2001 Nissan Skyline Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

2001 Nissan Skyline 250GT 2.5 V6

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance135000 kilometres

Summary:

Nice

Faults:

Had to replace the left steering rack at about 130K km, which was about $150, so no biggy, didn't affect anything, but couldn't get a warranty of fitness because of it.

General Comments:

"Handles like it's on rails" - used to, with directional tyres, now replaced with non-directional "Rain max" from Maxxis, replaced all four, handles even better, much better cornering.

Power steering hydraulic system is incredibly powerful. The 2.5 V6 engine is pretty good, about 220 BHP according to specs, slow in automatic mode, but it's a Tiptronic, so you can shift up when you want to.

A very comfy car, although the suspension is a bit stiff compared to the likes of Lexus and other large Toyotas. Overall, it's nice to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2012

2001 Nissan Skyline GTA V-Spec 2 2.0 turbo Unleaded

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Unleaded Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired13 kilometres
Most recent distance99000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

A Perfect Car for Doughnuts and P Platers

Faults:

Nothing, the car was great until I blew the engine doing donuts and burnouts.

I couldn't be bothered to buy a new engine so I bought a new car.

General Comments:

This car was good and I hope that P platers, like I was get on of these.

Does'nt cost a bomb to run.. that's another good aspect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2003

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews