Bought the can new in 1992. It was the cat's meow in it's day. It still have the car with only 98K miles on it. I spent a lot of time over seas. The only problems I have had were with the brakes that seem to have a course sound when applied. The seal around the tail lights leak and I can't seem to fix it. There is also a leak around the sun roof and wind shield or fire wall. Can't seem to find the source of any of the leaks. I can't let go of it though. Love?
I like the sound and power of the SR20DE engine.
Prevent the car from leaking around seals. Paint went to crap quickly and the car is rust prone.
This car is fun to drive. Light weight, sharp handling, high revving. This car is the perfect sleeper. Revving the motor to 7,500 revs sounds and feels good. The SR20DE motor doesn't dissapoint. You get great gas mileage on it, too.
The motor, seats, lightweight chassis.
A turbocharger. The motor can withstand 300+ WHP on stock internals. The SR20DE is a strong motor.
This car is an amazing little machine.
I bought mine used with 184,000 miles
on it...and it runs like brand new!
The SR20 is an incredibly durable
engine. It handles very well(good for
crowded parking lots) and can blow the
doors off almost anything stock(good
for merging on the highway). Its a
sleeper, so its invisible to cops, and
its got nissan quality. with 184,000
miles on it i've had the following
as you can see, its a very tough car.
Its hard to keep the wheels stuck to
the street in acceleration(love that
engine) and it shifts smooth as
butter. and the rev-limiter is great,
kept me from blowing my engine once.
Sleeper desighn; SR20DE; Super smooth
tranny; cozy interior; little digital
clock under the Tach; stereo right next
to steering wheel for easy
reach...large enthusiast group.
My SE-R has been flogged on road
course lapping days, autocrosses, and
everything in between with no
complaint. The plain sedan shape is
low on the radar, but it's high on
utility. Real duality - the car has a
high-strung nature that's easy to
indulge. Brisk driving on backroads is
a delight. A shame that clean examples
are getting harder to find.
Potent, solid SR20DE engine. Factory
viscous limited-slip better than
nothing. High outward visibility.
Decent aftermarket and inherent cult
Fifth gear "pop-out" known problem on
some cars, yet Nissan refused to
recognize. Motor mounts wear out with
high miles. Door hinges sag with age.