Durable, reliable, economical for the engine size, powerful, and I couldn't recommend it more
Very slight oil leak.
RPM gauge gets a bit stuck sometimes.
Minor rattle in the front end.
Clutch is quite stiff on first drive of the day.
This car is an amazing achievement by an equally amazing company.
I am an 18 year old P plater, & this car is just so perfect for my needs.
I got it for $200, it was very rarely driven & the reason he sold it was because he was going over to Western Aus. from NSW & had nowhere for it to go. He was also in the midst of a mid-life crisis. I have spent nothing on repairs since I've had it, except for a minor rust repair job a few days after I bought it. &, unintentionally, I found out that it is built to go sideways, & has excellent road holding & handling.
That six cylinder is an absolute gem, & unlike most P platers, I didn't buy the Skyline to "do up", I just bought it completely stock standard (& it's staying that way), because of its proven reliability.
The 5 speed close-gate manual gearbox is an absolute pleasure to drive with, is very smooth, & the perfect pairing with the RB30E engine.
The power steering has zero play, is very responsive, & also maintains enough resistance for a natural steering feel.
The body is very tough & rugged, The boot is nice & big, the cabin space is great, & the dash is very neatly laid out. There is not an ounce or feeling that this car will give up any time soon.
I am very happy with this car, & this is the second Nissan I've owned, after my '86 N12 Pulsar, & I am equally as happy with the Skyline as I was the Pulsar.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th August, 2011