1991 Nissan 300ZX Reviews - Page 5 of 6

1991 Nissan 300ZX GS 3.0 24-valve twin cam from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 24-valve twin cam Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired104999 miles
Most recent distance105991 miles
Previous carVolvo 240

Summary:

A land rocket for used car price!

Faults:

No problems to report yet.

General Comments:

For three years I drove an 83 Volvo, once I stepped in the 300zx, I fell in love, an its been great ever since. The car sticks like glue to the road, and absolutely flies through the gears. It's exclusivity and rarity are proven by looks from other drivers as well as thumbs up or waves from fellow 300zx brothers. An excellent car that can be found at an excellent price, it is one of the least known good deals in the used car market, if you're looking for a fast, fun, an exhilarating sports car for a relatively low price (anywhere from $4000-20000 depending mileage, model, and condition). It was made well further than its time and is a true collectible!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st April, 2003

1991 Nissan 300ZX Z32 3.0 twin turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 twin turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles
Previous carFord Probe

Summary:

It's Z best car money can buy!

Faults:

So far I've had no problems with my Z.

General Comments:

My 300Z is perfect in every way.

This is my first foreign vehicle. I'm 18 and I've had a Probe, Plymouth Laser, and a Chevy Camaro, all of which let me down. My Z is reliable (so far).

This car is very, very fast and handles like it's glued to the pavement.

The interior is comfortable, even for someone as tall as me (6'3").

Everyone wants a race in a car like this! I love my Z!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2003

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

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Twin turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carToyota MR2

Summary:

Fantastic - can't fault it

Faults:

Minor problems really, front lamp blew, but was £30.00 to replace.

Passenger door seal has split so the window pops out now and again (annoying)

Radiator leak - replaced (expensive)

Small oil and fuel leak.

General Comments:

It does 160mph on the speedo.

It looks brand new (when cleaned)

Not everybody owns one (big craze in the UK with Scooby Doo's) nice to own something different.

IT'S ALL MINE!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2003

1991 Nissan 300ZX 300 ZX Dual turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Dual turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance62500 miles
Previous carNissan Pathfinder

Summary:

I love this car

Faults:

New tires had leaks around the rims which were replaced

General Comments:

The 300ZX is an unbelievable automobile for 1991. It is fast beyond belief.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2002

1991 Nissan 300ZX 3.0 twin turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 twin turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired102000 miles
Most recent distance131000 miles
Previous carFord Bronco

Summary:

A rice burner to be afraid of

Faults:

The clutch went out at 111,000.

The thermostat went at a little over 123,000.

That's all I had go wrong.

General Comments:

The car will fly if it needs to and handles any curve that gets in the way.

It has a sleek look to it like it says "stay out of my way".

Number one question asked is "how much did it take to make the inside look like this?".

The anwser is "it came from the factory like this".

Their response "oh, wow, that's nice!"

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th December, 2001

1991 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 Twin Turbo 3.0 V6 twin turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 twin turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired99580 kilometres
Most recent distance99850 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

Wow. Fantastic Japanese supercar

Faults:

The air conditioning does not work, needs to be regassed.

Driver's seat is worn slightly.

Tyres it came with are VERY dodgy, the back end likes to be in front!

General Comments:

There's nowhere to put anything in the cabin.

It's quick.

OK, so it's VERY quick.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2001

15th Dec 2001, 11:01

THEY ARE TOO HEAVY, not reliable, fast - but not quick from a start, many single turbos can beat them, 5.7 genIII kills them. I have driven a 300ZX TT 2 seater 5 speed with 15psi, many times, believe me, NOT GOOD. If the dealer who should sell you a 300ZX is your friend, he will not let you buy it (happened to me).

1991 Nissan 300ZX SeqTurbo V6 3L from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission V6 3L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance148000 miles

Summary:

A jet car, with jet costs

Faults:

Timing belt change at 68000.

Timing belt change at 132000.

Fuel injector replacements at 97000.

Turbo went out (and oddly my friends as well almost at the same time) at 83000.

There's another problem I have not been able to identify.

General Comments:

You have to let the turbo cool off after driving.

This car has been expensive to keep running properly.

So quick, it won in a race against visible light!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd October, 2001

1991 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance133000 miles

Summary:

Quick, but has problems

Faults:

Fuel injectors at 109500.

Turbo at 123000.

General Comments:

Car is very speedy.

Expensive fixes are needed.

BOSE sound system, is not very good, the head unit is Clarion. Hard to replace with aftermarket.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th September, 2001

9th Jan 2002, 18:48

Considering that the problems you had occurred at such high mileage, you should be less critical of the car. Nissan is a good company and they make quality vehicles. You just happened to have bought a 300z just before the stuff started going bad. Good decision to buy one, though.

26th Apr 2008, 23:32

By the way there was a recall on the fuel injectors, if you didn't know, for the Z32.

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