2008 Nissan Sentra 2.0 from North America
Great car for a good price
I have no complaints about the car yet. I've had it for about 4 months now, and it runs like a charm.
Great performance. It feels great to drive, very tight. Very stable on the snow. Beautiful interiors, big trunk.
I drove many cars before buying this Sentra, I was part of one of those car co-ops and got a chance to drive a Mazda 3, Honda Fit, Corolla, Pontiac G5, and I must say the Sentra is a great car for its value, and much better than its competitors. 100 % recommended.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st January, 2009
The Mazda 3 drives a lot better than the Sentra. I'm not arguing whether it's a better car or not, but the 3 drives way better than the Sentra and is far more refined and sporty. Read the reviews if you don't believe me.
I drove both cars, Mazda 3 and Sentra. They feel pretty much the same to me, but the Sentra has a lower price. Better price for same value.
The Mazda3 may run a bit better, but I was able to get a 2010 Spec V with 200 horses for a great price. What a deal... plus, the new styling of the 3's is really weird to me. I don't want my car grinning creepily all the time.
I agree with the Mazda 3's front end looks. I don't care for the grin. The old design looked much better. It's still a good car, though.
The Nissan Sentra has a much more comfortable and roomy rear seat than the Mazda 3. It can also be had for a lower price, and is better value.
This is the third transmission installed on my 2008 Nissan Sentra.
After 67,672 miles, the first one broke down, where the car had to be towed 95 miles to the Nissan dealer.
The second one broke down at 68,845, only 2 weeks after getting it back, 173 miles. Nissan extended their warranty on this CVT transmission, because of the problems, from 5 years 60,000 miles to 10 years 120,000 miles.
Since the transmission broke down at 7,672 miles from the initial warranty, the BBB advised the Lemon law cannot be applied since it is after the initial warranty 5 years 60,000 miles, even though it was extended. Nissan, being aware of this, will not buy back the vehicle, but just keeps replacing the transmissions until 10 years 120,000 miles. The CVT transmissions on this car keep burning up where they no longer work. It is very unsafe and unreliable to take on any long trips. They are aware of this problem, and just keep replacing it with rebuilt transmissions. Buyers beware!!!