1996 Nissan 240SX Reviews

1996 Nissan 240SX Base 2.4 from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles
Previous carAudi A4

Summary:

I love the car now that I invested in modifying it

Faults:

These are not things that are wrong with the car, but were maintenance services done to ensure that the car stays reliable.

The only problem that commonly occurs on ALL the 240sx cars, is that the front torque control bushing goes bad and causes the steering to vibrate and eat front tires. With bad bushings, the alignment is never straight, and therefore must be replaced ASAP for higher mileage cars.

** Ignition System **

New Bosch platinum twins spark plugs

New 9.5mm ignition wires

New internal rotor and distributor cap

New Duralast Gold 850 amp battery.

** Gaskets, seals, boots and filters **

New silicon timing cover gasket

New timing cover crankshaft seal

New silicon oil pan gasket

New silicon transmission pan gasket

New driver side rack & pinion boot

New air intake filter

New transmission filter

New water pump

** Belts **

New power steering

New A/C belt

New alternator belt

** Sensors **

New knock sensor

New crank angle sensor

Cleaned mass air flow

New Bosch front O2 sensor

New Nissan OEM catalyst O2 sensor

New thermostat

** Fluids that have been flushed **

Power steering & rack and pinion

Brakes

Transmission

Differential

Radiator

General Comments:

** Upgrades **

Installed dual electric radiator cooling fans, removed mechanical fan

Installed a new aluminum under-drive crankshaft pulley

Installed new performance front and rear sway bars

Installed new front upper strut tower bar

Installed new performance SPC adjustable suspension

Installed Megan Racing fully adjustable coil-over suspension

Installed aluminum Z32 Nissan 4-piston front brake

Replaced all brake pads with new metallic pads

Converted to 5-lug suspension hubs

Installed new cross drilled front rotors

Installed new cross drilled and slotted rear rotors

Installed SE model viscous limited slip differential

Installed new stainless steel Teflon brake lines

Installed urethane control arm bushings

Installed new tuner steering wheel with a quick release hub

Replaced seats with complete set of OEM Nissan leather seats

Installed 18” 5-zigen fn01r-c staggered wheels, 8.5” wide fronts, 9.5” wide rears

New 18” tires by Nexen, 225/40/18 fronts, 255/35/18 rears.

** Audio System **

Sony flip down / blackout head unit with iPod hook up connection

Infinity Kappa 6.5” door speakers

1” tweeters

Kicker rear 6.5” speakers

Sony 600 watt 4 channel amp

800 watt Sony monoblock amp

MB Quart subwoofer

Adjustable bass knob.

** Miscellaneous **

Had all 4 wheel fender lips rolled up

Had interior detailed and shampooed

Had interior and trunk completely fiberglass insulated behind every panel including doors

Had windows limo tinted.

OVERALL:

My car and others are very different. My car was a true track setup car. The original untouched car doesn't handle too well and feels quite heavy. There is much body roll/lean, and the acceleration is weak on freeway passing. Stop & go acceleration is great. The interior is very nicely laid out, however the steering wheel was too wide and made steering more difficult because the car is rear wheel drive. Personally I enjoyed the automatic more than the 5 speed, but every want to be drifter will tell you the 5 speed is better... but it's not.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th April, 2008

1996 Nissan 240SX SE from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance148000 miles

Summary:

I am looking for another one!

Faults:

Cigarette Lighter keeps blowing the fuse. I must replace the fuse every couple of weeks. So far that is the only issue I have had in the last four years.

General Comments:

I love everything about this car. I drive my vehicles hard and this car has taken it and begged for more. I currently have a Lincoln with a blown engine and a Cadillac. Neither lasted as long as this one has.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2004

1996 Nissan 240SX SE Twin Cam 2.4 Liter from Guam

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Twin Cam 2.4 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired51000 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles

Summary:

A quick and great car

Faults:

Well there was always the sign of check engine and change oil. Plus the driver's side of the power window lock broke after 2 weeks of use for me.

Parts for this car are hard to find.

General Comments:

This car gives me one of the best feelings for me to drive. But it's very uncomfortable if you ever ride in the back seat.

It is a very reliable car. If you start out in a race, you're sure that you will be the first one out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2004

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 6 reviews