2008 Nissan Sentra Top Comparisons

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2008 Nissan Sentra SL Review
This car is nice but it doesnt have that smooth drive like the Cobalt.
vs2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT Sedan FWD
2008 Nissan Sentra SL winning categories:
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  • Handling
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  • Front Seats
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  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT Sedan FWD better.
"The trunk is bigger than the Nissan Sentra SL."
Would Buy Ranked 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT Sedan FWD better.
"Because of preference with chevrolet than nissan."
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2008 Nissan Sentra SReview
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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

Pros: Great gas millage

Cons: I wish it had more power in the engine

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Nissan SentraReview
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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

Pros: Look of car was nice and gas mileage

Cons: 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

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2008 Nissan Sentra SReview
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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

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

Cons: the 2008 doesn't have a proximity key

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2008 Nissan Sentra BaseReview
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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

Pros: spacious for a small car

Cons: suspension, handling, build quality, CVT

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2008 Nissan SentraReview
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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

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

Cons: CVT transmission is HORRIBLE.

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2008 Nissan Sentra SE-RReview
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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

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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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2008 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec VReview
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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.)

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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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2008 Nissan Sentra BaseReview
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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

Pros: good mileage, lots of power, smooth ride, easy to drive

Cons: there are no negarives

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2008 Nissan Sentra SReview
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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

Pros: Great gas mileage!

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

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