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Old 12-15-2010, 10:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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my apologies, I was so young at that time that it is a distant memory.
but I dont usually use either of those gas companies anyways, unless its an absolute emergency, and I never, ever use BP, for any reason.

guess I will enlarge my boycott of Exxon/Mobil from now on.

how do you like your spec-v ?
there is someone looking to trade his/hers and the price range is within the same price of my truck, although a little lower than I would expect:
02 sentra SE-R spec-V-3800

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Old 12-15-2010, 10:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You needn't apologize. Boycott participation depends on individual decisions. I welcome your participation.

BTW, love your taste in automobiles .
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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so the guy with 2 vehicles for trade already sold one of the vehicles, so that is out.
the guy with the MAXX needs a truck to pull a pretty big boat, so that is out too

still waiting to hear from the person who has he 98 4runr who would also accept a trade.
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:20 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Sorry, I completely missed the SE-R for trade. I thought you were selling it.

I liked my SE-R. Plenty of pep, a luxurious car for a compact, very safe with side curtain airbags and front crush zone, but tight in all dimensions for interior space. I averaged 38.0 mpg over 20,000 miles hypermiling it. I've seen some that didn't wear well with age. Kids beat the SE-Rs into trash by abusing them. Push it moderately hard, and you'll only get 26 mpg from it. Gave mine away to my daughter with 96K on the odometer.

On 800 mile round-trips to my mom's, I got 26 mpg setting the cruise control to 72 mph. Dropping to 62 mph, I got 33-34 mpg. Dropping to 55 mph, I got 38 mpg out of the Spec V.

2002 was the first year for the QR25DE engine in a Sentra, so there were three recalls. The worst was a major engine issue that could destroy the engine, IIRC. I'd get the VIN of the car, and make sure the owner brought it in to Nissan for that service check. Another was for replacement of the factory floor mat because it could slide forward and cause a full throttle situation. The replacement mat anchors with a plastic peg so it can't slide.

My Spec V had the alternator fail under warranty. It had three issues when I gave it away - a sticking master brake cylinder, a leaking power steering unit, and an internal clutch issue where the pedal would go to the floor about once/day. So, more than a fair share of issues, but maybe that's normal for first year models.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:40 AM   #15 (permalink)
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thank you for the reply
I remember reading in a few other places about avoiding buying a first year release of a car as they usually have some quirks to work out

Im not 100% interested in it at the moment, as Id prefer to get something with a lot more storage capacity.

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