I bought a 2nd hand 200SX SE-R with 15000 miles on the clock and drove it for 18 years - one of the most affordable and satisfying cars. It has been extremely reliable and low cost to maintain. They call it a poor man's BMW - it handles the road very well. It heats up and cools down very quickly with good extremes of temperature.
Sadly I couldn't get a new Nissan Sentra with a sunshine (moon) roof as they don't offer a manual shift version. So I bought a Mazda 3 when I sold this car for $10 - but the buyer gave me $20!
Mine is stick and punches when I use the gas pedal, fun to drive excellent car for work, handling is very good and easy to maneuver. If you want more power look for the se-r model big power for a little car. Very fun to drive .
stick shift Powerful on the se-r Model lots of fun
This was my first car ever and I was nervous. Never thought I would be buying a "sporty" car. This is the greatest car though. No major repairs, fuel efficient, enough space for a Xmas tree. I hope it will last another 10 years. I am thinking about finding some used just in case I need the parts. Nissan indeed should bring this car back. Why not? I never want anything else!
Fuel efficiency, handling, acceleration, size
Fix the check engine light. It seems to respond to temperature!
when i test drove my se-r for the
first time i knew it had potential. i
would never had bought this car if it
wasnt a manual, since the automatic
fails to bring out the performace of
the midsized fourbanger which from the
cabin sounds like an american 5.0L V8.
thanks to the rear suspension this car
has great emergency handling, even at
speeds over 40mph! ive gotten about
30 mpg since i put in the cold air
intake, but that drops to like 22mpg
if i race it a lot. no way will i
ever sell this car! if you want a
small, swift, fun to drive-and-swerve
car, go for a manual 200sx se-r.
manual transmision, 140 hp engine, gas
mileage, and exterior design that
hides the sport coupes abilities.
catch up to the civic si's 160 hp, a
power driver seat, relocate cup
holders, lose the antenna!