Datsun Sentra
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Make: Datsun
Model: Sentra
Datsun Sentra

The Datsun Sentra, also known as the Nissan Sentra, is a small car made by automaker Nissan Motors. It really is just a rebadged export version of the Japanese Nissan Sunny. The name "Sentra" is not even used in Japan, but rather it is currently known as the Bluebird Sylphy. The Sentra, in the United States market, sees competition from other compact models such as the Toyota Corolla, the Ford Focus, the Chevrolet Cobalt, the Mitsubishi Lancer, the VW Jetta, and the Honda Civic. This is a very tough segment to be in because the models are all well name, quite reliable, and even better, are quite affordable. The Sentra currently serves as the brand's compact car, which in the United States will run the consumer anywhere from $15,000 for a base model to $21,000 for a loaded top-of-the-line Sentra. Over the years the Sentra has grown up so to say. It is no longer the smallest of the compact cars, as that title has been taken by the Nissan Versa. This subcompact automobile saw its start as the direct replacement for the Datsun 210. While previous Sentras had been rear-wheel drive, starting with the B11 they now sported front-wheel drive FF layout. The B11 also dropped the A series (OHV) engine in favor of the E15 SOHC engine out of the Datsun 310, and was the first car in the United States to carry the Nissan name solely. By 1983, all Sentras had the E16 as the only option with 4-speed manual as standard with a 3-speed automatic. For a few model years a 5-speed manual was available. Definitely worth mentioning was that a 1.7-litre CD17 diesel was also available from 1984 to 1987. Regardless, the Sentra has handled itself well in a grouping of models that are quite in demand. These compact cars are only becoming more popular today as people become more and more aware of the implications of wasting fuel.

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