On ward's 10 Best engines of the year. ...16 out of 23 years. Pretty impressive. I am no longer a real fan of Nissan but this engine and Nissan engines pre 2000 were really good That was in the days when Nissan was really noted for good engines. The 4 cyl QG and QR which replaced the SR 20DE brought in the era of weak engines with the exception of the VQ-6. I used to be a Nissan fan. I had the SR20 which was a great engine although it never made Wards list. The engine was known to make over 500 HP with standard Pistons and rods.