Get Excited For the Sentra SE-R Like It Was 1992

Nissan's reasonably priced performance two-door was a lot of fun for under twelve grand.

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In 1992, the average cost of a new house across the United States was , while the average American earned $30,030 per year. A cheeseburger , a gallon of gas was just over a dollar, and a new car set you back by nearly seventeen grand. Nissan decided to enter the market with the 140 horsepower Sentra SE-R, which started at $11,850, only to become a $14,445 sports sedan fully loaded.

While the 1991 Sentra remained in production until 2016 in some markets, the SE-R and its 7500-rpm redline is the only version worth remembering. Back then, Nissan's two-liter, 16-valve twin-cam SR20DE was all new, with Nissan also throwing in a five-speed gearbox with a limited-slip differential, four-wheel disc brakes and an independent MacPherson strut suspension all around.

140 horsepower, 132 lb.ft., a run to sixty in 7.5 seconds. The 1992 Nissan Sentra SE-R.

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