1989 Nissan 240SX Reviews

1989 Nissan 240SX S13 2.4L from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.4L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired197200 miles
Most recent distance198200 miles
Previous carChevrolet Astro

Summary:

A good car to add parts on

Faults:

Some of the rubber pieces started to dry rot (fixed), a somewhat rattle to the engine, digital speedometer doesn't show (tell by RPMs), replaced fuel injectors, few electrical problems.

General Comments:

Car runs great, with some work done to it. Fast on corners and good start off acceleration. Interior is in great condition.

For the size of the car and size of the engine, the car has some unremarkable speed. Good for beginners.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2010

1989 Nissan 240SX XE from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Manual
Previous carNissan X-Terra

Summary:

The best present I ever had

Faults:

I bought it without any reverse. All the other gears work, but the reverse gear was blown. 1st gear was hard to use unless you were at a dead stop.

The front speakers are blown out.

My driver side brake light like to act up once and awhile.

General Comments:

This car took me awhile to get. I was waiting on the guy to sell it. He told people he was selling it, but when I called him he told me no. But he sold it to me when he blew out the reverse gear. But I aint mad, as I've got a 240sx and all the other gears run fine.

I just cut the spring on the 240sx, and I can break it loose easier now, but I have a bumpy ride when I drive around, but I'm not mad.

The interior is clean and I have the projected speed gauge stocked.

I'm going to have so much fun with this car, but now I have to replace all the tires because I wore out all four or them in two days.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2007

1989 Nissan 240SX from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance222500 kilometres
Previous carDatsun 200SX

Summary:

Ahead of its time..

Faults:

Clutch went at 8 years and again at 16, not bad.

Seats are good, but the edges on the driver from getting in/out are crushed.

Back seat belts are useless, but the back seat really isn't made for passengers.

Can only carry one passenger in the back for long distances.

Headlights are exposed and get broken easily. Always carry a spare bulb.

General Comments:

Pick-up, acceleration are great.

Drives defensively as it can stop on a dime, or accelerate and steer out of numerous situations.

Love the coupe style feel, and the clean dash detail and the sunroof.

Purchased originally in 1989 as it was truly 'Form Follows Function'. No detail was superfluous.

Clean lines and Champagne Gold colour are easy to keep clean and looking sharp.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th June, 2006

1989 Nissan 240SX 2.4 KA24E from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.4 KA24E Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance138000 kilometres
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Summary:

Nothing else compares to this RWD dream

Faults:

ERG

Running rich

Front caliper slide pins

Right rear axle seal

Slave Cylinder leaks

Exhaust rusted out, replaced completely

Window regulator broke, needed replacement.

General Comments:

Beautiful car. Car was rusted and needed a lot of help. Toyota dealership had all rust, dents, everything removed and included new fenders and everything, repainted, looks new. People often guess what year the car is and guess 2001 etc. It is way ahead of its age and has been very reliable despite the things that have gone wrong.

The car is quick, but not a real competitor if that is what you are looking for. Would recommend getting a 91 and up just to get the DOHC version. More power and better gas mileage. Also heard of less problems with the KA24DE. If you want a serious competitor, the SR20DET swaps right in and has much more potential for serious power.

If you have winter conditions, you are absolutely going to need winter tires. RWD + all season + snow just doesn't mix to well.

Feels great to drive, everything you need is right there in good places so you don't have to fiddle with dials and what not.

Excellent vehicle, I will not give it up for a very long time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th December, 2005

25th Mar 2006, 13:52

Does the '89 have wishbone / shocks or multi-link / strut suspension?

1989 Nissan 240SX from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual
Distance when acquired127000 miles
Most recent distance131000 miles
Previous carNissan 240SX

Summary:

Fun car to drive and nice looks, but sucked in my money

Faults:

My head gasket blew after only driving it 4,000 miles.

The drivers seat is worn out.

Drove it into a pole, coasting, and dented very easily.

I had to buy a whole new brake system.

Idles very high, my mechanic couldn't figure out why.

Lousy gas mileage.

General Comments:

I love driving this car, especially when it comes out of turns.

Even though the back seat is silly, I still fit 5 people in it to drive 3 hours.

I'm a young girl who drives this car, so it attracts many guys to look at it and ask to drive it.

I had to put a lot of money into it though, so I'm getting rid of it.

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

Review Date: 20th June, 2005

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 39 reviews