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Trick new Sentra

Trick new Sentra

Nice-looking front-end work done on a new 2007 Nissan Sentra. We drove a prototype Sentra to and from Las Vegas for the SEMA SHOW, a total of about 700 miles. We found the car surprisingly quiet and smooth with good handling, even above triple digits. However, the six-speed stick shift version we had was sometimes a hassle to drive. The sixth gear is fine for open-highway running on a flat or downhill road; any uphills or passing slower cars or trucks on the highway call for a downshift all the way to fourth. The little DOHC engine in Sentra has a pleasant amount of horsepower for a compact car; but like most of those DOHC engines, torque is almost non-existent anyway.

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