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    im planning to buy brand new car, 1.3l lang para tipid sa gas. which is better between the two? no problem about the budget. just the performance, durability, reliability etc.

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    ako Black Nissan Sentra GX tapos wheels upgrade...

    kung stock talaga...Vios 1.3E.

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    sentra if you need a regular sized car, vios for fuel economy

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    The Sentra is huge compared to the Vios, but the body is too heavy for the engine. Costs less to run than a 1.6 if driven conservatively, but if you try to drive at 1.6 speeds, you'll be surprised how much gas you'll use. Okay car, just don't get the AT. No power and no fuel efficiency.

    The Vios will save you money on gas, but it has no ABS... yet... ask at Toyota, the 2006 ones will get ABS, I think. Pero anliit ng loob, especially compared to cars like the Sentra and the new City. Good for bachelors, but not for families.

    Both are okay, afaik, in terms of maintenance. Dunno if Toyota is already following the 10,000 km checkup instead of the 5,000 km checkup, but if they do, that saves quite a bit of money for you. (Honda is already at 10,000km)

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    base on the specs of the two model mas mataas ang ps and torque ng nissan. ibig sabihin mas mabilis ito compare sa vios to think na mas magaan ang vios. and vios is more fuel efficient because it has low ps and torque and overall weight? ty guys for the info.

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    vios...kasi sexy si britney spears

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    95hp ang Sentra...but has a heavier body.
    85hp ang Vios...and with its lighter but smaller body aces the fuel efficiency.

    i have seen GX Sentras roaming the streets mukhang matulin naman.
    btw, if you're going Sentra, get the GX Power variant... it's Chain driven DOHC 1.3L 16v 95hp...all power plus CD player standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valskie01
    base on the specs of the two model mas mataas ang ps and torque ng nissan. ibig sabihin mas mabilis ito compare sa vios to think na mas magaan ang vios. and vios is more fuel efficient because it has low ps and torque and overall weight? ty guys for the info.
    ...about the torque, they have almost identical figures...
    Sentra: 123Nm@4400rpm
    Vios: 122Nm@4400rpm

    The Sentra weighs roughly 200-250kg more than the Vios...

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    I've seen a bare-bones, rental Sentra 1.3 GX take a podium finish at RWYB in Subic, against set-up 1600 and up cars (w/ POS tires)... but a lot had to do with the driver. :D ;)

    IMO, the Vios will definitely have better fuel economy and performance given the lighter body. The Sentra has more space though..

    Having driven both on the highway, the Sentra feels more stable at high speed given the additional heft (but i drove a 1.6L with the 15" wheels).

    Reliability and durabilty on both will just be the same given they are equally maintained (if the Sentra has standard powerlocks it may malfunction though... achilles heel ng Taiwan part spec N16 Sentra). Resale value will favor the Vios.
    Last edited by vinj; January 16th, 2006 at 03:44 PM.

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    The Sentra would have won because of the stiff chassis and good balance. A 1.3 has a naturally better balance than a 1.6... which also has a better balance than a 2.0... less weight on the nose means a front/rear balance closer to 55-45 than the 60-40 of the heavier engined models.

    Baka puro slalom at chicane yung track sa RWYB. :lol:

    That said, the newer GX is reportedly heavier and slower than the old Sentra FE, despite the 5-10hp power boost it has over the FE (which had the old GA13DE, which was also twincam and chain-belt), because it's heavier. The Vios will be faster.

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