1998 Nissan 200SX Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1998 Nissan 200SX Touring 2.0 turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 miles
Most recent distance33000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 420

Summary:

The very best car I have ever owned - buy one now, before it's too late!

Faults:

The front tyres seem to wear on the inside edges, and there is a lot of road noise from the boot.

General Comments:

Standard wheels and tyres can make the car nervous when cornering due to a high profile tyre - I recommend upgrading to a 17" wheel with a 215ZR45 tyre to reduce tyre flex and improve grip.

Engine is beautiful, but might be better with a better air filter/induction kit and a free flowing exhaust (insurance allowing!)

Interior is as solid as a rock, bodywork is also very rust free.

Brakes are from the Nissan Skyline R33 and the Nissan 300ZX, so no problems stopping.

I would buy these cars forever if they still made them. Excellent performance and value. Cheap servicing costs, relatively cheap insurance.

The last decent rear wheel drive turbocharged car...?

Just make sure you let the engine idle for 30 seconds before turning it off - this will let the turbo live for much longer, also change your oil every 3000 miles, and the engine will last forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th April, 2001

17th Apr 2001, 10:49

Another convert!

One question re: the oil changes;

Does a 3000 change REALLY make that much difference. I always have a 6000 and have recently switched to synthetic (Castrol) for better engine protection.

I have heard the 3k suggestion before but have been told by other sources that 6k is perfect.

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1998 Nissan 200SX 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired235 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous carFord Bronco

Summary:

Great car, bad dealer

Faults:

I have owned my car for almost a year and the dealship has yet to get my plates. I have gone to the DMV and they said it was up to the dealer. I have had it smogged for the dealer and they still haven't filed the paper work with the DMV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2000

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

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

19,000 and nothing yet.

General Comments:

This is my second - I did 42,000 miles on the first one in two years and nothing went wrong on that one either. Only problem was heavy tyre wear - Nissan have now replaced Bridgestone with Yokos which seem to cure this problem so long as you have a four wheel alignment done if you hit any really big potholes - costs about £50 but pays for itself in reducing tyre wear.

On a performance for your money basis this car is hard to beat. Fuel consumption is also good - 28 mpg driving hard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 1999

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