1992 Nissan 200SX Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1992 Nissan 200SX 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired63000 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carNissan 200SX

Summary:

A very practical and affordable intercontinental ballistic missile

Faults:

The rear wiper and washer have just packed-up (looks like a fuse problem - I hope....).

Front pads have just been replaced but, oddly, the back didn't need doing.

That's it!

General Comments:

I am on my 2nd 200SX and have had no problems at all with either one.

My current car was 7 years' old on purchase and has been 100% reliable.

The car is VERY fast (forget your MR2s, Celicas, MGFs etc. as they are just not in the same league). The 200 pulls like a train all the way up to top speed and has the brakes and chassis to go with it.

You can remain relatively anonymous (ie the car doesn't shout it's arrival from 500 yards away like an MGF or MR2 would) and that, combined with the sheer performance, makes for a very pleasing driving experience.

The car is a dream to drive on the motorway; powerful enough to lose Vectra man in the outside lane with ease and not too conspicuous. Round town or in traffic the drive is just as easy.

One last comment on practicality - your weekly Tesco shop WILL fit into the boot as it is deceptively long. In fact, my 1st 200's boot was so spacious that someone actually managed to fit most of a Vauxhall Nova in mine at a set of traffic lights and, as I am still here to tell the tale, I can most certainly vouch for the car's build quality and safety.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2000

1992 Nissan 200SX Executive 1.8 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

Turbo needed replacing after 118,000 miles! It still worked but had a cracked blade, cost £700 for a replacement. Annoying lurching developed on full throttle around 3500 rpm, turned out to be propshaft out of balance, have had it balanced but still doesn't feel right at times. Any suggestions?

General Comments:

Rear wheel drive is excellent! Seems to get very lazy after being in traffic for 10 minutes. Currently looking at getting some engine mods for it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 1999

1992 Nissan 200SX 1.8 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

Inlet gasket.

Clutch and turbo after 90,000 miles.

Heavy on tyres (although Elite sell P6000's for 50 quid each).

Exhaust (replaced by a Janspeed system which makes it more responsive and makes it sound more like a sports car !)

General Comments:

Very quick and ultra reliable if serviced right.

True rear wheel drive handling and a handful in the wet - Nissan reckon 3 were written off on the first day of release.

Much more fun to drive than the new version.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 1997

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 12 reviews