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1993 Nissan Skyline GTS25T 2.5 turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 kilometres
Most recent distance134000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Skyline

Summary:

Excellent car

Faults:

My timing belt broke due to seized idler pulleys.

Water pump broke (although it was new so it could have been faulty).

General Comments:

These cars are probably the cheapest way to get into a high performance vehicle with this much potential.

Mine broke a timing belt and cost me a lot of money it has not let me down since so I still think they are fairly reliable.

Since I got the car I have added a full 3.75inch N1 clone exhaust, bosh high flow fuel pump, front mount inter-cooler, oversized swirl polished valves and a electronic boost controller which is set from 8psi on low and 14psi on high and the performance gain over stock is incredible.

With race radials on it now does 12.9 quarter mile times which I think is extremely good considering I still have the stock computer (although I have a fuel controller which allows me to richen the fuel mixture up)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2005

1993 Nissan Skyline GTS-T 2.0L turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0L turbo Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 kilometres
Most recent distance116000 kilometres
Previous carNissan EXA

Summary:

Its reliable and comfortable unfortunately somewhat thirsty

Faults:

Fuel pump failed around 95,000Km

Electrical problem with headlights around 100,000K ended up being relay.

Alternator around 110,000K.

General Comments:

This car has reasonable performance in stock form, however, is not blisteringly quick. New cars have come a long way in terms of performance and as such although still resonable, will never be as quick as it was once regarded.

Handling is good in R32 style due to lower weight than R33.

Interior is good, although airbag would have been a good addition.

Still very reliable although it does seem thirsty at about 13L/100km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2005

1993 Nissan Skyline GT from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 kilometres
Most recent distance158000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Cheap

Faults:

Automatic transmission is terrible, six months after the purchase of the car I had problems.

The third gear would slip and cause the engine to rev high then slam into gear.

Gradually got worse to the point were it felt like I was driving with the hand brake on, and the gas consumption got higher.

General Comments:

Bad body roll when cornering.

Under powered with a standard 2L engine.

Not much room in the back seats.

Small boot space.

Engine seemed strong never had any problems or oil leaks.

Air condition is strong and quick.

Good driving vision, no major blind spots.

Brakes pretty good considering the size of the car, never had problems.

Would I purchase again,... NO! would I recommend... NO! feels like a cheaply mass produced car no thought has gone into this car whilst in the design stage.

My recommendation is to purchase a second hand BMW or any other european made car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th November, 2004

24th Nov 2006, 21:39

You have no understanding of cars by what you have said.

3rd Dec 2006, 23:13

Don't be harsh, he bought the Chinese version. You know, the one with the plastic motor, little square tires. Hah.

Seriously though, did you ever drive it. It would (no offense intended) leave a beemer on the block.

1993 Nissan Skyline GTS25t 2.5turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5turbo Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 kilometres
Most recent distance185000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Prelude

Summary:

One for the boys

Faults:

160,000 km and nothing to report other than minor cosmetic wear and tear (hand break cover, driver side door finishing, scratched around electric window controls.

General Comments:

I have given this car hell and nothing has broken, only things that wear out have been replaced (belts, brake pads, and a stupid amount of rear tires)

I've been running 12psi for over 100000km.this cars reliabilty is a tribute to Nissan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2003

16th Jan 2005, 01:42

So true, I have just bought the same car, only 30,000km's on the clock though. BEAUTIFUL, she's a sheer joy to drive.

1993 Nissan Skyline GTS-t Type M 2.5 turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carMazda RX7

Summary:

Half the price of a GTR, but with plenty of the power

Faults:

I had to replace the front roll-bar bushes for the first MOT. Apart from that it is even still running the original exhaust, although the Cat' has been removed...

General Comments:

With a small amount of tuning this car is capable of outstripping many other performance vehicles, including bikes at high speed.

If you like rear wheel drive rubber burning power this is ideal, if you don't like going to the petrol station, stay well clear.

Handling is good, but could be improved with lowered and uprated shocks.

The car feels well put together and capable of doing almost anything you ask it to for normal or fast road use.

With the type M body kit the looks are understated yet still aggressive enough to look the part.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2002

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