NISSAN SENTRA - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed

  • Published on May 16, 2019
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    The Nissan Sentra is Nissan’s humble commuter car. But in 1991 something weird happened: Nissan made it fast! Join James as he explores the forgotten history of one of the world’s best sport compact cars, the B13 Sentra SE-R, and how Nissan messed it all up.
    Hosted by James Pumphrey
    Edited by Bridget Davies & Colby Mann
    Animation by Raghav Arumugam
    Written by Nolan Sykes
    Directed by Jesse Wood
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  • Donut Media
    Donut Media  4 months ago +1095

    How many of you are looking up B13s on Graigslist right now?

    • Manuel Lopez
      Manuel Lopez 22 days ago

      Damn you caught me🙄 tell nolan not to laugh at me

    • JDM Bro
      JDM Bro Month ago

      Hard to find. Even the sentras I found wasn't the se-r and those sentras I found were hard to find

    • GSR Muñoz
      GSR Muñoz Month ago

      In Mexico it is called 2000 GSR and it only went on sale from '93 to '96, there's a SR20 community all over the world, and ofcourse we enjoy to put to the test all the engines variants available like the SR20-DE , DET, VE, VET on our little Tsuru's.

    • Trevor Bell
      Trevor Bell Month ago

      Im looking for my first car and I found a b15 se-r spec v and im trying to convince my parents to let me get it😂😂😂

    • CarTuned
      CarTuned Month ago

      Donut Media Please do the Nissan Maxima! It is noted as the 4DSC (4-Door Sports Car) meant to compete with the other 4 door sports cars

  • Dario Antonio
    Dario Antonio 2 days ago

    fun fact: the b16 spec v didn't come factory with a limited slip differential like the b15, you had to get it with a performance package

  • Clive Makinson-Sanders

    Heyyyyy you neglected the 2000 se with the sr20de in it! I had one of those in manual with the performance package (suspension upgrades). It even had the VLSD. I miss the poop out of that car.

  • Kait Elizabeth
    Kait Elizabeth 4 days ago

    I just have a basic ass 2016 Sentra SV but she’s a zippy little thing I adore her 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • David Long
    David Long 5 days ago

    I got a manual Sentra SR turbo and I like it a lot lol

  • tresslure gaming
    tresslure gaming 7 days ago

    I have a Nissan Sentra a 2001 model my girl has a 2008 model I got a question thou I needa get my CV axles changed they keep asking me if I have a slip disc differential in it idk if I do my car has a dohv twin can engine 16 valve like the one u showed and my car is from over seas is there anyway I can figure this out tried running my Vin doesn't say

  • Kevin Ray
    Kevin Ray 7 days ago

    5:38...did...did he say you get LSD standard with this particular vehicle? What a trippy thing to offer 😉 lol

  • Orcrist 225
    Orcrist 225 7 days ago

    Had a 03 ser spec v loved that car till it killed itself. On a steap driveway the first gear popped out, while parked and the ebrake cable failed. It shot down the into a tree ;(

  • Carlos Espindola
    Carlos Espindola 8 days ago

    I didnt know the corolla was a german sedan

  • Chris Shoemaker
    Chris Shoemaker 8 days ago

    My first car was a 94 se-r. Didn't know what I had when I had it. Car was a blast.

  • Shini Kyokai
    Shini Kyokai 8 days ago

    " N I S S U N "

  • Rubén Escobar
    Rubén Escobar 8 days ago

    I was thinking about that being my fist car but I ended up buying a 2015 Scion tc Release series 9.0. You guys should do a video about it!

  • Jason Futrell
    Jason Futrell 8 days ago +1

    It bothers me how he said Nissan

  • Jose Gutierrez
    Jose Gutierrez 8 days ago

    Bruh! I own one... but it's the basic SE-R 04' still running strong just the seats are wearing out and paint job is fading out do to it being exposed in the sun for so long..

  • Nash Dogg
    Nash Dogg 8 days ago

    My 1991 SE-R is nearly bone stock at 145,000 miles. The tachometer is steadily hovering at 2500-3000 at idle though. Anybody have any ideas what’s up with it? Doesn’t sound like the engine’s stressing at all. It has new plugs, wires, fuel pump and filter, maf reground... what am I missing?

    • Nash Dogg
      Nash Dogg 8 days ago

      Javier Herrera I thought it was this initially but it’s not. I forgot to mention, idle fixes itself after about 20-30 mins of driving. Air, temp or fuel related maybe?

    • Javier Herrera
      Javier Herrera 8 days ago

      (Throttle cable)

    • Javier Herrera
      Javier Herrera 8 days ago

      The accel cable is tight. I had one of those cars and that is the matter.

    AGA AGA 9 days ago

    Y U No mention sentra b12 coupe?!!

  • RRE Designs
    RRE Designs 10 days ago +1

    That Tsuru absorves a crash impact like a pizza box, or even worse. xD

  • Vasek Cekan
    Vasek Cekan 10 days ago

    Great video! A couple things to mention is the sentra SE-R 2 door became the 200SX SE-R. I bought a brand new one in 1995. Loved it. Also of note the original Spec V got a 6 speed manual from the Maxima.

  • Jack Balderas
    Jack Balderas 10 days ago

    Please do a 2015 VW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • Christian Doucette
    Christian Doucette 11 days ago

    I drive a b17 sv and I realize when driving it that Nissan really dropped the ball on Sentras

  • Joe Minoso
    Joe Minoso 12 days ago


  • Brandon Orton
    Brandon Orton 12 days ago

    I bought a Sentra 2 weeks after this video was posted. I got a B14. Great car

    • Brandon Orton
      Brandon Orton 11 days ago

      @Bakaroons dang. Good thing I have a manual. But thanks for the heads up 👍🏻

    • Bakaroons
      Bakaroons 11 days ago

      @Brandon Ortonpay close attention to the transmission, any amounts of slippage and it will give out. I lost reverse gear on my auto 96 gxe

    • Brandon Orton
      Brandon Orton 12 days ago

      @Bakaroons Not the SE-R just a regular Sentra

    • Bakaroons
      Bakaroons 12 days ago

      SE or SER ?

  • unkameat Good bar
    unkameat Good bar 12 days ago

    Got an 03 ser,for 1500 $$ ,good gas saver,stick shift 6 speed,yellow,doing aftermarket rotors,and calipers,new tires,keeping it stock, and will upgrade exhaust manifold,and cold air intake as well as upgraded injectors, it’s not refined like my amg, I like driving this car, it is zippy,and can corner well I think the ser is a sleeper tuner.

  • Gus David
    Gus David 12 days ago

    I've got an 03 SE-R automatic and I can only say that it effin sucks! Damn thing is a gas guzzler. No cruise speed whatsoever. Interior plastics have begun to crack due to sun/time. Lots of oil consumption now and the check engine is always on due to some new problem that pops up.

  • Ken Kamikaze
    Ken Kamikaze 13 days ago +1

    I've had a 94 se-r for 13 years and have owned other cars along side it and it's still my favorite.

  • Grant l
    Grant l 13 days ago

    I love these

  • Lucas Abbade
    Lucas Abbade 13 days ago

    I have a B16, maybe not the most interesting generation, but a great city car, cheap to keep, fairly big, and powerful enough

  • Mike CorLeoné
    Mike CorLeoné 14 days ago

    I had a boosted 1.8 91 sentra.. really miss that car.. was very fun to smash on hondas

  • Brian Baney
    Brian Baney 14 days ago

    You should do a video on the 92 mazda mx6 gt its a fun lil turbo car shares the same motor with the turbo ford Probe. I had one miss it a lot was one of the best cars out like 60 iv had

  • Austin D
    Austin D 14 days ago

    Had a b13 base and has tons of fun in it. Cant imagine how sick the se r is!

  • Akeem Barnard
    Akeem Barnard 15 days ago

    I have one. Currently looking for a set of dual fog lamps for it.

  • Rubén Gómez
    Rubén Gómez 15 days ago

    My girlfriend has a 09 sentra and, as a nissan geek, i talk about a lot of nissan while we drive it, the skyline, the z, the xterra, and just one day before i watched this video i told her abour the sentra SE froms the 2000`s. I don`t know if she gets bored about it, but she says she loves her sentra

  • Ignacio Espino
    Ignacio Espino 15 days ago

    Can you do the Altima next

  • Gabriel Dela Cruz
    Gabriel Dela Cruz 16 days ago

    I don'r forget the Sentra/Sylphy

  • bradhunt120
    bradhunt120 16 days ago +1

    My ex had one of these and Jesus it was awesome never had someone scare me in a car and beat my Camaro in something so in suspecting

  • BlackBulletKill
    BlackBulletKill 17 days ago +1

    Why you didn't talk about b12 tho I own one personally still drives strong and sure it not powerful but fun and unique in it boxy shape

    • BlackBulletKill
      BlackBulletKill 13 days ago

      @Mike CorLeoné that is nice tho good thing the b12 does share parts with it even the sway bars. Am on the plan buying another one to make a build might make videos on it plus I want to put a rew 13b rotary engine since it hasn't been done so it an original build. If I do make videos on it I be sure to reply again with a link you can get a nostalgic view of the car. My is silver as well 5 speed 😆 only being little as 30 years still runs good

    • Mike CorLeoné
      Mike CorLeoné 14 days ago

      BlackBulletKill i miss my first sentra.. 87 sentra 5 speed red with grey cloth interior 😬 I’m looking for a pulsar now

  • Edwin Hernandez
    Edwin Hernandez 17 days ago

    I have a Sentra. I thank you guys 🙏🏼♥️

  • Clayton Coetzee
    Clayton Coetzee 18 days ago +3

    Look at South Africa's Nissan Sentra STI 200, one of the most admired cars to date, rocking an SR20DE with VVL.

    • Byron
      Byron 15 days ago

      dont forget our RXI rivals 😂

  • negative muse
    negative muse 18 days ago

    So is a 1990 not as good then??

  • Vinny Kurnizi
    Vinny Kurnizi 18 days ago

    please do nissan pathfinder

  • Paul Pinto
    Paul Pinto 18 days ago

    For sale !! 2004 SE R. 146 k. You can’t afford mine. Lol.

  • Brother Bear
    Brother Bear 18 days ago

    Mexico imported the B13 till 2017!?
    It might not be too hard to get one then.

  • Red & Brown Podcast
    Red & Brown Podcast 19 days ago

    I have a 2009 SE-R Spec V. Best car I have ever had.

  • Seul Garcia
    Seul Garcia 19 days ago

    Your pronounciation of "Nissan" is killing me. 🤐😬🤐

  • Will Ramos
    Will Ramos 19 days ago

    i have a b15 but it is only 1.8 wish i could get a ser engine on it but im in the country of El Salvador some day i might be able to buy one love the video

    AFTR DRK 19 days ago

    My dad still has his 03 se r

  • Motobloviation
    Motobloviation 20 days ago

    I had a 94 SE-R. got it with 2 miles on the odometer, sold it 7 years later with 250,000 miles. It was red. It was awesome. How awesome? Well since then I've owned a Skyline GT-R, an Audi RS6, a twin-turbo Mercedes...and I still miss my Sentra. I even lived in it for a week once.

  • Jonnyboy Tech
    Jonnyboy Tech 21 day ago

    no wonder i fell in love when i rent a 2019 nissan sentra

  • Ander 109
    Ander 109 21 day ago

    Nissan SE-R spec v at 160k miles for $2k. Worth?

    • Ander 109
      Ander 109 18 days ago

      @fruity G 2002. Got the guy down to $1700. Going to pick it up this Monday.

    • fruity G
      fruity G 18 days ago

      Depends on the year

  • crusader88
    crusader88 21 day ago

    Hey bros... Do Abarth!!!!!

  • Dino Voldo
    Dino Voldo 22 days ago

    had an SE-R Spec V. Loved it but had a lot of trouble in the beginning. The little thing you lift to shift into reverse kept coming off, rear window broke for no reason (barely brought it down), the compartment on the dashboard cracked because its plastic, the AC went out and cylinders kept breaking. Despite this, I loved the car.

    • SJ 99
      SJ 99 14 days ago

      My 03 se r rear window broke tok

  • JVIP gnav
    JVIP gnav 22 days ago +1

    94 was the last of the best sentra. Will never get one like it again. ☹☹😭😭

  • Heathcliff Happy
    Heathcliff Happy 22 days ago +1

    love the tsuru, drivied one in mrcivo for more than 15 yrs

  • daniel hamby
    daniel hamby 23 days ago

    I had an ‘03 spec V... I miss that thing

  • Bob The Builder
    Bob The Builder 23 days ago

    O shit I gorgot

  • KAL Blades
    KAL Blades 23 days ago

    We don’t have a video on Nissan Altima?

  • Michael
    Michael 25 days ago

    How you gonna talk about performance Sentras and not mention Disco Potato?

  • O-Town MINI Deals
    O-Town MINI Deals 25 days ago +1

    I started selling Nissan's back in 99 and I remember selling the spec V and the 350Z when it first arrived.....the 2000 Maxima SE Manual was pretty nice as well.

  • Jor-EL Gonz
    Jor-EL Gonz 26 days ago

    I miss my Sentra B13 😭

  • Chris Garcia
    Chris Garcia 26 days ago

    Any reviewer that wastes time trying to be a personality, instead a personality being a reviewer, SUCKS.
    just like this one.