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good sporty commuter cars
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By m-
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1998 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2dr Coupe


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My wife and I bought the SE-R in 2001 for a commuter for her. In two years and nearly 35,000 miles there's not been a bit of trouble. We're nearing 90K now and our mechanic said the little guy is doing great. Lot of fun on the road; the light body and 2-liter engine make driving in traffic a bit more fun and it handles very well. I'm 6'-3" tall and sitting in it works fine but getting in and out it a bit of chore when you're bigger.


Favorite Features

Styled very well as far as commuter cars go. Handles excellently and accelerates pretty quick.


Suggested Improvements

I would suggest that Nissan should have thrown a six-speed manual (like the Sentra SE-R Spec V released this year). The 2-liter engine is great on gas but the car would go faster if there was a sixth gear. Also, for the tall guys: get the seat off the floor!


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Nissan 200SX SE-R
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By J.Brink
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1998 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2dr Coupe


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I love it! It is very reliable and even though it has a smaller engine then my last car, it is very peppy!


Favorite Features

Fog lights, power moon/sun roof, both CD and Cassette, cruise on the steering wheel, 15" alloys...


Suggested Improvements

The sound system isn't very good, but only a minor detail.


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200sxser
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By 200sxser
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1998 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2dr Coupe


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Great car. Fast, powerful (weight to horse power ratio) and excellent quality. Made several trips south of the border) at full power for hours (just shy of the speed limiter) without any problems at all. My former US cars rattled since new and I did not trust the engines for long hours in high rpms. The car still feels like new. Engine, suspension and shocks are amazingly perfect after 60000 miles. We had a 95 Mustang GT and it was as fast as it but for the speed limiter. Very civilized, excellent sound system, and an excellent purchase.


Favorite Features

Engine, economy, power, lights, looks, quality (not one rattle), interior, sound system.


Suggested Improvements

Paint quality could be improved. Single horn sounded pathetic and replaced it with duals. Long stick shift belongs in a truck, but a 4 inch cut made shift changes fast and enjoyable. Sits are too low, but raised them with $10 in hardaware parts.


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Nice Car!
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By Yekitsu
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1998 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2dr Coupe


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200SX is a great car for young people who doesn't have the money for a luxury sports car. With little mods it can be turned into a sportier coupe, just replace it's 14 inchers with 16's and you got a new powerful look!!. No mechanical/electrical problems experienced.


Favorite Features

White face gauges


Suggested Improvements

Clutch pedal should have a softer feel, it feels some how hard and non-linear.


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Dependable, fun to drive
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By M.L. S.
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1998 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2dr Coupe


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Bought the car new in '98. Had several problems when new, but once they were fixed by the dealer, the car has proven very reliable, fun to drive and has held up exceptionally well. Initial problems included leaking freeze plug, broken clip inside the steering wheel. Dealer corrected all problems.


Favorite Features

Nice styling, easy to do minor maintenance, sporty, yet very economical. Very affordable when new and nicely equipped for the price.


Suggested Improvements

Begin making a 2 door se-r. I refuse to even consider the newer 4 door models when I trade.


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