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If you don't mind, I still have a few more questions.

First, does the 2.0 liter engine come with variable valve technology just like the 1.8 liter engine? It would be kind of weird if it didn't right?

Also, when I asked about how the car accelerates I forgot to mention that I would be buying an Automatic. I'm pretty sure the manual version accelerates good but does the automatic suffer from any kind of performance loss? I really hope that it doesn't, I'm seriously thinking of getting this car but I just don't know how to drive stick.


Well, thanks again guys for the prompt responses...
 
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The SR20DE doesn't have VVT. The 1.8L engine is brand new, while the SR20DE has it's roots back to 1990. However, this isn't to say that it is a bad motor. The SR20DE motor is much more performance oriented than the new 1.8L motor. The SR20DE is a VERY robust engine that will take forced induction without a sweat....afterall, the motor was turbocharged to begin with.

You will always lose a certain amount of performance with the automatic. It doesn't matter what car your talking about. The driveline losses are greater, and the transmission isn't able to shift as swiftly as a properly driven manual.

I couldn't tell you how significant this is because I drive a 5 spd. However, I can relay the feelings of certain members on the board that stated they wished they had learned to drive manual and get the 5 spd. instead. There are several auto SE owners on the board, so they might be able to help you out more.

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I have an auto and it's not to bad yeah it does have a power loose like maxx was saying only because unlike a manual transmission you can't really wind out the gears as much to get the max horsepower out of it....but I'll tell ya this much i went from a Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 that had a 3.4L V6 to this that has a 2.0L 4cyl. and it has some sack,,,,im not saying it would blow the doors off my old car but it certainly would hold it's own....I was quite shock the day I frist took my car out for a test drive..

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If it's not asking too much, would any of you guys mind posting some pics of the engine bay of your cars (if you have them).

It might sound like a stupid request but I'm really interested in seeing what's under the hood for this car.

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Speaking of Auto Trans. My SE is in the shop receiving a new Auto Transmission, including the torque converter. As I have only 400 miles on it I can't determine if the performance is there. When I took it close to 4000 RPM, it appeared to make some serious power. I have always had 1 manual in my driveway along with an automatic. In some cases an automatic will dust a manual because it doesn't make mistakes in shifting. And everyone makes mistakes. Also I believe engines hold up better with automatics because they are not as subject to the abuse a manual tranny dishes out.

The engine is beautiful and a real piece of work. I am 55 years old and pretty practical. I really felt the right move was the right choice but this engine is difficult to pass up.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jay_2000:
If it's not asking too much, would any of you guys mind posting some pics of the engine bay of your cars (if you have them).

It might sound like a stupid request but I'm really interested in seeing what's under the hood for this car.

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I have an auto SE. It's great man, don't worry about it's performance. If you really want to push it to shift above 5K, you can.
I think the SR20 has some sort of vvt, I think the GA16 does as well, it's just not as agressive as other engines.
 

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How about dropping by your local Nissan dealer? You will get a better look in person that looking at some picture on your computer.
The auto will slow you a little less than 1 second 0 to 60 mph.
The 2.0 motor is sweet. and has no VVT. (VVT isn't bad technology but there is more to fix if things go wrong)
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jay_2000:
If it's not asking too much, would any of you guys mind posting some pics of the engine bay of your cars (if you have them).

It might sound like a stupid request but I'm really interested in seeing what's under the hood for this car.

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good place to start, jay.

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If an auto is what you want and need, then this is the auto to get!!! PERIOD!

The SE auto is VERY responsive and agressive. Undoubtedly, the very best you may find in this class.

Yes, you lose a little with the auto, but not as much as many people think. I do recall reading one review of the SE auto where it was stated that the auto was only a half second behind the 5 spd. I remember it distinctly and one of these days I'll come across the article again and post it.

If your a very agressive driver, you will notice some difference. Say you see a situation developing on the road, with the manual, you would drop down a gear just in case to be ready, so the car will respond "immediately" when you ask for it.

Of course with the auto you can't do that. So for me, its that split second that's the difference. Oh, and, of course, there's a little added fun factor, but if you weren't weaned on a manual you won't miss it or notice the difference between the two.

You needn't worry about the auto's performance, but if your not used to driving a "performance" type car, you will definitely want to consider the SE's suspension--it is harsh! Too harsh for most, except the young and old fart's who still like to kick it--like me.

Find a dealer with one on the lot and take it for a test drive. First, take a GXE and push it hard around a curve, then take the SE and do the same; lastly take the SE over some bumpy patch of road. Ask yourself, are the lumps from the bumps worth that extra ability to take curves at speed?

Oh, btw, if you've got the cash and can wait, do so, and get the SE-R.

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