1990 Nissan Bluebird ZX 2.0L petrol EFi from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

One of a kind

Faults:

The car has been very reliable up until recently, note the mileage.

Cracked/leaking exhaust manifold replaced with extractors.

Back shocks replaced, made a huge improvement to handling.

Fuel pump replaced twice.

Original starter motor has recently been refurbished.

Idle control valve replaced.

Gravel damage to disk brakes.

Alternator replaced.

Water pump replaced due to leak.

Rear engine mount replaced.

Replaced reverse light cable in gearbox.

Minor rust repair on firewall.

Leaking gearbox/drive-train seal.

General Comments:

At 290,000 km, the car was still able to pull 17.1 seconds for the 1/4 mile.

The cars maximum speed is around 190 km/h.

Extremely reliable engine, doesn't leak oil or use oil.

I have been able to access most parts around the engine with limited tools, great for general repair work.

The disk brake guards are more useful in trapping stones in between than not.

Cheap on gas, ~13 km/litre (96 octane)

It is going to be hard to give the car up when it really packs it in.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2005

25th Jan 2007, 21:51

This car has now done 370,000 kilometres with minimal repairs. Just awesome!

1990 Nissan Bluebird SSS (U12) 2.0 Injection petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

Very fast car and so comfortable

Faults:

Driver's power window control not working.

Engine needed replacement after oil-changing regime not followed.

Air conditioning not working.

Rubber engine mounts prone to wear.

Rear shocks needed replacing.

However given the age and distance travelled, these problems are to be expected.

General Comments:

The seats are so comfortable, and the performance very impressive.

The suspension is very smooth yet firm enough for cornering.

Great for long trips, overtaking is a breeze and even around town is relatively easy to park.

The reliability issues I've had are, I feel due to a combination of poor maintenance by previous owners, and the actual age of the vehicle itself, rather than the design itself.

Having said that I've never had to buy exhausts, radiators and such like, as I have had to do with other makes of cars of similar age.

I've heard complaints from people in the back that there isn't much headroom and sometimes they can hit their head on the rear windscreen after going over a large bump.

Has a huge petrol tank and windscreen washer reservior too.

Otherwise I've been happy with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2004

1990 Nissan Bluebird LX 2.0 from Netherlands

Summary:

Very Nice

Faults:

In the short period I used the car for on the road, there went nothing wrong, but as you see I only drove it for about 2000 kilometres.

My plan is to use the car in autocross next year. Right now I'm preparing it for this.

General Comments:

Nice car putting far enough power out of it's two litre engine.

Very comfortable also.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th January, 2004

1990 Nissan Bluebird Executive 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Looks great and drives great, a bargain

Faults:

Air conditioner not working.

Brakes will need some attention soon.

General Comments:

Bodywork in mint condition, car has been kept in the garage since new.

Leather wearing well.

Plastic interior looks dated, but clean.

Drives like new, not bad for a 13 year old car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2003

1990 Nissan Bluebird GS 1.8 turbo from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Fast, very good handling

Faults:

The cooling system has became a bit of a problem. But with some light tweaking it is now back on the road.

General Comments:

The Nissan Bluebird is seriously fast and blew off a RS 2000 last week. I love the car it handles good with sports springs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th February, 2003

1990 Nissan Bluebird GS 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

A comfortable cruiser?!

Faults:

Not long ago I flushed out the radiator and added sealant. I added to much sealant and blocked the radiator core. This cost £110 for a reconditioned radiator and a new thermostat.

General Comments:

I'm 17 and into modifying cars. As the Bluebird has a 1.8 engine it was already fast, but I fitted a K&N induction kit to give it the edge on other bluebirds.

The handling is too soft for my liking and my model has stupidly thin 165 wheels giving the car absolutley no grip off the mark and especially on wet round abouts.

The interior is in excellent condition- no wear whatsoever. All gadgets are including as standard except a CD player due to the cars age. This I fitted easily using the original speakers which work really well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2002