1989 Nissan Sunny Reviews - Page 3 of 5

1989 Nissan Sunny ZX twin cam 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired56400 miles
Most recent distance84875 miles
Previous carNissan Sunny

Summary:

Pocket rocket

Faults:

Rear disc's corroded & passenger window sticking.

General Comments:

Very fast & quick off the mark, I've had a lot of fun with this car & will never sell it. it has never put a foot wrong & I've taken the car 2 its limit nearly!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2003

25th Mar 2006, 14:25

Hi mate, I've got a Sunny coupe and love it to bits. But you don't know what the wheel PCD is do you?

22nd Jul 2006, 15:09

Hey guys, I just got one of them now, very quick, good condition, and I'm surprised how quick they are.

Such a car is a must for someone who loves something speedy, and very interesting and lovable.

If you find one, don't let it go and at least drive it once.

Michail, kind regards, all the best.

If anyone knows where I can get parts for it, proper service or anything to do with these cars, let me know, as my Nissan dealer is really crap.

1989 Nissan Sunny ZX Coupe 1.8 Twin Cam 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 Twin Cam 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles
Previous carRenault 5

Summary:

Fast fun, just hope it lasts!

Faults:

Exhaust manifold split

CV joint

Radiator lost core

Running badly.

General Comments:

This car is both great and annoying. It is fast as hell past about 4000 rpm and hadles well except for terrible under steer on mine int the wet.

A good laugh, but a pain when it goes wrong. Mine makes a rattly sound when I thrash it, but it has been doing it for ages now and I don't know what it is. Will cane it till it dies!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2003

1989 Nissan Sunny ZX 1.8 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Summary:

Like a wilful and masochistic lover, the more you thrash it, the more it likes it!

Faults:

Rear brake calipers seized.

Fuel gauge is not working.

Clutch slave cylinder broke.

That's about it.

General Comments:

140 mph plus on the M62!

Werewolf in puffs clothing.

God loves it. Everyone else thinks its crap!

Needs a bit of work on the handling side it's very slow to turn in on tight corners. (very baggy)

Noisy.

Engine develops an alarming rattle on left hand bends.. Oil starvation?

I'm going to rally it soon so the totally original and totally unmarked bodywork is going to get all puckered.

Where can I get competition parts?

I hate those silly coupe models, boats and noddy cars, horrid.

Not as 'innit mate' as a Corolla GTi.

Long first gear.

Fast is not furious, for that try a 205 GTi or a Rover GTi or even the saddest of sad Ford range of crap.

I had a 309 GTi that was a bit sorted and I know that the sunny will never give the same level of balance as that car, the quickest car I've driven A to B on a winding country road.

Horrid wheels.

Silly seats.

I love it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2002

1989 Nissan Sunny GS 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Practical, Reliable, Comfortable Hatchback

Faults:

Exhaust needed to be replaced.

It had just had a new clutch fitted when I bought it.

Everything worked on this car all of the time.

New battery.

Eventually I replaced it when it kept dropping out of 5th gear, but I was told this would be an inexpensive repair.

General Comments:

It won't set the tarmac on fire, but it does the job very well.

A very well screwed together, practical hatchback with almost faultless reliability.

All electric pack and good seats make it comfortable on long or short journeys.

The only things that went wrong were the standard disposable parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2002

1989 Nissan Sunny SLX 1.6 from Finland

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 kilometres
Most recent distance270000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Regata

Summary:

Overall a good car

Faults:

The power steering was leaking when I got the car, had to replace the steering gear.

I have also replaced a ball joint and the CV joint rubber boots, but I guess that's OK considering the mileage.

There is some rust already.

General Comments:

The GA16 (12-valve) engine is great. It's powerful and needs little maintenance (the camshaft has a chain and valve lifters are hydraulic), and even after 270k km consumes no oil. The gearbox seems to last forever, too.

The ride is a little rough, but I believe this car has stiffer springs installed. The suspension works best at speeds over 130 km/h (!).

I also like the SLX accessories, such as a nice steering wheel, power steering and tachometer. No power windows or locks on the 3-door model, though.

If I ever buy another Japanese car, it will be a Nissan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2002

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 22 reviews