2000 Nissan Sentra Review

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Even jaded Las Vegas was beside itself recently, when news broke that some lucky bandit-yanker landed a $34 million slot fortune with only $20 worth of bait. And while they didn't admit it openly, Nissan operatives on hand for the national media debut of the 2000-model Nissan Sentra compact sedan must have reveled quietly over these auspicious tidings.

Not for nothing, perhaps, did Nissan elect to preen its new Sentra before auto writers at the opulent Mandalay Bay Casino: for all the new frills and furbelows intended to refine the reputation of Nissan's entry-level compact, stakes are especially high in this company's bid to redeem its tarnished fortunes.

Entry-level compacts represent the cockfight of the auto business. It's a messy, no-holds-barred category that nobody really enjoys but everyone feels compelled to join. For a class of car ranging in price between $10,000 to $17,000, you can just imagine how the "value" pitch works overtime. Buyers at the bottom, where the base-model Nissan XE will compete at an $11,690 starting price, are typically watching every penny.

Since it's not unheard of that dealers will profit only $250 to $300 per car in this class, it behooves a manufacturer like Nissan to load its new Sentra with goodies that will sell themselves. Heaven knows most salespeople won't be falling over themselves for chicken feed commissions when there are SUV profits to pocket.

Kicky new frocks

Without the least sense of irony, then, did Nissan spokesman Mark Perry introduce his new Sentra as the starter sedan "that only looks like you can't afford it." For 2000, Sentra wears kicky new frocks, with a more streamlined front silhouette that sweeps rearward into muscular haunches. Many journalists in attendance wondered openly if Sentra might not cannibalize sales of Nissan's own Altima sedan, which sits one rung higher in the product line pecking order. "Not so," Perry predictably parried; but then, with admirable candor, he admitted the graver threat: "It's the two-year-old vehicles just coming off lease that we're really gunning for. Sure, their prices are competitive, because they're used; but isn't a new car at a similar price more desirable yet?"

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April 15, 2015
For 2000 Nissan Sentra

Do not buy this type of car whatsoever, and you won't regret.

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Perhaps I got lucky to have this 1 in a million product with the worse troublesome happened to a car. After 65000 mileage this car is deteriorate, every couple months I have to bring it to the shop for repair... + More »
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January 14, 2017
2016 Nissan Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV

You get what you pay for

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I recently picked up a used 2016 Nissan Sentra SV with 13,000 miles. I use it for Uber. I must say that its a poorly built car. Moments after leaving the dealership I tried to adjust to rear view mirror and it... + More »
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August 14, 2016
2016 Nissan Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL

Decent car with a good price

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Ive noticed Nissans to be somewhat cheaply made. The plastic often unglues in high heat and panels fall off easily. The car doesnt have much pick up getting on the freeway either. It is very confortable, fuel... + More »
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August 23, 2015
2016 Nissan Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S

Nice. 4 door car make you feel young

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Nice car Gas saver alot run Nice body. Only missing nice sound not to spence more performance pats available
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August 24, 2015
1996 Nissan Sentra 4-Door Sedan XE Manual

Its just perfect

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This car has never let me down once. I service it every month, do a complete check of all mechanical parts. And it's the best.
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February 2, 2016
2015 Nissan Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR

Excellent Gas Mileage, Comfortable With Lots Of Room

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There were many attributes this car offered that utimately sold me. The two biggest were the ample space in the back seat and the cavernous truck. No other compact in the market offers as much space. In fact... + More »
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August 1, 2015
2015 Nissan Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S

Fits My Needs

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This car checked all my boxes: price, size, mileage and safety. If performance and features are what you're looking for, this isn't the car for you. But, if you want great value, Nissan Sentra fits the bill.
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June 4, 2015
2015 Nissan Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL

Great commuter vehicle

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I bought this for two reasons, fuel economy and reliability. After 1200 miles, I am averaging 32.4 MPG. I have had zero problems with the vehicle, everything works perfectly. There are two problems than that... + More »
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February 15, 2016
2014 Nissan Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR

Would never buy another nissan sentra.

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Definitely not a road care, bought new last year drove across country to KY and D.C. while in D.C. a noise develop in the transmission that made me uneasy when it shifted. Took it to two nissan dealers bothe... + More »
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February 16, 2015
For 2014 Nissan Sentra

lovely car wish it was bigger

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This car is not for anyone 6 feet and over, great commute car.
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