2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V 2.5L from North America
Should have bought a Chevy!!!
I bought my Spec-V brand new with 30km on the vehicle. At the time I worked at a GM dealer as a mechanic.
After buying it, I started to hear some bad things about these cars. After about 8 months of owning the car, I got a job at a Nissan dealer as a mechanic.
Wow, what a mistake this car has been. At 88,000km the transmission was completely rebuilt, it would grind when shifting into 3rd. Then after a year long battle with Nissan, at 128,000km the engine was replaced due to the common catalytic converter defect. I will never buy another Nissan product again. I could think of at least 1 car I should have bought instead, but it was only a 5 speed, should have bought that car regardless of the number of gears. That car is the Cobalt Supercharged.
I can say 1 thing is for sure... my next car is a Chevy, and it's gonna have a small block V8.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th February, 2010