1993 Nissan Bluebird Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1993 Nissan Bluebird SSS 2.0 ? from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 ? Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.7 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance193 kilometres
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

A performance car for the younger driver

Faults:

Starter motor seized at 160 000 km and unfortunately it was very difficult to find a replacement, and the one found was very expensive.

Fuel pump failed at 190 000 km.

Driver's side interior light switch failed at 190 000 km.

General Comments:

This car has a number of design flaws. For example, when the key is in the ignition, an internal alarm sounds as soon as a door is opened. This is VERY annoying.

The doors lock automatically when driving and do not unlock when the ignition is off; another irritating feature.

Fuel consumption is poor for a modern 2 litre car.

Internal air control is non-intuitive and difficult when fresh air is wanted.

However, the performance is smooth, responsive and powerful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th September, 2001

1993 Nissan Bluebird SSS 2.4 L EFI from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.4 L EFI Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 kilometres
Most recent distance222000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

Luxurious quick go-kart - expensive to fix

Faults:

Crank angle sensor leaked oil and needed replacement - caused the engine to misfire and overheat.

Speedometer registered a speed when stationary causing the addition of false kilometers.

Air conditioner exchanger needed replacement.

Fuel pump seized.

Electric windows and central locking slowed and failed to work intermittently.

General Comments:

Exceptional performance and comfort for a luxury car - handles like a go-kart.

As the kilometers reach 200,000 things started to need replacing. Unfortunately it costs 3 times as much for Nissan parts than any other Australian distributed parts from other manufacturers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st June, 2001

1993 Nissan Bluebird LX 2.4 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired109000 kilometres
Most recent distance129000 kilometres
Previous carFord Cortina

Summary:

A wolf in sheep's clothing

Faults:

Absolutely nothing!!!

Just had regular services!

General Comments:

One previous owner - fully Nissan serviced.

Swapped over to ULX-110 high performance oil with no problems - meant to offer better wear protection.

When looking for a new car it was a toss up between a Holden VS Commodore and the Bluebird won hands down.

Definitely like the power when I put my foot down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2001

1993 Nissan Bluebird LX 2.4L EFI from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.4L EFI Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance86000 kilometres
Previous carFord Festiva

Summary:

A high performance bargain

Faults:

Nothing really. It's been perfect.

General Comments:

A nice car to drive with a really powerful motor. The car has a very good acceleration and top end. Handles almost like a sports car. Good for long trips, high speed overtaking etc. The engine always has plenty of power in reserve, the car is just so much fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2000

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 8 reviews