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How many of you had a Civic or Accord and changed to Nissan and wont go back, or vice versa, I myself had a 88 corrolla before my sentra , but since the civic is in direct competition with the sentra,civic,corrolla,and protege, which do you like and why?
 

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I guess what im trying to say is how many of you had something else , before your sentra , and was it one of the direct competiton with the sentra , as far as street racing, or track racing,

Why did you not get a new one of what you had and do you plan to go back?

lots of questions, one general answer
 

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actually my 1st car was a 89' crx si. i had it for about 1 1/2 years then i totalled it out by t-bonin' a van and flipped the van over. a week later i found a 1996 200sx se-r. i test drove it and new that this is the car for me. i've had it for about a year and i'm glad that i switched to nissan and not getting another civic.:D
 

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I was basically a honda for lifer kid. I drove many fast hondas in my time, and the sound of a B18C5 usdm type R motor was music to my ears. That, and a jdm B16A Sir II motor. I've been around everything honda for the majority of my driving lifetime, and it was nice. But then one night, my friend told me he was selling his sentra. I took it for a test drive, and I was sold. That was it. One test drive, and I sold my del sol 2 months later. The sentra wasn't exactly in the best of shape at all, but I couldn't deny the ear to ear grin I wore on my face for the months to come after my test drive. Every now and again, I think that I shouldn't have bought the car for the sheer fact that it is a money pit, and that I had to fix soo soo much on the car to get it to where it is today. About 3 grand later, and the car isn't any faster than the day that I bought it. But when I get down on myself for buying it, I just go for a little drive, and it only takes a few gears, and a blow off valve to remind me why I own this car.

The huge difference between honda and nissan is torque.
 

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I used to drive a 96 Honda Civic EX. Im not going to lie i really loved that car, it was my first car. I know some did not or do not love their first car but I will always remember it. It was all good until my sister crashed it coming back from a party in the rain, she spun out and hit the center divider and the outside wall. My older brother had a 93 civic Si hatchback with all the bolt on mods, CF hood, and 50 shot of NOS, which i thought was cool. I guess cause of my surroundings, i got into the import scene. Now him and my dad are into fixing up old "classic" cars. I am still getting into the import scene and probably wont switch to domestic.

I got my sentra in the beginning of summer and sure it has less HP stock but i really like the way this car drives. I want to get a 96-99 civic HB and drop in a B18C5 engine into it. Sure it will be some work but that is what import tuning is all about. Like ive said before, forget manufacturer names, its all about how fast your times are, and how good you look doing it.
 

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welcome to the family opium3
Thanks. Its really weird to come to a forum where people are speaking different chassis names, and what not. I catch on pretty quickly, but its alot different than hearing honda terms. Basically honda is spoken about in terms of generations. EF, EG, EK, etc... and now its all S13, B14, etc... Very akward at first. But I've had my sentra for almost a year now, and I find myself becoming more and more observant toward nissan things. Like when I see Cribs on mtv, and see people that have like ferrari's and stuff. I catch myself saying... "Well he should have just bought a skyline if he wanted to be original, or maybe a sileighty." Its just the little things i guess. But nissan life is growing more and more on me. It's almost like I speak two different languages in the world of import knowledge. Its kinda cool to broaden my horizons like that.
 

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Well put Opium... it does help to observe first-hand both sides of the spectrum (in this case, Honda and Nissan). Both have their advantages and weaknesses, but I'm with you on the Torque. High-revving is fun AND sounds sick, but nothing beats torque. And you have a turbine to back it up... ;) Now it's all about giving back to the community what you have learned and experienced. Kinda what this BB is all about.
 

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Yeah, kinda odd. I just learned that I might have an opportunity to become a honda mechanic. I like the smell of irony in the morning... ha ha
 

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Well I have a truck and a camaro right now but I drive my dads neon and then I went out and test drove a 95 SE-R and knew I have to have that car.
 

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actually if u are comparing corolla, civics and sentra
if i had to pick a daily driver, i would without a doubt pick the corolla over the sentra.
the feel of a corolla is amazing and u feel so confident cuz it's so reliable.
so if u were talkingn 1.6 (honda D) and 1.8 then i wouldnt' hesistate to pick corolla but SR20 is a whole different story
 

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My take on the corolla..yes, it is a solid car, but the steering felt waaay too numb. It did not have the "Feel" of driving a Nissan. When I was out car shopping about two years ago, I was looking at a whole broad range of cars, from the corolla to the Sentra, to the Fuckus..err Focus, but after driving all of 'em. The Sentra felt right. It was decent-looking, backed by a reputable auto maker, and it was just right for me :) . Also, the corolla, all it looks like is a miniature camry, and that is just bland as hell.
 

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I know a guy on the www.sr20deforum named LONEWOLF who was a diehard Integra guy until he bought a NX2000. He swears he will never go Honda again, espically since he is going DET.

I know N/A GSR's can procuce better numbers but boost both and Nissan wins hands down!
 

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i had a nissan sentra and now i have a honda civic no way in hell i will ever go back to sentra, i love it soo much walking into a local import shop and just being able to pick a piece of a wall and walk out with it and install it within 30 minutes of my purchase, with my sentra i had to ask if they even made the part and if they could get it and the price was insane so i would get all depressed and end up getting nothing so im all about the honda now
 

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yeh minorthreat thats how i felt in the beginning when i got a sentra, at first i wanted a civic sooo bad because theres so many out there, but one day i went to a dealer and saw a white sentra and i immediately wanted it when i layed my eyes on it, i thought it was perfect for me, although i am still confused with the weird terms im learning and its kinda hard but it takes time. I sure need more sources than this website but I cant find any
 

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Sources

We've got a plethora (ooh, look at me using big words) of websites devoted to the Sentra, and its performance.
The top being NPM (Nissan Performance Mag - click the image in the top left hand corner of your screen) Mike Young owns Project 200SX GA16DE-T! That car is a monster, he is one of a handful of people turbocharging their GA-series engines.

Also, check out Kojima's Garage over at Sentra.net - You'll find useful tips, and helpful hints there on various how-to deals, including how to read your ECU, Synthetic vs. Dino Oils, and all that other good stuff.

On another note, this is directed to our good buddy MinorThreat. I have to say, you made the biggest mistake - in my opinion - by dropping your Sentra Classic for a Civic. I guess you're one of those kids who has to have what all the other kids have, so they can be cool and fit in with the cool crowd. I'm not knocking Honda one bit, I give them props for making great cars, and in a way I do actually envy their aftermarket support. Sure you can go to a shop, grab an intake kit, or an indiglo emblem, and get it for cheap, but with Nissans, the aftermarket support is growing, and if a part is hard to find, when you do find it though, its a reward. I call it a little bit of hard work, and hunting. The thing about a Sentra, or any Nissan for that matter is when you modify it, and put a little bit of wrenching under the hood, you have that pride that the job was done, and you can reap the rewards. When you hook it up right, the car will turn people's heads and when they ask you what car you have, they're surprised in a good way, and you earn respect. With a Honda, you can go out and get the parts, but almost everyone has it. Its like an army of drones. With a Nissan, you stand out from the crowd. Once again, this is all my personal, and completley biased opinion.
 

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Hondas are pretty common. I had a 96 civic EX. I loved that car until my sister crashed it. The day i got my sentra, i fell in love all over again with the thought of fixing up a car. There are not that many people with fixed up sentras, sure some have rims, drop springs and a bumpin sound system but many do not know about these forums or sentra.net

With this sentra, im trying to be different, look at my rear panel. Its white just like the body. I have not seen one sentra around here with that. I plan to get HVAC indiglos which are only made for the B14 sentra only. With many new people fixing up sentras, who knows, they might be just as popular as civics. We will get a bigger aftermarket and then what??
 
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