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200SX MSRP: $ 11250.00
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Description:
The 200 SX engine options include a 1.6 liter 4 cylinder with 115 hp and a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder with 140 hp. Choose between a 5 speed manual or a 4 speed automatic transmission.

 
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Reviewed by:
Mom


Review Date
June 18, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Value Rating
 1 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

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1.17 of 5, 24.00 votes

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Review 1 of 50 , from Clermont

Price Paid:  $0.00 from Orlando

Year / Model Reviewed:
2002 Camaro

Strengths:
none

Weaknesses:
everything

Summary:
test drove this car with my mother as she was looking at the Nissan 200 sx. We both found it to be weak and tight. Has no torque and and no passing power on the highway. Engine strains to pass the rigs doing 80mph+. Poor handling at high speeds. My camaro just sails by this car with my pedal half way down. 230 ft-lbs of torque on my the high revving v-6 made her buy a v-6 pontiac grand prix. No more 4 cylinders again!

Similar Products Used:
all imports with 4 cylinders stink. V-6 and up is the way to go. V-6 30 mpg and my sis's ol cavalier 4 cylider got 28 mpg. go figure!



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Reviewed by:
Scott


Review Date
April 7, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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3.67 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Review 2 of 50

Price Paid:  $16000.00 from Freeland SW Florida

Year / Model Reviewed:
1998 200SX-SE

Strengths:
Reliable engine. A well taken care of Nissan will last forever.

Weaknesses:
Noisy interior. Not fun on long trips. Shifting rather rubbery. Cheap tires. Radio and power windows broke. Rear brakes make an awful noise!!!

Summary:
Very reliable little coupe that''s starting to wear a little thin. I had an `85 Accord before that needed a lot of money put into it, I opted instead to put my money into a new car. The CD player broke after the first year. The dealer told me to go to a stereo shop. I''ve had a loud noise coming from the rear brakes that the dealer either cannot or will not fix. The passenger side power window is broken. (And I never use it) Haven''t looked into fixing it yet. I just find it a little frustrating that these "little things" break on the car. The front tires wore out after only a short time. I replaced them and had the front end alligned. They were cheap tires to boot. The new tires are much better.

Similar Products Used:
1980 Honda Prelude 1985 Honda Accord



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Reviewed by:
Ben


Review Date
July 16, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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3.00 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Review 3 of 50 , from Tampa, FL

Price Paid:  $10998.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
1998 200SX SE-R

Strengths:
Engine, acceleration, braking, looks, comfortable--hell, I even like the much-reviled sound system. The sunroof works. The fastest car with an automatic transmission I have driven.

Weaknesses:
People are pretty right about the stereo--it's not the stuff for heavy bass. There's some squeaks and rattles on the interior dash, which I'm getting taken care of. The biggest problem is that when first starting the car, if it is in reverse it sometimes gives up all power and just barely does anything beyond drifting backwards. It's an uneasy feeling. I punched the accelerator once to get it up to speed in a short amount of time and the tach dropped to zero very briefly before revving.

Summary:
Let's see--since getting this car, I have put myself against a new Mustang GT, a Honda Civic EX 2-door coupe, BMWs, Infinitis, Chrysler convertibles, and others at stoplights. Among all of them, the only one that beat me was a new Nissan Maxima SE. The Mustang was the biggest surprise--with a V8 engine, I fully expected it to soar past me. In the hands of a 45-means-65 driver such as myself, it probably would have. But the SE-R just kind of crept past it. And pretty fast, too. The pioneering moment was between the SE-R and the convertible--two in the morning on the Howard Franklin Bridge in Tampa. Five miles, racing at around 95-100 mph. Neither of the cars had any customization. The only times I slowed down were to let the convertible catch up briefly before accelerating again.

But anyway, enough about illegal late-night street racing. The only analogy I can make is that the SE-R is the heaven to Saturn of America's hell. If you're a speed freak, this is the kind of car where you don't realize you're driving sixty miles an hour until you look at the speedometer. The thing is fast. And simultaneously the best and worst part about them is that they're discontinued--1998 was the last model year. Luckily, they're coming out with a new Sentra SE-R in 2002 that they'll hopefully stick with for a bit.

Similar Products Used:
200SX SE - If you have the opportunity to choose between the two, get the SE-R. Ford Mustang LX - Again, the SE-R. Never buy American.



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Reviewed by:
Tony Pullano


Review Date
June 28, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 years

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Review 4 of 50 , from Buffalo, NY, USA

Price Paid:  $17000.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
1998 200sx SE-R

Strengths:
1)ENGINE ENGINE ENGINE The Best all-around 4-cyl money can buy! 2)Handling 3)Interior layout and quality 4)Climate Controls 5)Four-Wheel Disc Brakes 6)Excellent Price-- a bargain for what you get in the SE-R package. 7)Good interior room for a small car.

Weaknesses:
1)Air Conditioner doesn't get cold enough. 2)Paint chips a little too easily.

Summary:
I drove a Black 1998 200sx SE-R for three years and I loved every minute. The SE-R package made the 200sx a fantastic deal. Sun Roof, 15-inch alloy rims, 140HP 4-cyl engine, Four-wheel disc brakes, power package with keylees entry, etc. One of the best deals around (today carried over by the Sentra SE package). Very reliable-- no unscheduled maintenance needed in three years. Change the oil, rotate the tires and it's all good. The engine makes this car shine: Loves to rev! Unlike Honda engines, this one has low-end tourque to go along with the horsepower.

Similar Products Used:
Honda Civic SI: Not enough low-end grunt, handling not as good.
Volkswagen Jetta: WEAK engine, great handling. Way too expensive for what you get. LOUSY 2-year warranty is criminal.



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Reviewed by:
Murray


Review Date
June 22, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
1 to 6 months

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Review 5 of 50 , from Ascot, England

Price Paid:  $13000.00

Strengths:
Super performance, great looks, lovely leather interior

Weaknesses:
The standard alloy wheels I thought were a bit average, so I now have 7-spoke League Tantrums on there. Highly recommended.

Summary:
This car was privately purchased instead of opting for a company car, and what a great investment it is. Excellent performance, eye-catching good looks, good 10-stack cd player. If you're unsure at the moment whether you want one, you certainly won't regret buying it

Similar Products Used:
Citroens, Peugeots, other Nissans (the Sylvia)



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