1992 Nissan Bluebird Reviews

1992 Nissan Bluebird SSS LTD 2.0 turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 kilometres
Most recent distance135000 kilometres
Previous carHSV GTS

Summary:

AWD turbo Pocket rocket...

Faults:

Transmission blown up $1000.

Alternator replaced $200.

Blown heater hose $600 most of it labour.

General Comments:

This car is very fast and comfortable too. with the 5 speed manual and exhaust mods/inter cooler, i have G-tech timed it as 0-100km/hr in 5.5 seconds.

Even in stock form you get to 100 in about 6 seconds. you could compare it to a WRX as they are both mid size turbo AWD sedans.

However unlike the WRX the bluebird Has a good sleeper appearance and won't attract the police, you would not pick it at the traffic lights as a fast car. my last car was a HSV VS GTS and the SSS eats it for breakfast, plus it returns not bad fuel economy, even if you have to use 98+ octane fuel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2006

1992 Nissan Bluebird ARX 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 kilometres
Most recent distance245000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Camira

Summary:

Very reliable, cheap to run, but a bit boring

Faults:

Very little. Normal maintenance. Had to replace the r/h side steering arm rod? at 240000. Little things like speedo, indicator and electric antenna. For the rest very little. It just keeps going.

Change oil/filter every 8500 to make sure chain stays in good order. Engine still does not use any oil and no smoke at all. I am a happy chappy.

General Comments:

Like the smooth drive of the car - you are just gliding on the road. Very comfortable, especially on the longer distance.

I am 196cm, but plenty of room for this tall fellow. Lots of space for the family and their luggage.

Engine a bit noisy when idling, Could do with a bit more power, especially when loaded.

Handling very easy, suspension a bit soft, but I like it. (wife hates it, but hey she drives an MR2 sports car). Not too happy with the brakes, especially when you go a bit faster it takes quite a while to slow down -- the only negative point I think.

Fuel economy not too bad. I get 13/14ks out of a litre on the longer distance, 11.5 in town.

Car doesn't look too flash, probably a bit boring, but hey, who is complaining. It's the cheapest car I have ever owned and I love it. Know I need to upgrade (245000K!) but keep postponing it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd September, 2006

30th Mar 2011, 18:10

Ditto, a fantastic car. 335000 kms on clock, no smoke, good clutch, a good ride. Maybe not the most desired car out there, but it's only a car!

1992 Nissan Bluebird SSS-G SR20DE from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission SR20DE Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres

Summary:

My baby!

Faults:

Had an exhaust leak... nothing else.

General Comments:

Excellent car. have added aftermarket exhaust , pod air intake, lowered and aftermarket rims. mo mo steering wheel and a small audio setup. SR20DE loves to red-line all the time. love my bluebird!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2005

1992 Nissan Bluebird SSS-G 2.0L DOHC EFI from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0L DOHC EFI Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Bargain mid-sized family sedan

Faults:

Cracked windshield cost $NZ2000 to replace!

Nothing else!

General Comments:

The U12 Bluebird runs an SR20DE which makes about 125kW. The FWD puts down a lot of this available power and pulls remarkably quick for a car of its engine size.

The styling is relatively modern and sporty for a car of its year.

The creature comforts include Air Conditioning, Climate control, Power Mirrors, Power windows, ABS, Tape/Radio Stereo and a cool little screen on the windscreen that displaying your speed digitally and a few other things.

Unfortunately when I had to replace the windscreen it cost $NZ2000 because of the special glass insert. A normal windscreen would have cost me $NZ500.

The Bluebird has a speed governer at 185km/h although I suspect with this function disabled would make it to 220km/h.

Its 0-100km/h sprint takes about 8 seconds and it keeps pulling reasonably quick from there.

The boot is reasonably large and fits 3 sets of golf clubs and trundler's easily.

All in all I would definitely recommend this car to a family looking for a mid-sized car in the price range of $4000-$7000.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2002

3rd Feb 2004, 10:41

Is there anybody out here that can give me the right sparkplug gap settings on the SSSG

Pleaaaassssseeeeeeeeee.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 4 reviews