Nissan Sunny Review from Sweden

1988 Nissan Sunny GTi 1.6

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired17100 kilometres
Most recent distance19500 kilometres


Good motor, bad car


I've had flat tires twice. Had to replace: cat, exhaust system, ignition module, brake pipes, and a lot more expensive stuff.

General Comments:

Expensive car. Brakes down all the time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th April, 2001

4th Jul 2001, 11:54

You can't be serious! A brand new hundred thousand dollar Mercedes will get a flat tyre if you drive over something sharp enough! Regarding the other problems you describe, what do you expect for a car that has covered 190,000 kms? It is normal for any older, high mileage car to need attention to brake pipes and the exhaust; the salt used in the winter in northern countries will slowly eat away any non-rustproofed metal on the underside of the car. So the only real problem you had is the ignition module. One problem isn't bad for a well used car.

Average review marks: 4.6 / 10, based on 1 review