1986 Nissan Hardbody Pickup XE 2.4L Z24i
Best small truck on the road - well-built, fast and solid
The truck is a 1986.5 Hardbody with the Z24i fuel-injected engine and 5 speed manual trans.
I bought the truck from a party who had recently installed a new head, not sure what the damage was to the previous head. The engine was not all together or running when purchased. My Dad, a mechanic for 60 years, rebuilt the engine completely from the bottom up, new pistons, rings, valves, timing chain, etc.
This truck runs tight and fast.
Good power from the Z24i fuel-injected engine.
The 5 speed manual transmission is also tight and shifts easily.
The medium blue interior is immaculate, as is the light blue cloth bench seat. The seat is firm but comfortable.
Basic model XE, light metallic blue, flat black bumpers, ext. handles, trim. Factory chrome wheels.
I like it better every time I drive it, probably the best vehicle I have ever owned, plan on keeping it for a long time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th March, 2009