1996 Nissan Avenir Salut X GT SR20DET (2.0 litre turbo) from Australia and New Zealand
It's a boy racer/tourer/family car all in one.. Masterpiece A+
Note that the SR20 engines have lines under the rocker cover that drip oil onto the cams, and the holes in those lines block-up.
So when you buy a vehicle that has a SR20 in it, take off the rocker cover and remove the lines, soak them in petrol, blow the lines out with an air compressor, and change the oil and filter.
If you do this, then these engines will last forever.
When I first purchased my Avenir, my friend told me to do all of the above and I ignored him. Then 7 months down the track and the lines blocked up and caused huge problems.
And eventually my bottom end bearing went (very likely to be unrelated to the oil lines, but ya never know).
I loved this car and will be getting one in the very near future.
The ultimate sleeper, I have beat so many boy racer cars. And I had a full carload of mates!! =p
I found it quite a surprise to see that it had a reasonable sized front mount intercooler (bigger than factory EVO 3 ones).
It's a let-down that Nissan only brought these out in automatic, but on the up-side it has Attessa 4WD (50:50 split), which lets it do some awesome helicopters and even the occasional drift if you're skilled enough =)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th May, 2009