When trying to buy a car for a high school teenager, one must always take into their "need" for a fast and good looking car. This car I believe has good looks and although it won't beat any decent DSM's it's handling is superb, and to add to that it is the most reliable car I have ever known. Nissan builds cars like rocks, and spin down the block solidifies this. The transmission in this car is incredible, everything is point to point, no "grey gears" to felt. While in a race this car may never keep up with those DSM's it will defintely outlast them, plus just remember who has working AC.
As stated earlier, this transmission can not be beat. The clutch's catch point is very near the ground, and although hard to learn on, it is extremely easy to use when you get used to it. The good transmission is not inherent only to the 200SX's as it can be found on any fairly new Nissan.
While sporting a nice interior, a few lights behind things like certain AC and radio controls have burnt out. Doesn't really affect anything just a little bothering. Also both doors' hinges have bent and a decent force must be exerted to close them.