1990 Nissan 300ZX 2 seater twin Turbo 3.0 TT from North America


Best Grand Touring car ever built


Normal wear and tear: clutch hydraulic line slow leak, power steering line slow leak, both happened on minus 35 C days (I have lived in the arctic for a year now) That is all.

After 240 000km still has original turbos, springs, shocks, engine, transmission. I estimate suspension and turbos will have to be done in about 50 000 kms.

General Comments:

Zero to 100km/h in 5 seconds. zero body roll. no squeaks or rattles. super stiff and flex free chassis, sharp steering. Suspension very compliant and comfortable in both modes, despite being stiff. No turbo lag. 2 seater looks better than almost anything on the road. T-top, glass roof. Fantastic seats. easy,not expensive to upgrade, mine has about 375 hp and about 280 - 290 km/h top speed. No other car feels better. I will NEVER sell, perhaps buy an NSX one day as a second car. I loved my 944 turbo, but 300ZX TT is better is every way - stiffer chassis, much faster - especially low end, more comfortable, better built, magic handling. If Porsche continued with a 944/968 it would eventually end up like this. You can drive this car around a high speed bend very, very fast and it requires no corrections, doesn't roll, you exit thinking " I could have gone faster". Credit rock solid structure, multilink suspension and 4 wheel steering HICAS. At full throttle I get wheelspin in first 3 gears.

The only car that comes close is NSX, but because of NSX high price- new or used- I would not put it in the same category.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2006

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


Better than that - One word "Outstanding"


Replaced 2 fuel injectors at 105,000 miles.

Replaced Timing Belt at 110,000 miles.

Replaced clutch at 115,000 miles.

Replaced Mufflers with stainless steel at 115,000 miles.

Replaced Bose stereo at 130,000 miles.

Replaced power steering hose at 140,000 miles.

Driver's seat badly showing lots of wear and tear (will recover leather soon)

General Comments:

This is a wonderful sports car for the money.

This is my second Z. My first Z was a 86 2+2 automatic. I thought that was a great car until I purchased my 90 2+2 Z with 5-speed. This car is awful fast and hugs the road like none other that I have driven.

Basically, this car was ahead of its time because it has technology and looks that are timeless. This car still looks like new and draws the attention of everyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2006

1990 Nissan 300ZX GS 3.0 from North America




Steering rack, drive belts, seat bolster.

General Comments:

I have owned 4 of these cars, and they all suck. Don't listen to anyone else, I use to work at a shop that worked on the 300ZX exclusively, and they stink. The engine will blow for no reason, compression ratio will die for no reason. Just a nightmare car in general.

That statement has nothing to do with the Nissan line of cars as a whole. I have owned a 240SX and beat the mess out of it with no problem. But the 300ZX is made from twigs and rubber bands.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th October, 2005

20th Oct 2005, 13:41

Those things sound like regular wear and tear for a model year 1989.

Plus you really sound like you work in a 300zx exclusive shop when you say, "they blow cyl for no reason", "they lose compression for no reason". There is a reason and its not the car's fault, usually, but you sir should sit down and shut up.

21st Oct 2005, 16:06

I don't understand why you've bought four of these cars if you don't like them.

29th Oct 2005, 16:38

You must not be much of a Z mechanic since you did such a poor job of checking out the vehicle before you purchased it. Engines don't blow for no reason.

The Z31 chassis is extremely reliable, however it is 16 year old car and without proper maintenance-like any other vehicle-they'll show their age.

29th Jul 2014, 10:15

This gentleman's comments are suspect. I have had 2 of these vehicles and had none of the problems he says he had! I have never heard of a workshop exclusively servicing 300ZXs; has anyone else? I doubt it! And I doubt everything else he said too!!!