2002 Nissan Sentra SE-r 2.5 from North America


Great bang for the buck


Headlamp adjustment screw cap (recall)

Floor mats driver side slides under pedals (recall)

Trunk leak, infiltration from the right rear wheel arch, through a crack in the undercoating.

One wiper blade falling apart after less than a year.

Seat cover already showing signs of damage.

General Comments:

Good overall performance.

Annoying 6100rpm red-line.

Excessive torque steer.

Soft clutch.

Relatively comfortable ride.

Excessive wind noise at freeway speed.

Poor radio quality, CD OK.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2003

2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5 from North America




Nothing at all.

General Comments:

An incredible car, at a very low price. I have had absolutely no repairs at all. It has extremely high torque in low gears, not for the first time stick driver. Comes with Continental Z rated tires standard on 17" wheels. Tires are very expensive at $250 apiece, so make sure you keep them rotated and properly inflated. If you are even 5 pounds low in a tire, the car will pull violently when driving at high speeds. Uses oil for some reason, but not excessively. No leaks, or burning, but does use about a quart a month. Otherwise an incredible ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st November, 2002

14th May 2003, 01:35

High torque, expensive tires, not for a new driver??? get over it man, you obviously haven't driven much.

2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5 inline 4 from North America


A mini-muscle car for the price of a compact car



General Comments:

This car has fantastic torque and acceleration due to its larger-than- normal in class 2.5 litre engine (175 pound-feet), which enables it to move from a stop very quickly and to accelerate from 55 miles per hour to passing speed and climb hills/grades in roads without strain or high revving of the engine.

The handling, road grip, lateral acceleration (i.e., suspension) and steering on this car are fantastic, worthy of a much more expensive sports sedan (Acura-BMW). It has large diameter front and rear anti-sway bars, a strut tower brace, independent McPherson struts up front and a multi-link beam suspension in the rear which all work great together.

The braking on this car is great with front and rear disc brakes; large 11-inch vented discs in front and 4-wheel, 4-channel ABS (anti-lock brake system).

In addition, the Rockford-Fosgate, 300 Watt, 9-speaker with 8-inch boxed subwoofer in trunk system is fantastic (Audio Fanatic Package) and I love the SE-R emblem floor mats that came with the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2002

14th May 2003, 01:39

Mini muscle butt car (glutes)

22nd Sep 2008, 13:08

Muscle car my butt! This car makes me cringe after owning Cadillacs, Mercedes, and other fine vehicles. No pick up at all!

2002 Nissan Sentra GXE from North America


A Decent Car with An Affordable Payment!


Nothing yet. Have had the car brand new for a week. Only thing I notice is the rear end is a little noisier than most for it's size.

General Comments:

So far I love this car. It's getting good gas mileage and is shifting nicely. Seats are comfortable and at least you can manually adjust them, more than I can say for some competing cars in this class right now. Was considering buying new Hyundai Elantra, but felt I was getting the better car in the Nissan for not much more a month, plus better gas mileage, which is important to me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th April, 2002