1987 Nissan 300ZX Reviews - Page 6 of 6

1987 Nissan 300ZX turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carNissan 300ZX

Summary:

A new experience and appreciation whenever I drive it

Faults:

The seals on the tail lights fatigued, allowing water to enter resulting in some rust which had to be removed.

The turbo had to be replaced.

General Comments:

This car is a powerhouse. The ultimate in responsive handling and cornering.

Long distance trips are comfortable and I've never experienced driver fatigue after a long haul.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2002

1987 Nissan 300ZX 3.0 Liter V6 non-turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 Liter V6 non-turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance142000 miles
Previous carMazda RX7

Summary:

One of the best cars in the world

Faults:

Fuel injectors replaced.

Fuel pump, distributor, alternator replaced, front wheel bearings, clutch, timing belt.

Most of these items were replaced between 88,000 and 125,000 miles.

Some minor interior wear.

General Comments:

This car handles better than anything I've driven with the exception of a Porsche 944. Excellent cornering, brisk but not muscle-car-like acceleration.

Wonderful, smooth engine and crisp 5-speed shifter make this a pleasure to drive on every trip, whether it's a commute to work or a multi-state twisty-road trip.

The design of this car reminds me of some early Ferraris.

As for the criticism that it's too heavy or too luxurious to be a true sports car. Nonsense! A little comfort and a lot of sports-car handling performance add up to a terrific, affordable package.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2001

19th Dec 2001, 00:48

My 300ZX was my life, my pride and joy, I had to put it to rest, but being that I am in Germany it is impossible to get another one, but I am looking. It's the best thing on 4 wheels. I miss my girl telling me the gas is low and door is open, my baby used to talk to me.

17th Oct 2002, 15:20

This is a great car. great handling. looks good. sporty. I love it!

25th Jan 2005, 05:58

I love these cars. they are one of few 80s sports cars that can keep up with a Citroen BX 16v around corners. I own an 88 Californian edition turbo. it will beat a BX of the mark, but not around corners. still. it was an awesome car to own and drive.

19th Jun 2008, 00:44

I owned a 1987 Maxima SE, 3.0-V6 with the 5-speed transmission. The engine is almost identical to that of the 300 sports car. I can attest to the fact these are some of the best cars in the world. Even when my car was 21 years old, it ran like brand new. The engine was smooth, excellerated with no problems and the most comfortable ride in its class. I enjoyed the suspension shock adjust system. The "S" designation was soft and luxurious and the "F" which was my favorite gave the car an amazing sports-car-like feel to it.

The car was totalled but if I can ever find it in the condition I left it, I may seriously consider purchasing it back.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 18 reviews