1984 Nissan Skyline 2.4e from Australia and New Zealand
Magnificent handling and comparable to current Fords and Holdens.
When the car was first acquired it had a seized cam.
It also had a badly modified gearbox cross member.
The air flow meter recently expired.
Worn balljoints and front bushes.
Leaking power steering box.
Incorrect clutch pedal and hydraulic parts.
Faded metallic paint.
Although it sounds like a bit of a lemon the car was given to me by a customer at work for nothing, absolute bargain.
It already had heavy duty lowered springs and gas shocks.
The interior is in mint condition, grey velour over grey vinyl although my three kids are taking their toll on it after one year.
The paint color is metallic silver.
This model skyline had independant rear suspension,it's a pity Nissan didn't use it in the Australian R31 as it makes a world of difference to the cars handling.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th December, 2002
23rd Oct 2004, 11:20
I had a 1984 Skyline. I did not find the handling as good as you. The car has horrible straight ahead. I found some reviews of this car in Wheels and other magazines, and they thought the same as me.
23rd Dec 2004, 20:32
I am considering purchase of R30 1984/5 Skyline sedan.
I would appreciate as much info regarding problems & parts costs as possible. Please reply in this 'Comments' box.
10th Oct 2005, 12:28
This car was know for its bad "straight ahead", you are always twiddling with the steering wheel. I think the car has good grip, but. just bad steering.
20th Apr 2006, 20:08
I just brought a 1984 Nissan Skyline for $900 in pretty good condition with original rims. As I have never owned one before, I am unsure of the problems I may face. I have found the steering to be heavy, but apart from that she is a really good car. I could recommend this type of car to anyone.