1995 Nissan 200SX Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1995 Nissan 200SX SE 1.6liter from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6liter Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired56 miles
Most recent distance295000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Sprint

Summary:

This is a great car

Faults:

Seats are worn badly. Speed odometer stops working for days at a time.

General Comments:

This is a very good car. since I have had this car, i have replaced one alternator and two starters. other than the usual CV joints and brake pads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2004

1995 Nissan 200SX Touring 2.0 turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance46000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

A classy sexy car with the performance of a rocket

Faults:

The gasket between the turbo and the exhaust manifold blew at 43,000 miles.

General Comments:

I love this car to bits.

One of the nicest looking hot hatches around.

Seriously fast and handles like a dream.

The rear wheel drive is a lot of fun.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2004

1995 Nissan 200SX 2.0 turbo petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired84000 kilometres
Most recent distance144000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Calais

Summary:

A high performance legend that is not given enough applause

Faults:

The clutch went after heavy use.

The gear box throwout bearing needed to be replaced and was covered under dealer warranty.

The gearbox synchro-mesh rings needed to be replaced.

The bolts holding the exhaust manifold to the turbo blow apart and needed fixing, but only after running extremely high boost with standard inter-cooler and standard exhaust.

No other faults. These faults occurred under extreme driving conditions. This car was absolutely hammered.

General Comments:

This car is simply bulletproof. It has been absolutely thrashed, yet is still running smoothly. It has the combination of a bulletproof gearbox, a strong grippy clutch, as well as a Limited slip differential that actually works, giving it an awesome drive train.

This is the key to the 200sx. It has an engine output of 147kw, which is not an absolutey huge amount, yet the 200sx is one of the quickest standard street cars available. This is due to the fact that Nissan was able to engineer a drive-line that transfered the power from the engine to the rear wheels as efficiently and affectively as possible.

Handling is good, but can easily be improved with a set of lowered springs. My car is absolutely standard and I have been tempted to modify it, but have not been overcome by the need, as it beats most other cars on the road convincingly in most departments.

Braking is absolutely great. The large brakes on the Nissan pull the car well and truly sufficiently even at high speeds. It has better braking statistics than some Porsche 911s.

Power from the 2.0 turbo is great, but can easily be added upon with some relatively cheap modifications. This will not have an impact on the engine life either, as the 200sx' alloy block can take a lot of punishment.

Comfort is fair. I am 6ft1' 87kg and I don't find it that uncomfortable that I would have to sell it. The seats hold you I position extremely well when driving hard, hence are not all that comfortable when driving for long periods.

Looks are bland in standard form. I have added a body-kit and mags to it, and it is now a definite head turner.

The 200sx is a pure sports car, not made for comfort or anything else. That is what I bought it for, yet it gives me great pleasure as a daily driver. Performance is great even though I have no modifications at all. Put it this way. No standard v8 will beat it. Even worked V8s will have problems. It craps all over Commodores and Falcons. For the money you would have to pay for a 200sx it offers you performance, reliability and style unparalleled by many.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2003

22nd Dec 2004, 15:45

Your joking, it blew everything, but you think its bullet proof??? A stock GTS ran low 14's whats your heap run stock?

7th Jun 2006, 04:42

For the comment above, GTS will never run low 14s stock, more like 16s from their non turbo rb20, however GTS-Ts will run 14s. S14 200sx with SR20DETs will run low 14s stock. The SR20 block is bullet proof for modifications up to around 220kw at the wheels. This figure is another 100kw more than factory! (SR20DET are around 120-130kw at wheels from factory) Any more you will need to change the bottom end. They are great sport cars and is a completely different car from their big brother skylines in both handling and power.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 11 reviews