Nissan Skyline Review from Japan

1996 Nissan Skyline GTS 2.5L Inline 6

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.5L Inline 6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carPlymouth Acclaim

Summary:

Exellent family car with an attitude

Faults:

I had a leak in my power steering.

General Comments:

I have owned the car for six months now and it still has the fun to drive aspect to it.

The straight 6 engine is all business.

The Automatic transmission does keep the rear wheels firmly planted. It is pretty hard to burn some rubber, but it does build torque very fast and will put you back in your seat when you stomp the gas.

Fuel economy is descent when you drive conservatively, but in a car a great as this it is difficult to keep the rpm below 3 grand. I average about 15mpg, but have been able to achieve 18mpg one week when I wasn't pushing the pedal to the floor all the time.

The seats are comfortable, but I wish it had a bigger back seat. It is roomy enough for three full sized adults with a slight discomfort.

The automatic climate control is one of my favorite features.

The rear power windows do slow down quite a bit when they are wet, but still preform as intended.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2007

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review