1990 Nissan 240SX Hatchback 2.4 Gas from North America
Low power fun rear wheel sports car
All of these problems occurred within the first 3000kms of my owning this car, SEVERAL things have gone wrong at only just over 100,000km on the odometer.
Clutch Fan seized, new fan - $240.
Starter died - $250.
Faulty starter died again within 2 days.
Alternator - $375.
Car was bought from a used car dealership with a very worn and slipping clutch, so I paid to have a new clutch installed before delivery of the car.
"New" clutch blew after 3 weeks of my owning the car.
Seats were badly worn, so they were replaced before I picked up the car.
Rocker cover gasket now leaking oil all over the engine, soon to be replaced.
I do not think these engines are very reliable, but I plan to put an SR20DET in this car over the upcoming winter.
There are a couple of very impressive qualities about the 240SX though, handling and braking. With a stock suspension and almost perfect 50/50 weight distribution on the car, it corners wonderfully. This is the only reason I plan to upgrade the one major flaw with the car, low power, unreliable motor.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th July, 2002
19th Oct 2002, 09:25
I have to say that I do not agree at all with that review. For one I own a 1989 Nissan 240sx and this car has 172000 miles on it and amazingly I have had to do nothing to the engine. Yeah it has an oil leak, but that is expected, along with a lot of other things that are expected to be damaged with a car with this many miles. Yet still nothing has gone wrong with my car.