1984 Nissan Bluebird TR-X 2.0L L20B from Australia and New Zealand


Cheap to fix, comfortable and fun to drive


Continual water leak from the manifold down into the exhaust, have to top up the radiator every week!!

Heater core leaked all over the carpet at 280000km, had to rip it out (and the carpet).

Bent left rear axle, wheel squeaks continually when driving, goes away when the brakes are on. (Bent before I got the car, just slowly getting worse).

General Comments:

This car is surprisingly comfortable and agile for its age, feels very underpowered though. The chassis could handle a lot more power!

Its a very good long distance cruiser.

The interior has held up extremely well, very few squeaks and rattles, everything still works.

Air-con works extremely well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2001

1984 Nissan Bluebird GL 2.0 OHC CARBY from Australia and New Zealand


A cheap and nasty car


Ignition module replaced, lower ball joints replaced, UV joints replaced, o/haul carby, new radiator.

In 12 months the car has done 40,000km, so I think for a car that is 17 years old it is very good.

General Comments:

Top speed of the car is 145km/h thanks to the nifty 5 speed. But at just 60kw you can't expect much.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2001

21st Jun 2001, 19:15

I had a 1984 TRX and with 4 people in it, it did 170km/h on the freeway.

Here's a tip if you own a TRX and want to put on a smoke show - fit a set of 14's, I borrowed a set off a Sigma (all they're good for) and blew them within the first 5 minutes. Although give it too much and the diff will snap. INTO PIECES. So if you can afford it get the Series 3 diff (including housing). This can be sourced at the wreckers for as little as $150.

6th May 2002, 21:46

I own a 83 S2 TRX, with only 134k on the clock, and this thing runs like the day it was made without missing a beat. The only thing I could say is it feels underpowered with a full load of people.

In the drag stakes, it has beaten 1988 Honda Integra, Hyundai Excel Sports (90's something), LT 2L Celica RWD, and one of the FWDs with the pop up lights... the list has yet to be completed.

It is easy to find on of these cars for under $2000, and it's well worth the money. With 4 wheel disc brakes and great handling, it can pull out of many sticky situations. Find an S2 that hasn't been round the clock thousands of times, and if you have basic maintenance skills, it will be smooth sailing.

A cheap good looking car, with great engine swap potential.