1989 Nissan Cefiro Review

1989 Nissan Cefiro CA31 2.0 DOCH turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOCH turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired253000 kilometres
Most recent distance261000 kilometres


Wolf in sheep's clothing


Air conditioning doesn't work.

Power steering fluid hose sprung a leak.

General Comments:

This car is very quick.

I use it for drifting as it has no trouble spinning up the rear wheels.

Very rare factory 5 speed turbo.

Skylines and Silvia's share some of the same parts.

Very practical car, the cabin is roomy and the boot is huge.

Even though it has done over 250,000kms it still runs sweet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2003

14th Sep 2004, 04:16

The A31 Nissan Cefiro happens to be a rear wheel drive vehicle. Not unless you were driving yours backwards all this time.

18th Dec 2004, 21:45

That's correct - The Nissan Cefiro is most definitely a rear wheel drive car which is obvious when the car has many links to drifting.

20th Mar 2005, 08:06

People like to drifting the car using the fr wheels, i. e a31cefiro,silvia...

23rd Nov 2011, 23:54

Hi, I own a 1993 Cefiro A31, SE 4, which is a factory Attesa 4 wheel drive, same system as the R32 GTR, GTS4. These Cefiro's are fairly rare.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review