1993 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

1993 Nissan 300ZX Convertible 3.0L V6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance103000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

I love this car, and will keep it for summer fun, even after I buy another car

Faults:

I have had to replace the starter, and the fly wheel. When I did this I also replaced the clutch as it was going anyhow, and replaced some seals on the transmission. This was done at around 100K miles. The dealer did the work very reasonably and quickly. I have also replaced some minor parts in the interior to make the car perfect inside.

General Comments:

I love this car, it makes me smile every time I climb in.

I find that the NA engine has plenty of power and goes well with the 5 speed for spirited driving and cruising.

There is a lot of room in the car, considering it is a roadster.

I am happy I picked this rare car over every other comparable roadster in the era and price range; much better than Miata, Z3, and Mercedes SLK.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2009

10th Nov 2009, 20:07

- I know EXACTLY what you are saying.- ENJOY THE RIDE.

1993 Nissan 300ZX Z32 2+2 3.0L from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired138000 kilometres
Most recent distance151000 kilometres
Previous carFord LTD

Summary:

Wanted one for ten years!

Faults:

When I first bought the car it had a few problems that were later rectified by the dealer.

Knock sensors were faulty causing the engine to have a rough idle and lack of power at low revs. ($AUS1,200)

Unbalanced tail shaft, cause vibration through drivetrain. ($AUS800)

Replaced shockers and about to have new brake pads put on.

General Comments:

I had never driven a sports car before and only owned older cars before, so I was surprised how bumpy the ride was and how noisy the car is inside especially when its wet. I actually look out for and avoid driving over manholes covers and bumps in the road now.

Wish I had a auto! You can't relax behind the wheel with a manual

Apart from those few initial problems my car is in terrific shape, thanks to the original owner. I love driving the ZX and find it a very exciting car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2004

21st Jan 2005, 01:51

Hello all!

I was just browsing pages with "Twin Turbo" headers and dropped into this page!

I own my second Twin Turbo since yesterday... and I am very happy with it.. second time already... I was happy with the first one too!

My car is automatic, which makes it a bit slower as one with manual, but the smooth drive pays it of! Great car, only 50 tousand km on it! (metallic red, interior black leather and it is year model 1992!!)

1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Gas Non-turbo from Costa Rica

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0L Gas Non-turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance74000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Serious Japanese Sport Car... Next Year the 350Z!!!

Faults:

Since I have recently got the car not much is wrong with it. The rear suspension needed to be replaced, but the former owner took care of that... plus anybody that has driven on the roads in Costa Rica know that it is hardest on the suspension.

The drivers side leather seat is starting to wear.

General Comments:

I have had the car for a couple days and I must say I am impressed. I have been looking for decent used sports car and have tested everything from the BMW Z3 to a Porsche 928 but I settled on the 300ZX 2+2. A couple things that really attracted me to this car was the fact that there was only one original owner and he took care of the car. That was until I test drove it...wow, sure it didn't have the power of the Porsche which had a 5 liter engine with 300HP. But its ability to zip through traffic (which is heavy in this country) was impressive. I was powerful enough to pass any slow moving traffic, but not too much that I am worried about going into the next over pass at 100MPH.

The handling of the car is like anybody that reviews, this car was built for the road! It is like you become one with the vehichle (How Zen sounding is that?) I like the sight lines on the car, I can see everything that I need to see and am not compromised on any angle (sure there are blind spots, but show me a car where there isn't). Avoiding pot holes is a easy (hey they could make it a motorsport here). Corners on rails? I will have to say "Yeah, baby!"

The instrument panel is seriously made for the driver (much to my girlfriends dismay... I AM MASTER OF THE A/C!!) the stereo could be a little closer, but when I replace it with the DVD/LCD panel, I think that it will be sharp and just right. I just have one real complaint... Why is the clock behind the gear shifter, What time is it!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th April, 2004

21st May 2005, 10:34

That year of zx has around 300bhp and I think 280lbs torque don't ask what rpm no clue.

25th Aug 2005, 00:42

300ZX TT has 300 HP. N/A's are at 222 HP.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 8 reviews