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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  1. Donut Media

    Donut Media

    Mês atrás

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

    • Uuuu Ssss

      Uuuu Ssss

      3 dias atrás

      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❤️

    • burrito GS

      burrito GS

      6 dias atrás

      Soo, i live in Mexico, then no

    • Jonathan Gloria

      Jonathan Gloria

      12 dias atrás

      I got a B15 Spec-V after this video 😆

    • Jonathan Bumbarger

      Jonathan Bumbarger

      14 dias atrás

      Should do a review on the Chrysler 300m Special

    • Carlos Alvarez

      Carlos Alvarez

      18 dias atrás

      Donut Media Nissan Maxima

  2. AKS


    7 horas atrás

    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.

  3. Corey Adkins

    Corey Adkins

    12 horas atrás

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

  4. Kid Refugee

    Kid Refugee

    Dia atrás

    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!

  5. Thom Stoops

    Thom Stoops

    Dia atrás

    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.

  6. Jared Brown

    Jared Brown

    Dia atrás

    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...!

  7. austin wilbert

    austin wilbert

    Dia atrás


  8. austin wilbert

    austin wilbert

    Dia atrás

    Do a video on c 230 kompressor

  9. Chris Estrada

    Chris Estrada

    2 dias atrás

    I too am proud of my Spec V

  10. Hilary Gosnell

    Hilary Gosnell

    2 dias atrás

    I own the 2012 SE-R. I love her. But I've never driven the B-13.

  11. mr.potato head

    mr.potato head

    2 dias atrás

    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

  12. Aaron Tucker

    Aaron Tucker

    3 dias atrás

    This video so nostalgic. I be dying for an AE86 Corolla...

  13. Gerald San Agustin

    Gerald San Agustin

    3 dias atrás

    Nissin makes noodles, Nissan makes cars

  14. aileen hernandez

    aileen hernandez

    3 dias atrás

    Make a up to speed Toyota hiace

  15. Normal Guy

    Normal Guy

    3 dias atrás

    Talk about the Nissan Altima SER could be a great idea

  16. TheDjMoogle


    3 dias atrás

    Damn I have a Sentra like this

  17. Joe Milton

    Joe Milton

    3 dias atrás


  18. Joshua Merino

    Joshua Merino

    3 dias atrás

    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.

  19. Joey L

    Joey L

    4 dias atrás

    I recently bought an 03 SE R Spec V, and i love it! Great video

  20. McFarland Fabrication

    McFarland Fabrication

    4 dias atrás

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

  21. OOF Gaming

    OOF Gaming

    4 dias atrás

    Nissan Sunny’s were popular in Singapore(and my dad owned one)

  22. the real seneca

    the real seneca

    4 dias atrás

    This was one of my favorite cars in high school. I adore them

  23. Dominique Sanchez

    Dominique Sanchez

    4 dias atrás

    Didnt mention the b15 had a bbk too and the b17 nismo/sr turbo have 190whp 🤗

  24. Charles Wolf

    Charles Wolf

    4 dias atrás

    Why are y’all talking about my car??

  25. Sean Bowen

    Sean Bowen

    4 dias atrás

    I hate the CVT in the B17 ughhh

  26. Kadeeyah R

    Kadeeyah R

    5 dias atrás

    I have one🙂it’s my first car

  27. 350z_ Brayden

    350z_ Brayden

    5 dias atrás

    Its time to kick gum and chew ass And im all out of ass 😭😂

  28. Ikua Muita

    Ikua Muita

    6 dias atrás

    James you split my plate of fried chicken with that air slice. :(

  29. Juan The 2nd

    Juan The 2nd

    6 dias atrás

    The Nissan Tsuru (B13 Sentra), is seen here in Mexico as a coffin with wheels.

  30. Lon Brooklyn

    Lon Brooklyn

    6 dias atrás

    Your grown man 34 years old!?

  31. Angus King

    Angus King

    6 dias atrás

    Love my specV lots of fun!

  32. Thandokuhle Sibanyoni

    Thandokuhle Sibanyoni

    6 dias atrás


  33. lincs 4life

    lincs 4life

    7 dias atrás

    The was he says Nissan sound like he's says Niss in instead of Niss an.

  34. Danny Wilson

    Danny Wilson

    8 dias atrás

    I'm not being racist but I think the sentra was set back because of the Mexican tsuru

  35. And raé

    And raé

    8 dias atrás

    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

  36. Smooth Style

    Smooth Style

    8 dias atrás

    I need a good, cheap and fun toyota or nissan. got any ideas?

  37. Hashvind Sivakumar

    Hashvind Sivakumar

    9 dias atrás

    Proud owner of a Sentra N16

  38. kev mar

    kev mar

    9 dias atrás

    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.

  39. 90's Works

    90's Works

    9 dias atrás


  40. Jim Husselman

    Jim Husselman

    10 dias atrás

    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

  41. Kurt


    10 dias atrás

    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)

  42. Michael Jennings

    Michael Jennings

    11 dias atrás

    No more cvt for me no way

  43. Michael Jennings

    Michael Jennings

    11 dias atrás

    So ibought the 2015 sentra and what a let down cvt is slow

  44. Michael Jennings

    Michael Jennings

    11 dias atrás

    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

  45. Michael Jennings

    Michael Jennings

    11 dias atrás

    My 2015 is a well built car there cvt hold it back especialy at high speed

  46. The Quarlok13

    The Quarlok13

    11 dias atrás

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

  47. Luke Adam Hanafey

    Luke Adam Hanafey

    11 dias atrás

    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.

  48. Carlos Calderon

    Carlos Calderon

    11 dias atrás

    Tsuru FUCKING LEGEND !!!!!

  49. The Tom Memes

    The Tom Memes

    12 dias atrás

    In 🇨🇱 and 🇦🇷 this car is called Nissan V16

  50. travis bowen

    travis bowen

    12 dias atrás

    Thought about getting a b13 and dropping a sr20det motor in it 💪👍

  51. dripzzz 200

    dripzzz 200

    13 dias atrás

    Do Volkswagen Jetta

  52. Eric Mendoza

    Eric Mendoza

    13 dias atrás

    My mom has this car😂

  53. David Mihalko

    David Mihalko

    13 dias atrás

    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.



    14 dias atrás

    I was soo close to buying a Tsuru se-r in mexico 😭 i want one

  55. yellofury


    14 dias atrás

    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

  56. Sugin14 DB

    Sugin14 DB

    14 dias atrás

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

  57. Stephaan Jacques

    Stephaan Jacques

    15 dias atrás

  58. Alex Cintas

    Alex Cintas

    15 dias atrás

    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.

  59. Andre Ren

    Andre Ren

    15 dias atrás

    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

  60. Adam Harrington

    Adam Harrington

    16 dias atrás

    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.

  61. Daniel Carmona

    Daniel Carmona

    16 dias atrás

    1:24 you´re welcome

  62. Niraj Shukla

    Niraj Shukla

    16 dias atrás

    Is Derek D looking for work?

  63. Alpha Wërks

    Alpha Wërks

    17 dias atrás

    One of the worst engines ever made.....

  64. Soary24


    17 dias atrás

    Still owned my 2004 ser spec v since 12 years. Perfect condition.

  65. eny margaretha

    eny margaretha

    18 dias atrás

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

  66. GrifWithOneF


    18 dias atrás

    Sentra S U C C

  67. Jax Carter

    Jax Carter

    18 dias atrás

    I drive a 2002 sentra gxe

  68. Derrick Mitchell

    Derrick Mitchell

    19 dias atrás

    Owner a b15 with the qd18de and added a turbo. Fun little motor, fun little car!!!

  69. Challenger RC

    Challenger RC

    19 dias atrás

    I want a Sentra but I want a dodge dart video more

  70. Yanuchi Uchiha: Anime, Games and Ramdomness

    Yanuchi Uchiha: Anime, Games and Ramdomness

    19 dias atrás

    so, after nissan got owned by honda, it decided to unleash the nismo?

  71. Saule Karavirs

    Saule Karavirs

    19 dias atrás

    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.

  72. GTiRnissan


    19 dias atrás

    not even a mention of gti-r swaps?

  73. MYHATY


    19 dias atrás

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

  74. Semper Faith

    Semper Faith

    20 dias atrás

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

  75. Benjamin Butcher

    Benjamin Butcher

    20 dias atrás

    Everyone knows the average driver doesn’t like fun..

    • Benjamin Butcher

      Benjamin Butcher

      20 dias atrás

      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.

  76. Carlos Zamora

    Carlos Zamora

    20 dias atrás

    2004 Nissan Sentra SE R Spec V came out in Need For Speed Underground and Underground 2.

  77. Jacob Griffin

    Jacob Griffin

    20 dias atrás

    And I'm all out ofbubblegum. Butt.

  78. Luis Angel

    Luis Angel

    20 dias atrás

    hahahaha lol, i´m from Mexico and i can confirm that here tsurus are everywhere

  79. Keifer Herron

    Keifer Herron

    20 dias atrás

    Would you guys do an up to speed on the Civic Si, Fiesta ST and Cayman GT4?

  80. DRAGOON games

    DRAGOON games

    21 dia atrás

    Plz lx570

  81. Olivia Quezada

    Olivia Quezada

    21 dia atrás

    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.



    21 dia atrás

    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

  83. Nelson B

    Nelson B

    21 dia atrás

    I'm sure they made a b14 se-r. I seen plenty of them.

  84. that guy

    that guy

    21 dia atrás

    Mitsubishi l200 please

  85. Nik Trivino

    Nik Trivino

    21 dia atrás

    have you done maxima???

  86. Nik Trivino

    Nik Trivino

    21 dia atrás

    hey man would love if you did maxima

  87. Nik Trivino

    Nik Trivino

    21 dia atrás

    hey do a maxima

  88. Nik Trivino

    Nik Trivino

    21 dia atrás


  89. wsde1231


    21 dia atrás

    Do a video on the Lexus sc300/400

  90. Eric Cummings

    Eric Cummings

    21 dia atrás

    The B15 SE-R is a great car. Very fun to drive and pretty quick for what it is. Only problem is the QR25 has all kinds of problems. Butterfly valves in the intake losing screws, catastrophic catalytic converter failures, and most of them burn oil. Could have been such a cool car but I think part of the problem is the lack of quality after Renault bought Nissan.

  91. Carlos Alvarez

    Carlos Alvarez

    21 dia atrás

    Hey can you do Nissan Maxima next

  92. Steve Taibi

    Steve Taibi

    22 dias atrás

    Can you guys do an Up to Speed episode on the Chevy Cavalier/Cobalt!? Cobalt SS fan boy here

  93. Gentsofintel


    22 dias atrás

    Do a episode on the vq35 and the cars it’s put in (cars not the lame suv) perhaps, maybe the stick shift versions lol (sorry just super stoked I found a factory 6 speed maxima!!!!!!!)

  94. Dallas Alvarado

    Dallas Alvarado

    22 dias atrás

    Im watching on the 28th of May and James, you've done it, 2,015,578 subscribers. Keep it up, love y'all, and stay safe!!!!

  95. julio castro

    julio castro

    22 dias atrás

    look for the lucino gtr that was anice nissan sport car bassed on the b14

  96. south9563


    22 dias atrás

    Nothin like going to mexico and riding in a NISSAN TSURU taxi lol damm thing rattling falling apart but that engine keeps rolling

  97. Ember Storm

    Ember Storm

    22 dias atrás

    James Pumphrey's passion for cars makes me well up with emotion.

  98. 404UserNotFound


    22 dias atrás

    Lol #71 at the box office

  99. kage ryuz88

    kage ryuz88

    22 dias atrás

    I am rocking a Nissan Sentra GXE with a 5speed and its a great fuel saver as well as its can rip up the pavement you should do a video on the GXE as well

  100. Adrián T. L.

    Adrián T. L.

    22 dias atrás

    Oh shit, the Tsuru!!!

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