2005 Nissan Sentra Top Comparisons

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2005 Nissan Sentra Review
Brandon says:
vs2005 Toyota Corolla
2005 Nissan Sentra winning categories:
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  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
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  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 2005 Toyota Corolla better.
"The toyota seem to handle better because of the struts and shocks."
Family Car Ranked 2005 Toyota Corolla worse.
"The Nissan is a bit bigger than the toyota and little bit more leg room in the rear."
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2005 Nissan Sentra Review
Steven says:
I owned this vehicle for 3 years before a dunk decided to total it. It was fun to drive (1.8s model) and got good on gas. I had a sound system in it and it didnt have much rattle or road noise so it was perfect. They do have issues with the head gaskets going out on them when they reach or pass 100k and the fuel pump is also a known problem for it.
vs1998 Saturn S-Series
2005 Nissan Sentra winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 1998 Saturn S-Series worse.
"More HP"
Value Ranked 1998 Saturn S-Series better.
"Cheaper, easier to repair, cheap on insurance"
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 SReview
bloodfeier writes:
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A Good First Time Buyer's Car. — Didn't like the apparently common repair at 65000 miles of a new head gasket. Also, the interior is showing a lot of wear for a car with only (currently) 75000 miles of driving time. Colors used inside are very light and show dirt easily. Did appreciate the relatively high fuel economy (38 mpg on the highway!), and the otherwise low repair costs and ownership costs...I have comprehensive insurance for only 200 bucks a term (6 months)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Love the overall nimble feel and frugal costs of owning this sentra.  Handles well, and stops quickly!

Cons: Impressively (Or depressingly) high costs of ownership, what with the new head gasket needed at only 65000 miles!  Seems to be a very plastic car interior, but then, what cars in that price range aren't mostly plastic interiors?

14 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 SReview
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Great First Car Or Family Car — This car gets me where I need to go safely and smoothly. It has an awesome sound system that is great for blasting music. However, I personally like manuals more than automatics but thats my only problem with it. All in all its a great car for either a first car or a family car or even just a car to commute to work everyday.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Runs smooth and is an all around good car

Cons: Automatic transmission

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec VReview
IronGoat writes:
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I Bought Cause I Liked It, And I Still Do —

I bought this car as a "sleeper" a car people dont think of as fast and that the police tend to ignore. I needed 4 doors for my dogs. I've been modding it since 05 and am posting well over 210 HP now.( no turbo) that being said. i'm SICK of dead o2 sensors and cam sensors ( this happened before i started modding it.) to make it truly track worthy, some suspension work needs to be done or it gets a waggly tail when it loses grip in the rear. factory tires are JUNK they have no grip in any weather. prepare to buy decent tires bottom line- IF you want a car for your faimily needs but dont want it to be dog slow and with no options this is the car you want. you or or your spouse will have no problems passing and merging with this car but also plenty of room for 2 car seats in the back and darn big trunk. IF your a modder this car has potential. BUT look up its known issues and prepare to address them BEFORE you buy one. used B15s are in the 2000-5000 dollar range and that makes them pretty cheap

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

Pros: quick car for a 4 door "economy" style will surprise most people. faster then it looks
easy to mod for more power. over 200HP can be achieved without turbos

Cons: engine managment system is iffy. O2 sensors. cam sensors. can be a problem exhaust manifold is crap and should be replaced if you want any real power. BUT many places wont inspect it without factory manifold so BEWARE.

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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8Review
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Great Little Car For Driving In The City With Traffic, Not Great For Highway Trips. — I've had this car for 8 years. I got it with 7,000 miles from a very good friend who got it brand new from the dealership. Up to that point I had only driven Nissan cars. This Sentra was my second Sentra, and my 5th Nissan. I love the way the Nissan handles. It's smooth to drive, even if it is underpowered. I love the fact that in the 8 years I had it I only had to call for assistance once, as my battery died in the middle of a very hot summer. Apart from that, it never ever had any engine trouble. The one thing I do not love is the gas mileage -- the 1997 Sentra I had before had much better mileage: this car usually gets 24-26 mpg, while my husband's Accord does between 28 and 31. What I love best about the car is its visibility and the way it handles -- it is very easy to drive, compact and you can pretty much fit it anywhere.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Reliable, good looking, easy to care for. Also, great visibility. It pretty much has no blind spots.

Cons: Not very comfortable seats for longer trips, a little noisy and a bit underpowered.

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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 SReview
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Good Car For The Buck — I love the gas mileage and sound system it comes with. I only used three tanks to for a 800 miles trip, not bad at all. I wish it was a bit better looking, but it does the job for the price!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Gas mileage and sound system on the 1.8 special edition

Cons: It is a little unstable at times

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2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec VReview
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Sweet Spec V (bottled Beverages Only Please!) — I really enjoy driving this car! Its quick and light hugs the road around corners and has great top end power. There is no cargo space and cup holders are terrible!!!! Its still kind of worth it. A room top box for traveling helps a lot!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great acceleration and top end power

Cons: Cup hinders and cargo space

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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 SReview
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A Good Dependable Safe Car. — it's in good shape & if U would need used parts there not easy to find least around here that is & I don't drive much & don't find driving fun never really ever did hence the low miles I just goto apt's & to store about it & my mom bought the same brand car & I didn't know mine was lil more fancy then hers & she liked it she does drive allot & traded hers in & got another one just newer & I just paid it off & ready for something different..

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: It's a good safe car & I have a bad back & the seats adjust for comfort level in butt area & that was another factor of why I picked this model & was cute.

Cons: Not a car for racing

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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 SReview
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Great Its What We Could Afford At The Time. — loved it the only problem we ever had out of this car was one wheel bearing went bad. The rest was smooth sailing. Did i forget to mention I tried jumping the car with the cables backwards. That was my fault not frankie's

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: great family starting car until multiple kids come along.

Cons: base model vehicle, some cheap interior designs.

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