1985 Nissan EXA 1.5 EFI turbo from Australia and New Zealand


A quick car, but not worth the trouble


The exhaust system became blocked causing the car to run very rough.

The head gasket blew, putting the car off the road for a few weeks while I gathered parts. I fixed it myself.

The turbo over heated, destroying the oil seals and causing the turbo to seize.

The seats are really uncomfortable.

It looks really ugly.

General Comments:

A fun car to drive, but it doesn't enjoy being driven hard.

The steering is heavy and has a large turning circle.

Parts were difficult to track down and we couldn't even purchase a service manual.

This car is quick, but not very reliable.

I'd prefer my 202 Torana over it any day.

Any one want to buy an Exa?

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

Review Date: 27th July, 2003