ok I found what sounds like a great car in Danvers MA... the listing was vague but I called and here's the run down
1995, SE trim, Maroon in color
96K original miles
1 owner - old lady (well, in her 50s, even still it's not some chump kid)
CarFax shows a spotless history
I don't have any pictures but she claims the car is in great shape, it had some surface rust on the rear quarter panel that she had repaired by a body shop a few months back. and the exhaust had been replaced once before.
Also she apparently had Nissan replace the turn signal level 4 times from when she would catch her purse on it and break it off while getting out of the car
Apparently she's selling it because it started overheating last week and she's ready for something new (understandable the thing is 13 years old).
She's taking it in to Nissan today so they can officially diagnose why it's overheating.
Also she's a AAA Plus member and they'll tow up to 100 miles, so if it's still overheating and I like it she can have it towed back to my house where I'll just replace the motor
I plan on checking the electronics for flakeyness and the frame for rust/rot (if the exhaust and rear quarter panels had problems before I figure I better check the underside)
One thing I have a problem with... is she doesn't know jack about the car... I'm curious if it has ABS, an LSD, and if it has the Nissan's Super HICAS. Anyone know where I can check these things... is there something I can look for in the engine bay or some other kind of indicator?
since getting rid of my WRX I really mis having ABS, and I'll probably do more autocrossing then drift racing in this thing so an LSD and the HICAS would be nice to have.