1982 Nissan 200SX Review

1982 Nissan 200SX NAP/Z22E from North America

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission NAP/Z22E Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired142000 miles
Most recent distance146000 miles
Previous carKia Sephia

Summary:

Keep your powder blue Prius, I'll take this any day

Faults:

The only thing that went wrong on the car was the motor tossing its cookies. But that was due to me being in BFE and had to drive it out. The old head and block are still OK, just a blown head gasket.

Electric side mirrors work part way.

General Comments:

After I had the original motor replaced, the drag and drop in motor has been a champ. I get 34 MPG if I tea toddle it. That includes city driving.

It's only 26 years old too. The only other car that had a talking computer was a high end Mercedes.

Good room and adjustable seats make this car ahead of its day. With the help of the Nissan gear heads at Z Specialties, I will build the original to 250 BHP and scare the crap out of my kids driving them around.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2009

13th Apr 2009, 19:22

That is a very rare car you have there, I've always thought the early 1980s 200SX's were greatly under appreciated vehicles.

30th Nov 2010, 16:42

I still drive my 82 200SX every day. The engine is original with over 400,000 miles, burns no oil and gets over 30 mpg. I only wish they made new cars this good!

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review