1998 Nissan 200SX Reviews - Page 3 of 4

1998 Nissan 200SX 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carHonda Prelude

Summary:

Buy one today!! he he

Faults:

A few computer gremlins, but £40 sorted it out.

General Comments:

I was a little worried about buying this car since I was unsure of the reliability and so forth. But after viewing a few I finally bought one. What a car!! It does everything I need it to do. The handling is pretty sharp and looks pretty menacing to drivers looking back at me through the rear view. The cabin is snug and typical Japanese. Rear space is a tight squeeze for adults - but rear passengers don't seem to complain. Boot space is reasonable, but if you are into your audio, you will not be able to squeeze any decent size sub woofers in there.

More individual than a Subaru Impreza and hot Honda's.

Insurance is fairly cheap as well as the general running costs. A well made all rounder. These cars should go on for ever. Just a shame I did not buy this car years earlier!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th August, 2003

1998 Nissan 200SX Touring 2.0 turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Fast, reliable and fairly inexpensive

Faults:

Tracking needed attention.

General Comments:

Extremely quick when it wants to be. 0-60 times are sub 7 seconds, but if this is what you're after; don't bother - you'll shred the tyres and probably kill yourself.

The 200sx is really a Grand Tourer. With plenty of mid range torque coupled to a powerful engine it eats up miles without breaking a sweat. The seats are also superbly comfortable (without being particularly supportive) and the overall driving position is excellent.

The performance is really in the in gear acceleration, which can be eye-opening at times - even flooring it in 4th and 5th gives you a good shove in the back. Careful in the wet though as traction control isn't an option and I've managed to spin the wheels in 3rd before now (an unpleasant experience at 60-odd mph).

The handling is sharp without the ride being crashy and the interior is solid, but unspectacular. The boot is a surprisingly decent thing and who cares about the back seats anyway. If you want four seats buy a Volvo. There can be a little much road noise at times, but this is due to a lack of sound proofing in the back to keep the weight down (it only weighs about 1250Kg).

Overall: nice - but down drive like a pratt in the wet because it'll catch you out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2003

11th May 2006, 05:56

With a car like this 3rd party traction controll is a good idea. Saves you killing yourself.

1998 Nissan 200SX 2.0 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance53000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

This car is a great car for delivering pizzas.

Faults:

There is a rattle coming from under the car. It comes from the catalytic converter shield.

The engine light stays on always.

General Comments:

This car is really fun to drive.

It handles great on turns.

Good Accelerating with manual transmission.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2003

1998 Nissan 200SX from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

Not a racer, but sporty and reliable

General Comments:

It's not a drag racer by any means, but quite enjoyable to drive.

Good mileage, about 30 miles per gallon.

Front seats very comfortable, even on long trips.

Back seat is cramped, esp. for tall people (6'4").

Lots of trunk space, too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2002

1998 Nissan 200SX SE 1.9 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.9 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 miles
Most recent distance58000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

Sporty, fun, reliable car for a good price!

Faults:

There is a terrible egg smell that comes into the car when it has been running for a while. I have had a new exhaust put on it, a new catalytic converter, changed types of gas, and it still smells profusely.

General Comments:

This is a sporty fun car for a young driver. I could park it in just about any spot there was.

The car handles great! You could not find a better one in its class.

Superb buy.

The dealer could not see anything wrong with my car, that is until it was out of warranty. That is when they said it was the exhaust causing the problem. I replaced it, but the smell did not go away. Would not deal with the dealer again.

Great gas mileage!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2001

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 14 reviews