"Gets great gas mileage but not enough to make up for the rest. Tires go flat by themselves in about 5 days, dealer says they are perfectly fine........of course. Really horrible audio system and speakers, like the MP3 input though. No power for acceleration. Hard to see when turning because of the pillar setup. Value dropped instantly as expected. If I had it to do all over again, I'd buy a better new or way better used car for the same price."
"I am leasing this vehicle and have not been extremely happy with it. This is my first new car, so my expectations may have been high. I have had numerous rattles in the vehicle. The driver seat has never locked in place fully, when accelerating or braking hard it moves ever so slightly. Apparently it is not dangerous but surely it is not reassuring feeling. The auxilary input for MP3 players only plays through 2 of the 4 speakers. My auto-up feature for the drivers window does not work. The idle is rough and lopey as if the vehicle has aftermarket cams, it does not. There is a recall on the master brake cylinder. It is hard to see when making sharp turns because of the A-Pillar. Performance is mediocre for its class but impressive compared to my previous car. I find that the throttle has a lag to it when you let off the gas to shift which makes it extremely difficult if not impossible to shift gears smoothly, this takes away from much if not all of the fun in driving a manual transmission. I had a racing clutch in my previous vehicle and it was easier for my fiance to drive. The steering wheel makes clicking noises when turning, easily noticeable at lower speeds.
I do get 28mpg avg fuel economy which is a plus. I am very comfortable even on long trips and so are my passengers. The vehicle is very quiet at highway speeds."
"i bought this car in March 2007 and absolutely love it!!! On a recent trip to florida, I averaged 37 mpg. With gas prices being what they are my budget for gas was way overstated. The trunk is enormous and there's plenty of room in the interior. I was going to buy the Altima but decided to go smaller. I have not been disappointed."
"It is very roomy, lots of trunk space and very comfortable.The only thing i dislike is that it doesnt have power windows, which is a minor factor. The gas mileage is the best and is much needed these days. I would recommended this car to anyone"
"bought this jan 08" This has been an excellent vehicle. Has way more room inside than it appears. I wanted great gas mileage (haven't been disappointed!) but also needed leather. What I wasn't expecting is the fun to drive factor. I have owned every type of auto known to man. From sports cars to sports sedans and jeeps and suburbans. I even traded a navigator for this. I just was expecting a descent good mileage vehicle. What I found out I didn't have to give up everything to get it. A few little details like easy to scratch plastics by doors. and no power seats were negatives, I was pleasantly surprised by the ergonomics and handling. I will never buy another vehicle I actually have to pull the key out of my pocket for again. The radio sounds descent especially since I didn't get the rockford fosgate. in town gas has been around 26 mpg with lots of stop signs and a max speed of 25mph in my town. hwy hasn't been consistent. It has ranged anywhere from 30mpg to 37mpg at 75mph. Can't complain when my navigator got 9mpg in town."
"I have been driving the 2008 model for about 6 months now. I love it. It is very comfortable lots of room. It is great for everyone. Single people, teenagers, even a good family car. The space is tremendous. I love the trunk it is huge, with the hideaway feature it makes it easy to hide presents, and I put my purse in there when I go into clubs, and concerts and places I dont like to bring my purse. The intellegent feature is amazing. I never have to look for my keys. It makes it easy to lock the doors when I have my hands full. The gas mileage is excellent I get just as much as I did in my Civic. I love this car. The CVT makes it to where you cant even feel the car shift. It has alot of power. I love this car."
"I looked at Honda accords, Civics, Toyota Matrix, Corolla and camrys. Then I looked at the Sentra. Wow. The Sentra rides beter thatn all. Price 3000 - 5000 cheaper and has the best real mile per gallon plus the CVT transmission (Seamless). This is the best car going for the reasonable car prices for the imports. Check it out you will not regret it."
"I love everything about this car. the features are the greatest. I'll never own another car without bluetooth! Its really comfy and my 2 year old lil sis has lots room in the back. Choosing this car was the best thing I've done."
"While I definitely hear other people's complaints about the handling at higher speeds on the Sentra, I have to say that's it's well worth the trade off when you look at the mpg you get. I do a lot of driving between 30-45 mph and avg about 29-30MPG. But on the highway? WHOA MAMA! I made a 4 hour trip from CT to VT, maintaining 55-60 mph the whole time, and was getting 39-40 MPG! That's the kind of gas cost savings I can overlook some wobblyness on the highway for!
I put about 20,000 miles on it in 14 months and I haven't had a single problem yet with ANYTHING on this car. I drive at least 55 miles per day, so it's not as if I'm going easy on it.
I have the SL...practically soup to nuts on in terms of extras and features...and i adore it. Much classier and more comfortable than the Civic or the Corolla. It's just a fun car for those of us who don't feel the need to go all Grand Prix Auto.
Plus...did I mention the ORANGE LEATHER SEATS!! How can you hate a car with orange leather seats? Way to go Nissan...I'll be buying this car from you once my lease is up."