1982 Nissan Bluebird Reviews

1982 Nissan Bluebird TRX 2.0L (L20B) from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0L (L20B) Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres

Summary:

Great Little Old BEHEMOTH

Faults:

Headgasket blew - Got a mate to fix it. Big mistake.

Ignition Coil wire shorted.

General Comments:

Great First Car.

Make sure you know the history and don't get a Series III I have heard.

Seats don't go back enough for tall people.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 2004

1982 Nissan Bluebird GX L20B-A 2.0L S4. from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission L20B-A 2.0L S4. Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 kilometres
Most recent distance500000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Vanette Cargo

Summary:

A reliable, inexpensive car

Faults:

Water pump broke down at 300000km (but what can you expect?).

General Comments:

I've had this car for several years now, and have seen others fall apart around it.

The engine isn't awfully powerful, but it keeps going and going and going.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2001

1982 Nissan Bluebird TR-X 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1982
Engine and transmission 2.0
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10

Faults:

Radiator leakage.

Roof aerial continually falls down when on a highway.

General Comments:

The car looks nice and sporty with spoilers, metallic silver duco and blacked out chrome with alloy wheels.

It's fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2000

30th Aug 2001, 06:50

I have the same car but with a turbo on it running 14psi and producing 105kw at the wheels.

TRX's are much more fun with a turbo.

12th Jul 2002, 04:09

You should have a look at http://autospeed.com/cms/article.html?&A=0427. This guy has a series 1 TRX. Apparently it does 1/4 mile in around 11 seconds, and has around 340hp at the wheels.

23rd Jul 2002, 20:34

I have a Series 3 TRX, with SR20 turbo from an S13 Silvia.

It's doing 12.1 down the 1/4 mile, and at the moment it's getting lowered springs. If anyone has a chance of putting a turbo in a TRX, go for it!!!

18th Sep 2002, 00:47

I have a series 2 bluebird tr. x and it feels a lot better than the series 3 to drives, but I still wanna wack a turbo on it

Bobby.

17th Mar 2004, 16:50

I own a series 1 GL with 50000 on the clock.I've fitted a side draft Webber headers and a Waggot cam this car rev's its nut off. Its also being air born and in a puddle deep enough to fill all ash trays in the doors. only problem the spedo don't work in summer only winter. Never misses a beat.

1982 Nissan Bluebird D 2.0 Diesel from Norway

Year of manufacture1982
Engine and transmission 2.0 Diesel
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10

Faults:

Corrosion has now ruined the car (due to the salt on Norwegian roads).

Otherwise nothing has gone wrong since I bought the car in 1991.

General Comments:

The car is VERY slow, but its reliability is remarkable. I have done nothing with this car, but it never stops. I am very satisfied!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 1998

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 4 reviews