1991 Nissan 100NX Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1991 Nissan 100NX 1.6 petrol from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired77000 kilometres
Most recent distance115000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 340

Summary:

A really nice little sports car with targa roof for a very nice price

Faults:

The air recycling lever was jammed of course.

I broke one of the parcel shelf hinges, when I placed the new shelf for my stereo.

The car belts were worn out.

Biggest fault: I crashed it last November: total loss :(((((

General Comments:

Great car, I loved to drive with the roof down. Everybody was looking when I drove by. Just 1 month before the crash I had a great stereo system built in, with everything possible.

The only thing is the performance, it is quite good for a 1.6, but of course it still remains a 1.6. Too bad the 2-liter T-bar is so rare, but if anybody has one for sale! ;)

After the crash I started looking for a Toyota MR-2, because I wanted a little more power under the T-bar, but recently I decided to buy a 100NX again, and then trade it for an MR-2 in 2 years or so.

It's really a special car, you have to like the looks of it, but the handling and comfort is really superb. The steering, the seats, all very comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2001

1991 Nissan 100NX 1.6i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6i petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired46000 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carCitroen ZX

Summary:

A very underrated car, and individualistic

Faults:

Brought the car with FSH..... couple of niggles like the rear parcel shelf lugs had snapped, radio aerial snapped and this lag everyone talks about when accelerating..... I have not tried to get the lag fixed yet but I will do in time.......

For some reason people seem to look at the car when driving and there are also admiring looks from other road users especially with the T-Bar out...

Like the gear changes and the willingness of the engine.... shame the engine cannot match up with the willingness it shows..... also I cannot put the air circulation switch into re-circ but it's not a major problem....

Sorted rear parcel shelf out with some stainless steel tube and screws for a touch of retro styling.....

Stereo is good for a standard stereo, especially with my mini disc plugged in.........

WARNING:- Take time finding one cause I almost ended up with one which had been an insurance write off and been repaired....I only found out cause I HPI checked it..... definitely buy one with FULL SERVICE HISTORY. They are out there and worth their weight in gold.

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

Review Date: 3rd August, 2000

1991 Nissan 100NX 1.6 16v twin cam from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v twin cam Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

A fantastic underated car

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong, apart from the standard fault with the air controller.

General Comments:

Brilliant car, fast, cheap to insure and very reliable. Considering this car has done 95,000 miles I cannot believe how well it drives. Feels much smoother than any of the modern company cars I drive.

Only concern is the lack or rear seating space! Although the boot is more than adequate for my needs.

Looks much better with after market larger alloys.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2000

1991 Nissan 100NX 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles

Summary:

Medium performance bargain

Faults:

My air lever was jammed when I bought it and the front left spring was in two pieces. Both were easily fixed, the later with 35mm lowering springs.

General Comments:

Good car, easy to modify, exhaust, bonnet vent, 16" alloys, bucket seats - the answer to your comfort problems and air induction kit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2000

1991 Nissan 100NX SLX 1.6 16V carb. from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 1.6 16V carb.
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10

Faults:

Exhaust pipe broke 3 times in 6 months. After I had it replaced by a sports exhaust so it could breathe a little better I never had problems again. And of course the air flow control lever is stuck.

General Comments:

I love this car and if I could I would marry it. The previous owner mounted a complete body kit and had the engine tickled so now it runs like crazy. It does take a lot of maintenance but it is all preventive because I don't want it to breakdown on me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 1999

1991 Nissan 100NX 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

Air circulation lever snapped off.

Carburettor problem.

General Comments:

This was my first ever new car and I really enjoyed driving round Cyprus and the UK in a "convertible" car. Like most of the people replying to this survey I had the recycle lever replaced under warranty after it broke off. I liked them so much I bought another one after 2 years of driving this one and if they still made them I would have bought yet another. Only slight complaint is that the more powerful 2.0 was not available in the UK.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 1999

15th Jan 2003, 06:06

Would love to know if I am driving your old car!

Bought it from a garage as a 97 R reg only to find it was imported from cypress and is actually a 94 model. (upset considering we paid the 97 price)

The car is in mint condition mind you and really does handle well for a front wheel drive car.

It feels very comfortable and you wouldn't know how sporty the ride was till you suddenly throw it into a corner and all of a sudden you feel the g-force and unbelievable grip.

For such a heavy well built car it should have more power.

Have none of the usual faults the mileage says it 40 000 maybes its true and that's why.

By the way don't buy one of these till you see one in white don't know why, but we were smitten when we saw a white one compared to the blues and reds we looked at the car just rocks in white.

It looks like a celicia from the rear three quarter view, but the front end headlight arrangement takes some getting used to, but nowadays it doesn't look so different as a few new cars have adopted similar front ends.

Side view roof off and a few people think its some new MR2!

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 12 reviews