Nissan 300ZX Review from Japan

1993 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L V6 Non-turbo

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Non-turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

A great car with lots of power and speed

Faults:

The car had warped rotors when I bought it.

The fuel pump went at around 99,000 miles.

The heating is giving me some trouble.

The body has a minor ding or two.

I replaced 4 radiator hoses at around 98,000 miles after one of them blew.

I replaced my thermostat while replacing the radiator hoses.

The frame is bent.

The air filters were completely clogged and looked like they hadn't been changed in at least 30,000 miles.

I found out later that the car has a salvage title for which I am trying to sue the dealership I bought it from.

General Comments:

Overall, this is a great car. It has a powerful 222 horsepower engine.

The car pulls to the right due to the frame being bent, but it doesn't handle bad.

This car is extremely comfortable.

The car is extremely fast and handles high speeds very well.

I paid $9000 for a 10 year old car with high mileage, so some of the problems were expected.

The car had terrible gas mileage to begin with, but ever since I replaced the fuel filter and the air filters, it has gotten better significantly.

The car has been trouble free for a while now, and I am very satisfied with it. I plan on keeping it for at least another 80,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2002

21st Mar 2006, 16:03

Great review. I'm looking to get a 300ZX and this one helped. I feel that your pursuit in suing the dealership is correct first of all for the salvage title, secondly selling a car with a bent frame for a perfect condition price. I'll definitely be keeping these things in mind when I buy mine.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review