1995 Nissan 240SX Base 2.0 turbo from North America
Gorgeous and refined road-going rocket.
Turbo required a rebuild (only cost $100) and it needed a new blow off valve (also, only $100) considering the engine sat for so long on shelves before being put in, this is entirely understandable.
I can tailgate Porsches on off-ramps all day. even without the 18x9.5 rear 18x8.5 front tires on Tien HE coil-overs, it never let go of the road.
The 2.0 turbocharged 4 cylinder engine swap lasts forever, starts every time, spools low and revvs high. Clutch action is precise and confident.
Extremely high quality of parts, nothing breaks, rusts, or wears out.
Large space for 2 people, can comfortably seat 3.
Wonderfully bolstered, comfortable seats.
Being 6'3 myself, there was no lack of headroom, and visibility is superb.
Lately people see a 240sx and assume it's still stock (which alone, is still a very nice, obscenely reliable, and sporty motor.) But as soon as they hear the whistle from the Turbo and the hiss of the blow off valve, you can see the look of terror in their eyes.
The engine swap itself is incredibly easy to perform, and a factory manual from an Australian 200sx is exactly what you need for the car, which can be found all over the internet.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th October, 2005