great car. I have got mine for more than 3 years. Only minor problems. there is something that the 03 models have and is the gas gauge. it does not read very accurate and sometimes might tell you that the tank is empty when you have at least 5 gall left. is a great car for the buck and performance wise if you want to improve the handling put wider rims and that would do the trick. the ride quality would be about the same, this is not a comfort ride at all, this is pure sports car. if you do not mind a harsh ride due to the low spring setting this is your car. Like I said is a porshe beater at least a boxter S can get smoked and it costs 25000.00 more so if you want an sports car RWD for less than 30K with lots of power go with this one. you wont be dissapointed. the cabin is roomy compared with the others in its class, only 2 seats but for a bachelors this is the car.
Stay away from these cars! Nissan sets these cars up with way too much negative camber in order to get great road performance out of them. The NEGATIVE side is really bad tire wear on the inner portion of the tire. Just got rid of mine and none too early. I had half the tire wear left on the outer portion of the tire & the inner portion was almost bald. Tires are not cheap for this car-$1200/set. After putting two sets of tires on mine & having it aligned, I wasn't about to put a third set on it. So if you have lots of money to buy tires, go ahead & buy the car. Otherwise, STEER CLEAR!!!
Used cars have many underlying issues that must be inspected before deciding to buy. At exactly 30 days from purchased date (30 day warranty) engine light came on, both catalytic converters (left and right) had to be replaced, as soon as weather got cold 3 tire pressure sensor failed and had to be replaced, front and rear struts had to be replaced. All 4 brake rotors had to be resurface. I always buy additional insurance when I purchased an used car, strongly recommend you do the same.