1982 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L


Built too well!


The only major problem was a blown head gasket... probably due more to lack of correct coolant and/or blocked radiator.

But generally the car body/engine/gearbox/diff bulletproof. Built like a Sherman tank.

General Comments:

When I first bought the car back in the early 90's it was quite a head turner.

Into the new millenium it had been overtaken by many other cars.

However for reliability, looks, value for money there would be few other cars like it.

I've owned about five or six. They are just about indestructible... I drove one off a mountain and completely totalled another car that chose to turn across my path, with relatively minor damage to mine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th September, 2005

20th Sep 2015, 16:38

I totally agree. I have owned a number of these too, over the years. Apart from the fuel economy being pretty average, the maintenance cost was very small, and even I could do all the servicing and repairs when required. Awesome cars if rust free.