1992 Nissan 200SX RS13 1.8 turbo
For its age, good all round car for my needs !
The original T25 turbo let go at 135,000 kms.
The head gasket sprung a leak at 190,000 kms at the same time as 2 of the 4 coil packs. That's it.
Classic styling that hasn't dated (anyone compared the shape of the new Ferrari coupe etc yet?)
Providing these cars are maintained, they are cheap economical fun - make sure good oil is used despite the distance the car has done in its lifetime - shame turbo timers weren't fitted as standard equipment.
My 200SX is still on the standard factory rims (now with 205/55 R 15 Nexen N3000 tyres, not the 195/60 R15 size) but has been lowered an inch all round... rides like its on rails and being a longer wheelbase car, is comfortable to cruise along in regardless of speed.
Slipping a K & N air filter into the standard filter box (instead of a pod filter) improved fuel economy somewhat, with a noticeable power increase.
I am 6'2" tall and fit into my 200SX with ease - the factory sunroof helps with that little bit "extra" room, although my head isn't jammed in the roof by any means!
Sure, it's a 1992 car, but its fun to drive, has classic looks and sometime soon, some young guy who wants to drift it will offer me the right money for it... then its S15 time!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th February, 2007