2013 Nissan Sentra: The Jalopnik Review

The compact segment is fiercely contended, with strong competitors coming from every major carmaker. With increasing quality deriving from each geographical location, expectations are rising, and customers are no longer willing to settle for a crappy econobox. » 10/26/12 10:30am 10/26/12 10:30am

Is The 2013 Nissan Sentra Boring Enough To Be A Success?

For its newest generation, the 2013 Nissan Sentra is skipping the facelift and getting the full on Michael Jackson. The all new car has a laundry list of new features, and they stretch from the nose to the tail. It's lighter. It's economier. It's upscalier. It's LEDier. It also looks like the lovechild of the new… » 8/31/12 12:40pm 8/31/12 12:40pm

2013 Nissan Sentra: This Is Pretty Much It

Today at the Beijing Motor Show, Nissan unveiled the Sylphy. But don't be fooled by the name; this is the US-bound 2013 Nissan Sentra in disguise. » 4/23/12 2:30pm 4/23/12 2:30pm

And The Winner Is...

Even after an SE-R Sentra (OK, fine, an SE-R 200SX) won a LeMons race last year, conventional wisdom held that Nissans can't really compete in the series. Forget conventional wisdom, because the Rogue Squadron SE-R just beat 107 cars! » 5/09/10 11:50pm 5/09/10 11:50pm

What Cheap, Sensible Daily Driver Do You Recommend For Normal People?

If you're a car guy or gal, you know how it works: one of your broke-ass, cheapskate friends needs a transportation car. It has to be under a grand and reliable enough that you won't be asked to fix it. » 4/18/10 6:00pm 4/18/10 6:00pm

Murilee Awed By Las Calles de México

I spent a few days in the beach town of Sayulita, Nayarit State, Mexico last week. Talk about your outstanding mix of battered-yet-proud survivors and Stuff We Can't Buy Up Here! Let's take a look. » 4/17/10 11:00am 4/17/10 11:00am

This Sentra's Oil Blow-By Problem Solved, Cheap!

When your rings go bad and crankcase pressure starts a-buildin' up, you'll get oil a-gushin' out of any escape it can find: dipstick tube, filler cap, wherever. Cars dumping oil on a race track get in trouble. What to do? » 4/11/10 5:00pm 4/11/10 5:00pm

Nissan's Epic Sentra SE-R Ad Shot Entirely With RC Cars

Called "Drift," Nissan Canada's latest commercial for the Sentra SE-R features nothing but 1/10 scale RC cars. The epic ad was even filmed using other RC cars and an RC helicopter. Sounds more fun than driving a Nissan Sentra SE-R. » 4/05/10 10:00am 4/05/10 10:00am

Bring a SR20DET-Powered SE-R To LeMons, Get 9,200 Penalty Laps

We see this all the time during the BS Inspection: team can't get their shit together to finish their LeMons racer in time, so they bring their "real" race car and ask to be allowed to drive it. » 2/20/10 2:00pm 2/20/10 2:00pm

“My GF Wont Let Me Spend My Money On A New Engine Until My Motor Is…

If that's not the best (worst?) opening line for a forum thread, then we don't know what is. Can you guess what's next? Yep, incompetent attempts to destroy said motor using rocks and antifreeze. » 1/25/10 4:30pm 1/25/10 4:30pm

LeMons Torture Test Results: Nissan Sentra

The Sentra SE-R is one of the few cars in this analysis that had its results skewed in a big way by BS Penalty laps. That's due to the huge rash of SE-R cheating we've seen in the last year or so. Still, Sentras have been pretty good at busting suspension parts and nuking engines. » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

Speaking Of Crusher-Bound 80s Two-Seaters, How About This Nissan Pulsar…

One very 80s automotive phenomenon was the two-seater commuter car. Of all of them, only the Honda CRX had real staying power; the others mostly disappeared. Still, junkyard archeologists sometimes turn up some interesting bones. » 10/17/09 12:00pm 10/17/09 12:00pm

The Top 122 Lemons Of The Lamest Day 24 Hours Of LeMons

The 19th race in 24 Hours Of LeMons history took place last weekend, and we finally had our first-ever Nissan winner! Right behind it- well, in some cases way behind it- were 121 other vehicles. » 10/10/09 11:00am 10/10/09 11:00am

For The First Time In 24 Hours Of LeMons History... Nissan Victory!

OK, Nissan fans, you can stop agonizing over the so-called Curse Of Nissan at the 24 Hours Of LeMons, because one of your cars has finally taken the overall win! » 10/04/09 6:00pm 10/04/09 6:00pm

The 24 Hours Of LeMons Texas Gator-O-Rama Über Gallery: The Japanese

Japanese cars made up nearly half the entries at the Gator-O-Rama, with 44 out of 95 vehicles coming from the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Miatas, Celicas, and RX-7s galore, of course, but that wasn't all. » 3/22/09 9:00pm 3/22/09 9:00pm

24 Hours Of LeMons Arse Freeze-A-Palooza Über Gallery: Awesome Datsuns,…

We've started to see quite a few 300ZXs at LeMons races, in addition to the usual crop of 280Zs and 280ZXs. For reasons we don't understand, the Zs haven't been so reliable at LeMons races; at some point, though, one of them is bound to dominate a race. We're also hearing rumors of a possible 510 at a future West… » 1/09/09 2:00pm 1/09/09 2:00pm

Look Out, Toyota Starlet! The '82 Sentra Gets 58 Highway MPG!

Of course we realize that the books were cooked on that 58 MPG figure; the old EPA test had about as much to do with real-world driving as the image of Sea Monkeys » 11/07/08 2:01pm 11/07/08 2:01pm has to do with real brine shrimp. Still, though, the '82 Sentra sipped gas through a cocktail straw, and entry-level econoboxes 26 years later are guzzling…

New Pricing Of $9,990 Makes 2009 Nissan Versa Cheapest New Car In USA

In response to the Financiapocalypse » 10/31/08 12:15pm 10/31/08 12:15pm, Nissan is offering 0% financing on five of their vehicles. Most interesting, and seemingly lost in the saved-by-zerogasm, is news of a lower-priced version of the 2009 Nissan Versa Sedan that, at an MSRP of $9,990, will be the cheapest new car in the USA. Source: (subs.…

2008 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V, Part Three

Why you should buy the 2008 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V:
You think hatchbacks are for Euro sissies, the Civic SI is too refined and the Caliber SRT-4 is too domestic. You need to be able to comfortably move four adults yet somehow it doesn't bother you that you're driving a car whose interior looks as though it was… » 6/26/08 12:00pm 6/26/08 12:00pm