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Old 07-26-2002, 09:51 PM   #1
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Default My non Subie (Nissan Spec V)

Got this last week but haven't had any time to post pics. It's no WRX but I'm definately quite happy with it. Lots of pics for the 56k people.











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Old 07-26-2002, 09:51 PM   #2
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Old 07-26-2002, 10:05 PM   #3
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my friend just picked up one in black three days ago. Nice car I must say! ...and it has something that WRX doesn't (which I miss..but not that much ).....Bottom End Torque!

Enjoy

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Old 07-26-2002, 10:18 PM   #4
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Unhappy SE-R

For the looks-it looks fine, but inside, it's just not good enough!
I drove one! Honestly i didn't like it, but for its class it's good!
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Old 07-26-2002, 10:31 PM   #5
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I looked into getting a new RS (I really wanted a 99-01 but my parents didn't want to get me a used car), and I just weighed my options and the Nissan seemed to be a better choice. It certainly isn't as good handling wise as the RS, and the rear suspension on it definately sucks for any more serious driving.

It also doesn't have as much potential for modification as the RS, but I'm going to college and I figure I won't really be having very much time or money to be changing too many things in the future.

The Nissan is quicker in a straight line (despite pretty horrible torque steer), has a really nice stereo for a stock system (something that really disappointed me with the RS), and while the interior certainly isn't for everyones taste I personally like it alot and the front seats are extremely comfortable. I also prefer the looks of the SE-R to the stock MY02 RS's.
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Old 07-26-2002, 10:39 PM   #6
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congrats on the car. my friend has the 200sx that he shipped over from hawaii. its a nice car. enough bottom end power to give me a grin.
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Old 07-27-2002, 12:13 AM   #7
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I like that SER Spec V alot. If the WRX didn't exist, I'd be driving a SER Spec V for sure. I was at a local autox last weekend and there were two new stock SERs there and they looked like they were doing quite good.
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Old 07-27-2002, 12:31 AM   #8
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My buddy has a silver Spec V with the lava interior. I love the feel of the car when you drive it. Great vehicle. Great car choice, congrats.
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Old 07-27-2002, 01:13 AM   #9
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Nice ride... when I bought my WRX last year I was also considering this car, since it's also great bang for the buck, and would have cost me less bucks. Then I test drove the WRX, and the decision was made... I still like that car though, GL with it man!
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Old 07-27-2002, 01:25 AM   #10
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Yeah. I test drove a WRX too and it definately isn't even in the same class. But logistically the Nissan is also much better on gas and much cheaper to insure which is a definate plus for a broke ass college kid.
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Old 07-27-2002, 03:37 PM   #11
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i love red
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Old 07-27-2002, 04:07 PM   #12
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best bang for the buck.
my buddy has one and the same color.
great car for the price.
great handling and acceleration.
only gripe was the redline is too low so u cant take advantage of the gearing (6 speed)
hope fully u can do something about that in the near future.

just add CAI, headers and exhaust and u will be set
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Old 07-27-2002, 04:39 PM   #13
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That is a very nice car. For how much do they go for?
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Old 07-27-2002, 10:27 PM   #14
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After tax and everything else I paid around $20.7. That also included all the packages which were around 2k (Audio Upgrade w/Sub, 6 Disc Changer, Sunroof, ABS & Side Airbags (an option sadly, but all the ones I saw were equipped anyways), and floor mats.

I know they can be had for much less, probably around 16.5k without options and tax and such.
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Old 07-28-2002, 01:46 AM   #15
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Nice ride man. I was looking at them too at one point, until I fell in love with my 2000 2.5 RS, in Blue Ridge Pearl of course.
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Old 07-28-2002, 01:58 AM   #16
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cool ride!!! i wish i could swap all ur spicy hot seats into my subbie.. keke...
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Old 07-28-2002, 11:17 AM   #17
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man, if only they would do something about the droopy looking tail of that car and it would be perfect. everything else is pretty cool. Turbo that baby!
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Old 07-28-2002, 11:29 AM   #18
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I've got a question I've always meant to ask, but never have. For the 6-Speed, how do you get it into reverse? Just throw it over a little further than 6? If so, how do you avoid 6? I'd be too worried about going from 5 to R then watching the bits of metal bounce down the road behind you.

Nice looking car, and I also noticed the army of cars surrounding yours
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Old 07-28-2002, 11:38 AM   #19
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I've got a question I've always meant to ask, but never have. For the 6-Speed, how do you get it into reverse? Just throw it over a little further than 6? If so, how do you avoid 6? I'd be too worried about going from 5 to R then watching the bits of metal bounce down the road behind you.

Nice looking car, and I also noticed the army of cars surrounding yours
If you look at the very last picture it shows the pattern for the 6 spd on the car. To get into reverse you push it ALL the way to the right. There is a pretty tough knock out spring that will keep you from going from 5th to reverse. I was always afraid of that too on my brothers Corvette which has the same shift pattern as this car, but I haven't had any problems with it.

Other 6 spds usually have reverse to the left of 1st (Meaning left and up is first, and further left and up is reverse.) But at least the way my shifter is theres no chance for you to accidentally go to throw it into reverse and hit first by mistake or vice versa. If I accidentally miss reverse I go into 6th and the car will just stall (thats happened like twice to me but that was when I first got it).

Here are some of the other nicer cars that have occupied my driveway. (Caddy belongs to dad, Vette belongs to brother and Jag belongs to uncle)



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Old 07-29-2002, 11:07 AM   #20
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here's my car (old stock photo) that owns all over SER's, although it's as old as a few of i clubs members :0)
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Old 08-03-2002, 11:48 PM   #21
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On the Vette, there is an electronic solenoid that blocks out reverse above 5mph or so... Try as you might, you won't get it in reverse at speed (unless the solenoid fails)...

I used to own one and wondered the EXACT same thing

Also, for those who bypass the iCAGS (skip shift), they make sure to let you know which solenoid you want to bypass




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I was always afraid of that too on my brothers Corvette which has the same shift pattern as this car, but I haven't had any problems with it.



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Old 08-04-2002, 01:12 AM   #22
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good luck with the car - looks real sweet..........i like the black ones the best, but your choice matches up better with the interior
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Old 08-04-2002, 10:51 AM   #23
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Hey man, congrats, that's a pretty sweet whip. I really do like the way it looks, but I am not a huge front wheel drive fan

All you need to do is lower it 2" and throw a turbo kit on it and now we're talkin :-P

Have fun!!
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Old 08-04-2002, 02:34 PM   #24
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I've had quite the assortment of cars... my first was a 92 Sentra SE-R (hehe, keeps this thread ON topic, right!). Owned it for 7 years... swapped in a Factory SR20DET after the DE developed rod knock.

then, sold it and bought a new 99 C5 Corvette coupe... Loads of fun. Decided that I wanted a roadster and I missed having a small car. The Miata was just too dang small, so I went for the next step up -- S2000. Tons of fun, got lots of attention. I was worried about leaving the car sitting at commuter lots when I started school again (found handprints on the car and also someone tried to steal the sidemarker off of the car!). Sold it, got the WRX.

Interesting what the neighbors must be thinking... All but the SE-R have been garaged at the same place... in the last 3.5 years...



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Old 08-04-2002, 09:42 PM   #25
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Nice! Did you also look into the SVT Focus? I'd like to know how they compare.
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