20th Jul 2006, 19:14

I was confusing to choose between Vios & Sentra. Now I think I will choose Vios because of the engine.

Thank you very much.

1st Aug 2006, 23:01

I just want to confirm, are you comparing your sentra 1.6 with Altis 1.6 or 1.8 in terms of power and all that because I am considering a second hand Altis 1.6 for year 2003-2004. I thought of buying altis 1.8 because of the interior look, but have to admit my budget constraint. How about the fuel consumption because I heard altis 1.6 use more fuel compared to 1.8 because of its body. So, I need your comment which one is a good buy (power and fuel). Thank you.

23rd Aug 2006, 03:34

I planning to get a new Nissan Sentra 1.6sg Manual.

A friend of mine told me that the Manual has more fuel consumption then the Auto. Is it really true?

What is you peoples advise? Can I go for Manual?

If about the Auto then I know how the condition is, but I never tried the Manual.

Which is better in the wise of fuel saving and more powerful ? Auto or Manual ?

21st Oct 2006, 08:20

Hi all, I've got myself a 2003/2004 Sentra 1.6SG-L 2 months ago at reasonable price. Generally, Altis, Civic and Sentra are of the same class because of built and cc. Before settling down on a Sentra, I was confused like most of the friends here. Civic second hand price is high, For instance RM61-65k for a 2001 model (1.7l). So with the price and year, I gave up. As for Altis 1.6l, the body weight is no doubt high because it's a grand car. As such, most people would comment that the fuel consumption (fc) is higher than car of it's class. As for Sentra VTC, the ride has been smooth especially on H/W. It's underpower for uphill ride. Styles and design are not bad especially with sporty rims and small spoiler. FC is reasonable at RM0.17/0.18litre. Also, this car needs to warm up for 2-3 minutes in the morning before the engine smoothen. The more you run the car, the more seasoned it would be... Just like Genting taxi:) Lastly, very reliable engine. Try to use semi/full synthetic oil for better performance and engine life.

1st Jan 2007, 07:54

Hi Sentra lovers from Malaysia.

Apparently there is going to be a 2007 Sentra model that is going to be launched.

With the introduction of the new Honda Civic in the middle of the year, it has been reported to sell like a hot "Pisang Goreng" (local fried Banana cake) compared to its competitors like the Toyota Altis and Nissan Sentra. This is later to be followed by Toyota (hopefully this is not a rumor) bringing in the new Altis (know as Corolla outside Malaysia) early next year to head-to-head challenge the Civic.

13th Feb 2007, 18:35

First of all, Honda City, Toyota Vios and Nissan Sentra 1.6 (A) are good cars with their own strengths...

In terms of performance and fuel consumption, I will go for Honda City.

In terms of safety, I will go for Nissan Sentra 1.6 (A).

In terms of look, I will go for Toyota Vios and Nissan Sentra.

In terms of roomy interior, then Nissan Sentra 1.6 (A) and Honda City.

Maintenance is depends on the driver. Assume the maintenance cost almost the same for these 3 cars.

From my point of view, Nissan Sentra is more high class because it is 1.6 and not 1.5 class.

23rd Feb 2007, 07:29

I want all the readers to know that OverDrive (O/D) in Nissan Sentra is totally opposite of the usual O/D...This is confirmed because my uncle has this car...

For Nissan Sentra, if you wish to have more power for sudden acceleration then you have to do is to turn on the O/D...

Other thing is that, Toyota Vios does has noisier engine compare to Nissan Sentra and Honda City...

6th Mar 2007, 05:37

No you're quite the opposite. O/D on means the lights on the dashboard are off. And O/D is enabled all the time. When you ened to climb the hill or something then you let the light come on... which means O/D is OFF. So this means O/D is good for fuel consumption. Off-ing it would be otherwise.

9th Mar 2007, 07:59

I've been using Sentra 1.6 since 2002. The performance is Good, in fact everything is OK, but it just doesn't have the WOW factor.. Sad to say, my Sentra's suspension falls on the extremely soft side. It has been like that the day I collected it from the showroom in Klang. Every time I drove over a hump even at the speed of 60 - 70 km/h, it bottom down! By the way, it happens only when there are rear passenger. Change all the absorber twice, but the problems still exist. Is it just me or is there anyone else experiencing the same problem?? Now, what disappointed me the most, is when I consulted the Nissan's Service Advisor, they just say, it's like that. What is happening to Nissan these days, are they employing those incompetent employee of PROTON??

11th May 2007, 03:55

Soft absorber is local made. Use JDM absorber is harder or try Monroe absorber.

17th Feb 2008, 22:50

Hello guys out there.

How is the latest 2008 Nissan Sentra Sport? Is this worth the money? I am actually planning to go for Sentra Sport, after comparing latest VIOS, CITY. I stil think this is more solid car at the range of 80-90K RM.

Please advise.

7th May 2008, 09:48

Just before I start... can I comment on the nissan service? I am planning to sell off my sentra soon.

10th May 2008, 20:22

Maintenance wise, is sentra more costly compare to altis? I am planning to buy a second hand car with a budget about 60k. Which one would you guys recommend?

24th Oct 2010, 01:18

Don't know whether my comments coming this late would still benefit everyone? I now have both the Nissan Sentra 1.6 Auto & Altis 1.8 Auto. Of course we can't compare apples to oranges, as the selling price is entirely different.

Anyway, to be honest, the Sentra's a tough car, as I've owned it since 2005. It doesn't give me any problem/trouble except the known soft absorber. Other than that, superbly good car in terms of performance, safety & fuel consumption. Maintenance is cheap, as I send the car for servicing at any ordinary workshop.

As for the Altis, overall, an impressive car in terms of performance, but cornering would cause you some fear. Maintenance fees are hefty & heavy, as I've been sending to the Toyota service centre, which cost me a bomb, especially their "CHARGEABLE" labour cost. Sad but true, I believe any workshop would do better job than them.