A good overall 'sleeper'
Old Air Conditioning leaked, new gas installed.
Battery flat twice.
Hydraulic lifters get noisy with age (probably with more than 200000 kilometers on the clock). Mine were replaced.
The throttle position sensor which controls the gearbox computer was replaced with an instant 100% improvement in shifting quality. Highly recommend any Skyline Series 3 owners with automatic transmission to have this part replaced if shifting is always jerky.
Gearbox after 295000 kilometers is getting a bit worn out, as you would expect.
These have to be one of the most reliable cars on the roads. It has the performance to match, and doesn't suffer insurance woes of Commodore or Falcons, yet performs like one. Cosmetic parts and panels can mostly be sought from the Pintara, and engine parts from a VL Commodore if necessary. The styling perhaps could have been better, but that's the way things go.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th February, 2002