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