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NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 13:16
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What do you guys think? baby Altima. Could this be the Sentra to finally make it on peoples RADAR?













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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 13:41
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Nope, do not like that.
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 13:48
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interior is very nice
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 13:52
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With Versa selling so well, doesn't this become redundant?
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 14:11
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sliding cupholder cover? Nissan must be browsing tov






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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 14:23
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Nope, do not like that.

Agreed! It 's another one of them hoopty bulging front fenders designs that looks like sh-t.
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 15:09
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Interior looks nice, some of the exterior seems odd proportian wise.

To answer longhorn I think this is for people who think the Versa is ugly. But does it have more room than versa?
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 15:20
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Versa is so ugly I dunno how it sells. Probably only sells because its very low priced.


This sentra has a nice cohesive design. I like how the hood lines go into the grill seamlessly. I think this will help Nissan a lot. Since the current Sentra is so flop.
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 15:21
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It looks ok I guess. Definitely better than the current model inside and out.

For some reason I get a Corolla vibe looking at the rear.
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 15:40
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It’ll sit on Nissan’s B platform, which has underpinned the likes of the Nissan Juke, previous generation Nissan Versa, and Nissan Cube, all vehicles known for their small-on-the-outside, big-on-the-inside appeal.

Read more: http://blogs.automotive.com/2013-nissan-sentra-teased-ahead-of%e2%80%94oh-nevermind-here-it-is-in-beijing-91117.html#ixzz1stUpImkf

Is this forward or backward, downsizing or recycling?
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 16:11
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Powered by Honda wrote:
What do you guys think? baby Altima. Could this be the Sentra to finally make it on peoples RADAR?






this is the only image of the exterior that looks remotely ok to me. Otherwise the only thing nice that I can say about it is that it does look better than the current Sentra. The proportions look goofy, stubby.

The interior looks decent enough in the photo but as we've all found, it's pretty easy to make an interior look good in a photograph.
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 16:13
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superchg2 wrote:
DCR wrote:
Nope, do not like that.

Agreed! It 's another one of them hoopty bulging front fenders designs that looks like sh-t.



No kidding, what is up with these styling trends? I hate to say it, but it seems to me that a lot of Japanese car company stylists must all read the same magazines and hear about the same styling trends at the same time and they all try to incorporate them. Is there a company out there that publishes what the upcoming "hot" styling features are going to be just like those that publish the "hot" colors?

I think some people need to stop following the trends. I'm no fan or Kia or Hyundai styling, but at least they've departed (largely) from their "copy the best seller" method to some original stuff.

On the Sentra, like the interior (reminds me a little of the Infiniti M done in lower quality materials) and I'm sure it'll outsell the current model, but it won't be on its looks.

SC
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 16:22
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The FAKE wood screams CHEAP!...Shoulda used black plastic with some texture..
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 16:39
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Agreed on the wood, but the rest of the car isn't bad. Much better than the current car and nice for the segment.

Not sure how well that exterior design will age, but the interior save the wood and somewhat cheap instrument cluster gauges look good to me.

BachelorFrog wrote:
The FAKE wood screams CHEAP!...Shoulda used black plastic with some texture..

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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 16:40
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notyper wrote:
superchg2 wrote:
DCR wrote:
Nope, do not like that.

Agreed! It 's another one of them hoopty bulging front fenders designs that looks like sh-t.



No kidding, what is up with these styling trends? I hate to say it, but it seems to me that a lot of Japanese car company stylists must all read the same magazines and hear about the same styling trends at the same time and they all try to incorporate them. Is there a company out there that publishes what the upcoming "hot" styling features are going to be just like those that publish the "hot" colors?

I think some people need to stop following the trends. I'm no fan or Kia or Hyundai styling, but at least they've departed (largely) from their "copy the best seller" method to some original stuff.

On the Sentra, like the interior (reminds me a little of the Infiniti M done in lower quality materials) and I'm sure it'll outsell the current model, but it won't be on its looks.

SC




I agree about the recent styling trends – mostly because the entire designs don’t pull all the individual details together. Individual elements look like after thoughts and looking at entire vehicles is like looking at a hodgepodge of random ideas.

Overall, I like the Sentra in the pics. Would have to reserve final judgement for an in person look. Initially, the design looks much more appealing than the Civic.

The front fender thing does seem to be a common idea across car makers… Sentra’s front fender, the RLX’s front fender, and to a lesser degree the rear wheel well on the Accord Coupe concept and the ILX. Even on the current TL, the “hump” in the front fender or the ZDX’s rear wheel well hump also seem out of place. Some of these designs are but ugly from nose to tail so not one coyote ugly offense stands out.

IMO Mazda is one of the few that’s been able to pull off the “swoopy” fender thing:



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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 16:44
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Not to bad, the interior reminds of the last gen Corolla and the exterior is so-so. On a postive ,it will sell more than the current model and we don't no how it drives. Most manufactures are putting alot of effort in this class of car.
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 16:47
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Versa is so ugly I dunno how it sells. Probably only sells because its very low priced.


This sentra has a nice cohesive design. I like how the hood lines go into the grill seamlessly. I think this will help Nissan a lot. Since the current Sentra is so flop.


Rental sales brah!
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 16:58
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I think it will look better in person and there is no doubt it kills the 9th gen civic's boring look.
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 17:13
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I think it will look better in person and there is no doubt it kills the 9th gen civic's boring look.


I disagree strongly. I actually think the new Civic looks better than this, and I'm not a huge fan of the new Civic's styling.

This Sentra looks like a Power Wheels® version of the Maxima. And the Maxima itself looks like a pretend luxury car that's based on some bloated FWD rental car platform.

Seriously, what the hell is remotely "exciting" about this design? I want the competition to press Honda hard, from a styling standpoint, this is exactly the OPPOSITE of which I would want Honda to take inspiration.


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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 17:15
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Since the 9th gen is pretty inoffensive in it's styling, the doofus looking raised front fender bulge on this new Sentra looks much worse!
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 17:31
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Jeff wrote:
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I think it will look better in person and there is no doubt it kills the 9th gen civic's boring look.


I disagree strongly. I actually think the new Civic looks better than this



+ 1

Just noticed, but is Nissan doing the "supposedly" hidden exhaust? If so, like Hondas it isn't hidden so well.
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 17:34
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Jeff wrote:
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I think it will look better in person and there is no doubt it kills the 9th gen civic's boring look.


I disagree strongly. I actually think the new Civic looks better than this, and I'm not a huge fan of the new Civic's styling.

This Sentra looks like a Power Wheels® version of the Maxima. And the Maxima itself looks like a pretend luxury car that's based on some bloated FWD rental car platform.

Seriously, what the hell is remotely "exciting" about this design? I want the competition to press Honda hard, from a styling standpoint, this is exactly the OPPOSITE of which I would want Honda to take inspiration.



well i get a corolla vibe from this new sentra. But thats not a bad thing in this market, especially since Nissan would love to get corolla sales numbers from its compact.

when i see the 9th gen i see cheapness. Can't ask for much in this segment since the cars start at 15,000 so Honda can't do much.

This Sentra looks stubby I agree but I'll wait till I see it in person to see if that translates in person. But it looks more expensive then the civic maybe its the audi style leds in front and back and push button start...ILX doesn't even ahve led drls or led rear lights! I know they mean nothing but they present a look of expensiveness or modern car.
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 17:37
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Since the 9th gen is pretty inoffensive in it's styling, the doofus looking raised front fender bulge on this new Sentra looks much worse!


HOW COME we dont see the front fender bulge in the head on shot that Jeff likes?

Makes me think these photos lighting makes it look like the CAT walk and the bulges are bigger then they actually are...hence the car will look better irl.
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 17:57
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and the bulges are bigger then they actually are...

That's what she said!
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 18:04
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and the bulges are bigger then they actually are...

That's what she said!



WOW! IGNORED MY WHOLE POST!!!

BUT LOL aswell
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 18:18
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Sentra: "I want 14.75 feet of Maxima"
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 18:24
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superchg2 wrote:
Powered by Honda wrote:
and the bulges are bigger then they actually are...

That's what she said!



WOW! IGNORED MY WHOLE POST!!!

BUT LOL aswell


The new Sentra is just another, designed by committee, blahmobile.

As far as styling goes, one of my personal favorites is the 1961 Jaguar XKE, coupe or convertible with the glass head light covers.


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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 22:15
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Jeff wrote:
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I think it will look better in person and there is no doubt it kills the 9th gen civic's boring look.


I disagree strongly. I actually think the new Civic looks better than this, and I'm not a huge fan of the new Civic's styling.

This Sentra looks like a Power Wheels® version of the Maxima. And the Maxima itself looks like a pretend luxury car that's based on some bloated FWD rental car platform.

Seriously, what the hell is remotely "exciting" about this design? I want the competition to press Honda hard, from a styling standpoint, this is exactly the OPPOSITE of which I would want Honda to take inspiration.



well i get a corolla vibe from this new sentra. But thats not a bad thing in this market, especially since Nissan would love to get corolla sales numbers from its compact.

when i see the 9th gen i see cheapness. Can't ask for much in this segment since the cars start at 15,000 so Honda can't do much.

This Sentra looks stubby I agree but I'll wait till I see it in person to see if that translates in person. But it looks more expensive then the civic maybe its the audi style leds in front and back and push button start...ILX doesn't even ahve led drls or led rear lights! I know they mean nothing but they present a look of expensiveness or modern car.



In these photos I will agree that the finishing on this Sentra looks better than the 9th generation Civic. The finishing details are more "premium" looking, I agree, but the underlying body of the Sentra is still pretty much a turd. It's overcompensating.
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-23-2012 23:03
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err...to u guys at TOV...do this design qualified to debate? if yes now i know what is the level of your taste...

it's not even match to compare with 9th Civic..if the 9th Civic (sedan) will be in Japan market...just wait for what Spoon and Mugen can do about it..
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Re: NEW SENTRA!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-24-2012 01:12
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The exterior is pretty boring IMO and the current-gen Civic is, for me, far better-looking than this Sentra. Really. I also do not like the front fender bulge - it's not a good design element for an FWD layout because it only emphasize the already-heavy front-end. Just my 2 cents. ;)
 
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