The Nissan Sentra, like the Honda Civic, Accord, Toyota Camry, were all standard 80s and 90s classics that were as ubiquitous as a corner Italian pizzeria. Either you owned one, had a family member that did, or knew someone on your block with one of the above. And the reason was? Reliability, great price point, and from a design perspective, attractive just enough.
The Sentra came on the scene in 1982. It was a direct replacement for the Datsun 210 and was available in four distinct body styles – 2-door, 4-door, 4-door wagon and the 3-door hatchback coupe. While the design differed somewhat the overall offer was quite similar.
This consistency over time however has just run head-first into a wall. Whether that wall is made of brick or glass is all dependent on how the public takes to the new 2017 Nissan – a Nissan turbo. That’s right, this will be the first time [...]