31st Jul 2001, 05:55

As many of you will know Nissan 200SX tuning parts are harder to come by than the usual VX, Ford VW etc parts, though given patience can be found. Be aware many suppliers / tuners ARE buying parts from other sources and making a few quid (10%) at your expense!. It pays to shop around or even import yourself. Internet a MUST!

1st Nov 2001, 09:55

I feel obliged to write, because everyone else has.

I bought my 200sx for £2850. It looked absolutely mint. However, after about 2000-3000 miles, with an oil change and service upon purchase, the engine sounded rough. So I put it in for a service - warped crank, worn pistons, worn cams, leaking turbo etc, so a new engine was needed. DON'T GO TO NISSAN!!! I had the engine done by Nissan, and although amazing quality, it cost me a lot more than I needed to pay. (43 quid/hour labour - blighters!).

With respect to every body elses comments, I can do nothing but mirror them, for the money, I wouldn't think of anything else. Maybe a Rover Coupe Turbo (0-60, 6.2 for 3-4 grand) not bad, but no RWD.

I've had all sorts of cars in races (in the dry) - Golf VR6's, RS Turbo's (why would anyone buy one of them??), BMW 325's and yes, sorry BMW drivers, 328's as well. My car is completely standard, and I love it. Anyone have any ideas on different turbos? I want more!!

30th Oct 2002, 18:00

It's great to read some of these comments. I am not a 200SX owner though. I've just seen one at a local used car dealer. If anyone can comment on the deal or not, to help make make my mind up.

The car in question.

Red J plate Auto, FSH, Full MOT, 100k on the clock, Body seems OK, Dealer, not the best place to get a car around here, but they don't often come up locally. Up for £1995.

Why I'm thinking about one?

Performance for the price. Fast and yet rear seating and a boot. I Love the looks and my mother has always worked at a Nissan dealer, so I've always wanted a 200SX or 300ZX, but with a mortage and a broody wife, don't agree with spending a fortune on a set of wheels.

Can anyone aomment on this car and its suitability for someone like me?


9th Dec 2002, 07:44

I would recomend a s13 200sx to any one. Cheap affordable power with good looks to boot! Watch out for dodgy turbos around 80000 - 100000 miles because you are looking at £1000 to £3000 to replace it.

1st Jan 2003, 15:52

£1000 for a turbo?? No way pal, £600 max!

Anyone thinking of getting a 2hundy, check out www.sxoc.com, the Nissan 200SX owners forum... tonnes of useful info.

I'd say that the writer of the review had things pretty much spot on... and from the comments afterward, a 300ZX is about £7k for a half decent one, and costs a fortune when things go wrong. Pound for pound, I know which one I'd have! Same deal with the Supra.

18th Oct 2004, 08:37

I was a happy owner of a Nissan 200sx turbo for five years. It was a fantastic car good performance and great handling. The only car of same value that ever handed me my a.r.s.e on a plate was a Volvo T5. No great shame there :-)

With a few simple mods it remains one of the cheapest ways to go fast, good for cheap track day fun too.

27th Jun 2005, 16:17

Interesting comments, I am now on my 3rd. 200sx S13. Standard these cars do 0-60 in 6.4secs. Modified they can beat 5 seconds they are one of the best sport cars still on the road today, and not many cars can keep up with a good one, even in the wet...

13th Feb 2006, 16:54

I had been interested in an S14 version until I drove one on Sunday. It seemed very underpowered and unstable at any speed.

I've said I'll try another that I know to be in good working order as I believe this one was a lemon.

Having been used to front wheel drives for so long and hearing of the dreaded 200SX tail slides I gave it a nudge on a corner somewhere quiet, noting seemed to happen with my foot hard down, but then just as I was about to straighten it back up it decided to break. Easily controlled again, but reminded me of my Sierra 2.0i days, my wife crapped it and told me I wasn't allowed it at that point.

I'd like to throw another cheap supercar into the figures here, my SAAB 9000 Aero. 0-60 in 6.2 with all of the comforts you could possibly ask for and it handles fantastically. Sees off anything so far on the winding roads to work. I've yet to actually be beaten by anything, but then I have the sense not to try against Impreza's and Supras. All this cost me £2000 and is cheaper to insure than the 200SX would be... leaving me wondering what to do next.

Hopefully the next 200SX will be in better nick and make me see what I'm missing. Sorry to ramble, but this was a cracking review and discussion I just had to join in.