This car rocks. I read about SE-Rs ten
years ago and found this one by
accident about 2 years ago on a lot for
$2200. It was a one-owner car in great
condition, aside from fading paint. It
is small, fun to drive, very fast, very
maneuverable, and just the perfect car
for a guy on a budget.
Cars like this come around once in a decade. It's just the right blend of practicality and performance that earned it a place in Car & Driver's 10 Best list all 4 years it was produced. It's quick, it's nimble, it's nearly indestructable (15 years and all I've replaced is tires, brakes, clutches, and one alternator). Hat's off to Nissan for the perfect blend.
Purchased new. This car still runs
superbly and requires almost no
maintenance. Red paint is now crazed
on top and gas gauge is inconsistent
but such niggling points out how great
the car has been. I'm not sure why I'm
considering a new vehicle.