Nissan Bluebird Reviews from Denmark

1986 Nissan Bluebird SLX estate 2.0

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 kilometres
Most recent distance242000 kilometres
Previous carLeyland Mini

Summary:

Cheap motoring, IF you shop around for parts

Faults:

Brakes were very worn.

Rust in rear damper turrets.

Shock absorbers defective, especially front.

Worn ball joints

Oil leak from rocker cover

Auto choke sticks on

Rust, rust, rust.

General Comments:

I'm quite impressed with this car.

I got it for almost nothing and have been very lucky sourcing cheap or used parts.

Nissan main dealer prices are just a joke. Avoid them.

Not particularly economical, but extremely high comfort level.

Common faults include steering rack problems, cracked blocks/heads and suspension faults and rust, rust, rust.

Easy to work on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2003

1986 Nissan Bluebird SLX 2.0 petrol

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired275000 kilometres
Most recent distance295000 kilometres

Summary:

Good, cheap, family car

Faults:

Old replacement cooler had to be changed in spring of 2000 - was replaced in summer of 1998 - it's too fast.

General Comments:

Good performing car, but a little slow compared to the engine size.

Took me and my family through Europe this summer at 160 with a full load of luggage without problems.

The car is very well-equipped compared to the general standards of the mid-80's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2000

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews