1992 Nissan 240SX Reviews

1992 Nissan 240SX LE from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

A Classic!

Faults:

Had to replace A/C compressor twice.

Replaced starter once.

Replaced yellowed rear window.

General Comments:

I adore this car and will never part with it. I get compliments on it all the time.

I would like to replace the seats with leather... wish it had a cup holder, but like a previous poster, I take the ashtray out and put the cup there.

Did have a slight shifting problem at one time... the car would not go into first gear. I heard it was kind of a glitch in this model, but it hasn't happened in a long while.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2008

1992 Nissan 240SX SE Coupe 2.4L I-4 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4L I-4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 miles
Most recent distance250000 miles

Summary:

Even a basket case 240SX contains some goodies..

Faults:

The car was a lemon when I bought it. The following were problems the car already had:

Blown head gasket and burnt piston ring, smoked like a chimney.

Frame rail rot and rocker panel rust.

Head-Up Display (HUD) and Odometer/Trip odometer not working.

It developed these problems later:

Alternator died ($300)

Crack in the radiator that sprayed coolant everywhere under the hood ($600 for entire cooling system repair, but it needs it. Repair not done, car currently off the road)

General Comments:

I bought the car as a $500 daily driver. I knew it it was a lemon and I couldn't afford to bring it up to decent condition (I wish I did, but I'm a broke college student), but I was desperate for a car and it ran. Despite all the aforementioned problems, and it being an automatic, I loved this car! A car with that many problems shouldn't even start, but it has been very reliable for the one year I owned it until the radiator crack occurred within the last two months. The handling on its old worn-out suspension is still worlds above everything else I've driven, and it could still blast past Civics and Integras with all its engine damage. I've driven other 240SXs, even one with close to 300k miles on it, and they've been nothing, but reliable for their owners. I think I just got a bad one. Its hard to find a decent 240SX in New England since the snow wreaks havoc on their undercarriages. I just wish I had more time to go looking for one. I will own another at later date, but for now I will (sadly) part with this unique automobile.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2007

22nd Mar 2010, 07:12

If you were looking for a reliable daily driver, then your first mistake was buying a 94 240. Don't get me wrong, they're great cars, but any car that old is bound to cost you a lot of money.

1992 Nissan 240SX LE Convertible 2.4 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired144263 miles
Most recent distance144300 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

A mix of class and sport that can truly perform

Faults:

The dealer I bought it from is in a bad part of town and it's been broke into twice while on his lot. As a result the driver side window was off track from it being yanked out, but was not bust and the motor for it still worked.

Also the radio was stolen the second tie it was broke into, but it didn't damage any of the wires to it or anything else internal.

The driver's seat was wear thin on the left side.

The car hadn't been cleaned on the inside, but wasn't too bad.

General Comments:

The window fixed easily.

The radio was easy I just stuck in an after market radio, which was what had apparently been in there before because there was an in dash CD holder from it.

It was easier to come clean and I just placed seat covers on the seats.

The car handles great, it feels like you're floating. It accelerates well and has a great high end.

It sits really low, but it's fairly easy to get in and out of.

The top still works as if it were new.

I think out of all the cars I've ever driven this is my favorite.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2006

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 26 reviews