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Thread: SE-RMonkey's review of the 2017 Nissan Sentra SV rental

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2018-08-11 20:43:59
#11
I feel'm. No doubt it's a shitty car.
Two clocks! For when just one clock won't do!
2018-08-11 21:55:57
#12
Originally Posted by NissanEgg

OP still says everything other than B13 is a POS.

Very confused.


At this rate of OP explanation it is logical he would say a new Porsche, Bentley, Aston Martin, or any new luxury vehicle is a POS and would still drive worn out POS B13.



The 92 Sentra XE when new was far from a POS- my first Nissan was a 93 XE 5-speed actually- great car. Never a single problem :shrug:
2018-08-11 22:19:38
#13
Originally Posted by BenFenner
I feel'm. No doubt it's a shitty car.
Two clocks! For when just one clock won't do!


My guess is that they put the clock in the dash of the B13 because some models, the E in the US, could be had without a radio.

No explanation as to why the new one has two, although being built in Mexico, maybe they're expecting one to fail. And based on the noise coming from the CVT @ 19k, I'd say that's a reasonable expectation.
2018-08-11 22:23:00
#14
Originally Posted by NissanEgg
OP nit picks new car.
OP nit picks worn out POS B13.
OP rather would drive worn out POS B13.
OP still says everything other than B13 is a POS.

Very confused.


At this rate of OP explanation it is logical he would say a new Porsche, Bentley, Aston Martin, or any new luxury vehicle is a POS and would still drive worn out POS B13.


I'm not knocking the B13, it's a great car, always was.
2018-08-12 13:41:45
#15
Originally Posted by SE-RMonkey
maybe they're expecting one to fail. And based on the noise coming from the CVT @ 19k, I'd say that's a reasonable expectation.
Maybe don't rev it that high?
2018-08-12 16:57:59
#16
^^^ Funny guy, right there ^^^
2018-08-13 01:30:49
#17
Lol^ - Nissan CVT related:

When my sister bought a 2013 Versa sedan w/ CVT she asked me to drive it because she said "it um, never feels like it like, um shifts or something" - had to explain that it really doesn't. Sort of. Drove it and the CVT drove me nuts after just a few min. Luckily my current Versa hatchback (which btw, the hatchback is 100x better than the sedan in every way) - has a standard transmission. Looked for the 6MT but couldn't find one.
2018-08-13 07:45:41
#18
If I absolutely could not have a manual transmission, I would like to have a CVT (even over a direct drive like most EVs). A performance oriented CVT, not one of these yo-yo boxes they put in everything these days. A CVT can be a wonderful thing if tuned properly. It's a shame no one tunes them for performance. It would make for a great daily driving experience too.
If you're not familiar with a performance CVT tune, just imagine the accelerator pedal is linked directly to the tachometer. 10% throttle gives you 10% revs. 100% throttle gives you whatever revs are max power.
Sure it won't sound "normal", but you know, get over it.
2018-08-13 08:53:59
#19
Originally Posted by BenFenner
If I absolutely could not have a manual transmission, I would like to have a CVT (even over a direct drive like most EVs). A performance oriented CVT, not one of these yo-yo boxes they put in everything these days. A CVT can be a wonderful thing if tuned properly. It's a shame no one tunes them for performance. It would make for a great daily driving experience too.
If you're not familiar with a performance CVT tune, just imagine the accelerator pedal is linked directly to the tachometer. 10% throttle gives you 10% revs. 100% throttle gives you whatever revs are max power.
Sure it won't sound "normal", but you know, get over it.


I'm fine lugging around in an outdated three speed w/overdrive, torque converter equipped dinosaur, although I'd love to try a modern 8 or 10 speed auto, as well as a dual clutch auto.
Last edited by SE-RMonkey on 2018-08-13 at 09-08-42.
2018-08-14 07:40:30
#20
Positive note: This Sentra has a super-tight turning circle.

Also, the clunking CVT sound/feel reminds me of worn universal joints. Very similar to what I experienced in the pre-80's RWD cars of my youth, otherwise known as rubbish.
Last edited by SE-RMonkey on 2018-08-14 at 07-44-27.
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