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.

General Comments:

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.

1990 Nissan 240SX SE Fastback 2.4L SOHC from North America


The last true affordable sports car


First bought: replaced tires, brake pads and rotors.

Fuel pump replaced @ 145000 miles

Changed plastic timing chain guides to metal ones @ 148000 miles. Not needed, but did as precaution due to a bulletin out.

2nd set of tires @ 185000.

General Comments:

Got the car when the era of affordable sports cars died. Now all so called affordable sports cars are front wheelers except Miata (which is too small for me). True RWD sports cars are now too expensive to either buy or maintain.

That is the main attraction of the North American 240sx for a budget minded student like me. A reliable, easy to maintain sports car. Maybe not the most powerful or best performance, but definitely fun to drive and easy to maintain. Too bad they don't make them like this anymore.

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

Review Date: 21st April, 2002

1990 Nissan 240SX SX 2.4 from North America


A wonderfully reliable, affordable sports car


Tire rod.

Master brake cylinder.

Brakes (pads)

Complete exhaust.

Leather is starting to rip.

General Comments:

The car has a very good torque to weight ratio, giving it good power.

Handling is decent.

Stock speakers need to be larger.

Love the "slam dash" look.

Nice deeper sound coming from a 4 cylinder, mainly from the after market exhaust.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th September, 2001

1990 Nissan 240SX SX 2.4 liter from North America


Well worth every dollar


Transmission failed while driving on the road.

Rotors needed to be replaced.

General Comments:

For a car that is 11 years old, it drives and handles extremely well. A year or two from now, I'm putting high performance parts inside of her.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2001

1990 Nissan 240SX SE 2.4 from North America


A fun to drive car


Alternator replaced under warranty.

Blower replaced under warranty.

Both front struts replaced under warranty.

Muffler replaced.

Air conditioning has no freon.

Stereo replaced under warranty.

Brake master cylinder replaced.

Driver's seat material is worn.

Spoiler bolts rusting.

General Comments:

Love the way it drives, rear wheel, no problem in the winter with snows, not quite enough power but great handling.

Love the interior design, they are designing interiors for 2002, 13 years later, that don't look as good. Love the bright instrument panel lighting.

Not so reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th May, 2001

1990 Nissan 240SX Fastback 2.4 Liter V4 from North America


High performance, low cost


A piece of molding came off around the wheel well. A 10 dollar fix.

General Comments:

I absolutely love my car, and I hope it lasts forever.

Really tight steering.

A lot of power.

A really bright cabin... Or should I say cockpit?

The stereo is the only problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2001