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UPDATE!!! Test DRove the Sentra SE 5-spd!!

So my family is thinking of getting a Sentra SE 2.0 5-spd to replace our aging Corolla.

I've got a few questions about them:
- do the 2001 5-spds have that vibration in the shifter than the 2000s have? I read about this problem on Edmunds.com as I haven't test driven the Sentra yet..I plan on doing that this tuesday.

- the Sentra SE 2.0 comes with a LSD right? And does it make a big difference in handling??

- how does the Sentra SE 2.0 handle as compared to the Canadian Civic SI?? I recently drove my friend's 97 SI and I loved the feel it had..the steering was just right and the handling was excellent <remember I'm coming from an old Corolla>

- how is the performance of the Sentra SE 2.0?? What does the 5-spd run in 1/4mi?? Can I expect high 15s stock??

I read somewhere that the Sentra SE 2.0 5-spd runs 15.7s in the 1/4mi, this puts it auto Maxima territory..is this true? I have a '99 Max GLE (auto) and that car feels FAST! I would be nice if the Sentra could have the same pull at a much cheaper cost.

- gas mileage and reliability?? How good are they??

Finally how much do you expect me to pay in total for the car?? In Canadian prices...


Thanks for your time and patience.
 

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As for the handling, well how does it compare to a '97 Civic SI <Canadian Spec>???

As long as the fun to drive factor is high, then my family will probably get that car. We will go on tuesday to the dealership since it will be open then.

To be honest, I was originally swaying my family towards the Subaru Impreza 2.5RS because I really liked that car and thought AWD would be nice and fun. However a brand new 2002 RS comes out to $33K with tax and everything and a used '99 RS with 65K km is selling for $21K before tax. That puts the '99 RS with the same price as a '01 Sentra SE 2.0.

And my parents trust the Nissan since we already have a '99 Maxima. They don't know anything about Subaru.

Thanks for all your informative replies.
 

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UPDATE::: I test drove the Sentra SE PP 5-spd.

It was a nice drive, not to harsh, no body roll in the curves, the shifter felt a bit wierd tho. It was hard to get into the gear sometimes...mainly going into 1st from another gear.

the Price...holy crap its expensive with tax!! It came out to around $26K CDN with tax and everything!

So we are still not sure whether we are going to get it or not..
 
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