1987 Nissan Silvia Reviews

1987 Nissan Silvia 1.8 ca18et turbo from Norway

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 ca18et turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired196000 kilometres
Most recent distance199000 kilometres

Summary:

Real high performance if you have about 100000 Norwegan Kroner

Faults:

Rust on the plate under the registration plate, but has been changed, have just changed the registration.

A little hole in the side of the cheer.

Bad paint after 14 years, doing a repaint in red with cobra stripes or racing flag.

General Comments:

Mounting an intercooler from a Cosworth.

A dump valve for that cool sound and faster turbo charge after a gear change.

A inside turbo pressure adjuster (up to 1.4 psi.) Needs a fifth injector.

A BMC power filter (gives a cool sound if you don't have a dump valve at those high pressure gear changes)!

Sachs clutch for better grip at high rpm starts!

Cool blue neon lights inside the coupe.

17 inch 5 spoked aluminium rims with 235 40 tires back and 215 45 front tires (Toyo Proxis).

Balanced drive axle.

New bearings in the turbo (expensive in Norway).

2001 model Celica rear wing! Looks real cool, especially compared to the ugly foam wing it had originally!

New cool carbon wipers with twin blade!

The car is now running at about 330bhp!!!

Does 0-100 km/t in just 4.8 seconds, real fun!!! Hard to keep traction for the first 3 gears!!!

The car needs ABS!!!

Thinking of projecting an ABS set from a 200SX S13!! I think it'll be a big job if possible!!!

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

Review Date: 22nd March, 2001

1987 Nissan Silvia Turbo 1.8 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance101000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Maestro

Summary:

The best

Faults:

Turbo charger but replaced by dealer when we bought it.

Very hard to control at back end when braking hard in wet weather.

Brake calipers prone to seizing up - needs ABS.

General Comments:

Ilove my Silvia.

She is a wonderful car - just like my wife - sexy, fast and unpredictable but the best ride of my life!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2000

17th Mar 2005, 08:20

The Nissan Silvia is an excellent car. I own the one with the long bumpers on each end. I also have the older version with the shorter bumpers and a 2litre engine, DOHC 16v. Unfortunately though, the headcylinder suffered severed warping a few years ago. The car now sits in my backyard slowly eating away. If there is anyone interested in purchasing the half-block complete with crank and pistons, feel free to e-mail me on FLUKE1504@helanta.sh.

1987 Nissan Silvia ZX 1.8 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1987
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

Manifold developed a crack where it meets the main engine. Apparently, this is quite common to Silvia's.

Split gaiters.

General Comments:

Very fast and excellent handling, even with standard suspension. Finding parts or tuning companies is very difficult. Took me 3 weeks just to get an owners manual from my local Nissan dealer.

Always starts in the morning with no fuss and has yet to let me down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 1999

1987 Nissan Silvia 1.8 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1987
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

Clutch and starter motor replaced.

General Comments:

A great car. Other than routine stuff (e.g. tyres, servicing, exhaust) hardly anything has gone wrong (not bad for a 10 year old motor). Totally reliable and still rust free. Only bad points are insurance group 16 and frequent oil changes required. Not as responsive as 200SX but fun nevertheless.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 1997

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 4 reviews