1983 Nissan Sunny Reviews

1983 Nissan Sunny 130Y petrol from Malaysia

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance350000 kilometres

Summary:

Love it. Wouldn't part with it for the world

Faults:

Changed almost everything.

General Comments:

I've replaced almost everything, since the car is 24 years old. But the little devil runs like the wind. The air conditioning is bloody cold. The engine runs smooth... love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2008

13th Jun 2010, 09:36

The Nissan Sunny 130y 1984 2nd edition extra version, was almost 25 years old, but the engine was still smooth, steady, reliable, and good on fuel! Spare parts are also cheap.

1983 Nissan Sunny 1.5 GL 4dr 1.5 SOHC from Singapore

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1983
Most recent year of ownership1983
Engine and transmission 1.5 SOHC Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired75 kilometres
Most recent distance11000 kilometres
Previous carIsuzu I-Mark

Summary:

Too much cost cutting spoils an otherwise good design

Faults:

Air con incapable of cooling the car.

Engine vibrations on idle.

Door trims tend to warp.

Numerous rattles and squeaks.

General Comments:

The Sunny was bought to replace a three year old Isuzu Gemini (I-Mark in the US) as I had a good trade in deal on the Isuzu, which was not popular locally.

Although the Sunny was peppy, handled well for a Nissan of that time, sipped fuel, was roomy and proved popular, it was not one of my better buys.

This owed to the general cost cutting very evident as the car got older, with the door panels starting to warp under the tropical heat and numerous rattles and squeaks accentuated by engine idle quality which would shame a diesel of that time.

The most serious defect by far was the pathetic air-con that was totally incapable of cooling the cabin and was noisy to boot.

Thus, after a brief seven month ownership, this car was sold. Fortunately, I did it before the characteristics of this Sunny series became more widely known, thus managing not to lose too much money in the process.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th March, 2003

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews