Used Car Of the Day: 1991 Nissan Sentra SE-R
Today's used car of the day is a Chris Tonn special. It's a 1991 Nissan Sentra SE-R. And it's affordable.
That's the good news. The price is a low $3,500. The bad news is the body appears to need some paint work, and there is one rust spot.
On the hand, the seller says there are no mods or major mechanical issues and the car runs well. On yet the other hand, it doesn't have ABS or a sunroof.
If you're a Nissan stan looking for a fun project car on a budget, this could be for you. If you're looking for something, um, more aesthetically pleasing you might want to keep browsing.
Nissan fans, hurry up before our own Chris Tonn adds this to his fleet.
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Z9 on Nov 05, 2022
I owned a '91 NX2000 which was the "more attractive" version of the SE-R and remember it fondly. The thing that sold me on this platform was, first, being given a regular Sentra for a month when my VW was trying hard to be a Lemon Law case. Then I decided to test drive an SE-R and met a car salesman in San Francisco who, before letting me drive the car, took me on a highly irresponsible and thrilling drive on nearby city streets. The guy was a physics postdoc and said he was selling cars for fun.
One thing I remember from driving the Sentra was the incredible visibility. Visibility is an underrated fun factor.
Is the SE-R a future classic? Don't ask me, I have terrible judgment on that account.
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