before finding this one. I hadn't even driven one before checking out this car. I was mostly wanting it for it's exterior/interior styling. After driving I found I had to have it, for the right price. After owning it for several years this is what I think. I love how well it handles, the power considering it's a 4 cylinder, and shifting it's 6 speed transmission. Not sure how fast it actually is, but it feels fast. I always get 27-29 MPG, which is very good. The suspension is tight, you do feel every bump in the road. The back seat is rough riding, but luckily I am usually driving. It has cost me a chunk of cash in repairs, but it wasn't perfect when I purchased it in 2008.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I love it's acceleration, the sound of the Nismo Cold Air Intake, the exhaust tone through the stainless muffler, and the exterior/interior styling.

Cons: Bought this particular Spec V knowing it was branded a lemon, and found out why 1-2 months after buying.  One of the two crankshaft thrust washers had fallen out not long after vehicle was assembled and I had to replace the engine due to the damage that was done to the block.  This is 1 out of 2 big problems I've had with the car.  The 2nd problem was the clear coat decided to come off almost the whole car resulting in a new paint job.

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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec VReview
Brandon writes:
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Nissan Sentra Se-r Specification Victory — Enough get up and go to be fun, handling is awesome even with stock spec-v suspension, braking is average. Build quality is decent with above average interior compared to most domestics. Has some rattles and squeaks but its a sentra for god sakes. The spec-v body kit type thing in the front makes the car look 100 times better than the regular sentra. The red seats for the 02 spec-v model is a nice racy touch to the interior. Maintenance is above average and so is gas mileage. Car is very fun to drive especially in the corners.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling

Cons: Its still a sentra

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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec VReview
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Cool Car! — This car has excellent power and (mainly) torque for a naturally aspirated 4cyl engine, handles pretty well (despite some torque steer) and the braking is good. And it's roomy for a compact. Compared to its competitors is a fun car that will make you smile when you drive it...

Pros: Pretty much everything!

Cons: Nothing, really...

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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec VReview
Luis writes:
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Torquee Car — i love the car! here in colorado is kind of hard seeing one around, so i like the fact that is unique car to see in the streets. Planning on doing more mods to it in the future, im just saving a little more money to buy an xterra and start the project on my spec v.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The looks, and the torque.

Cons: if you don't lower the spec v and install a lower tie bar in the rear, car power slide a lot at high speed, but if you install those two, car is good to go.

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2002 Nissan Sentra GXEReview
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2002 Sentra — Have put around 80K on it. great little car. just slow. does have issue with sunroof leaking though. average 30+mpg going 80mph. us to get 37mpg when driving easy. cheap to own, little maintenance. easy to work on. big trunk. back seat too small. great cheap car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: it was cheap to buy, handles great

Cons: slow, needs more power

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2002 Nissan Sentra GXEReview
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Got Have A Nissan — hit a deer but runs great small 1.8 dohc with 150k miles. wsh it 2 b a se-r vspec,but ts not so it is what it is. gotta love it it goes where i want to so.... for the money its a steal and they run 4 ever

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: gas saver

Cons: knda small

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2002 Nissan Sentra GXEReview
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First And Only Time Having This Car — Primarily it is a fuel efficient car that has too much torque with the manual transmission, the only reason my five speed is quick is that is has so much torque. I do not enjoy driving in the rain the wheels spin constantly. it is a quick fun car but really just a cheaply priced second hand prius.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The five speed transmission

Cons: The appearance, performance, quality

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2002 Nissan Sentra GXEReview
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Great Commuter Car — The car handles good and is really good on gas but its geared a little low but i guess thats because its a little car. The car is fun to drive and the car looks a little sporty. A good thing about this car is that they make a lot of aftermarket parts for it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its a snappy little car thats good on gas.

Cons: Its geared a little low.

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