1989 Nissan Bluebird LX 1.6 from UK and Ireland
Well done Nissan
Central locking give up, but a solenoid from a scrap yard sorted it out.
Offside of the car showing a bit rust, but this is due to parking on the road and gritters spraying it with their load.
The best car I have ever owned. The performance is good for the weight of the car (1600kg), still gives the young boy racers in Nova SR'S a good pasting. Handles mint, what more can I say? (BUY ONE)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th January, 2002
Interested to see comments on Bluebird. It's 7 years since I owned one - a 1990 Premium hatch 1.6. Bought a 16v. Sunny to replace it and very disappointed. We toured France extensively in ours without a dot of trouble, although the alternator packed up two weeks after returning from Brittany. The back box also rots quickly and would be around £100 now. They used to say you could balance a 50p. coin on the camshaft cover of a well serviced Bluebird and it would not vibrate off - I once tried it and yes it's true. I personally though the design was really nice - although here is another car 'knocked' by the poisonous BBC TV Top Gear programme. Remember Maggie T. opening the plant at Sunderland that made Bluebirds. My only criticisms - harsh sounding engine at speed, driver's seat too low, and general Nissan 'image'. Change your cambelt NOW if you have not done so already.
I own a Nov 1989 Nissan Bluebird Premium. I am proud to say that it has just passed another MOT. It has never been welded, and it is my pride and joy. Only this past 6 months or so has a couple of rust spots appeared on it. I look after it well, and it has never let me down. It never gets any abuse. I was considering changing to a Primera, only because of the age of 'Bluebird', but my mechanic assures me that I'll get another year or two out of her if I keep looking after her. That's what I intend to do!!
I have just brought a 1989 Bluebird 1.6LX, it was a replacement for my Polo. I only paid £200 for it and am extremely impressed with it. I am only 18 and so was worried about the cost of insurance, but its set me back £200 more to insure than a 1.0litre polo! It has many brilliant features which my Polo didn't: electric windows and sunroof, Power steering and central locking. The only problem I've got with it is the fact the sunroof starts to tilt and then stops and I have to use a screwdriver to wind it back in, other than that its brilliant. It has covered on 120,000 miles which means its just about been run in. I decided to buy a Bluebird due to there reputation for longetivity. It's the best car I've owned on a list that includes an original Panda.