Nissan 200SX Reviews from Australia and New Zealand - Page 5 of 5

1997 Nissan 200SX 2.0 turbo

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance32000 kilometres

Summary:

A pretend sport's car

Faults:

No mechanical problems with the vehicle in the short time I owned it.

General Comments:

A great engine let down by a and slow shifting gear box, especially when shifting between first and second gear.

Ordinary handling and even more ordinary brake's.

Pedal's are to small for anybody with feet over size ten.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2002

1991 Nissan 200SX 1.8 turbo petrol

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance158000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Bluebird

Summary:

High performance while still looking cool

Faults:

Burst coolant pipe.

A small hole appeared in one of the coolant metal pipes which leaked out all my engine coolant onto the motorway. Both problems happened within three days of each other.

Thermostat not working.

Rear de-mister not working.

General Comments:

The car itself is a wonderful car. I find that it's best feature is comfort. I love to just sit in it with the stereo up loud.

In the dry, the traction is wonderful, but as soon as it gets wet not much power is required to send the rear end up to meet the front. While the factory 8psi is fine, when it is cranked up to 14-16psi the car is lot quicker and the major I face is traction, it doesn't have any!

Larger tires on the back would improve traction, say 225's or even 235's would make it much better.

Otherwise it is the best car to have fun in while still having money in your wallet!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th June, 2002

2001 Nissan 200SX Spec S 2.0 turbo

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15 kilometres
Most recent distance3100 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

Definitely high performance for the price

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car.

General Comments:

Fantastic car if you're a serious driver.

Have to learn to slide the car properly.

Rear seats are a little small, generally for legless passengers. But that's not the driver's problem right?

Turbo is smooth and gives you very consistent acceleration from 2500 to 5500 revs.

Seats are comfortable compared to the WRX and the 2001 Type R. Not as hard ride as the other two as well.

Rear wheel drive gives it better acceleration than the WRX and Type R, but is at a disadvantage to these when it comes to cornering.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2001

26th Sep 2009, 00:56

Better acceleration than a WRX? You're kidding right? WRX are AWD, which gives you better traction, which in turn gives better acceleration..

2001 Nissan 200SX Spec R 2.0 litre turbo

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 litre turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired11 kilometres
Most recent distance1000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Impreza

Summary:

Power, class and performance

Faults:

Not much. A little tight in the rear seat, however that is to be expected with a coupe.

General Comments:

The 200sx is my third vehicle fitted with a turbo. Previously owned a Saab and a Subaru. The Nissan really is a stand out for its smooth use of the turbo and consistent power regardless of RPM's. This also assists when driving around town as you are able to enjoy a smooth ride without the turbo kicking in resulting in an adjustment to your driving.

The spec R offers a sunroof, 6 disc HiFi, spoiler and bodykit over the standard spec S model. Well worth the $4-$5K extra in my opinion.

The new body shape is a real head turner also. I am delighted with the new car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2001

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 15 reviews