Head gasket replaced at 45,000 & 100,000 miles.
Alternator replaced at 85,000 miles.
Radio/tape player repaired under warranty.
- Dealer induced FM reception problem when repaired, couldn't correct it.
Middle of lower 3 spark plugs blew out of engine this week. Head must be machined to re-thread cylinder.
Steering wheel stanchion bolts came loose a couple times, fixed under warranty.
Aside from these issues, the car has been super fun to drive.
After the head is machined, I intend to keep driving it for a while, then maybe sell it to someone who can have fun with it for the 2nd half of the car's life.
Z24 still has an immaculate interior, top is good, still has performance punch, and reflects the excellent care I've given it for 22 years. Take care of something & it will save you money in the end!
Car handles like a sports car depending on what you try.
Good acceleration off the line, since the torque is biased in the lower part of the band, & the car is light.
If I ever sell it, I feel I'll sell a big chunk of my personal history - three cross-country drives, touring throughout the southwest & California coast, and driving at night with the top down have been very enjoyable highlights. Certainly more fun than driving a minivan!