1987 Nissan Hardbody Pickup Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1987 Nissan Hardbody Pickup 4x4 2.4 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4 liter Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance400000 miles
Previous carDodge Pickup

Summary:

A bad 4x4 machine

Faults:

Alignment went at 200,000.

Rotors went at 280,000.

Body Rot in wheel wells of bed.

Transmission went at 200,000.

General Comments:

My Nissan has been the best 4x4 I have seen in a while. It is to small on the interior, but good for having fun in. I took it off a 20' drop in a riverbed doing 60mph and only broke the windshield with my forehead and bent the bars on the front. This is a truck that won't break.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2002

1987 Nissan Hardbody Pickup Z24 inline 4 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Z24 inline 4 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance270000 miles
Previous carNissan Hardbody Pickup

Summary:

Good truck

Faults:

This is a very reliable truck, for anyone, but it makes a really good teenagers first car. I'm 18 and I love the truck, the only thing wrong so far, is that the brake master cylinder went out or is leaking, but I'm getting a new one soon, but this truck is great!!

General Comments:

This truck has pretty good power for a 4 banger engine, I'm always passing Toyotas, Mazdas, and small Dodge d50's on the highway up hills.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th December, 2001

17th Oct 2002, 13:07

I have A Nissan hard body pickup and I find it great. It had some rust when I got it, but after I fixed that the truck looks great. It could use a little more power up hills, but otherwise the truck is a great. I don't find it to be a older person truck tho. I and 17 and I love this thing, it is fun any where you drive it.

1987 Nissan Hardbody Pickup D21 3.0 V-6 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 V-6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired136250 miles
Most recent distance154450 miles
Previous carDodge Dakota

Summary:

A very reliable truck

Faults:

The rear drive shaft went bad, worn out. Couldn't find a match, had to use a Pathfinder shaft to work with the trucks old shaft. It's hard to find parts for these trucks.

General Comments:

The truck itself is very reliable and yes the body is made of tinfoil, but the engine and the running gears are good.

My truck had the Z-24 in it and I pulled it out and put the 3.0 in, what a difference! The 4 banger is so underpowered.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2001

11th Jun 2001, 16:18

Would like to get in touch with the author regarding replacing my 2.4L with the 3.0L.

25th Nov 2001, 21:53

I had an 89 that the rear U-joint went out in as well... couldn't fix it because they're staked in. Couldn't find one in a junkyard because they only used those for a couple years and Nissans won't die!!! I'm upset though because after waiting 2 months to have someone fabricate a new drive-shaft for it, I got T-boned at an intersection and totaled the truck! Oh well, now somebody else will be able to get my nice new drive-shaft from the bone yard (I still visit it sometimes...).

7th Feb 2002, 23:46

I too have had to replace my drive shafts 3 times, I found a place in Gardena Ca, fixed it for $35.00 plus they inserted a zerk fitting into it.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 19 reviews