I have well over 75,000 miles on my SE
and it continues to run like new. My
car has all of the standard bolts ons
(More than 25Hp more than stock) and
is used as an autocross and track car
often gaining better times than other
cars twice as expensive. Even with
the hard use, it just keeps on going
without a problem yet. Great car for
the money with a surprising amount of
Great engine, suspension and brakes.
This car handles like a much more
expensive car and costs peanuts to
maintain. Other than regularly
scheduled maintanence I haven't spent
a cent on repairs.
Get rid of multilink beam rear axle.
Chase away the buzzing demons.
This is one of the most reliable cars
that I have ever bought. I redline
the engine quite often & it still runs
like brand new. It pulls fairly
strong for a 2 liter engine. It also
sips gas. About 25 MPG city & 32 MPG
highway. The suspension is pretty
firm. Too bad that they discontinued
the SE in 2002.
Nissan's most overbuilt 4 cylinder
SR20DE engine, 5 speed, 4 wheel disc
brakes, sporty suspension, titanium
face guages, VLSD, side sills, 16"
wheels, & it's funky little styling.
Not much. Some more aftermarket
support for this specific model would
My wife has driven this car for nearly
three years now and it has only had tow
minor recall issues. Other than that,
only oil and filter chages and new
rubber at 40k miles. Handling is very
good and it is actually more fun to
drive than my 2001 Camry--great in the
88,000 miles and nary a problem. I
love the handling, the speed the growl
of the motor. I have outmaneuvered
many more powerful and supposedly
better handling vehicles with the
expectant higher price tag all over the
Rockies and the Sierras, as ell as PCH
up to Frisco. I have 205s but will
change them back to 195s as the
difference is only minimal.
cup holders' convenience and location,
as well as arms' rest.