1991 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

1991 Nissan 300ZX Fairlady 3.0 twin turbo from UK and Ireland

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 3.0 twin turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Previous carPorsche 911

Summary:

If your wife doesn't understand you and you don't like the neighbours, get one of these... PERFECT

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I went to buy an Alfa, and next to the garage was a Japanese import company, and there sitting with a set of 19 inch deep dish alloys, was a beautiful black 300ZX twin turbo. I didn't even bother seeing the Alfa.

After a quick test drive, I parted with my money, put the targa tops in the boot, and made my way home thinking of how to explain to my wife why there was a brash 'in your face' car on the drive instead of a pretty Alfa... She never did understand, nor did she drive it!!! That said, I did, and what a car!!

This is the only car I've had where people knocked on my door just to talk about it...

A great driving car, and very easy to kick the rear out on a damp surface and have some fun. Very stable at speed on motorways, and with the aggressive looks in a rear view mirror, people would generally move out the way just to see what it was.

I was 41 when I bought it, loved every minute of it until someone drove into it. If I could find one that hadn't been chavved up, as I don't own a track suit or cap, I would buy another.

I had a special set of wheels and a subtle stainless exhaust upgrade (Veilside), which just burbled beautifully in tickover and growled when spanked. I loved going to car events, and again always found myself with plenty of admirers.

For overall fun, reliability and just knocking 20 years off my age, this car ticked every box.. I loved it!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2010

1991 Nissan 300ZX CZ-32 2+0 3.0 twin turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 twin turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 kilometres
Most recent distance141000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Cefiro

Summary:

Simple the best sports car I have ever had

Faults:

Rear wheel bearings.

Suspension bushes.

Steering rack boot.

Cam belt.

Drivers seat worn.

Replaced shock absorbers.

General Comments:

This is one of the most fun cars I have ever driven. I have had a Mitsubishi GTO (3000GT) and it does not compare to the 300ZX. I love driving it, and it is a real head turner with its deep rumble of that powerful 3.0L motor.

The 300ZX looks amazing, and it gets looks from everyone wherever it goes, and it goes like a bat out of hell. Having done up to 240Km/h, it can handle any corner you throw it into. With its HICAS 4ws system, it feels like it is on rails.

The interior is well thought out with lots of room up front, everything at your finger tips, and I love the t-top roof in summer. The only down side is that there is no room to cart anything, but this is a sports car after all.

I have had a few problems, mostly due to the last owner not keeping up with the maintenance, but you get what you pay for, as I only paid $3,500, which is dirty cheap for one of these.

Some parts are expensive, but you can expect that with any high performance car, but if you look after it, the car will go for years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2008

1991 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo 3.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carPorsche 911

Summary:

Loud, Vulgar, Powerful, Head turner... made me feel 21 again!!

Faults:

Nothing except a drunk driver wrote it off whilst parked outside my house! Gutted.

General Comments:

Having hit slightly harder times, I had to accept that my Porsche 993 had to go. Tough call, but I waved goodbye with a few quid in my pocket and the thought of getting something exciting at a fifth of the price.

I actually went to look at a 3.0 GTV Alfa, but beautiful as it was... was it going to be reliable? As I walked away, I noticed a Black 300zx rolling out of a garage. Gorgeous gloss black with 18 inch wheels looking stunning. It had just been valeted and was being put on the forecourt for sale. 15 minutes later, after a great test drive, it was mine!

Unsubtle, but great looking twin exhausts gave this car a great soundtrack, and with a gentle, kick down all hell would break loose.

The thing I loved about this car is that as with the Porsche, it just gave you a great buzz driving it, even if some of the trim rattled a bit.

On a damp road you could have plenty of fun, and know that you could flick the wheel and put the back in place just as easily as you made it flick out.

You know if you have a great car, as when you wash/polish it, you learn every line and all the little details, and really enjoy it, much to the annoyance of the lady indoors.

If you are looking for a car that's fast, fun and slightly different, go for a 300zx. You won't be helping the environment as they are thirsty, but for cheap thrills I can't think of anything that's better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th July, 2007

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 22 reviews