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2013 Nissan Sentra

Nissan Brings A Subtle All-Arounder To The Toughest Block In Town Creating a competitive new compact sedan in the US is perhaps the hardest chore that big automakers face today. Shoppers in this slice of the market really do require a single vehicle that will do just about everything for them: get great fuel economy, give a comfortable and confident ride, have a usable back seat with plenty of cargo space, offer an abundance of techy bells and whistles. At the top-spec levels, today's compacts face competition from entry-level midsizers, while at the bottom end they must compete with... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.8L I4
Power:
130 HP / 128 LB-FT
Transmission:
CVT
MSRP:
$23,420 (as tested)
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    Ferrari engine served Sunny side up
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    Some auto enthusiasts happened to be walking past their local Nissan dealer and were surprised to see a Ferrari badge peaking out at them from a crumpled wreck in the corner of the shop. On closer inspection they noticed the car was a complete write-off, but that it was also missing its drivetrain. Then they noticed a group of five mechanics huddled around ...

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    Whiplash a serious problem with many vehicles, says IIHS
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in Arlington, Va. has just concluded testing on some 75 vehicles' head restraint systems and after performing a simulated rear-end impact of 20 MPH, only 22 of the systems received the top score of "good."At the head of the class was Audi's A4, S4 and A6, along with the Chevy Cobalt, Ford Five Hundred ...

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    First Drive: Sentra SE-R Spec V
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    Click the image above for our full gallery of desktop wallpaper-sized picsNissan determined that Miami would serve as the East Coast launching ground for the next addition to its SE-R legacy. Why Miami? We don't know either, but ignoring the hard bodies, mojitos and other stereotypes of this great proboscis into the Atlantic, the question to be answered is ...

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    Nissan prices Sentra SE-R Spec V below $20k
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    click above image to view 42 additional high-res images of the Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec VToday Nissan announced pricing for its all-new Sentra SE-R models. Remember, there are two models, the Sentra SE-R and the more powerful SE-R Spec V. The 2007 Sentra SE-R starts with an MSRP of $19,400. That model includes a 177-horsepower 2.5L four-cylinder engine and ...

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    Nissan quietly drops new VQ in 350Z
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    LA Auto Show: Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V
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    Nissan Sentra SE-R spotted ahead of L.A. show
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    The scooper of cars procured a shot of what looks to be the Nissan Sentra SE-R ahead of it's unveiling at this week's Los Angeles Auto Show. Bathed in "look-at-me" yellow and donning NISMO-grade 17-inch rollers, the SE-R looks the biz for its segment.Power is expected to come from a 2.5-liter inline four, which should be producing something in the ...

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    Nissan Sentra SE-R to debut in L.A.
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    Man survives 7 Days in a Sentra
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    No, this isn't an inspiring story about a man who survived being trapped in his Nissan Sentra for a week by eating forgotten french fries that fell beneath his front seat. Rather, it's part of Nissan's clever marketing campaign for the new Sentra, which goes a fair bit beyond the traditional TV and print ads. In order to attract attention to its newest ...

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    Nissan prices the new Sentra from $14,750
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    Spy Shots: 2008 Nissan Sentra SE-R
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    Nissan pins 2006 hopes on new models
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    Nissan to halt sales of some Altimas and Sentras due to oil consumption problem
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    Nissan Motors has told dealers to stop selling some 2006 Altima and Sentra SE-R models due to a problem with excessive oil consumption. The affected vehicles, built during the first five months of this year, could eventually run low on oil which can result in catastrophic engine damage, or even fires. Up to 100,000 vehicles are thought to be ...

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    Video: Eight adolescents in a Nissan Sentra plunge 200' into an L.A. ravine, survive
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    Eight kids out for a Mulholland drive are lucky to be alive today, after the Nissan Sentra they were traveling in rolled 250' down a cliff at 2:20am on Friday in Los Angeles, California. You read that correctly, eight teens-two of which had stuffed themselves in the trunk. As the story goes, driver Deydi Valle, 19, somehow managed to clip a telephone ...

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    Japanese automakers fuelling record profits with new models
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    According to a Reuters report, Japan's five major automakers are set to post record profits as they prepare to close out their 2005/2006 fiscal year. While the depressed value of the yen has played a role in boosting profits for Japanese companies, there remains a strong link between new product launches and automaker profits, with Nissan posting the ...

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    Nissan looking to lighten the Cube for U.S. consumption
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    Streamlining a box is a difficult proposition. Just ask Volvo-- it took them decades to wean their stylists off of a steady diet of t-squares. But with Nissan's diminutive little Cube, boxy is the point. And while the square peg in a round marketplace ethos is a boon when it comes to interior packaging, it's lousy for aerodynamic efficiency, sapping ...

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