Nissan Skyline Reviews from South Africa

1986 Nissan Skyline L 1.8

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired386000 kilometres
Most recent distance425000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Hardbody Pickup

Summary:

Bullet proof!

Faults:

Slight oil leak from the differential.

Cloth seats very badly worn.

Shocks very bad and had to be replaced.

Tail light needed fixing as it was falling apart.

All the above items were fixed/replaced after purchase at 386,000 km.

General Comments:

Car was parked under a tree in my neighbour's yard for 2 years before I bought it for next to nothing.

This Nissan started first time, and it did not even need a battery change.

Starts every single time, no matter the weather.

The interior leg room is fine, but there is very little space for rear passengers.

Huge boot, and I never managed to completely fill it.

Car is very slow due to its size, and is powered by a Nissan 1.8 carb. engine.

There are a few rattles still coming from the suspension, but there are absolutely no squeaks at all from the interior.

Considering that this car is used daily to transport construction equipment (sometimes with a small trailer in tow), it has yet to let me down!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2011

1983 Nissan Skyline GTX 2.8i

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8i Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired315000 kilometres
Most recent distance365000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corona

Summary:

Old and still able to compete in comfort and speed

Faults:

Electronic Distributor.

Heating problems in traffic.

Cracked the chassis just above stabilizer bar mountings, in front.

General Comments:

Although this is an old car with only having l28e motor, it's still a kicks a major punch compared with most newer 6 cylinders produced locally and internationally.

Love the electronics on such an old car.

Has full house set up.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2004

1992 Nissan Skyline 3.0 SGLi 3.0 straight-6 NA petrol

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 straight-6 NA petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired94800 kilometres
Most recent distance171600 kilometres

Summary:

Bargain car with everything you want

Faults:

The pin that fixes the distributor rotor to the shaft it sits on came out once. Car stopped because of the firing being all messed up.

General Comments:

Handling is very good and exciting.

Performance is very good, lots of torque from low revs.

Fuel consumption on the heavy side - get around 8km to the liter in town, but up to 11km per liter on the open road.

Mechanism keeping the boot lid open is poor. Replace with gas strut as soon as you can!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2004

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 3 reviews