Pros: I have been eyeing the Sentra for a while. My first two cars were Sentras and I decided to revisit it for my fourth car. I am tall and the seat height was a big one for me. This car rides smooth and the only this is getting used to the power. Coming from a '97 car to an '07 car I can feel the difference. I would recommend this car to people always on the go like me and in need of a good car with a good reputation.
Cons: The only one is that you may have to hold the ignition key for a little bit to let it catch on, but it will catch on.
2012 Nissan SentraKat King - Memphis, TN08/31/2015
It's a great compact car. This version came with some upgrades that made the car feel a bit more like a luxury car than an economy car. I've taken it on long road trips, performed well.
However, regarding the mechanical integrity of this particular model of Nissan Sentras, it has some quirks. The continuous transmission provides a couple problems with the sound of grinding gears during shifting points and the brakes seem to stutter more (with only 30.000 miles on them). Also the suspension seemed to wear quickly, causing clicking noises anytime the steering wheel is turned. Overall though the car has held up well for the last 4 months, even if it sounds like it could break sometimes. I've been satisfied with my first vehicle purchase.
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