1986 Nissan Sunny Review

1986 Nissan Sunny gsx 1.6 coupe 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carProton Persona


Sunny's rule - best cars in the world


Nothing at all apart from wear & tear, for example water pump @ 125k & rear shock @ 145k. Bodywork virtually rust-free, paint still bright red and a near perfect interior, even the drivers seat. Mechanically perfect, lovely 5 speed gearbox and all other controls still tight and precise, always starts first time hot or cold. Feels indestructible, will probably outlast me and I'm only 42!

General Comments:

This is a truly great car. Cost only £30 as it had been vandalised (smashed windscreen) & laid up for a couple of years, still started straight away & has never failed since. Bought as a stop-gap whilst looking for a Lexus is200, when found the Lex couldn't bear to part with the Sunny, its just as much fun to drive as the Lex & much more practical, with its huge boot with the seats folded. Treated it to some nice alloys from a Pulsar gt and new stereo/speakers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2005

Average review marks: 10.0 / 10, based on 1 review