1990 Nissan Pintara Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1990 Nissan Pintara Ti KA24E from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission KA24E Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired268000 kilometres
Most recent distance275000 kilometres

Summary:

A bargain that has it all

Faults:

Engine wear after so many k's so starting to burn minimal oil.

Fuel injectors need cleaning, I was using about as much as a 5.0L V8 before I had my injectors cleaned. Goes like a charm now.

General Comments:

This car was a bargain and is the best first car.

All the extras, climate control, cruise control, power everything.

The overall pickup of this car is awesome, especially considering it is only a 4 cylinder.

The most comfortable car around.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th September, 2002

1st Oct 2002, 11:22

I have a 1990 ti hatch and it is a great car for comfort and semi luxury too. Problems with electric windows is my only real complaint.

1990 Nissan Pintara Gli 2.0L from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carFord Courier

Summary:

The best thing on 4 wheels

Faults:

Only a few errors in this car like the water pump needed replacement after 10 years. The timing belt blew which stuffed it.

General Comments:

This car has awesome power and does the greatest burn-outs, and has been thrashed and still goes like a rocket whenever gotten into.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2002

1990 Nissan Pintara GLi 2.0L 4 cylinder from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0L 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired272300 kilometres
Most recent distance298249 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

An economical and reliable runabout

Faults:

Differential noisy with excessive backlash. Will soon need service/replacement.

Left hand high beam headlight failure.

General Comments:

The car just seems to keep going... When I purchased the car it had done a lot of 'country' kilometres, but I have had no major problems.

Interior styling is dull but functional.

Steering is accurate and responsive. Has an excellent turning circle.

Wagon is quite spacious.

Would benefit from a more powerful engine when carrying heavy loads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2002

1990 Nissan Pintara GLi 2.0 EFI from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 EFI Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired157000 kilometres
Most recent distance199500 kilometres
Previous carHolden Gemini

Summary:

A cheap-to-run economy car.

Faults:

Clutch failed after 6 months of purchase.

Driver's side mirror lacks tension and dips while driving.

Alternator required a rebuild.

Starter motor required a rebuild.

Fuel pump required replacement.

MAJOR: A pipe recently blew while travelling on the freeway. This in turn caused the engine to fail. A re-conditioned engine was bought and installed to get it back up and running.

General Comments:

Even though I have spent a lot of money and a lot of time, it has been a good car in between.

It does have power for what it is, however, the 2.4 version would have been a better choice given the weight of the chassis.

It would have been good to have power steering and/or air conditioning.

The turning circle without power steering limits it severely.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2001

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 7 reviews