1991 Nissan 300ZX Reviews - Page 4 of 6

1991 Nissan 300ZX NA 3.0 NA from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 NA Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carAcura Legend

Summary:

One of the best cars out there

Faults:

The power steering pump needed to be replaced at 115000, cost me $400 to replace it.

Alternator and Battery had to be replaced at around 117000 miles.

Seats have horrible wear mark on the drivers seat. Most 300zx have them in the same place.

General Comments:

Even though this is not the turbo model, its seriously fast. Can beat most cars off the line and at top speeds.

This car is a blast to drive. When ever your in a bad mood, sit in the car and drive, it would make your day all good again.

The maintenance fees are out of this world! Never go to the dealership unless its for a tune-up.

Do not, I repeat, do not drive in rain.

The 13 year old car looks better then most new models out there, definitely a head turner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2003

1991 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired146162 miles
Most recent distance146367 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

LOVE I am sold on this car

Faults:

The only things I know of that have gone wrong and been replaced are the master cylinder (which went out due to the previous owners' driving style- - she ragged it out) and in the transmission a fork or arm was broken. basically, something was in the way that prevented it from going into reverse. But it's been fixed. So far, I have had the most problems with any Z that's been produced, or so it seems, and even those weren't all that major. I talked to someone who had theirs for 333,000 miles and never had a problem. I think I bought one that had been driven, um, recklessly. but besides that, the interior is in excellent shape, the Bose system works great, the air conditioning freezes me (I live is MS so that's great), and it goes like that mustang never would.

General Comments:

The 300zx 2+2 is very responsive and grips the road with handling that is 100% sports car.

It doesn't have tilt steering, oh well I am short.

Why did they even put the backseat there?

I love the feel of the interior.. makes me feel in control... the car looks so untamed and naughty, but it's not, it is a raw and sultry combination of power and beauty. clean lines and defined high points.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th August, 2003

20th Sep 2004, 08:02

I agree with you about the seats. I brought the 93 twin turbo 2 seater coupe model which I personally think looks much sleeker than the longer 4 seater. These cars are excellent value for money if well maintained, as I can easily blitz almost every car in town for a fraction of the price. A very fine piece of machinery.

1991 Nissan 300ZX 2 plus 2 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired102000 miles
Most recent distance117000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

If polished, this car will catch a lot of eyes

Faults:

Replaced the fuel injectors due to age. Expect to pay $1500. for the service.

The stock radiator is topped with a plastic cap over its entire length. It was replaced when it blew with a full metal radiator. When you do this, switch out the water pump and timing belt.

The low clearance can cause damage to the drive shaft, so check for vibrations at high speed.

The front air dam gets knocked by parking blocks.

General Comments:

Despite that this car is not a turbo, it has plenty of kick. I recommend the full Borla exhaust system for an incredible growl.

This car is most comfortable at 80mph.

Be prepared for rather high-cost routine service calls, but it will treat you well if you take care of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2003

1991 Nissan 300ZX from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired109000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carNissan 240SX

Summary:

The best "Z" ever made.

Faults:

Alternator died.

Power Transistor Unit failed (common problem).

Exhaust system fully replaced.

Some wear on drivers seat (expected with leather seats).

A few rust spots, nothing major.

General Comments:

The 300ZX is a true driver's car. It becomes almost an extension of your will on the road. I've never driven a car that responds so easily to your every whim.

My first car was a Nissan 240SX (which I loved), but the 300ZX was my dream car from the moment I first saw one in the parking lot of a nearby mall in 1993. When I bought this car, I was ecstatic.

I does have some flaws- some electrical quirks. The Power Transistor Unit is a common problem in the 91-96 Z, and I think it was a recall. Check on that before you buy one and you should be fine.

It was the Hawaiian salty sea air that rusted out my exhaust system and put some rust on the body, and that couldn't be helped.

Mechanically, though, this car is a Herculean feat of engineering. The engine runs like a champ, and it amazes me that a 12 year old car can still roar to life at the first flick of the ignition switch. It has almost unlimited passing power on the freeway and it accelerates like a rocket off the stoplights.

Last, but not least, the looks of the car turns heads to this day. I can't count the number of "Nice car!" and "Sweet ride, man!" and buying offers I've received since I've been driving this car. Not to mention the fact that buying a Z puts you in a sort of Z brotherhood. I got honks and waves from fellow Z owner's all the time, and it's good Z etiquette to return the favor.

Truly a one of a kind car. Even when you include the new 350Z, the 300ZX was the pinnacle of Z car design. Unsurpassed in looks, relative performance, and just plain coolness, the 91-96 300ZX is a best buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th April, 2003

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