1981 Nissan Bluebird Review

1981 Nissan Bluebird GL 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired124895 kilometres
Most recent distance124895 kilometres


Very reliable, fuel-efficient car


Well, as could be predicted from the same numbers above in the Odometer section, the Odometer stopped working at 124895 kilometers.

Nothing has gone wrong since I bought it, but the timing chain is a bit out of sync. Makes fairly loud ticking noise constantly.

General Comments:

Pretty good on fuel. Does have to run on Lead Replacement Petrol though, which costs a bit more.

I have slightly bigger wheels on it, and the front wheels sometimes scrape on the wheel arches, very unpleasant sound.

There is a ticking sound in the stereo system that increases in tempo when the engine revs higher. Haven't managed to get rid of it yet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 2003

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review