1985 Nissan Cherry Turbo 1.5 turbo from UK and Ireland
Fast, scary and a lot of low cost fun!
The car was faultless up until an ignition problem occurred after it was driven into a flooded area of roadway. The car was garaged and stripped in 1991 and still remains in the garage.
Probably the scariest and most exciting car to drive at that time. I've had 3 Nissan Cherry Turbos since and always intended to get the 'one in the garage' back on the road...... maybe one day!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th July, 2000
9th Feb 2001, 16:58
I owned a 1986 D Plate Cherry Turbo for 9 years. When I bought it, sorry swapped it, it had got 30,000 miles on the clock, when I sadly traded it in it had got 170,000 miles. It needed a few turbos in that time, but not much else went wrong.
I found Nissan dealerships negative in respect of this car and any problems I did get with it they always advised I get rid of it and buy a new Nissan, unfortunately they didn't make anything that was as exciting and unique to drive.
The drive was exhilerating, yet the looks didn't eminate boy racer, I think I only ever saw one Cherry in skirts and that was a GLS!
One of the reason for trading it in was the fact that not one person could advise me on the conversion to unleaded or super unleaded, Nissan once again uninterested, and everyone else couldn't tell me. Maybe now I wish I had garaged it, but having a garage would have helped.
Getting rid of that car is something I regret doing, driving has just not been the same since. I sold it in April 99 and since that date have never seen another one. Although the one I sold is now living in London, and by the parking fine I recieved a few months ago, is unregistered, untaxed and uninsured, so not it's probably a block of metal...
5th Apr 2001, 15:17
I have owned my Cherry Turbo for 15 years and still not bored with it. Anyone that needs reliable advice should contact the Nissan Turbo Owners Club I know because I run it.
8th Apr 2003, 13:50
Cherry Turbo's are brilliant. I have had mine since 1997 and love it to bits.
Anyone who has owned one will agree, they are ignored/disliked by disbelievers, but once you have driven one you are hooked!
6th Sep 2006, 20:50
I have always owned Nissan Cherry Turbos. The last one I had was for nineteen years, red and black, the best car I've ever owned. I loved it more than my M3 SMG which I have now. Sadly my Cherry Turbo was stolen when I went away on holiday, and I've never seen it since in 2005. I've looked everywhere for a Cherry, but cannot find one as clean as the one I had.
9th Apr 2007, 06:07
Buy this one for £550 01502 530138.
6th Jan 2013, 19:43
Will an E13 manifold fit the Cherry turbo engine? I am putting the turbo engine into my Sunny van, and was wondering if the parts are the same? I know that the gearbox is the same.
30th Sep 2014, 19:44
The gear box is not the same, it's low ratio, and neither is the manifold the same. It will fit, but it's not the same. The engine is not same either... it has dished pistons for low compression.