1987 Nissan Skyline GXE 3.0 6 cylinder from Australia and New Zealand
Best car of it's type for it's manufacture date. A smooth, powerful, safe ride of real Nissan power
Air Conditioning leaks occasionally, leaves easily fall through the outside vents causing this problem.
Handbrake (insides only) recently needed to be replaced at 14 years old (possibly due to learner driver).
Replaced disk brakes once in 5 years and battery once also.
Fuel gauge slow in registering amount of fuel.
Great power in this mighty machine. Way ahead of it's time. Can be extremely fast.
Excellent handling, steering and brakes.
Tested all of these out at a defensive driving course complete with inspection. Skyline came out on top with better brakes than a brand new Commodore with Anti-lock Braking System and the wheels didn't lock at 70 km/h sudden braking in the wet or dry.
Very comfortable for the standard edition.
Good four speaker stereo, considering it's age.
Works well with a gas conversion, although it loses a fair bit of power.
Unfortunately no circle tail lights :( but we're looking to fix that :)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th July, 2001
We own an '89 GXE, we have owned it all its life. We've always been a Nissan family but the GXE would have to be the best car we've had yet. Its never missed a beat. The only problem we've had with it is the gas in the airconditioning and the altinator was playing up so it was replaced.
The car is all quality and bloody quick, not bad for a first car :) I can out run all my mates no prob. I guess it all comes down to one thing... its a skyline.