Clutch slave cylinder, clutch died due to lots of 8000rpm launches, rear diff shattered.
At first sight these cars look pretty standard and nothing really special, however with a few mods it doesn't take much to wake these cars up. Rated at 250hp and a healthy 308Nm of torque, the 92 VR4 is a capable machine.
My VR4 has a few mods done to it, enough to pull a 13.3 time on a quarter mile, which in a car tipping the scales of around 1500kgs is a pretty fast whale.
The engine is a 2.0lt V6 Twin Turbo intercooled; the turbos in these cars are really small, but can handle up to about 15 psi to redline. The rods in these engines are tiny, and if you put enough power and stress on them, the rods will break out of the engine and dance on your bonnet, however the engine is pretty strong.
The gearbox is almost bulletproof in these things; I have put serious amount of abuse on my gearbox and it's still fine.
I've driven an auto; they suck, don't get an auto because they have smaller turbos.
Suspension wise, factory ones are OK. I changed mine straight away and put coil overs in. Big difference handling wise.
Brakes will pull you up nicely thanks to a set of twin pots up front and ventilated all round.
The interior is simple, and what you would expect in a early 90's model car. Seats are comfortable, and being 4 doors, enough for your mates or family.
In general, these cars are pretty cheap in NZ, and have around the same acceleration as cars double the price. Gas sucks, if you looking for a car that's economical, get a non turbo.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th December, 2009