1991 Nissan 200SX 1.8 16v turbo from UK and Ireland
Don't get a Lemon
Radiator was found to be blocked the day I took delivery.
1st Turbo failed after 6 months of ownership. Dealer promised me it was a new one when I bought it.
2nd Turbo (modified Hi-Flow) failed after one month.
Engine had to have the breather system modified. As it would always have a touch of blue smoke from the exhaust.
Automatic box wouldn't change from 1st to 2nd gear when cold, this started happening after 85,000 miles. Drained the fluid, which came out black. Needed a new auto-box.
Have two water leaks from rubber hoses deep inside the engine bay. Each time the garage had to take the inlet manifold off.
Big rust problem underneath rear spoiler. Had to cut the metal back and fill. Then re-sprayed. Look good after.
Milo-meter would stick sometimes, had to flick the tachometer to make it work.
Drivers window feel into door, due to faulty windows clips.
Car was a dream to drive.
Even tho it was very unreliable, the engine was always smooth and willing.
My 200SX had an hybrid Turbo, Boost upgrade to 15PSI, Bump Valve, ECU chip upgrade and Janspeed Exhaust. about 220bhp.
Stupid kickdown on automatic box didn't match the turbo engine. If you floored the throttle, the auto box would drop a gear then you would hit boost, and the engine revs would end up in RED line.
Insurance wasn't too bad for me. But fuel costs were high. More so after engine mods.
Had a good relationship with Norris Designs who did all the repairs and servicing.
Think my car was a lemon, should have bought something a bit more main-stream. But liked my car while I had it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th November, 2003