I bought the 2008 Nissan Sentra after totaling my 2006 Saturn Ion. The Sentra is a nice looking car and drives well and is very comfortable to drive, and people tell me it will be a better car than the Saturn, but I miss my Saturn, the third one I had had. The complaints I have are for minor, aggravating little things. The heater is not good; I am miles down the road before the car warms up, and then my right foot burns up while the left one stays cold. The doors do not automatically lock when you put the car in reverse, as the Saturn did. The visor over the driver's side either has to be behind the rear view mirror, in which case you can't move it without knocking the mirror all gollywompas, or you have to leave it in front of the mirror, and then you can't see the traffic lights. I like to be able to move my visor to the side window depending on where the sun is. The cruise control is very easy to set, but when you go up a hill, the mph decreases five miles per hour and then has to build back up. I have had the car for a little over a month, and I am getting used to these minor irritations, but all in all, I liked my Saturns better and wish they still made them!
2008 Nissan SentraSE-R Owner - VA07/11/2010
I have owned my Nissan Sentra SE-R for over two years and I still love driving this car everyday! My car can easily support my family, my car is reliable, and it's a real hoot to drive with the paddle shifters. My family has been a Nissan family for many years. My dad has owned four sentras, but this one is by far the best that my family has ever seen. The only downside is that I have to constantly watch my tires, because they are high performance and the originals had to be replaced within 25k miles. Also, the backseat is not as comfortable as the backseat in the regular Sentra. Another great plus is that not many people in my area own SE-Rs, so it is always a head turner. I even manage to squeal my tires at traffic lights at times. Fuel economy on my car is on par with the EPA ratings, because I get about 25 MPG in mixed driving. Overall, I would recommend this car to anyone with great confidence.
2008 Nissan SentraEh - Los Angeles, ca05/06/2009
I bought this car because like everyone else with a large 20th Century SUV, I needed to downsize to save gas. I loved my pick-up and miss it dearly every day. The Sentra is fine by all standards. Not extraordinary by any. It has no get up and go whatsoever. It is fine for the driver, I am 6'2" and fit driving fine, but a passenger will not fit behind me. The trunk is spacious. The A/C works great. Radio sucks. CD player is fine. All in all this is a very AVERAGE car. Nothing super about it and the tank is VERY small. Paying less in gas does not take away the annoyance of having to get gas every couple of days. If you are looking in to one of these, I'd look elsewhere.
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