2008 Nissan Sentra User Reviews

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    2008 Nissan Sentra S Review
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    55

    Smoth And Comfortable — this car has a lot of features that you cannot get in a civic. This car has a convenience pkg. which has a Bluetooth technology, foglights, leather wrapped steering wheel, and a itellikey.

    Pros: You get a lot for what you pay for.

    Cons: none.

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    2008 Nissan Sentra Base Review
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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

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

    Cons: 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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    2008 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Review
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    25

    Handling Is A Step Up From Prior Spec-v's More Hp, Looks Could Be Better — Limited Slip Diff. 200BHP 180 Ft Lb. of Torque Stiff hard suspension Low Profile Tires The car handles well in the turns, comparing it to prior Spec-V's this is definately a great improvement. Other Reviews call it top heavy, but pushing it hard through the same turns as older spec-v's it can take them at a faster speeds. Inside feels like a sports car. Bucket Seats hold you in as you slam on the brakes through the front end into a turn and gas it out. Reverse is a little confusing at first, it is moved right next to first gear, but a Reverse Lockout is located on the Shift Knob, so if you pull up on that by accident you may place it into reverse. Body of the Current Sentra's so it is short and tall, but it looks fast. Spec-V is only in a manual, but if you are going to be buying a sports car thats the way to go. Interior is Black Bucket seats with Red Stitching and SE-R embroidered onto the Front seats. Red Seatbelts to match. Overall its a wonderful car for the money.

    Pros: Quick Response from Engine
    Higher Redline
    Loads of Grip
    Great Stopping Power
    Handling is superb

    Cons: Solid Rear axle does not help with suspension.
    Looks are not the best.
    Would like Xenon headlights

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    2008 Nissan Sentra S Review
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    45

    Best Value In Class — This is an outstanding value in it's class. I drove all the Honda and Toyota competitors before buying this one. I began with a bit of apprehension about the CVT transmission but it won me over completely. Extremely smooth. Interior is comfortable and spacious. Steering wheel mounted controls eliminate the need to take eyes off the road. Dash layout and controls are excellent and intuitive. Excellent exterior styling.

    Owner for 0 years, 1 months

    Miles Driven per Year:6,000

    Cons: Minor one-time click from front brakes when first starting in the morning from the ABS self-check.

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    2008 Nissan Sentra S Review
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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

    Pros: 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!

    Cons: 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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    2008 Nissan Sentra S Review
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    Good Car Overall — doesn't do anything great but nothing wrong. average 8.3L /100km during winter time. did up to 623km on a single tank. Brakes are good, handling is in line for the type of use i have for it. travel 600 kms a week to work.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: affordable, reliable,

    Cons: nothing, it's a commuter car.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Nissan Sentra Reviews

    Not A Bad Family Vehicle Has Some Potential With A Few Mods. By Dan

    I love the look and feel of the new sentra, the gas mileage is plus the surplus of trunk space is awesome and all around it has a comfortable feel to it, the thing i dislike most is that there is basi... Read More

    Beautiful Car And Rides Great By thepuregame24

    I have already stated above what I like about this car, but on my model I have bose. It sounds great if you like base it could use a subwoofer other than that very loud. Havn't really used the navigat... Read More

    2013 Nissan Sentra Reviews

    The Amazing Sentra By Gerardo

    Good braking,ok acceleration,nice design,nice interior,good leg room,good cost of maintenance.I get 33 mpg in city and 40 with eco.It is a fun car to drive.Good commuter.It is a very nice deal for... Read More

    The Best Nissan Sentra So Far By voltagefuel

    1 year Update 2/28/14 - after 1 year I still love the Sentra and have recorded 46.5 MPG average on a long 3.5 hour trip in the early fall last year using 87 octane gas. I wish Nissan would replace th... Read More

    2012 Nissan Sentra Reviews

    Nice Overall Transportation. Nice Styling. By radiod

    I like the simplicity of the cab. It is not over wrought with bells and whistles and it serves the purpose of comfortable and safe transportation. The exterior design is very sporty and good to look... Read More

    Love The Look, And The Roomy Interior. By wvanpatten

    Very nice car, love the pearl white color and the look of the interior design. Handles great, very low miles, and has everything you need. Fun car to drive, also the 4 doors is nice for the kiddos. Wo... Read More

    2011 Nissan Sentra Reviews

    Great Bang For The Buck By aaautoindy

    It is probably one of my first choices for a 1st car driver that is looking for reliability and easy and safe to drive. I would say the 2.0s is kind of a car for the girls, but easily can go both ways... Read More

    Fun, Quiet Ride, Many Journeys By Aaron

    I loved this car because of some of the outstanding features it had. The Bluetooth system, iPod adapter and key-fobs for key-less entry and start up were amazing. I love having those features in a veh... Read More

    2010 Nissan Sentra Reviews

    Sentra Sr By sandra1369

    I love my car just bought it four months ago BUT.. sometimes when I dont use it for a day or two it wont turn on. I dislike this so much because my car is great but it gives me problems in starting at... Read More

    Sentra 2.0sr Is A Great Car For The Payment By voltagefuel

    I leased the Sentra and rolled in some inequity from my previous loan, and still with nothing down my payment was in the mid $200's. Nothing could come close when I made my rounds and did my shopping.... Read More

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