1991 Nissan 300ZX Reviews - Page 3 of 6

1991 Nissan 300ZX GS-N/A 3.0 Liter V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Liter V6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carFord Probe

Summary:

Amazing Overall

Faults:

There's a distinct fuel smell whenever entering or around the car.

The Bose system head unit and six-CD changer broke 3 days after I bought it. The radio only played.

The Bose system was a difficult challenge to replace. Costly as well, both ways. Either to replace the stock components or to completely replace it.

Spark plugs take about an hour and a half to replace.

Only takes premium gas- very expensive two months ago.

Rear-wheel drive is going to suck in the winter.

Repairs and maintenance for these are a touch expensive though (sixty dollars for spark plugs!?)

General Comments:

The car is awesome, from the interior to the exterior.

The interior puts almost all of the car's controls at the driver's fingertips- Air conditioning and heat, wipers, hazards, almost everything, but it doesn't seem cluttered.

If you want to meet people, buy this car. Everyone who owns one or who has owned one or wants to own one will talk to you. I've met at least fifty people just because of my car. They're a lot more rare than your average mustang, so there's a lot more respect and pride that goes along with it.

I love the response that everything has. Push the gas, instant-response. The brake, immediate response. Amazing.

You won't ever fall out of love for this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2003

20th Dec 2003, 20:17

I have a '92 2+2 manual and I can relate to most of the comments made by Steven (thankfully I haven't had to deal with Bose problems as yet).

The main problem right now is lousy gas mileage, about 12 mpg and getting worse. I replaced the plugs today, (only 20 bucks for platinum tipped Bosch) but the rough idle continues, as I'm sure will the bad gas mileage. All the old plugs looked OK, but I cylinder #3 looked a bit rich.

Tried replacing the air filters about a month ago and the gas consumption seemed to get worse. I noticed that the inside of the air intake plenum was wet, with gas I assume, and it was almost a day since the car was run.

I thought that the problem might be faulty injectors, but how would this get gas up in the plenum, and why would it still be wet?

Does anyone have any ideas???

20th Feb 2004, 19:13

Thanks Kib.

I will try to ascertain whether the fuel regulator is to blame. Since posting my comment in December, the car is running a lot better, the idle is smooth as glass at 1,000 RPM, but the gas mileage average is still averaging only about 12 MPG.

I appreciate your suggestion and will hope for the best.

Rick

3rd Jan 2005, 21:41

An idea for to get rid of the fuel smell from your car is to get a #3 philips screw driver and tighten every screw you can find under the hood. It's a really simple suggestion, but it seemed to work for me.

-Justin.

7th Apr 2006, 03:16

I had similar rough idling and fuel smell problems. Found that a faulty sensor was telling the processor that the engine was always cold and so sending to much fuel (as in a cold starting situation). Cheap fix to change out the sensor.

1991 Nissan 300ZX Z32 2+0 3.0 Litre V6 Quad Cam non turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Litre V6 Quad Cam non turbo Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired103 kilometres
Most recent distance130 kilometres
Previous carNissan 1993 Pulsar X1R

Summary:

You wont regret owning one

Faults:

The alternator went after 110kms.The suspension bushes had to be replaced as I was getting very bad tire wear on the front. Too much negative camber. Not bad for a car thats done over 100kms.

General Comments:

Pros:

Great looks

Good performance for a 3 liter V6 non turbo

Handles very well in corners

Reliable car

Strong body and good build quality

Good mid-High end torque.

Cons:

Low ground clearance, watch that front bumper!

Lacks low end power, possibly due to the auto 1st gear ratio.

Poor visibility.

Gas usage 14tr per 100kms.

Overall:

You will love driving this car, the cons are minor considering it is a sports car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2003

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