It has a really nice ride for a smaller car.,while still having plenty of room for my whole family of 5. It get's great gas mileage and has the biggest trunk I've ever seen on a car of its size. It's surprisingly powerful and has good acceleration too.
It is a great car to drive with ease. Comfortable and roomy and gets great gas mileage! For a while I had to drive the car between Greensboro, NC and Raleigh, NC and only had to fill up every 2nd trip. Also, the factory sound system in the car is pretty decent. For me it was a huge improvement after driving a 98' pickup truck.
Great overall, some mechanical deficiencies
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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