Review: 2013 Nissan Sentra SV | The Truth About Cars

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Review: 2013 Nissan SV

When Alex Dykes out a pre-production Sentra in Napa, he was impressed.

When I was given a SV with just 812 miles on it at the counter this past I was unfavorably depressed; I had to cover miles round-trip from Ohio to Winona, MN in just 40 and I’d been hoping for a Grand if only for the way the Stow n’ Go makes at rest stops a genuine Still, this was a rare a chance to check out a like-new car for the totes-reasonable sum of fourteen dollars and cents per day.

Regulators, up.

What do you get for $18,030? Well, if you the design similarities between the and the G37 before, you will love now. Inside and out, the Nissan pays tribute to the swoops-and-creases corporate template. You like it, or you might not, but the look is considerably further than the previous Sentra manage, perhaps because the is becoming more expensive and some pressure on from To my considerable surprise, the SV trim doesn’t have auto but it does have those derivative LED running lights are becoming standard equipment from Aston Martin to Their implementation here is half-hearted; they aren’t and since the Sentra has plain lights the effect when the are on is kind of two-tone. Blech.

The interior has none of the fake or nav-screen options of Mr. Dykes’ vehicle. It’s all silver and in here and it is remarkably reminiscent of the first-gen G35. I wouldn’t any of the painted trim to stay way for long. On the positive side of every bit of plastic in the car felt than what I recently in a Toyota Sienna that a solid ten grand more. I’m Nissan has some red-trim up their sleeve for an enthusiast as they did for the original six-speed Spec V. A moment of silence for underappreciated sedan, by the way, and I say of silence” because the QR25 in SE-R Spec V you’re has probably long since up.


Insofar as the Sentra is mostly engineered, and built in North it seems odd that the seats are so The thigh support barely past my perineum and of course at trim level the seat going to tilt to rectify the in bolster length. I cannot conceive of anyone who would find this seat and be of legal driving age. Nor is the of the Sentra particularly spacious. A test that I use in compact is to “sit behind myself” by the front seat for comfort and seeing how bad the accommodation is in back. The failed that immediately so I a next-generation approach, if you will, my just-turned-four-year-old son in his car seat behind me. His were trapped against the of the driver’s seat.

“I don’t like this I want to sit in the Por-sha, it’s comfortable.” When your car can’t seat a child as as an aircooled 911 with the passenger jammed forward, that be a problem. Assuming, that is, you young families to buy your

That’s a reasonable assumption this Sentra because sure as hell aren’t enthusiasts. The CVT-equipped 1.8-liter is adequate in this application. The Altima I drove to Nashville a few ago had considerably more pep to it. Rather it was also possible to confuse the CVT mild acceleration; it would steady at a high-torque rev level as supposed to then randomly to a higher or lower rev range. It have been a quality-control

Which brings me to quality, or thereof. The fuel door broke on the fourth fillup, me to pull the cable out from the broken release level as you see

Vodka McBigbra’s Hyundai has the same problem with the release, but that car is eight old and has been to hell and back her so-called “care”. The “fix” in cases is the same: forget the latch and just pull on the This is barely forgiveable on an old Had I just paid $18,030 for my new I’d be inclined to be testy about it.

My trip plan called for me to my house at 2am and drive the 627 miles to the in Winona in no more than ten and thirty minutes. Taking any than that would me to miss rehearsal, which be unfortunate since the sole I was going was to perform as the guitarist at a (Yes, I play Christian in churches sometimes. Where is God now?) After an hour in the car I was certain that leg pain the mini-seat was going to make that time goal but after the first fillup I crossing my legs like LJK operating the accelerator with my foot and the brake with my That solved the problem and I the drive in a touch under hours and fifteen minutes the usual septet of stops at tollbooths.

On the move, the Sentra was more good enough. Wind was low, the stereo was usable, the was clear and bright, the steering was and almost sporty, and the ride was acceptable. Better still, I a reported 41.6mpg for the first or so miles of the round trip, a loathsome load of adulterated dropped me to a 39.7mpg average. My receipts support an approximate calculation. Combined with the low of the rental, the Sentra’s remarkable of operation made it considerably to drive to Minnesota than it have been to take any of the I own. Were it possible to this particular Sentra and again for trips, I’d probably do it and get used to the small seats and the fuel door release.

Now for the question: Where does car sit among the competition? I haven’t able to try out the new Civic yet, but I the rest of the field reasonably Against the Toyota Corolla, I’d this Sentra and a solid to the testicles. Not even close. If the type of person who can only buy a car, don’t consider the unless you are driven solely by of retained value. Compared to the which I consider to be the class the Sentra looks and feels and doesn’t offer the same of features. On the plus side, it less and might retain better, to say nothing of the CVT’s durability advantage over the PowerShift double-clutcher. Against the the Sentra feels simply in almost every way that but it falls behind on power and I’d place my bet on a 150,000-mile Sentra the equivalent Elantra. It’s more solid, and it’s more relaxing to drive on the road.

With that said, if a roadtrip you’re after the ol’ Lacetti Democratic Party Labor Edition is tough to It really is. It’s a bigger, heavier, bank vault of a car that in the higher trim takes a stab at being During your next GM Red Tag it might be possible to get a Verano for a grand more than the I’d consider that seriously as

While I’ll cheerfully this Sentra until it is from duty, I sure bother to buy it. To get my business, Nissan need to put Recaros in it, make a transmission available in conjunction all the goodies, and maybe butch it up a bit some big “R” badges. Of course, at point it would need to match the looks so a pressurized two-liter wouldn’t be a bad idea. would be a poor man’s No, wait. The G37 is the poor man’s It would be a student-level G37. something like that however, Nissan will to be content watching buyers for car go to Volkswagen, Mazda, Dodge, Ford… heck, pretty everybody but Nissan. What’s up that?

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