1995 Nissan Bluebird Reviews

1995 Nissan Bluebird SSS 2.0 petrol from Colombia

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

Engine gaskets had to be changed, have no idea why this happened, all of a sudden the cylinders had no compression.

At low RPM, the car doesn't accelerate much, with AC on, it can even turn off the engine going up hill.

A little thirsty.

General Comments:

Great car! Japanese blood everywhere, I love the quality, the room, the sound of the engine.

At 5.000RPM it pushes like it has a turbo, (red line at 7.000, great for passing cars, great brakes (4discs) good handling, I can go at 120km/h and it feels really safe and stable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2008

1995 Nissan Bluebird SES 2.0L, 4-Cylinder from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0L, 4-Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired158495 kilometres
Most recent distance175037 kilometres

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

Small 'leak' around transmission bell housing, but so small it doesn't pour out or anything.

Cracked rear engine mount.

General Comments:

Excellent drive and great pick up.

Handling is fantastic along with brakes.

Interior is great and comfortable.

Modest sport styling, but still looks great.

Overall I was very pleased with this car and will carry on driving it.

I know someone who has the same car and its still going at 280,000kms without a hitch.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2007

1995 Nissan Bluebird LX 2.4dohc from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.4dohc Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired129000 kilometres
Most recent distance148000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

Reliable fast car with a crappy name

Faults:

Starter motor failed ($500 fix, Nissan wanted $1100 for the part alone)

General Comments:

Possibly the best car I have ever owned. For a four cylinder, the Bluebird outperforms six cylinder local cars with its stock 0-100km/h of 8.6 seconds. Mine has extractors, KN filter and mandrel exhaust for a nice note and power increase. Fuel economy returns under 10litres per 100km with my "spirited driving". All the creature comforts and four doors make it an excellent daily driver.

Only annoying feature is the fuel light coming on after only 38 litres of fuel has been used despite being a 60 litre tank.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2006

1995 Nissan Bluebird SSS 2.4L from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 2.4L Automatic

Summary:

Surprisingly quick for a bluebird

Faults:

On occasions the electic 'air conditioner' would not light up, so I put a new bulb in and, good as new, other than that nothing.

General Comments:

This car would take any other four cylinder non-turbo car on the road made before 2000, except when you put your foot down the front wheels spin occasionally.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2006

1995 Nissan Bluebird SSS 1.8 I from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8 I Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance174000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Ugly, sluggish and annoying, but reliable with great resale value

General Comments:

This car was very reliable, for the six months I owned my Bluebird it had no mechanical troubles and the engine ran smoothly. However, in general I did not enjoy ownership of this car. I found many features unnecessary and irritating, for example a miniature joystick to electronically alter the mirror orientation and buttons to fold mirrors up. I found the air conditioning, whilst effective removed too much power from the engine. This problem was particularly noticeable at idle.

Aesthetically the exterior of this car recieved no points for style, coming from the shapeless organic school of design.

I found that the engine did not live up to it's SSS sports designation, needing more revs than I expect of a 1.8 L engine to reach decent acceleration. Acceleration between the overtaking speeds of 110 - 130 was especially sluggish and the engine needed 5500 revs to quickly build momentum and overtake safely.

To be fair I did find that this car did have good resale value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th August, 2004

1995 Nissan Bluebird SE 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 kilometres
Most recent distance154000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Mirage

Summary:

Grunty 2 litre saloon

Faults:

No breakdowns at all - basically 3 1/2 years of trouble free family motoring.

General Comments:

For a 2 litre car, it is unbelievably quick. Developing 107 KW of power, it has more than 10% more grunt than my father's 2.4 litre Australian assembled Bluebird.

The motor has one annoying quirk - if it is started and stopped when cold the hydraulic valve lifters can stick, locking the valves open. If you are shifting the car just a few metres, run the engine for 2 or 3 minutes!

Comfort and finish is very good, although the fake woodgrain strip on the dashboard is a little cheesy.

Handling is also good, although the ride in the back seat is a little hard.

It has air conditioning and factory fitted security system.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2002

1995 Nissan Bluebird SE 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 kilometres
Most recent distance156000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Bluebird

Summary:

Underpriced, underestimated, performance sedan bargain

Faults:

Driver's side electric mirror motor failed so would not adjust. Fixed by a dealer for less than $50 New Zealand. Otherwise nothing!

General Comments:

This is a wolf in sheep's clothing. If you're a traffic light racer you'll win against most vehicles.

If you are looking for a car to take on a road trip which includes winding roads and hills, look at a Bluebird. Handling and just the right amount of power to the front wheels.

Get at least 16 inch alloy wheels to dress the car up suitably!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2001

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 7 reviews