1987 Nissan Bluebird Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1987 Nissan Bluebird ZX Turbo 1.8 turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance93000 miles
Previous carNissan Bluebird

Summary:

All round top car for the money

Faults:

Exhaust manifold gaskets blew. It cost £60 for the parts and took 10 hours to fit them as the turbo has to be removed.

The car had problems starting in the damp, a new distributer cap sorted that for £7.

General Comments:

This is my third Nissan Bluebird. I would say of other models that they are bullet proof cars which can take the millage. My last one did 198000 miles, before giving into rust.

All the cars in the range seem to handle very well. They pull up straight under braking, and suffer from no under or over-steer unless you get silly with them.

The Turbo models are a scream. They feature the same engine as the Silvia turbo so getting parts and uprating their performance is no problem.

Insurance companies seam to have overlooked this car, placing the turbo models in group 7. That's the same as most Novas!

Watch out for rust on the rear subframe, and the joint near the rear wheels. Models made in japan are not always backpainted, but most of those have disintegrated by now.

All round top car for the money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2003

1987 Nissan Bluebird 2.0 petrol from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance145000 kilometres

Summary:

Comfortable, reliable car

Faults:

Exhaust problems twice, first a leak, then the entire thing threatened to come loose resulting in a fairly costly repair(~50 pounds) to get this corrected.

Other than this only some minor problems which are to be expected after driving 15000KM in 6 months with a 15 year old car, total maintenance cost around 200 pounds.

General Comments:

The car was built as a luxury car, which is still obvious even though it's 15 years old, despite the rather large engine performance isn't stunning and acceleration past 60mph is fairly slow for this size engine, top speed however is good.

Car is fairly comfortable, seats are nice, lots of room for driver/ passengers and a large boot.

All in all a well built car with just one serious drawback, fuul consumption is fairly high at 1 litre per 11 kilometers, this combined with it using petrol it prompted me to switch to a diesel operated car from the "B" segment.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2002

22nd Sep 2005, 17:26

I would like to begin by saying that I agree with everything said in this review.

I own one of these cars and just like mentioned in the review, it has a leaky exhaust, its slow off the mark, but has a good top speed and it is terrible on petrol.

Well done to the person who wrote this review, you hit the nail right on the head.

1987 Nissan Bluebird LX 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance182500 kilometres

Summary:

Reliable, stable, economical, luxurious, and it performs reasonably well

Faults:

A couple of flat tires on seperate occassions.

Battery needed replaced.

Abnormal sound has occurred when braking. The next day it started making a hissing sound while accelerating. I have done nothing about it so far.

General Comments:

The car is cheap to run, and hardly requires any maintenance.

It is a very luxurious family car, with comfortable seats and plenty of leg room.

However it is poorly insulated, sensitive to bumps and makes a bit of noise.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2002

1987 Nissan Bluebird ZX Turbo 1.8 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1987
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

The starter motor has failed after about 11 years. Other than that, no problems.

General Comments:

Good decent car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th October, 1999

1987 Nissan Bluebird ZX Turbo 1.8i turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1987
Engine and transmission 1.8i turbo petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

I have had the car for about a year now, just had to replace the brake pads (general wear and tear). Common fault though is the gasket between the manifold and the turbo blowing.

General Comments:

Really nice car to drive with the added benefit of PAS, electric windows all round, central locking, electric aerial, inflatable lumber support and Recaro bit on driver seat, adjustable suspension via a switch in the car soft/normal/hard. Really fun car to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 1999

21st Feb 2001, 15:17

Could someone please tell me where the switch is for the suspension adjustment located on the ZX Turbo please.

Also on a further note I have had my Bluebird for 3 months now and I've really enjoyed it.

I think my car was imported because are they supposed to go 45 mph in 1st gear and top out at about 135?

Overall a good car, comfortable and reliable. You can also tweak the engine to about 218 bhp with ease.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 7 reviews