6th Aug 2001, 16:12
Hello 200SX owner.
I have a 1987 200SX-XE Hatchback and love it since the day I bought it. It still has its original paint job (Midnight Black). It treated me well for over 13 years, now it's my time to treat her well by replacing the old engine with a new one.
Major problems after I had an oil change (time to discuss with the company) two weeks ago. Nonetheless, my 200 is fun to drive and it keep asking for more once I open the throttle. Actually, I had it running side by side with the new 200SX (US Model). Still love to play and keep asking for more. Enjoy riding the 200SX. Japanese manufacturers did it again.
8th Aug 2001, 14:33
In my 14 years of owning my 1987 200SX there have been no major repairs. The interior has held up great for its age, and the exterior still has the original paint.
My car has never been in the shop, never been in an accident, or repainted. It has weathered 11 winters and right now, gives me 32 MPG on the highway.
Can you believe I still have the original electrical/electronic parts, I haven't replaced them yet? Nissan didn't spare any smarts when they designed and built this model. In the years I've had it, I have added a few accessories to it such as front spoiler/rear spoiler/custom stereo and custom wheels which have enhanced an already classic body style.
I plan on keeping this car, it's still fun to drive and looks better that some of the newer imports on the road today.
24th Sep 2001, 21:18
Having just purchased my 1987 Nissan 200SX barely a month ago, what a pleasure to read all these favorable postings about this car. I didn't plan to buy the car until my beloved 86 Honda blew up and I needed a cheap replacement -- quick. My mechanic offered it to me at less than wholesale price so I grabbed it.
It's definitely short on headroom for me (a six footer), so much so I can't close the inside sunroof cover. But damn it's fun to drive with the windows down and the sunroof open! Mine has gone 201,000 kilometres (about 120,000 miles), has had some pretty amateurish body/paint work in spots, but looks sharp overall. Equipped with a 2.0L non-turbo and automatic transmission, this thing's loaded: power windows, mirrors, locks, sunroof, A/C, cruise control, good-sounding 100W factory stereo. And it all works!
I've never cared for the pop-up style headlights mainly because of all the "one-eyed" versions of these cars we see on the road, but mine work fine. Fingers crossed.
And even with the auto, air and options, power is more than adequate in town and on the highway. 26-30 mpg in town; 32-34 on the highway. Solid on the road feel. Strong, sure brakes. Seemingly good record for dependability. I love it so much, I'm going to live with the headroom problem for as long as this car cares to run!
24th Apr 2003, 16:18
I too have the 200sx 2.0l non turbo, and I love it, never gives me any trouble, the only thing it's ever needed is an alternator and a CD player, it easily goes 185km and handles like a dream, I'll never ever get rid of it.
26th Jan 2004, 20:50
I have a 86 and a 87 Nissan 200sx. I payed 450 dollars for my 86 on my 17th birthday. It has a 1.8 liter turbo and goes like snot!The only problem that I've found with this car is that parts are extremely difficult to find. So, I just recently purchased an 87 2.0 liter non-turbo which I've paid 1000 dollars for. However, I did have to put some work into it. Breaks, and a CD player was all that it really needed though. The body on this car is mint. These cars handle great at all times with high buck$ tires, if you don't have good tires though, you might expect some problems in the rain. It is ideal for in town driving and race tracks. I love these cars so much, that if I could buy more of them I would. Value, speed and reliability -- these cars have it all.. both cars had over 150,000km when I got them. The bottom line is that this is the very best car that you could ever buy.
12th Jul 2004, 12:56
Hey I'm 17 and I bought a 1988 200sx for $400. There is only rust on the FRONT FENDER. I was wondering where I could buy one for cheap? If anyone has any ideas, let me know..
27th Aug 2004, 09:33
Hey whats up? I'm 16 and this 200sx was my first car and I love it. I have some hail damage, but its all good! Any way my friends want me to join there car team Eurotoyz. I got to do some work first. Maby a new engine and a new paint job, but I want performance so if you have any ideas send me a letter at neonwh2003 @yahoo.com thanks.
17th Dec 2005, 09:11
My 1987 Nissan 200sx runs like a dream. I have almost 200,000 miles on it and I love it. I have had no major problems on it. I only had to replace a clutch and a back window. All in all it's a great car. Dan.
3rd Jun 2006, 12:58
I got my Nissan 200sx for free from a friend. The only thing only thing I have had to replace on it is the clutch. now its got a stage 4 racing clutch and its always racing at Epping NH. it runs 11 seconds. I got dry shots of nos with a twin turbo setup on the v6. The car is really quick and fun!!!
6th Jan 2008, 05:29
I have a 86 Nissan 200sx coupe and was wondering if any of you guys knew where to find some of the pop-up headlights that have projectors in them. I have seen some of these and they don't pop-up all of the way, they stop short. I have mostly seen them on 240sx and the 180sx (j-spec) but these would also be able to fit on my car. Any help would be appreciated. Jaws613@hotmail.com.