Wednesday, March 10, 2004
The last time a Nissan Sentra set foot on the Subic International Raceway was when the dollar exchanged for 26 pesos and the president still totted a cigar. During this time, I was literally wearing shorts and learning about girls for the first time. This clean-slate attitude probably makes me the most qualified in writing about the 2004 Nissan Sentra.
Every Terminator movie has a scene where Arnold Schwarzenegger gets hit with everything the enemy has. His skin and human attachments rip off, revealing the glowering, gleaming metal underneath. Imagine that happening to a car, and that's how the new BMW 5 series looks like—as if the attractively beady-eyed countenance of the old 5 gets blown off and out comes The Cyborg. The angry eyebrows of the front headlamp clusters lead to a pronounced nose section and sharply creased flanks. The shutlines are all trapezoids and the rear continues the bulky, angular theme.