1988 Nissan Cefiro Reviews

1988 Nissan Cefiro SE-T 2.0 DOHC EFI turbo 6 cylinder from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC EFI turbo 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 kilometres
Most recent distance118000 kilometres
Previous carMazda RX7

Summary:

Sideways action! when pushed hard will stop spinning whees at almost 200 km/h in 5 gear

Faults:

Trans failed after 3 month due to abuse, now fitted with 5 Sp manual trans and multi plate clutch, engine ran big end bearing also due to abuse and poor servicing in japan before my ownership, electrics and other drive line all in good working order before "race spec".

General Comments:

Now a drift/road car, stripped interior, rebuilt motor, highly modified 2l engine (500hp), fuel system, engine management and body, custom made 18' wheels, coil over suspension, in all over $40,000 nz$ invested.

Future improvements include fitment of a twin turbocharged 4.5l Nissan V8 and 2 way locking diff.

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

Review Date: 1st October, 2005

1988 Nissan Cefiro CA31 2.0 turbo from Japan

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 kilometres
Most recent distance86000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Silvia

Summary:

One of Nissan's finest

Faults:

Air conditioner unit has seized, was bad when I got the car.

General Comments:

Excellent car for the family or for the performance. 205HP at 6400rpm out of a front engine, rear wheel drive sedan is very impressive.

Easily modifiable, I have totally replaced the exhaust with HKS goods, traded plugs with HKS racing plugs, added a Greddy VVC and had the computer re-mapped.

Also full suspension upgrades, this car handles superbly.

All that out of a 12 year old automobile.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2001

17th Aug 2003, 18:58

I have a 1988 Cefiro A31, my air conditioning isn't working what do I do? how much will it cost?

Doug.

5th Sep 2005, 00:40

Hi there,

I was wondering if you could please help me on my little issue. I have a 1988 Nissan Cefiro and I was wondering what type of body kits will fit it. As I am looking to put one on my car. Lora.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews