Nissan Silvia Review from Norway

1987 Nissan Silvia 1.8 ca18et turbo

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 ca18et turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired196000 kilometres
Most recent distance199000 kilometres

Summary:

Real high performance if you have about 100000 Norwegan Kroner

Faults:

Rust on the plate under the registration plate, but has been changed, have just changed the registration.

A little hole in the side of the cheer.

Bad paint after 14 years, doing a repaint in red with cobra stripes or racing flag.

General Comments:

Mounting an intercooler from a Cosworth.

A dump valve for that cool sound and faster turbo charge after a gear change.

A inside turbo pressure adjuster (up to 1.4 psi.) Needs a fifth injector.

A BMC power filter (gives a cool sound if you don't have a dump valve at those high pressure gear changes)!

Sachs clutch for better grip at high rpm starts!

Cool blue neon lights inside the coupe.

17 inch 5 spoked aluminium rims with 235 40 tires back and 215 45 front tires (Toyo Proxis).

Balanced drive axle.

New bearings in the turbo (expensive in Norway).

2001 model Celica rear wing! Looks real cool, especially compared to the ugly foam wing it had originally!

New cool carbon wipers with twin blade!

The car is now running at about 330bhp!!!

Does 0-100 km/t in just 4.8 seconds, real fun!!! Hard to keep traction for the first 3 gears!!!

The car needs ABS!!!

Thinking of projecting an ABS set from a 200SX S13!! I think it'll be a big job if possible!!!

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

Review Date: 22nd March, 2001

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review