Nissan Sunny Reviews from Iceland

1994 Nissan Sunny XLS 1.6 twin-cam

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 twin-cam Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired138000 kilometres
Most recent distance155000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Coupe

Summary:

A basic car, nothing exciting

Faults:

The rear shocks were replaced.

The driver's seat was crooked and half loose.

General Comments:

A very basic car.

It was silver, had gray plastic interior, the seats were gray, everything was gray, and the car even smelled gray.

The sort of car a Soviet tax collector would drive. This thing was just a dreary, cloudy Tuesday made into a car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd February, 2012

2nd Feb 2012, 22:44

Just my humble, subjective opinion here. Cars such as this may be reliable, practical, use barely any gas, and even (sometimes) last for a very long time.. but because of their complete lack of character and the apparent inability of their designers to give them a hint of style or personality, I wouldn't want one even if you paid me for it.

Even though most people view cars as that simple 'going from A to B', mere-transportation-and-nothing-more thing, I would equate sitting in a gray, bland interior every day, like having to work in a little concrete walled cubicle, as opposed to the plush, comfy, wood paneled office my 1977 Triumph 2000 sedates me with each morning.

Such little things make quite a difference, or am I just being too much of a subjective wa*ker?

1994 Nissan Sunny SR 1.6 twin cam 16v

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 twin cam 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance98000 kilometres

Summary:

One of the best!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong except I had to change the clutch which is normal for a car driven approximately 96,000.

General Comments:

I love my Sunny SR, it's one of the best cars that I've driven.

My car is red with dark rear windows and a red sunstrip on the front. My rear lights are black, and even though it's illegal, my front lights are red, which I think is very cool.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2000

1992 Nissan Sunny SLX 1.6 twin cam 16 valve

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 twin cam 16 valve Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 kilometres
Most recent distance81500 kilometres

Summary:

Very reliable and nice...

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong really, apart from the air circulation switch, which is stuck. I have replaced all 4 shocks but it wasn't really necessary, I just want everything to be in top shape...

General Comments:

Very reliable and good looking car. I was going for the SR model which has a sporty interior and spoilers, but I couldn't find one at a reasonable price. Finally I found this one, with very low mileage so I bought it. I've put 205-50-15 tyres, nice alloys and tinted windows and now it really looks groovy. Good engine, but I really miss the fuel injection of the '93+ model. I think the fuel consumption is a bit high for a 1.6, probably due to the lack of injection.

I'm very happy with the car, but I plan on replacing it soon, probably with a Almera GTI...

These cars are so easy to resell here in Iceland, I think they have the highest resale value here, which is good. :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2000

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 3 reviews