Nissan Sunny Review from Japan

1993 Nissan Sunny GTi-R 2.0 16v turbo petrol

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired45560 miles
Most recent distance46780 miles
Previous carVauxhall Cavalier GSi 2000 16


Power, handling and comfort for under £10k. The best car I have ever owned


I needed to replace 3 wheel studs on the front after just 300 miles. This only cost me £20 so you can't complain.

General Comments:

The interior is a bit bland. Comfortable seats and air-con are a bonus. But do you care about that? NO! You care about how this thing goes! 0-60 in just 5.4 seconds makes this little hatchback an adrenalin rush to drive.

With its superb 4x4 system, wet corners and roundabouts become your favourite place! Half the price of an Escort Cosworth / Mitsubishi Lancer / Suburu Impreza with equal performance. I can only think of a handful of cars that can keep with the Sunny. If you can put up with the "My Grandad has got a Sunny" jokes then buy one now! After test driving one of these you will be hooked! With plenty of aftermarket parts you can increase the Sunny's performance to well over 300bhp which will hit 60 in under 4.5 seconds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2000

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review