1990 Nissan 300ZX Reviews - Page 2 of 9

1990 Nissan 300ZX Z32 3.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired239000 kilometres
Most recent distance246000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Magna

Summary:

The Japanese Ferrari

Faults:

Bought it from a very dodgy dealer here, so it's not all the cars fault:

IACV valve went at 245xxx.

Came with an oil leak, $750 to fix.

Many hoses needed replacing.

Often refuses to start, stalls sometimes.

General Comments:

Wouldn't recommend one unless you're an enthusiast.

This was my dream car since I was little, it truly is the Japanese Ferrari. Fantastic power and grip.

It's the 97th most beautiful car in the world apparently (and should be at least 20th).

Beauty and power, at a price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2010

24th Jan 2011, 02:33

Don't forget some of these cars are 20+ years old, so all the hoses would be due to be replace etc. The only problem is that you have to take the motor out to get to all of them.

7th Mar 2011, 21:25

I'm going to get my 1st car, which is a 300zx, in a few days. Tried it out yesterday; super fast, and kept turning heads :D.

1990 Nissan 300ZX (2+2) 3.0L V6 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired46000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carNissan 300ZX

Summary:

An amazing and fun to drive super-car.

Faults:

The one muffler has a rust spot with a small hole.

The driver seat is starting to rip along the edge.

General Comments:

This car is fast, and has magical handles. It handles like a champ. I have had a great time driving the 300zx models (Z31) and (Z32).

There is a good amount of interior space for a 2-door coupe compared to other ones I have come across.

The acceleration is great and makes the car fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2008

1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 vg30de 3.0 N/A from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission vg30de 3.0 N/A Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired192000 miles
Most recent distance194000 miles
Previous carHonda Prelude

Summary:

A fast handling car, when it runs right, for the money

Faults:

3 Fuel injectors went bad in less than 4 months of owning it I fixed them, but to get to the injectors is almost an impossible task, I actually had to read on the forums to see how to do it easier than removing the intake plenum, which was way to hard to begin with, I had to GRIND with a dremel into the plenum to get the the tediously hidden screws that hold down the fuel injectors, it was going to cost me a total of $4,000 to fix all this at the dealer, harness included, its appearently a common problem.

All 6 fuel injector harnesses went bad owning it, replaced all with high end harnesses, another apparently bad part.

Steering linkage was bad since I got it easy fix, hassle to get the part though.

Powers teering pump leaks.

Brakes were a nightmare to replace because they are specialty.

General Comments:

I installed strut bars, and a high flow intake (pop) charger intake, it made it impressively faster and louder.

This car can take serious corners at high speeds.

Coming around a corner I hit the pedal, and went completely sideways, several times and this isn't even the turbocharged version.

Fast and sporty love the t-top's, but just a hassle to keep throwing money into and not reap the benefits of a true v6.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th July, 2008

1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0 Twin turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 Twin turbo Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance19000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

The car is stunning and turns heads everywhere

Faults:

Air mass sensor failed - this was not particularly expensive to replace.

Lower tension arm bushes - I replaced these myself with tougher poly bushes (again not particularly expensive).

Warped front brake discs - I added new discs and pads when I bought the car although the discs are beginning to warp again (I'll probably replace them with an uprated aftermarket set). The discs and pads (provided you fit them yourself) are not expensive.

General Comments:

The car is very quick even though it is an automatic. With aftermarket modifications the car has relentless acceleration and will outperform much more expensive vehicles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2008

1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0 NA V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 NA V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 kilometres
Most recent distance94500 kilometres

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

Seatbelts don't retract properly sometimes.

Rear engine seal fault at 92000 km.

General Comments:

An awesome car to drive, quick, handles like a dream, and looks the part as well. Extremely advanced for a now 17 year old car, has features that still aren't stock on higher end new cars. Full electrics (windows mirrors seats, aerial etc)

However the boots lid weighs a tonne, requires both arms to lift, and it is won't to burn some serious rubber, tyre replacements are needed every 30000km or so.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2007

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 33 reviews