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2008 Nissan Sentra Sedan

4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.0

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  • $16,140 original MSRP
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Benefits of Driving a 2008 Nissan Sentra Sedan

The 2008 Nissan Sentra stands out for its interior appointments, space-efficient design, and frugal performance of its I4 engines and CVT automatic, while the sporty SE-R Spec V sets a new standard for interior appointments among compact sedan performance models. The base 2.0 model represents a strong value with quite a few standard features for less than $16,000, while the SE-R Spec V performance model offers 200 horsepower and has a base price slightly over $20,000.

What's new for 2008?

The Nissan Sentra, completely new for 2007, enters 2008 with a longer list of standard equipment. The 2.0S model now includes anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, a security system, front fog lights, and cruise control. The 2.0SL enjoys the addition of standard XM satellite radio, while Sirius is no longer an available alternative.

Model Strengths

  • Upscale, roomy interior
  • stingy fuel economy
  • competitive pricing.

Model Review

The 2008 Nissan Sentra is available in three models: a bargain-priced base 2.0 model, a better-equipped 2.0S, and the more luxurious 2.0SL. The base model includes standard power door locks and windows, air conditioning, and a CD sound system. S models step up to power mirrors, keyless entry, a sound-system upgrade, fog lights, cruise control, and anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, while top SL models include 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels, an Intelligent Key system, and a leather-trimmed steering wheel. The CVT automatic is standard on the SL.

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2008 Nissan Sentra: What's New

Source: The Car Connection

The compact Sentra sedan was new for 2007, with completely updated exterior sheetmetal, a new interior design, and updated drivetrains, including a standard six-speed manual gearbox to go with the 2.0-liter, 140-horsepower engine. A CVT is available optionally.

The new Sentra rides on a stretched  wheelbase that's 5.9 inches longer than the last generation, is 2.3 inches longer in overall length, 3.2 inches wider and sits 4.0 inches taller, providing easier ingress and egress and enhanced headroom. The passenger volume of 97.7 cubic feet is 9.2 cubic feet more than the previous Sentra, too. Cargo room has also increased to 13.1 cubic feet, an increase of 1.5 cubic feet.

Front seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags are standard as are manual air conditioning, 15-inch wheels, and satellite radio pre-wiring.

Premium options include leather-appointed seating, Intelligent Key keyless entry system, Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System, and a Rockford Fosgate-powered audio system with six-disc changer, eight-channel amplifier and eight speakers.

For 2008, the Sentra lineup gets a fresh dose of standard equipment. Sentra 2.0 S models get standard anti-lock brakes, cruise control, a security system, and a front seatback pocket; a sunroof is a new option. Sentra SL models get standard XM hardware (monthly subscriptions are sold separately). All Sentras get a driver-side power window with one-touch auto up/down.

The base Sentra loses its six-speed manual option for 2008. The Sentra SE-R is covered separately.

 

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Opt
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
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Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Security

Anti-theft System Std
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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain 5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion 5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Nissan Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

7-year/100,000 mile limited warranty. Only Nissan models less than 6 years old and under 80,000 miles qualify for the Nissan Certified Pre-Owned program. The CARFAX® Vehicle History Report ensures your vehicle has a clean title history.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 6 model years or newer & less than 80,000 miles.
Lease Term Certified Yes
Point Inspection 167 point comprehensive Certified Pre-Owned Inspection and reconditioning. Inspection includes OEM service bulletins and recalls, diagnostic trouble codes, powertrain/chassis, body frame, road test, interior and body exterior.
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance Yes for the duration of the 7 year/100,000 mile limited warranty from the original in-service date of the vehicle.
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty No/Yes with the purchase of the CPO Wrap Coverage at time of sale. Fee to transfer is estimated to be $50
Warranty Deductible $50 per claim

Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles

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