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yo, i am seriously considering buying a spec v, now i can go to the dealership and get a 2002 spec v for cheap since they are clearancing them out or whatever, or should i wait for the 2003 model since i hear it has stronger internals and has better gears........now my question is that the 2002 spec puts about 144HP to the wheels, about a 30hp loss..............does anyone know what a 2003 puts since it has better stuff in it i thought it might put more to the ground, and is it really worth it? thanks in advance
 
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i would just go with the 2003 because ive had some problems with mine that are supposed to be fixed with the 2003
 

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serspecv2002 said:
i would just go with the 2003 because ive had some problems with mine that are supposed to be fixed with the 2003
My roommate is picking up his '03 Spec tomorrow evening. We plan on taking that bad boy to the dyno as soon as possible. I would seriously consider purchasing an '03 vice '02. As serspecv2002 said, there have been lots of problems with the '02 that they have supposidly fixed for '03. :)
 

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yeah, its a protype car so i was expecting a lot of problems from the beginning and i did think they would be fixed for 2003.......so i guess thats the year to go for.........thanks a lot guys, very helpful
I'll let you know more about the '03 Spec as soon as I get to drive my roommate's tonight and we'll monitor any problems as they occur. I'm hoping to bring it to the dyno though, really soon, well, after break in. ;)
 

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hey guys, i've had my 03 Spec-V for three weeks already....it i haven't notice any problems that these other guys have been experiencing....im really happy with it, i went for the 03 because of all the problems i read the 02 owners were experiecing, lets hope that they were really taken care off.
 

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2k3Spec-V said:
hey guys, i've had my 03 Spec-V for three weeks already....it i haven't notice any problems that these other guys have been experiencing....im really happy with it, i went for the 03 because of all the problems i read the 02 owners were experiecing, lets hope that they were really taken care off.
That's what I like to hear. Let us know if you have any problems. ;)
 

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i know a gy who has a 02 and hes had it for a few months and there hasnt been no problem wiht it as far as i know....its running fine and he runs it hard more then ur just drive around lol so maybe it was only certain ones that had this problem
 
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the early specs that came out in like nov. are the ones with the most problems like mine i bought it in early nov. the first one to hit the dealer boy that was stupid what was i thinking. so as of now i'm not too happy with my car or nissan
 
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Get a 2003 if u want to spend alittle more, or the 2002 if you want to save money. ive had mine for a few weeks and no problems so far (hope they keep that way)
 

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I agree with what everyone is saying. Stick with the 2003.

Also if you get a 2002 Spec now it's more then likely going to be the demo model. That means it probably had the piis beat out of it by everyone who drove it. That's just aking for trouble.
 
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the difference between the 2002 and 2003 is there is no 6 speed in the 2003 and it has the regular sentra front end cap.
 

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the key to make sure you don't have any problems is the break in. If you don't hold back for 1000 miles and let the engine settle.................you WILL have problems. I know 3 people who have 2002s and broke them in softly, and they've had no problems. I can almost guarantee you that more than half the guys with problems raced many times before 1000. They may tell me I'm wrong, but hell, I did it with my gxe.............but I've had no problems with my GXE because my engine isn't nearly as sensitive.
 

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the difference between the 2002 and 2003 is there is no 6 speed in the 2003 and it has the regular sentra front end cap.
Homeboy, what the heck are you talking about? :confused: Nissan added the 2003 Sentra 2.5LE to their lineup this year. It has the same engine as the SE-R and Spec V, but is soley availible with an AT. It has the same front end as the B15 XE and GXE (Can we say Sleeper?). The exterior of the SE-R and Spec V have stayed the same, except for the addition of the Sunburst Yellow Color, and the Spec does retain its 6-Speed. Yes, the 03 Tranny has better gearing ratios, and personally I would get the 2003 Spec V, just because of the fact that it is that now the car is in the second year of production, and usually most of the first year teething problems are taken care of.
 

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dent said:
the difference between the 2002 and 2003 is there is no 6 speed in the 2003 and it has the regular sentra front end cap.
Hahaha, you're a funny guy... get your facts straight before your post...

The 2003 isn't really more expensive, you get the 2002 at a rebate, but it's worth thousands less if you have to sell it...
 

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sr20 805 said:
yo, i am seriously considering buying a spec v, now i can go to the dealership and get a 2002 spec v for cheap since they are clearancing them out or whatever, or should i wait for the 2003 model since i hear it has stronger internals and has better gears........now my question is that the 2002 spec puts about 144HP to the wheels, about a 30hp loss..............does anyone know what a 2003 puts since it has better stuff in it i thought it might put more to the ground, and is it really worth it? thanks in advance
The 2003 has better gear ratios, and redesigned pistons, rings and rod bearings.

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dent said:
the difference between the 2002 and 2003 is there is no 6 speed in the 2003 and it has the regular sentra front end cap.
wow.....genius. :rolleyes:

maybe thats why you drive a civic. dumbass. LOL
 
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