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Nissan Adds Sporty-looking FE+ 2.0 SR to Sentra Lineup

For those customers who are not all about speed and style, but more with just looking the part, the Nissan Sentra FE+ 2.0 SR is for you. Before the FE+ 2.0 SR the only way to get a more aggressive looking Sentra was to go for the SE-R model. The SE-R comes with a 2.5 liter four cylinder engine and special front and rear fascia, side sills and a rear spoiler. Enticing yes, but with a base price of $21,355 it is a big jump from the base Sentra. With the new FE+ 2.0 SR which builds upon the 2.0S model, consumers can get their Sentra with the SE-R styled bumpers, grille, darker chrome headlight bezels and smoked taillights. Also available are 16-inch alloy wheels to replace the steel wheels with hubcaps and it is available in paint colors that were exclusive to the SE-R. The FE+ 2.0 SR will go on sale April 17th with a base price of $18, 455.

 

 

 

Nissan Adds Sporty-looking FE+ 2.0 SR to Sentra Lineup

For those customers who are not all about speed and style, but more with just looking the part, the Nissan Sentra FE+ 2.0 SR is for you. Before the FE+ 2.0 SR the only way to get a more aggressive looking Sentra was to go for the SE-R model. The SE-R comes with a 2.5 liter four cylinder engine and special front and rear fascia, side sills and a rear spoiler. Enticing yes, but with a base price of $21,355 it is a big jump from the base Sentra. With the new FE+ 2.0 SR which builds upon the 2.0S model, consumers can get their Sentra with the SE-R styled bumpers, grille, darker chrome headlight bezels and smoked taillights. Also available are 16-inch alloy wheels to replace the steel wheels with hubcaps and it is available in paint colors that were exclusive to the SE-R. The FE+ 2.0 SR will go on sale April 17th with a base price of $18, 455.

Nissan Steps up the Style with Premium Sentra SE-R

The Nissan Sentra is an economical vehicle with style; it gives the illusion of being much larger with the long roofline, oversized taillights, flat door panels and blunt rear deck combine to say bulk and substance. And when you add 17 inch wheels, rear spoiler, air dam and rear disc brakes you have the SE-R, which is a small performance sedan. The Sentra SE-R still has all the features of a conventional Sentra, being roomy for its size and nicely made, has a attractive interior with LCD stereo and trip computer, and more attitude than its competitors. The SE-R has a 2.5 liter four cylinder engine that produces 177 horsepower and starts at $20,660.

Nissan Steps up the Style with Premium Sentra SE-R

The Nissan Sentra is an economical vehicle with style; it gives the illusion of being much larger with the long roofline, oversized taillights, flat door panels and blunt rear deck combine to say bulk and substance. And when you add 17 inch wheels, rear spoiler, air dam and rear disc brakes you have the SE-R, which is a small performance sedan. The Sentra SE-R still has all the features of a conventional Sentra, being roomy for its size and nicely made, has a attractive interior with LCD stereo and trip computer, and more attitude than its competitors. The SE-R has a 2.5 liter four cylinder engine that produces 177 horsepower and starts at $20,660.

Saturn’s Uphill Climb with New Sporty Astra

 

The downside to most economical compact cars is that they look that way, but that has changed with the 2008 Saturn Astra. The Astra offers a prominent styling that turns heads. The sportiness doesn’t stop there; the Astra also has a taut steering and tight suspension. The 1.8-liter, four cylinder engine generates 138 hp. The Astra also offers rain sensing wipers and automatic headlights, features you wouldn’t expect to get at this price. The Astra XR has a starting sticker price of $17,545, which comes equipped with air conditioning, CD player, steering wheel mounted audio controls and alloy wheels. The EPA for the Astra with automatic transmission is estimated at 24 MPG city and 30 MPG highway.

Saturn’s Uphill Climb with New Sporty Astra

The downside to most economical compact cars is that they look that way, but that has changed with the 2008 Saturn Astra. The Astra offers a prominent styling that turns heads. The sportiness doesn’t stop there; the Astra also has a taut steering and tight suspension. The 1.8-liter, four cylinder engine generates 138 hp. The Astra also offers rain sensing wipers and automatic headlights, features you wouldn’t expect to get at this price. The Astra XR has a starting sticker price of $17,545, which comes equipped with air conditioning, CD player, steering wheel mounted audio controls and alloy wheels. The EPA for the Astra with automatic transmission is estimated at 24 MPG city and 30 MPG highway.

Malibu Goes Muscular

Garry McBride says he’s not easily taken aback. However, when the Calgary driver saw the redesigned 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ he was set to test for a week, he pulled up short.
 
“I had no preconceived notion of what the new Malibu would look like, but I was impressed.” Said McBride
 
And that’s good news, because the last two generations haven’t been that impressive, at least in looks.
 
After 1983, the Malibu was axed, but brought back in 1997, for a fourth generation. That lasted until 2003, and the car was freshened up in 2004 for a fifth generation which carried until 2007. It would probably be safe to say that over the last five generations, the Malibu went from muscular and handsome, to doughy and stodgy. But according to McBride, that’s changed with the sixth generation.
 
It’s a four door car with very clean lines, almost visual candy, with low profile windows, large alloy wheels, and dual chrome exhaust tips. This vehicle was designed to sell.
 
Chevrolet based the new Malibu on its Epsilon global mid-size platform. This platform is longer and wider, and it puts the wheels closer to each corner of the car. With its strong stance and bold proportions the 2008 Malibu has a profile that reinforces its substantial feel. Clean, pure lines and wheels pushed to the corners, as well as a visually lower yet longer greenhouse and a shorter deck suggest motion, agility, and attitude.
 
While the dash isn’t highly sophisticated, the fit and finish are excellent. The ignition switch is no longer on the steering column but in the dash, and the stereo has more knobs then most would know what to do with.
 
On the road, the Malibu handles well with great steering response. The ride is not too firm but not mushy either and the suspension edges toward sporty.
 
McBride says he was prepared to not like the Malibu, but after a week behind the wheel, he felt the overall package was quiet impressive.
 
“I did look for things I didn’t like,” he concludes. “But I had a hard time finding any. I didn’t want it all to be a glowing review, and driving the car really is key to realizing this a quality auto.”
 

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