I did a lot of research before buying.
Decided on the 165hp automatic SE-R
with the Sunroof and the 16in wheels.
Purchased my SE-R in Dec'02 for a
little under the 12/02 TMV price. This
is one solid car. It has a lot of
pickup and handles very well. The ride
is smooth and relatively quiet. The red
light indicator panel and the fog
lights make it fun to drive at night.
It's great to have a sporty looking 4dr
The good looking 16in - 6 spoke
aluminum wheels are my favorite. The
spoiler dresses up the rear nicely. The
pop-up/retracting sunroof is convenient
and allows good air flow.
Gas mileage is poor. For 23/28 mpg, I
only get 22mpg. There is also a lot of
cracking/popping noises which come from
the exhaust heat shields. Plus the
front cupholders are too close to the
console and can only vertically hold
short 8-12oz cups.