1986 Nissan 300ZX V6 no turbo from North America
An inexpensive sports car
The climate control system thinks that it is in the Arctic. It blows only hot air all the time. The dealer wants $1200 for a new climate control unit.
The driver's side window works only when it wants to.
This car is fast! It hugs the turns and has absolutely no body roll. It is not the best car for interstate driving, however, driving through the Siskiyu Mountains of Southern Oregon/Northern California is a blast! The cruise control holds the speed either up the mountain or down. For being a 16 yr old car, it still has great performance and gets lots of looks. I love the t-tops!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th September, 2002
19th Apr 2003, 10:46
I agree. Mine has 234000 miles. Same problems--hot air always, driver side window *may* go up, easy to go down. No roll in turns, but speed maxes around 110 mph.
16th May 2003, 14:32
I agree with you on the climate controll.. mine blows out hot air all the time too.. Best way to cure is to push the button to recyle the air... Overall performance is great.
Fastest I have it is around 145MPH.. Handles like a dream.
14th Jul 2003, 10:21
When a wealthy Ferrari owning friend of mine bought one of these he said to me" I just bought a $30,000 Ferrari. I didn't quite believe him till I owned the '86 300 ZX Turbo.
This is truly a special car. I've owned Jags Alfas and other exotic autos and this ranks with the best. Yes there are some faults like the AC (which doesn't exist) and certain little plastic pieces falling off.
Speed, handling, transmission, roadability, cornering are all superb. I got her in 2000 and keep her tuned and shining. She has 149,000 miles and feels like it just rolled off the show room floor.
13th Oct 2005, 20:53
Climate control is not the problem---It is a vacuum hose leak!!!Check the "T" junction to the left side of the battery and the hose connections at the back of the right headlight.
Good luck---I almost sold my 86 because of this very minor problem--Took 1 minute to fix.