1993 Nissan 240SX Reviews - Page 4 of 6

1993 Nissan 240SX SE 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired131020 miles
Most recent distance148305 miles
Previous carNissan 240SX

Faults:

Starter.

Water pump.

Clutch fan.

Brake pads.

Brake calipers.

Brake rotors.

Tires.

General Comments:

The car is very reliable, runs very well,

and has held up better than expected.

Gas mileage is not so good, and handling is mediocre compared to a Toyota Celica that I had before this car.

Power is a little weak for a 2.4 liter motor, but it's alright. Can't complain. Would purchase another 240SX.

The interior is noisy; you can hear the engine winding out at 3,000 RPM, but to be expected from a four cylinder motor.

Very satisfied with the car. Highly recommended.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 2003

1993 Nissan 240SX SX Convertible Limited Edition 2.4L from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired149000 miles
Most recent distance151000 miles
Previous carNissan 240SX

Summary:

One-of-a-kind Japanese Classic

Faults:

The seats covers are stretched out and seem loose.

The drivers side carpet has a consistent spot that begins to tear.

Sometimes when I put it in park it doesn't activate the neutral safety switch so I have to wiggle the shifter.

General Comments:

The best and only Japanese sports car that is rear-wheel drive.

Easiest car to do burnouts with exception to the 300z.

Handles curves tremendously well.

A one of a kind that attrats a lot of attention.

I have people asking me when I'm going to sell it and I have to tell them never.

When using drive it shifts earlier then I'd like it to.

The front seats have to go all the way forward in order to have passengers in the back.

Cigarette lighter on both of my 240sx's don't work.

Very poor radio reception.

The convertible I own is a major chick-magnet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2003

5th Aug 2004, 10:39

These comments were very helpful since I own the same car with less miles and was wondering how many more miles I could anticipate I could get from my car.

11th Mar 2006, 19:07

You can expect it to last quite awhile. My vert has 120k miles on it and looks and runs great. Rear brakes groan a little and I gave up on the power antenna a long time ago, but overall, it's a great looking and reliable car.

1st May 2008, 14:49

I have a 1993 convertible. I will have to say that it is the best car I have ever owned. Very little maintenance good mileage (around 24mpg city, 30mpg highway). I would agree that it is definitely a chick magnet. I am in the process of restoring my car. It still runs good, looks good, drives great, but my daughter put the top down for a parade when it was about 20 degrees and the back glass cracked. The window sticker price when it was new was $26,300. A little expensive but looking back; well worth the price. Great car! I do have 208,000 miles driven only by me.

2nd Jul 2010, 13:32

I have owned a Nissan 240SX Convertible LE since 1997. I love my car! It now has over 230,000 miles on it. Still runs like a dream. It is a hot car.

I get comments on it constantly, always have guys driving up next to me to check it out and ask if I would like to sell it.

It is white with black top, I have a black sports bra on it. I have Zebra bucket seat covers... the interior is gray.

It still takes the corners like a dream and gives me the same thrill it did when I first got it.

A fun, cute, sporty, reliable car. I love that it is so unique and that it draws so much attention.

I do wish the back seat had more room, but it is great for the luggage when on a road trip!

1993 Nissan 240SX SE 2.4 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4 liter Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

This is a good looking, great handling, inexpensive car that could use a little more power

Faults:

The leather has started to tear near one of the seams on the drivers seat.

The power antennae makes a lot of noise when raising and lowering.

One headlight takes a few seconds to pop up when they are first turned on.

General Comments:

The 240sx is a pretty fun car for the price, it handles quite well, and is very predictable when approaching the limits of traction.

The front strut and rear multi-link suspension do a good job of keeping the car on line when you encounter a bump mid-corner.

The 240sx has no problem cruising all day at 85-90 miles per hour.

The 240sx handles rain and snow quite well (for a sports car), but it is still a rear wheel drive sports car, and if you abuse the throttle in slippery conditions the tail end can get away from you. I did however two weeks ago, drive over a 4000' pass in Northern California, where there was enough snow to require chains, and I never had any trouble.

Gas mileage is acceptable, about 23 miles per gallon average in my automatic (I wish it was a manual), although I have seen 28 miles per gallon on extended freeway trips.

The interior is quite small for a car of its size. The hand brake lever is always jabbing me in the knee (I am however 6'2" tall), and the rear seats are really more of an upholstered luggage shelf.

The motor gets a little bit winded near redline.

The automatic transmission won't hold a gear all the way to redline unless you force it too with the shift lever, then it will in fact bump into the rev limiter for as long as you want it too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2003

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 25 reviews