Nissan 300ZX Review from Costa Rica

1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Gas Non-turbo

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0L Gas Non-turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance74000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Serious Japanese Sport Car... Next Year the 350Z!!!

Faults:

Since I have recently got the car not much is wrong with it. The rear suspension needed to be replaced, but the former owner took care of that... plus anybody that has driven on the roads in Costa Rica know that it is hardest on the suspension.

The drivers side leather seat is starting to wear.

General Comments:

I have had the car for a couple days and I must say I am impressed. I have been looking for decent used sports car and have tested everything from the BMW Z3 to a Porsche 928 but I settled on the 300ZX 2+2. A couple things that really attracted me to this car was the fact that there was only one original owner and he took care of the car. That was until I test drove it...wow, sure it didn't have the power of the Porsche which had a 5 liter engine with 300HP. But its ability to zip through traffic (which is heavy in this country) was impressive. I was powerful enough to pass any slow moving traffic, but not too much that I am worried about going into the next over pass at 100MPH.

The handling of the car is like anybody that reviews, this car was built for the road! It is like you become one with the vehichle (How Zen sounding is that?) I like the sight lines on the car, I can see everything that I need to see and am not compromised on any angle (sure there are blind spots, but show me a car where there isn't). Avoiding pot holes is a easy (hey they could make it a motorsport here). Corners on rails? I will have to say "Yeah, baby!"

The instrument panel is seriously made for the driver (much to my girlfriends dismay... I AM MASTER OF THE A/C!!) the stereo could be a little closer, but when I replace it with the DVD/LCD panel, I think that it will be sharp and just right. I just have one real complaint... Why is the clock behind the gear shifter, What time is it!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th April, 2004

21st May 2005, 10:34

That year of zx has around 300bhp and I think 280lbs torque don't ask what rpm no clue.

25th Aug 2005, 00:42

300ZX TT has 300 HP. N/A's are at 222 HP.

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review