The B13 generation Nissan Sentra isn’t a particularly memorable car in basic spec, but the factory hod rod SE-R offers an oddly fun package. The combination of a robust and torquey inline-4, good brakes, light curb weight, and limited slip differential puts the SE-R into the ugly-but-good category of used cars. Find this 1992 Nissan Sentra SE-R B13 offered for $1,000 near Pittsburgh, PA.
This B13 SE-R isn’t just an example of an ugly, but fun, car — it is an ugly example of an ugly, but fun, car. Mechanically it sounds fairly stout, with no signs of the dreaded 5th gear pop out that afflicts many SE-Rs. However it does have some rust and leaks all kinds of fluids according to the seller.
The SE-R is one of the classic FWD Japanese factory hot rods (along with the likes of the Integra Type-R, CRX Si, Corolla FX16, etc). If this one drives better than it looks, it would be a tempting way to enjoy an SR20 with limited scrimp for chump change, until the body falls apart.
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