1990 Nissan 300ZX Twin turbo from UK and Ireland
A super car that's just sheer crazy with the potential to be just manic!
I had to replace the Power Transistor Unit (these units have an annoying habit of breaking down unless you relocate them on the 300ZX as they are close to where all the heat is generated). A couple of bad hoses needed to be fixed and it is best to change the oil at least every 3000 miles on this car.
This car is stupendously quick when pushed, even in it's standard 300 HP form. Handles corners brilliantly and is just a dream to drive in the dry. Crazy and dangerous if you push it hard in the wet though. This car, despite being over 10 years old now, still out drags modern day high performance cars, including Porche, BMW and Cosworths. Engine standard has potential to handle up to 600HP! Plenty of after-market add ons to increase power. Can be costly to run and the Power Transistor Units can break down when you least suspect it. Automatic keeps the turbos running and standard 0 to 60 times of approximately 5 seconds are easily achieved. Limited electronically to 155mph, though this can be switched off if you upgrade your performance chip!
Brakes are a little weak and some owners prefer the skyline versions or an after-market disc and pad.
Steering is sweet and those big tyres let you know what road you are driving on! Standard bushes are not brilliant on the suspension/steering and upgraded ones are available.
Cabin in the front is ergonomic-ally excellent, though it is very cramped in the rear!
Running parts are expensive so shop around. Avoid Main dealers as they will exploit you!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd April, 2002