1998 Nissan 200SX from North America


Dependable, fun, safe and great gas mileage


Replaced battery.

Replaced starter and alternator around 110,000.

Brakes last a long time.

Sunroof became moody around 120,000, it would not lock completely in, but did not leak.

Seal in left front wheel leaks and has to be replaced, but it's not expensive.

Rear speakers blew (my fault).

Replaced switch on inside of driver's door.

General Comments:

This car was extremely reliable until it was blindsided by an industrial truck blowing a red light. T-boned in driver door and walked away.

Great gas mileage 30mph city, 40mph highway after 155,000 miles.

I could not ask for anything else from this car. It was reliable, fun to drive, and safe.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2009

4th Jul 2010, 06:44

I would like to "enforce" what you said. I purchased my 1998 Sentra 200 SX in 2000. It is still going strong. She has over 230,000 miles (48,000 when purchased) and has been the most reliable vehicle that I have ever owned.

Very minimal repairs - aside from regular maintenance.

Wheel bearings and axle seal at 227,465 miles 2009.

Brakes and pads and ball joint and tie rods at 226,147 - 2009.

I use her now for a second car if my vehicles need to go into the shop. I never want to get rid of her. She has been the best - and like you said - repairs are so inexpensive and minimal... If it wasn't for the rust starting to get bad, she is still perfect.

They should keep making vehicles like this!!


1998 Nissan 200SX Base Model 1.6 from North America


The 200SX is one reliable little machine, and I love it too darn much!


3 motor mounts broke.

Water pump bearing wore out.

Otherwise, this car is extremely reliable and runs strong.

General Comments:

The 200SX is a nice little car for commute, student, project, and track.

Reliability, Fuel Economy, Maintenance, and Insurance costs are all on the good/easy side.

The 1.6L engine doesn't pack too much punch like the 2.0L, but it certainly rules in fuel economy (I average 35mpg).

Not much aftermarket support for the 1.6L model, but it's still a fun car to work on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2008

1998 Nissan 200SX touring 2.0 from UK and Ireland


An excellent package, but not as fun as the s13


Nothing has gone wrong with it yet, I have only owned this one for a few months. But I agree with a review on this site, it makes a lot of noise in the back at high speed (you'd think the window is open).

General Comments:

It's strange, but I owned an s13 for 2 years before the s14 and unfortunately they have both been autos.

In the s13 it honestly wasn't a problem, that car ficking flew, not off the line granted (mostly the wheels span) but wait for 3000 revs and boom it shot down the road (it scared many passengers), I had to change quite a lot like tryes and brakes, I added a cat 1, serviced it myself with the best I could get. the car was quiet and smooth (for a sports car), this all had to be done due to previous owner being a donut. my gripe is that the s14 is technically superior, without question, stunning inside and quite economical (really) but boring. this auto version doesn't seem as quick as the s13, they messed with the ride and gears and mashed it. a great car, but I feel became too soft and comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2005

1998 Nissan 200SX 1.6L from North America


This car would be a fun tuner car or a great car to take you to work


The struts wore out.

Nothing else really.

General Comments:

This car is very reliable.

It gets great gas mileage.

If you own a 1.6L model than don't expect fast acceleration.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2004

4th Nov 2005, 14:05

I don't think they ever made a 1.6 mate do you think you could be mistaken for the sunny zx 1.6 mate.

30th Mar 2006, 21:13

I own it, it is a 1.6L.

23rd Apr 2006, 13:59

USA spec 1.6...

1998 Nissan 200SX Touring 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland


Fast as %#&$ and great fun to drive - Get one!


Nothing as of yet... (fingers crossed!)

General Comments:

Wow what a car! These cars are amazing value for money, nothing even comes close for performance, spec, etc. I think it's a good looking car, especially from the front where it looks plain evil (mines in Darth Vader black which helps!).

Straight line performance is fantastic as long as you are on boost, the turbo doesn't kick in until 2750rpm and is pretty sluggish till then, but after... hold on tight!

The handling is pretty good on the whole, loads of grip in the dry, but it does roll a bit too much for my taste. In the wet you need to be careful, I've only had the car a couple of weeks, and have been taking it very easy, but once I get used to it then I think it'll be a lot of fun!

Interior wise its great as well, it may look a little bland as jap cars do, but its well constructed with a lovely low driving position and with the touring version you get all the lovelies like leather, air con, etc.

Could be quite expensive to run, I only got 24mpg on a long sub 85mph cruise to the west country, and when taken a little less easy it only managed 19mpg! Think I may have to take it a bit easier on the right foot in future...!

Overall I love this car and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys there driving

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th July, 2004

18th Sep 2006, 12:55

The body roll can be greatly reduced with addition of rear subframe locking collars. These cost around £50. They stop the rear suspension from moving about the bushes. This makes the car much more responsive while cornering and gives much more feel to the car making the backend very predictable.