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

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

    Donut MediaDonut Mediaหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Donut Media I had one all this time and I though it’s was a trashy car,now I have a different point of you on that car thank you❤️

      Uuuu SsssUuuu Ssss8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Soo, i live in Mexico, then no

      burrito GSburrito GS11 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • I got a B15 Spec-V after this video 😆

      Jonathan GloriaJonathan Gloria17 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Should do a review on the Chrysler 300m Special

      Jonathan BumbargerJonathan Bumbarger19 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Donut Media Nissan Maxima

      Carlos AlvarezCarlos Alvarez23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Those things are still slow

    lillocster951lillocster9518 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Why you no like b14, i have one and honestly love it

    Ragerius The OverlordRagerius The Overlord9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • the Japanese version was the sunny. they destroyed a lot of corollas and camrys back in the day

    Mario ManboardeMario Manboarde14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Nissan SE-R’s are the most underrated sports cars of all time

    Sergio GarciaSergio Garcia15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • He can't even say the car brands name right!! NISSSSSIIIIIIIIIN

    D 2D 223 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • In Mexico BASURA means trash . We call it BA-TSURU . 💩

  • The B14 "sentra" was a 200sx se-r.... Your fuckin slacking Donut, smh...

    Daft RawDaft Rawวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I have an 06 best car I've ever owned. So reliable I can't always get parts easily but wouldn't trade it for anything. Looks like the one in the background of the video.

    Jonathan BakerJonathan Bakerวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I definitely wish i could trade my van for one cuz they r better at gas

    Mileena Nicolas KoontzMileena Nicolas Koontzวันที่ผ่านมา
  • PLS episode about Datsun 100a/Nissan Cherry/Satsuma From My Summer Car :D

  • What about the Nissan Altima SE-R

    David VeraDavid Vera2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love my 2018 NISMO edition. I feel it's a little underpowered and needs dual exhaust but other than that it's such a fun car to drive and love the way it looks.

    Luke WoessnerLuke Woessner3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Matt Campbell i was on the fence, but i just kept getting drawn to the black

      Luke WoessnerLuke Woessner3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Yup I love my Nismo .. got it in white

      Matt CampbellMatt Campbell3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Interesting car we don't have over here in the UK.

    HM Car ReviewsHM Car Reviews3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Can you do one on the IS300?

    kitzbackkitzback3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I have the 03 Nissan Sentra Ser spev V

    Justin Ortega-carneyJustin Ortega-carney3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Men those Tsurus are dead traps, crash at 20 mph and you are dead

    RacemanRaceman3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Raceman not the ones made in America

      Lil UriLil Uri2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My dad owns a 1994 B13 Mexican Tsuru with the silver top, he used to get me to school early morning hauling ass, this video made me extremely happy and it will make him too, thanks a lot.

    nutriacubicanutriacubica4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Was about to comment on the irony that you started the video stating that this little car is being forgotten when I see tons of B13s on the streets on a daily basis... Then BAM! You showed your research and closed the video with the fact that we Mexicans kept it in production until 2017. Quick correction: the Tsuru wasn't outlawed in Mexico due to safety regulations (airbags just became mandatory in this 2019), but because of emissions/anti-polution regulations. Trivia: VW México kept selling the Mk 4 Jetta until 2014, and the original Beetle until 2003; while GM kept the Gen I Aveo until 2018, the Corsa B intil 2012, and the previous generation Chevy Spark is still on sale among its younger brother. We Mexicans love our outdated cars.

    VeggiePopperVeggiePopper4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love my 2010 SER Spec-V..........I am 6'3" and the mid-sized body is waaayyy better for me. Even with the sunroof I have tons of headroom. The B16 spec-V is the fastest SER they ever made....even quicker than the new Nismo ones. Revs to 7000 and with Pilot Sports she handles.

    AKSAKS5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Had an 04 ser spec V black with red lava, six speed. Fun car.

    Corey AdkinsCorey Adkins5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Finally someone took the time to do an awesome mashup of the Sentra story. Thank you! 7yr owner here, of an ‘02 B15 Spec V. I was really looking forward to the redemption of the Sentra. Instead we got the B16 NISMO👎. Oh well, at least I can still look forward to the past to find one of the coolest Sentras, the B13 SE-R. Fun fact kids. The B15 SE-R was factory tuned specifically for autocross. Which dominated the scene before the Oompa Loompa Miata invasion. It even had faster slalom times than WRX, MR-2, and pretty much everything in its class and some. How about that for an underdog!

    Kid RefugeeKid Refugee6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Whoa there buddy, Nissan and Datsun have always been two separate brands, and Nissan bought/acquired the Datsun marque sometime in the 60's as it was near failure and Nissan wanted a piece of the Japanese roadster market that Datsun had been gradually growing over time. Both companies were started independently of each other, but because most people's knowledge of Datsun only goes back to the early 70's with the early Z cars, the perception is that Nissan used to be Datsun because the Z switched badges in the early 80's with the 300ZX Mk.2. Datsun used to race competitively in the late 50's-early 60's and a few private teams entered their cars in the Mille Miglia, Dakar Rally, and a handful of other prolific racing events in history.

    Thom StoopsThom Stoops6 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Actually, Nissan purchased Datsun as early as the 1940's or something like that. In fact, Nissan entered the car business when they purchased Datsun; beforehand, they were some sort of finances company, then invested in Datsun and the rest was history. They marketed their products under different names (hence the two separate brands) first depending on the country, then depending on status - entry cars were branded Datsun while upmarket products were sold as Nissan. When things got rough in the 70's, they decided to no longer brand under different names to avoid cannibalism and to benefit from brand recognition and unified their products under the Nissan name, discontinuing the Datsun brand. But you got it right in that they started as separate companies, though.

      VeggiePopperVeggiePopper4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love my white 02 Spec-v, it has been a fun car. Fairly peppy and pretty damn reliable except for it is only a matter of when you'll have to replace the head gasket (mine @ ~155k). Love these videos, keep them coming...!

    Jared BrownJared Brown6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 2000

    austin wilbertaustin wilbert6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Do a video on c 230 kompressor

    austin wilbertaustin wilbert6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I too am proud of my Spec V

    Chris EstradaChris Estrada7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I own the 2012 SE-R. I love her. But I've never driven the B-13.

    Hilary GosnellHilary Gosnell7 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Hilary Gosnell I got a b13

      Lil UriLil Uri2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Tsuru in Mexico are legendary for getting jacked. That thing will be stripped and sold in less then 24hrs. Also a death trap in a accident. I think even the Mitsubishi Mirage offers better safety for cheaper

    mr.potato headmr.potato head7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This video so nostalgic. I be dying for an AE86 Corolla...

    Aaron TuckerAaron Tucker7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Nissin makes noodles, Nissan makes cars

    Gerald San AgustinGerald San Agustin8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Make a up to speed Toyota hiace

    aileen hernandezaileen hernandez8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Talk about the Nissan Altima SER could be a great idea

    Normal GuyNormal Guy8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Damn I have a Sentra like this

    TheDjMoogleTheDjMoogle8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Nissin?

    Joe MiltonJoe Milton8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This video make my day, my father bought a Mexican 1999 b13 back on 2003 and was his very first car, then he gave it to me so was my first car as well, I sold it just one year ago and I loved that car. It was extremely reliable and very cheap to fix and top of that the chassis it was very light and the engine it is a twin can plus manual transmission.

    Joshua MerinoJoshua Merino8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I recently bought an 03 SE R Spec V, and i love it! Great video

    Joey LJoey L8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I have an 03. Bought it for 1300$. Is inches away from beating my buddies 09 civic si. Great car for the price

    McFarland FabricationMcFarland Fabrication9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Nissan Sunny’s were popular in Singapore(and my dad owned one)

    OOF GamingOOF Gaming9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This was one of my favorite cars in high school. I adore them

    the real senecathe real seneca9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Didnt mention the b15 had a bbk too and the b17 nismo/sr turbo have 190whp 🤗

    Dominique SanchezDominique Sanchez9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why are y’all talking about my car??

    Charles WolfCharles Wolf9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I hate the CVT in the B17 ughhh

    Sean BowenSean Bowen9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I have one🙂it’s my first car

    Kadeeyah RKadeeyah R10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Its time to kick gum and chew ass And im all out of ass 😭😂

    350z_ Brayden350z_ Brayden10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • James you split my plate of fried chicken with that air slice. :(

    Ikua MuitaIkua Muita10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The Nissan Tsuru (B13 Sentra), is seen here in Mexico as a coffin with wheels.

    Juan The 2ndJuan The 2nd11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Your grown man 34 years old!?

    Lon BrooklynLon Brooklyn11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Love my specV lots of fun!

    Angus KingAngus King11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Alpina

    Thandokuhle SibanyoniThandokuhle Sibanyoni11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The was he says Nissan sound like he's says Niss in instead of Niss an.

    lincs 4lifelincs 4life12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm not being racist but I think the sentra was set back because of the Mexican tsuru

    Danny WilsonDanny Wilson13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I got one. And I soo need a sexy body kit. Can anyone give me some links. Also I want some protector headlights for it. Also mine has this wired S or lighting for the logo anyone know why is that

    And raéAnd raé13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I need a good, cheap and fun toyota or nissan. got any ideas?

    Smooth StyleSmooth Style13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Proud owner of a Sentra N16

    Hashvind SivakumarHashvind Sivakumar13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I owned both the b15 and b16 and I can tell you stock for stock the si at that time would be crushed. I know I destroyed enough of them. Even took out older mustang gts with it.

    kev markev mar14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • NFS2!

    90's Works90's Works14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Great and informative video however even with the Nissan commercial guy pronouncing it for you , you still kept screwing it up!!!! NISSAN KNEE-SONE NISSAN LOL I own a 2011 Sentra sr and a 2011 Nissan titan heavy metal chrome version. Great vehicles. God bless

    Jim HusselmanJim Husselman15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I just got me a 03 spec v 😎 but I'm having to pull the head because the hg is blown, bought it like that so I did get a great deal, even so it does or did run and drive (before I started the tear down)

    KurtKurt15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • No more cvt for me no way

    Michael JenningsMichael Jennings16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So ibought the 2015 sentra and what a let down cvt is slow

    Michael JenningsMichael Jennings16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My 2006 i had was the fasted car i ever had i never lost a light to light race she beat a lot of big money cars it was total lost

    Michael JenningsMichael Jennings16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My 2015 is a well built car there cvt hold it back especialy at high speed

    Michael JenningsMichael Jennings16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I own one of these bad boys. 1992 SE-R, U12 Bluebird swapped in though. Makes a few more horses now. Great car.

    The Quarlok13The Quarlok1316 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1 part of nissan sentras you missed Part of South africas versions and probably one of the most rad. With a sr20ve Sr20de Or the very rare sr16ve motors Sold as the Nissan sentra sti or Sabre gxi.

    Luke Adam HanafeyLuke Adam Hanafey16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Tsuru FUCKING LEGEND !!!!!

    Carlos CalderonCarlos Calderon16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • In 🇨🇱 and 🇦🇷 this car is called Nissan V16

    The Tom MemesThe Tom Memes17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thought about getting a b13 and dropping a sr20det motor in it 💪👍

    travis bowentravis bowen17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Do Volkswagen Jetta

    dripzzz 200dripzzz 20018 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My mom has this car😂

    Eric MendozaEric Mendoza18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Got a 2005 SE-R for sale in San Diego. Red with Nismo wheels, recent smog check. It was my daughter's car in high school and college. It is a fast little car...just one hook: it's an automatic.

    David MihalkoDavid Mihalko18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I was soo close to buying a Tsuru se-r in mexico 😭 i want one

    JDMMOHAKIJDMMOHAKI19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Had a b13 XE coupe with a 5 spd in college. Got rear ended in my MAxima 3 weeks ago and I needed a beater with the insurance check. ended up with a B15 GXE. Not too shabby. Simple and honest car

    yellofuryyellofury19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So I literally picked one of these up for 400 from a friends junkyard. Gotta nice.

    Sugin14 DBSugin14 DB19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Stephaan JacquesStephaan Jacques20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Had a 2001 Sentra gxe that was actually a great little car. Bought it used with 30k and drive it to 240,000k with little issue.

    Alex CintasAlex Cintas20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I used to have a B17 Sentra Nismo and I loved that car, I had it tuned and modded and it was so fun to drive

    Andre RenAndre Ren20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The b13 Sentra is called Tsuru in México wich by the way is the unsafest car you can buy there but only 2017 versions not newer because, again, unsafest car massively sold there. And the 1991 looks exactly the same as the 2017 Tsuru in Mexico.

    Adam HarringtonAdam Harrington21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:24 you´re welcome

    Daniel CarmonaDaniel Carmona21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is Derek D looking for work?

    Niraj ShuklaNiraj Shukla21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • One of the worst engines ever made.....

    Alpha WërksAlpha Wërks22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Still owned my 2004 ser spec v since 12 years. Perfect condition.

    Soary24Soary2422 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 7:34 you spell the car brand how i call it

    eny margarethaeny margaretha23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Sentra S U C C

    GrifWithOneFGrifWithOneF23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I drive a 2002 sentra gxe

    Jax CarterJax Carter23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Owner a b15 with the qd18de and added a turbo. Fun little motor, fun little car!!!

    Derrick MitchellDerrick Mitchell24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I want a Sentra but I want a dodge dart video more

    Challenger RCChallenger RC24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • so, after nissan got owned by honda, it decided to unleash the nismo?

    Yanuchi Uchiha: Anime, Games and RamdomnessYanuchi Uchiha: Anime, Games and Ramdomness24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm lovin my B-15 Spec-V So much fun to drive on the streets. 180 ft/lb is super noticeable. and it feels like a real driver's car, not one of these high tech does all the work for you things they make now. It's mechanical nature means it does all the work with you.

    Saule KaravirsSaule Karavirs24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • not even a mention of gti-r swaps?

    GTiRnissanGTiRnissan24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So they’ll do this but not the g35 :(

    MYHATYMYHATY24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You know which se-r everyone forgot about? The Nissan Altima Se-r

    Semper FaithSemper Faith24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Everyone knows the average driver doesn’t like fun..

    Benjamin ButcherBenjamin Butcher24 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • After riding in one of those early 90’s models, I can attest it’s a fast lil car. Not my first choice, but respectable.

      Benjamin ButcherBenjamin Butcher24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 2004 Nissan Sentra SE R Spec V came out in Need For Speed Underground and Underground 2.

    Carlos ZamoraCarlos Zamora25 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Hugh G. Rection Lol Damn.

      Carlos ZamoraCarlos Zamora22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • i have the regular 04 sentra 1.8...automatic...with 120 hp 😢🤦🏻‍♂️plz kill me

      Hugh G. RectionHugh G. Rectionวันที่ผ่านมา
  • And I'm all out ofbubblegum. Butt.

    Jacob GriffinJacob Griffin25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • hahahaha lol, i´m from Mexico and i can confirm that here tsurus are everywhere

    Luis AngelLuis Angel25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Would you guys do an up to speed on the Civic Si, Fiesta ST and Cayman GT4?

    Keifer HerronKeifer Herron25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Plz lx570

    DRAGOON gamesDRAGOON games25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It's is pronounced Knee-Sahn, not Nisz-sin. Take two minutes to find the really good video on correctly pronouncing Japanese car makers in English. I'll try to find the link.

    Olivia QuezadaOlivia Quezada26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Nissan tends to blow their good products, lol like the 510 was replaced by the 710, which was more powerful, but replaced IRS for a leafsprung solid axle in the rear, and even when Road & Track said it handled just like the 510, it was seen as a step back, needless to mention that it was kind of ugly and interior trim had cheaper materials, also the car was more prone to fishtail than the 510. and then they blew it with the Sentra/Tsuru, which was just fantastic to drive, replacing it with a larger vehicle, with a step back in suspension technology, lol

    IMPERATORIMPERATOR26 วันที่ผ่านมา
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