1995 Nissan Skyline Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GTS 2.5 Direct Electronic Fuel Injection from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 Direct Electronic Fuel Injection Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance91000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Sonata

Summary:

An excellent high performance bargain

Faults:

The clutch started slipping and gave out a stench. The mechanic told it it was due to me riding the clutch.

The door has some clicking noises in it when riding over bumps.

The dash construction has some clicking noises inside too which I do not know how to remedy.

General Comments:

Extremely reliable although costly to run car. The parts are not very easy to come by as imports are frowned upon.

Well looked after will give many years of rewarding speedy drives.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2003

1995 Nissan Skyline GTS25 2.5 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired111000 kilometres
Most recent distance114000 kilometres
Previous carRover - Austin 400

Summary:

Good, solid car with subtle, but sporty looks

Faults:

Air con leaked, and was finally traced to TX valve in passenger compartment. Cost NZ$250 to fix.

Leather around handbrake is worn to the threads, but doesn't look too bad.

Paint finish needs a really good polish - maybe the salty air on the transport ship from Japan was to blame...

General Comments:

This car is pretty quick, even though its not a turbo model.

I drive 200km per day to get to work and back, and the 2.5 liter engine allows really good cruising.

100kph equates to 2,000 revs - not bad at all!

Fuel consumption (roughly worked out) is 32mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd February, 2003

1995 Nissan Skyline GTR-R33 V-spec 2.6 twin turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.6 twin turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 miles
Most recent distance29000 miles
Previous carNissan 200SX

Summary:

There is no better

Faults:

Fortunately nothing as yet as only 5000 miles covered since acquired. However should anything go wrong, time to get a second job!

General Comments:

This car is an import from Japan.

Absolutely fabulous. Stunning performance and poise, arouses much interest (perhaps too much), is difficult therefore to be used everyday for mundane things. Scared to leave it in a car park etc. Difficult to find anywhere to service the thing as imports seem to be frowned upon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2000

21st Apr 2001, 18:11

Question - you had a Nissan 200sx before this skyline - how much more powerful does it feel? Does it pull a lot stronger? How does the extra power cope with the extra weight?

19th Jun 2001, 13:28

What kind of a question is that? 200SX vs a Skyline? Think about this... the Skyline is a fat and heavy car. Throw that fat car to 60 miles an hour at 5 seconds - you better catch your teeth as they fall into your throat. SKYLINE IS KING. There is no other.

Going to get one soon in yellow. 20 years.

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 7 reviews