1984 Nissan Skyline Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1984 Nissan Skyline 2.4e

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4e Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired165000 kilometres
Most recent distance185000 kilometres

Summary:

Magnificent handling and comparable to current Fords and Holdens.

Faults:

When the car was first acquired it had a seized cam.

It also had a badly modified gearbox cross member.

The air flow meter recently expired.

Worn balljoints and front bushes.

Leaking power steering box.

Incorrect clutch pedal and hydraulic parts.

Faded metallic paint.

General Comments:

Although it sounds like a bit of a lemon the car was given to me by a customer at work for nothing, absolute bargain.

It already had heavy duty lowered springs and gas shocks.

The interior is in mint condition, grey velour over grey vinyl although my three kids are taking their toll on it after one year.

The paint color is metallic silver.

This model skyline had independant rear suspension,it's a pity Nissan didn't use it in the Australian R31 as it makes a world of difference to the cars handling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2002

23rd Oct 2004, 11:20

I had a 1984 Skyline. I did not find the handling as good as you. The car has horrible straight ahead. I found some reviews of this car in Wheels and other magazines, and they thought the same as me.

23rd Dec 2004, 20:32

I am considering purchase of R30 1984/5 Skyline sedan.

I would appreciate as much info regarding problems & parts costs as possible. Please reply in this 'Comments' box.

10th Oct 2005, 12:28

This car was know for its bad "straight ahead", you are always twiddling with the steering wheel. I think the car has good grip, but. just bad steering.

20th Apr 2006, 20:08

I just brought a 1984 Nissan Skyline for $900 in pretty good condition with original rims. As I have never owned one before, I am unsure of the problems I may face. I have found the steering to be heavy, but apart from that she is a really good car. I could recommend this type of car to anyone.

1984 Nissan Skyline GTS 2 Litre Non-turbo

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2 Litre Non-turbo Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 kilometres
Most recent distance94000 kilometres
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

Sexy Japanese Steel

Faults:

Nothing yet. Although I think one of the gearbox bearings isn't going to last much longer. $800 to fix approx.

Brakes aren't as good as what they should be, could be a bit of brake pad fade.

General Comments:

It handles very, very well in the wet. After pushing this car hard into corners, in the wet and dry, I've realized how superior it is over my old car. (Ford Sierra) lol!

However, I've only had it for 4 weeks and I'm selling it. I need more power! So I'm going to get an R32 GTS-t Type M.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2002

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews