1990 Nissan 240SX Fastback 2.4L from North America
It's a great first car
Had to replace radiator. It went bad after going up a mountain.
Replaced fuel pump.
Replaced brake disc.
Had to fix broken seat. Twice.
Electric antenna broke and was left in its upright position. Went through a car wash. Snapped at the base.
Others that I have forgotten.
Reliability: Darn thing just won't DIE! I bought it in 1997 as a college car with 111,xxx on the odometer. Five years later, it now reads 211,xxx! I can't believe it's still running on the same engine. I'm pretty disciplined with the maintenance though so it helps.
Performance: Very peppy, especially on the start. Red light turns green and off you go! Jack rabbit starts are fun. Just don't speed! Steering is very responsive. Rear wheel driving is a little different, but you can get the hang of it pretty quickly. Only had one incident of fish-tailing in the rain. Scary!
Future: The 240SX will remain as my daily-driver. I've recently upgraded to a 1994 Acura NSX which will be my weekend car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th October, 2002