Nissan NX1600 Reviews from North America

1991 Nissan NX1600 Base 1.6L ga16de

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.6L ga16de Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired123000 miles
Most recent distance198200 miles
Previous carNissan Pulsar

Summary:

Well worth the $650 I paid for it

Faults:

Replaced normal wear and tear items over the years. Nothing unusual. Did have to replace my alternator a couple of times.

Replaced water pump and thermostat at around 185000 miles.

Replaced valve cover gasket and spark plug rings at 190000 miles.

Replaced the radiator because of a small crack around 180000 miles.

Replaced the blower motor resistor at 196000, because the fan stopped blowing at all speeds. Very easy to do.

General Comments:

This car is great on gas for something of its age. I get about 27mpg in mostly local driving, and more on the highway. It starts up on first try every time, and runs like a champ.

Corners nicely and can squeeze into tight parking spots in the city easily. The suspension on this car is car is expensive to replace due to its setup. Routine maintenance on this car is very easy to do.

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

Review Date: 6th October, 2011

1991 Nissan NX1600 1.6L

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired124000 miles
Most recent distance180200 miles
Previous carNissan Altima

Summary:

Great little car

Faults:

Went through 3 distributors since owned.

Some rust spots on the underside, rear wheel wells.

Rust spots on rear strut towers (leaky hatch seal probably).

Expensive to replace suspension for this little car.

Fuel gauge does not read correct, shows empty when there is 2.5 gallons still left in tank.

General Comments:

Car has been very dependable.

Handling is very good/sporty.

Great gas mileage even for its age; 27 mpg combination even though I drive hard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2010

1993 Nissan NX1600 1.6 DOHC

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carFord Bronco II

Summary:

Fast, sporty, and worth every penny

Faults:

I had the car for 4 years, and nothing went wrong except for a battery being replaced, because my after market stereo and subs drained it badly.

General Comments:

This car was amazing. Not only did it run like a champ, but it never had a single thing go wrong with it. The engine always hummed away, the T-top was fun in the summer times, and it shifted like a dream.

I would get around 320 miles on a ten gallon tank, and highway I would get close to 450 miles off ten gallons.

The car could of used an air conditioner. Only thing that made it uncomfortable in the summer times. And its back seats were tiny.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2008

1993 Nissan NX1600 1.6 16v

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance137000 miles
Previous carNissan Pulsar

Summary:

The best car I have owned to date

Faults:

Ignition switch won't engage starter.

General Comments:

Fast and maneuverable, great gas mileage, plenty of front seat leg room, rear seat for occasional use only.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2005

2nd Sep 2007, 09:06

Hi, I have the same car and noticed that the starter doesn't start or go off when it sits in the sun. The problem with the ignition switch you mentioned might be the same. How did you fix it? If you can e-mail me at tomanizzle@hotmail.com

1991 Nissan NX1600 1.6L

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6L Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired250000 kilometres
Most recent distance265000 kilometres
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Cheap reliable car

Faults:

Well I bought this car for 650$ and I have to put 450$ to pass it safety, I had to get new wheel bearings, and some cosmetics (hole in the frame)

After that 2 days later new front brakes, and replace my CV half shaft at 260 000 km I drive it hard. and the previous owner never replaced it and he owned it for 5 years.

General Comments:

The drive train on this car is really reliable, but it has a major rusting problem.

I had to weld back my rear wheel weal because the arc separated it from my car thank god the bottom stayed in-tack.

Cheap on gas can get 500 km on one gas tank.

No room in the back center console lid broke.

Handles great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th September, 2004

1992 Nissan NX1600 1.6 liter

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 liter Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance171000 miles
Previous carVolvo 240

Summary:

A reliable gas sipping car

Faults:

CV axle broke at 160,000 miles.

Timing needed adjustment at 150,000.

Brake calipers at 171,000.

General Comments:

The car has been a reliable commuter car and fun to drive.

Average pickup in 1st through 3rd gears, 4th and 5th are faster.

40 mpg highway.

28 mpg city.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2004

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 6 reviews