A cool option on all SE-Rs is a 280-watt, nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system with in-dash six CD changer. This system is custom designed for the SE-R by the acclaimed aftermarket audio company, Rockford Fosgate, and includes an 8-inch subwoofer that fires to the rear of the vehicle, rear coaxial speakers and one ohm front door speakers. This is the first system of its kind designed by Rockford Fosgate for an OEM application.

SE-R OptionsSentra SE-R arrives remarkably well-equipped. Available on SE-R is an automatic transmission, sunroof package with dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors, front-seat side-impact supplemental air bags and ABS package, vehicle security system and Rockford Fosgate audio system. "The standard SE-R is an import tuner's dream," said Kirrane. "We've given them the best possible combination of parts and performance, ready for their enhancements."

Sentra SE-R Spec V models are equipped to an even higher level, with the six-speed manual transmission and helical limited-slip differential standard. Optional is the Rockford Fosgate audio system, sunroof, front-seat side-impact supplemental air bags, ABS and vehicle security system. No automatic transmission is available on Spec V.

ConclusionIs Nissan back? The 2002 Sentra SE-R certainly marks the return of Nissan's legendary value-driven sports sedan. It all depends on how many of us get in and "Enjoy The Drive."

Engine 2.5-liter DOHC, 16-valve QR25 four-cylinder
SE-R Spec V - 180 hp
Transmission SE-R - five-speed manual or four-speed automatic
SE-R Spec V - six-speed manual
Drive Configuration Front-wheel drive
SE-R Spec V - Helical limited-slip differential
Front Independent strut with coil springs
with front stabilizer bar and front strut tower brace
(sport-tuned to different levels on SE-R and SE-R Spec V)
Rear Multi-Link Beam™ with rear stabilizer bar