1993 Nissan Skyline Reviews

1993 Nissan Skyline GTS-T 2.5 turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

Clean and reliable

Faults:

When I first bought it from some guy when I first moved here, the oil pan gasket was bad, it kept spraying oil all over the place, and after driving it all day, the oil would start to burn, spraying smoke everywhere.

I have noticed a lot of road noise also.

Other than that, nothing has been wrong with it.

General Comments:

This is a great car. I am from America and this is any Japanese import fan's dream come true. The car is very quick and scares me sometimes when I am able to drive on open road. After I'm done living here, I plan to make it legal so I can drive it back in the states.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2006

1993 Nissan Skyline R33 RB25DET from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission RB25DET Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired53000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

Thrilling, seriously quick ride

Faults:

Not one thing has gone wrong with this car.

General Comments:

Standard when I first got the car. Now I have performed suspension and engine mods, which really improved the performance dramatically. Producing 200 RWKW with the stock turbo, it's serious quick and handles very well

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Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2006

1993 Nissan Skyline R32 2L non-turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2L non-turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 kilometres
Most recent distance149000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Skyline

Summary:

Excellent value for money, performance and cost wise

Faults:

Original clutch wore out at 110,000km.

General Comments:

Very surprised with the power of the 2L engine. The car rides low and body roll is almost non existent. The steering is responsive (2.1 turns lock-to-lock). Interior is sporty and seats hold you well. When turning tight corners quickly the back can step out, but its predictable and easy to catch, come off the gas and it steps right back in line.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2005

1993 Nissan Skyline GTS-t 2.5 inline 6 cylinder turbo from UK and Ireland

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 inline 6 cylinder turbo Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance73000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi FTO

Summary:

If you can afford to fuel one, it's a lot of car for the money

Faults:

Hate to jinx it, but nothing as yet.

General Comments:

Awesome performance for a 2.5 litre engine.

To drive it, it feels very expensive as it feels so smooth and comfortable, yet at the same time firm and sporty...

The 2.5t is very light for its size at only 1370kg... as it's rear wheel drive only.. but to drive, it has the presence of a much heavier car...

Very easy to mod and increase the power..

Definitly needs large wheels adding and other extras, but insurance is crippling as soon as even the smallest of mods is added... eg performance air filter... let alone front mounted intercooler etc.

And a negative is obviously the fuel consumption... 190 miles to around 60 quid of fuel, but if driven like a tortoise, it can do close to 300 (65 litre tank) (reported figures)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2005

1993 Nissan Skyline GTS-t 2.5L turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5L turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance101000 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

Great to drive and look at, but horrible to pay for

Faults:

Nothing as yet - only owned it for a week so far. I did have to get a few things done before I bought it, but nothing major - loose brackets, screws and so on.

General Comments:

This piece of mechanical beauty is modded to the eyeballs, and hasn't lost a street race yet..

It is hard to use all the power in a two wheel drive, takes some discipline not to just plant it off the mark like the old Ford!

Terrible on petrol, and at $1.30 a liter, it really hurts the company fuel card :)

The only things stopping it from breaking the 450HP mark is the side mounted inter-cooler, and the injectors (both of which will soon be taken care of:)

Overall, great car to drive, handles well if you understand weight transfer and use a bit of common sense, many different ways to mod it and get those g's to push you into the seat, drinks petrol like I drink rum (that's a lot) but that's the sacrifice you make for the privilege of driving such a work of art. GO GET ONE!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2005

1st May 2006, 20:14

Im from NZ and I luv Skylines! My dream is a R32 GTR, but I don't think NZD$17000 is enough sadly. I'm not concerned about petrol too much if a car can deliver in performance. At the moment petrol is a $1.70 a litre RIP OFF... what model skyline is the best I can get with my sort of money?

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 10 reviews