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Old 08-11-2008, 02:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I just drove a new Sentra and here's a few aspects in brief:

The CVT is great for City and Suburban driving. Highway speeds, headwinds, and A/C really work the 2.0L to the point of attaining just under 30 MPG. City is close to 33 or so.

Further, the suspension is terrible. It feels like a boat in the water: very tipsy feeling (each corner compresses in a marshmallow-type reaction). Oddly, ride quality is harsh. They really need to work on this. Turning the wheel back and forth in a parking lot, for example, reacts like a 1982 Oldsmobile -- abrupt wheel turn and rock-and-roll.

The squared-off edges can't help Cd either. The interior is good, with the driving position comfortable. The 2.0L seems to struggle with the CVT. Too bad a 1.8 isn't available in manual-only as a base model.

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