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2003 Nissan SentraReview
Bruce writes:
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I Love This Car. —

First off, I love this car. It has given me some headaches in the past. The big one is the catalytic failure. Once the warranty expired on the replacement engine, I dropped a header into the car along with a new cat back exhaust. Coupled with a NISMO cold air intake, this car has lots of torque and is fun to drive. It corners very well. I can step on the throttle on the clover leaf heading on the on ramp and this car will accelerate and stick to the pavement with my NISMO 17" rims and Potenza Pilot rubber. The suspension is tuned to my liking...somewhat stiff but not teeth jarring. I drove this car from the lot and I plan on driving it for at least another 3 years. I believe it will give me a few more years. With my modifications I estimate that it has 199 HP at the flywheel. (8 for the CAI, 8 for the exhaust and 8 for the header.. and these estimates may be on the low side for the header and exhaust) For the horsepower I get great gas mileage. Matter of factly, my gas mileage has not changed with the addition of those parts. I get about 21-25 mpg city (depends on my driving habits) and 31 mpg highway Some issues I have had other than the engine are; the stock radio has failed on one side, the front passenger window eventually wore loose and rattled. I had to take it in to the shop in order to tighten it. Additional Info: It is now 2015. I am still driving this car, and have had no complaints. I think I have been very fortunate in that I send this car to the shop MAYBE once every two years to fix something unexpected (ie. Crank shaft position sensor)

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fun to drive. Easy to maintain.  Great gas mileage for the horsepower.

Cons: Pre-Catalytic converter can cause catastophic failure to the engine.

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2003 Nissan Sentra GXEReview
rshah015 writes:
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Small And Efficient Car — Rally nice car for daily commute. It saves money on Gas and has comfortable ride. It is low on maintenance which makes this car very economical. It's small in size that helps to park easily. Bottom line best daily commute car.

Pros: Small but comfortable. It is reliable and give good gas milage

Cons: Small cargo capacity

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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec VReview
eddiewonder07 writes:
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2003 Nissan Sentra Ser Spec V — I like the fact that the car is the last edition on the Sentra, it comes with a 2.5 engine with a 4 cylinder and is very economical in gas. Very low maintenance needs it for this type of cars. I don't like that sometimes with out realizing I am going over the speed limits.

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

Pros: Is very good on gas miles, and very fast as well

Cons: Is not good for snow season

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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec VReview
TheManInDboX writes:
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Nice From A Far, Far From Nice — I purchased this car off a lease, it was a 03 with 26k miles. From the day i drove it home, it had nothing but issues. Drivers door didn't open, and would randomly just work again, out of nowhere.. power locks would get stuck in a half locked state. (had to climb out a window) burned oil, leaked oil, would rattle.. Traded in the car on a scion with 48K miles.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It's quick for stock, the shifter is nice, and the gauges are well laid out.

Cons: It falls apart, and is expensive to fix

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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec VReview
Elliott writes:
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My Badass Nissmo — most fuel efficient, cheapest operation costs , and rides and handles like a race car. It is a straight up sleeper it eats v8s for breakfast. Pulls like no other an extra cam opens up at 4-7000 rpms that will fling you back in your seat. Ive even raced weaker turbo cars,but NA power wins

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

Pros: hit 160 without any govonor kickin in,and kept going past 160,best car ive ever owned

Cons: its small,its a 2 person car,backseats are worthless other than cargo space

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2003 Nissan Sentra GXEReview
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Reliable — This is truly an all around great car. It is reliable has low maintenance cost. It does well on gas, handles well and it's performance is great. As a college student this car was always dependable and besides the basic tune up i never had any problems with this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: good on gas low maintenance cost

Cons: almost none

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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec VReview
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Fun To Drive — I just sold my baby but I can say that she treated me well in the past cpl yrs. we had our ups & downs like any relationship but we survived! I loved her looks & loved the way she handled. She liked to drink petro quite a bit which was a downside but honestly that was pretty much the only bad thing I can say about her.....& that I miss her!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great car all around.

Cons: loved the petro!

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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-RReview
amelathe writes:
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Great Car, Fun Ride — This is an overall great car, smooth ride, great handling and fun to ride. I currently use it to commute to and from work roundtrip 140 miles. Average 25 MPG. With 90,000 miles this car still has a lot of life left to it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great commuter car, still has a lot of life let in it.  Powerful.  

Cons: sits low, performance muffler noise.

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2003 Nissan Sentra GXEReview
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Good Daily Driver — 5 speed 1.8L, awesome on gas :) Much more gentle ride than the Spec V, but doesn't feel nearly as well built. I can easily go 2 weeks on a tank of gas, driving it 5 days a week to and from work. The tan interior is something I'm not a fan of though.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good Daily

Cons: It's slow.

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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec VReview
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A Joy — the sentra spec v is seriously a smooth and fun car to drive it handles well it has great a acceleration great power the interior is very comfertable, it would be a little nicer if it came with a better suspension kit but the standard suspension aint to bad. overall I love the car its a joy to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: lives up to its spec v title

Cons: the standard clutch aint that great

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