1990 Nissan 240SX 2.4 L 12 valve from North America


I've had many cars and this is one of my favourite!


Clutch fan wore out causing the A/C to overheat.

Motor has a tick noise until it's warm.

Frame over the right rear axle rusting through.

Rear disc splash guards rusted off.

General Comments:

My car has been a great car and although there were some little problems it's doing very well for an 11 year old car that I drive fairly hard at times.

It has been driven in the winter by the previous owner which contributed to the small hole in the frame, that will be easily fixed by the way, but the car has the original paint and it still looks awesome!!!

The car handles excellent and the ride is firm but smooth, the only thing I don't really like are the confining seats when on a trip. I tend to get a back ache after driving a fair distance.

I put Cooper Cobra 60's on the car, they make the car hug the road like it was part of it. These tires are a bit softer and will wear faster, but are well worth it and it even performs well in wet conditions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2001

1990 Nissan 240SX Hatchback 2.4 liter from North America


A low priced impressive ride


Fuel injectors leaked bad when I first bought it.

Clutch master cylinder went out after numerous ignored squeaking noises.

Brake master cylinder went out after I had the car.

General Comments:

This car is pretty fast, but would be flat-out out fast if it had a turbo-charged engine.

The cabin is jet black except for the heat and air conditioner control, and that adds to the style.

The 240 is a very sleek and stylish ride, I love it to death, and never want to get rid of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2001

1990 Nissan 240SX Basic 2.4L 12V from North America


The engine that wouldn't quit, no matter how hard you drove it!


Power steering pump.


Antenna stopped going up and down.

Front seat broke.

Rear windshield wiper sprayer.

General Comments:

Engine wouldn't die. Drove the car extremely hard. Engine was burning oil but it just kept on going like the Energizer bunny. I've never had a car that could take so much beating. It didn't care if I constantly redlined the engine although it had over 230000 kms on it. Bought the car for $2000 CDN .

Put in $2000 CDN in repairs (incl tax).

Traded in for $3250 for a 2000 Maxima SE.

I gotta say I was sad to see it go but the Maxima is awesome as well.

I felt like this car had a personality and would keep on going until the wheels fell off. Truely remarkable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2000

21st Jan 2001, 22:03

I have a 1990 Nissan 240SX XE, and it is just like you said, the most persistant and durable car I have ever seen. My 240 has about 200,000 miles on its 2.4L 12V engine and it's still going strong.

The only problems that I have had with this car are the front driver's seat broke and could not recline, the muffler had a hole in it, the antenna refused to go up and down, it's burning oil, smoking out the back, the odometer stopped at 134,000 miles and the gas mileage has gone to 18-20 mpg. I know that seems like a lot, but on a car this old with this many miles that's nothing.

I redline every gear,and bring it up to speeds well over the speed limit, and every morning the car starts up and begs for more. I have changed only things that needed to be changed to fit my teenage lifestyle. I changed the head unit to a 1 disc AM/FM, I added 2 10" subwoofers in the trunk, changed the muffler to performance, put hyper white lights in the front, and I am contemplating throwing in an intake system and fog lamps.

I have no fears about this car, I plan on taking it to college with me next September and I plan on it staying strong, powerful and fun until I am forced to sell it (knock on wood). Nissan, I thank you and I definitely will be back to you for my second car, and all the cars after that.