1998 Nissan Avenir GT4 2.0 SR20DET from Australia and New Zealand
SR20DET enough said
Nothing, it's a Nissan.
SR20DET in a wagon form, amazing car, turns heads left right and centre. In NZ this car and model GT4 are very rare, and since the government don't allow 98 vehicles in anymore, the amount for sale is under 15 nationwide.
I got mine through a Japanese auction, I sold my awful RSK B4 twin turbo manual. On paper the RSK is faster, but then again, like all subi turbos it's a gas guzzling machine even off boost!
The Nissan is set back by a 4 speed auto trans (only offered with a 4A), but like most Nissan transmissions, this is very strong, holding gears, ability to reach peak power, doesn't hunt for gears at all.
Auto trans has a 3 mode system for power driving, snow and normal, car hums at 2300rpm on the motor way, imagine if it had a 5 speed manual?
Specs this has a lot, just like the popular Primera wagon, it has all its features, and more.
Pearl white is hard to find, petrol consumption is brilliant, below 3500rpm, the car operates like a Primera, with brisk acceleration; it hardly needs to be revved past 3000rpm, you can really drive this car with your toes and fingers, it's so easy.
When you hit the motorways, it just comes alive. Like the RSK, it's a car that will get you into big trouble, but unlike the RSK, which is poorly made, where you easily tell if you'r going 180 (JDM) due to excessive wind noise, on this you simply can't.
This doesn't like decelerating from 140, it demands more, and you can't help it.
I'd just like to thank the last owner for total care of what is a sleeper and rare car from Nissan. It's an ideal car for Silvia fans with a family, but driving the car, you know it has at least 50 percent more to offer if it was manual.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th November, 2008
19th Jan 2010, 13:27
We have owned a 1999 Nissan Avenir GT4z for a few months now, and we are loving it! I agree with you, a manual conversion would be amazing. She's a heavy wagon, and the turbo lag in first gear if you're in a hurry is a bit frustrating. Once up to around 2500rpm she's away laughing. I think there's huge potential for this ride, so I'm doing some research as to what people are using for mods. As you said, SR20DET...