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Nissan Sentra 2006 and earlier

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  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    I love my 2.5LE. I have had it just over two months and have put nearly 5700 miles on it thus far. Great car for the price- unbeatable power, side airbags (which protect the head, not just torso as in the Corolla, for example), ABS, supportive front buckets, decent fuel economy-I avg. 26 MPG in a mix of highway, and highway stop and go traffic. Did I mention the engine? I was a bit skeptical of the car's Mexican point of assembly, but have thus far no reason to be disappointed.

    Things I dont like
    ABSURD/USELESS cupholders.
    Wish it had fog lights standard, too.
    Back seat way too small- (in this one aspect, you can tell the car was designed in the late 90s.)
    Does not shift as smoothly as our Toyota's, but much smoother than my 94 Civic.
    Engine sounds "boomy" between 2000-2500 RPM under load.

    After incentives (1000 cash back at the time, and 2.9 financing to boot!), I paid 15,090+ tax, title, license. I was happy that I got it for invoice minus the rebate. MSRP was $17,366.

    I test drove many cars in its class. I did not waste time at Saturn though, after sitting in the ION and feeling/seeing its interior quality/appearance.

    ~alpha
  • william21william21 Posts: 16
    Have a 93 Sentra that has a problem with the seat belt indicator light going off at different times even though the belts seem to be intact. Can this light be disconnected or at least the sound it makes when it goes off? I figure it is probably part of some computer related part that will cost a lot to fix.
  • malibu_jackmalibu_jack Posts: 75
    anyone have any tidbits on what to expect for 2005? I am curious if the car will go through another model change / look.
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    I am very seriously considering buying a '03 Sentra but would really like a '04. Does anyone know when the next generation Sentra will be released? Being an avid Toyota fan since 1988 with 2 Corollas and 2 Camrys, I was quite skeptical when the wife bought a '01 Altima. But, I hate to admit it, it does drive very nicely, hence the idea of purchasing a new Sentra.
    Thanks in advance to anyone who can answer my question.

    The Sandman :-)
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    The 04 models will feature a freshening of front and rear end styling, the front receiving a 7/8s version of the Maxima grille. The SE-R models and the regular Sentra will share the same grille/front end styling for 04, unlike 02/03 models. The 04 Sentras will wear new model designations, with the XE becoming the 1.8, and the GXE becoming the 1.8 S. The Altima engine will be once again available in the non SE-R Sentra, though it wont be called the 2.5LE, it will be the 2.5 S, and I'm not sure what it will get in terms of standard equipment. Expect a few new colors as well, though there dont seem to be any interior enhancements.

    I would expect a full dress redo for 2005, though no word as yet.
    ~alpha
  • malibu_jackmalibu_jack Posts: 75
    Where did you get your information from?
  • lmp180psulmp180psu Posts: 393
    go to http://www.nissannews.com ,and there will be a link under Nissan Motor news (not corporate). I didn't see anything there about the new naming system, but maybe I wasn't looking hard enough, but there are a good number of pics of the 04 SE-R.

    Alpha01, please post where you found your info.
  • bigdaddycoatsbigdaddycoats Posts: 1,058
    All of the info is available at www.theautochannel.com
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    I dont know if these were intended for release yet- I got it from a box at the NY Int't Auto Show. The brochure is not marked either 2003 or 2004, but the ONLY Maxima shown, in a 4 page spread, is 2004 MY. Both the Armada and 2004 Quest are both shown in the back, though no information is provided.

    I can copy the pages of the Sentra and fax them to anybody who wants to see what I am talking about.

    ~alpha
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    go to www.nissannews.com, on the lower portion of the page, there is a headline, which links to the full story and pricing information.

    ~alpha
  • carman54carman54 Posts: 14
    I hear the new 2004 will hit May 15..The pricing will be similar to 2003. They are freshening it up a a bit...new colors, new model names..1.8, 1.8S, 2.5S.. some new features..I will wait. I was going to buy 2003 2.5 LE. I suppose I should wait, but the 2003 has a $1500 rebate. I doubt if 2004 will and probably not at invoice either.
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    I'd like to see what you found. I e-mailed you earlier, did you get it?

    The Sandman :-)
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    Actually, I dont believe I did. Would you try resending it, and please explicitly state "04 Sentra-edmunds.com" in the title, so I don't delete it (which may have happened the first time).

    -alpha
  • rthshorthsho Posts: 3
    What is the deal with that? I want an manual transmission with ABS on my car, but found out that on the Sentra, they offer this combination only on the V-Spec. In addition to that you need to get the sunroof and audio package, an additional $1248.00.
    ABS is not available with a 5-speed on any other Sentra.
    $19,736.00 MSPR for the most economical Nissan with Manual Transmission and ABS. Little steep isn't it?
  • gotbgotb Posts: 39
    I was seriously considering getting a 2003 Sentra LE for $14,100 ($3100 off MSRP with $1500 rebate) but I'm not so sure after I found about this recall...

    NHTSA recall info:
    ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 2.5 LITER ENGINE, THE EXHAUST PIPE HANGER PIN MAY CATCH DEBRIS FROM THE ROAD THAT COULD BE IGNITED BY CONTACT WITH THE MAIN CATALYST. THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

    ALSO ON 2002 ALTIMA AND SENTRA VEHICLES, CERTAIN ENGINE OPERATING CONDITIONS MAY CAUSE THE PRE-CATALYST TO OVERHEAT AND DAMAGE THE CATALYST SUBSTRATE. IF SUBSTRATE PARTICLES ENTER THE COMBUSTION CHAMBER, THEY COULD SCORE THE CYLINDER WALLS, RESULTING IN INCREASED OIL CONSUMPTION. IF THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL IS NOT CHECKED ON A PERIODIC BASIS AND DROPS BELOW THE LOW LEVEL, AND THE DRIVER CONTINUES TO OPERATE THE VEHICLE IGNORING NOTICEABLE ENGINE NOISE, ENGINE DAMAGE MAY OCCUR WHICH COULD RESULT IN A FIRE. NISSAN IS STILL DEVELOPING A REMEDY FOR THE PRE-CATALYST PROBLEM. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
  • malibu_jackmalibu_jack Posts: 75
    I just brought my 01 Sentra in for warrenty work and a brake inspection. The car sat on the lot for over 9 hours without being looked at, When they did manage to look at it, they could not re-produce the issues I was having problems with and told me that I needed new Rotors and Brake pads (at a cost of approx $500). The fishy part is that they claimed the rotors were warped, when I know they are not. Also, I had new rotors put on the car under warrenty about 8 months ago! How could rotors that are less than a year old need replacing? Some wierd is going on here.
  • roger619roger619 Posts: 4
    My '02 GXE makes a low, steady hooting or droning noise when I turn off the engine after my daily commute (35 miles each way). At first I thought it was a distant siren or factory whistle, then I realized my car was the source of the noise. The noise usually lasts about ten minutes. My working theories at the moment are a) pressure in the gas tank or b) contraction (or expansion) of the catalytic converter. I'd welcome any shared experiences or tips.
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    I dont have the hooting noise, but after I turn the car off, man! it sure does make a racket- ping pop clank.... very uncool, our Toyotas and Hondas never made sounds after turning them off like this vehicle does. I have the 2.5L engine.
    I'm going to inquire about it when I next have the vehicle in for servicing.
    ~alpha
  • roger619roger619 Posts: 4
    The other day, while my '02 GXE was in mid-hoot (see my previous posting on this subject) I happened to be at a filling station and opened the gas-tank filler cap. Result: after an initial rush of gas pressure being released from the fuel tank, the hooting noise stopped completely. Well, I'm glad to have identified the source of this annoyance, but now my question is: Can it be good for a car to have such a high level of pressure build-up in the gas tank? Is it anything to do with the quality of gasoline, octane levels, heat, etc.? Again, tips much appreciated.
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    Test drove a '03 GXE yessterday and found it quite nice with powerful brakes and then drove the Corolla right after. The Corolla brakes are as mushy as my '96 Corolla but the fit and finish of the '03 Corolla was quite remarkable, making the Sentra look 2nd class. Also drove the Protege, but is out of contention, just not that great.
    The Sentra will be cheaper to get into but am afraid I will be sorry about not getting the Corolla, thus my quandry.
    Help!!!

    the Sandman :-)
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