1991 Nissan Sunny ZX 1.8 16v from UK and Ireland


It goes like a rocket


It eats rear pads.

Driver's door has dropped on the pin.

General Comments:

This car is so quick that it sticks to the road like a train on rails.

It has Recaro style bucket seats as standard.

It does 0-60 in 6.8 seconds.

It looks a bit old fashioned.

Parts are hard to get.

This is the first Japanese car that I have had, and I will be buying another. It has proved to be the best car I have ever had. It cost me 340.00, and I have got every receipt that has ever been spent on the car, even when the car was first bought.

It was owned by a lady owner who only did 2000 miles a year, and she decided that her and her husband only needed one car, and for that I thank her, as this car is now my little baby. I love it so much.

I have had this car around Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Donnington Park. It leaves most cars standing from RS turbos to Golf VR6s.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2003

1991 Nissan Sunny 1.4 LS 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland


Brilliant cheap running


Exhaust system rusted badly and required renewal.

New Battery.

New front tyres.

New suspension tower on the rear right.

Slight missfire which no one can fix!

One electric window stopped working. Of course it was a wet day and the window was stuck down.

Needed new plugs and leads.

Can't really complain considering the age and cheap price of the car. None of the above items were unexpected.

General Comments:

Bought the car (3 doorr hatch back) in excellent condition for only 550 pounds and its taken me all over Britain countless times and never broken down. I did 13,000 miles in the first year commuting and holiday trips and it's been brilliant.

It's totally rattle free on the move and I can easily forgive the items above which have worn out/rusted away considering the age of the car and low value.

I'm 6'1" and there's more than enough room inside, which is a lot more than can be said for other cars costing ten times as much.

Performance is good for 1.4 litres and it can cruise at 85 mph all day (if you can stand the noise) and still return 35 mpg. Seats are OK for a days drive too.

It's no status symbol, but for this price what do you expect?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2003

10th Dec 2003, 10:11

These 1986-1991 Sunnys are really great cars. Boring and bland to some people, but buy a 1.4 litre rust-free example, and it'll go on forever. (The most miles I've seen one do is 213,000 - it was a driving school car for 12 years)

Mine sits at 80mph for 5 hours at a time, non-stop. It'll easily do 100mph (on private roads of course!!), and the noise isn't THAT bad!

The thought of doing around 1200 miles in mine in the next month doesn't bother me either. Fantastic. If it dies, take it apart, put it together again! Everything for home-servicing is readily available, and at under £40 for a full service, who can argue?!

8th Aug 2005, 04:15

Follow up from original contributor:

Sadly rust got hold of this great wee car and I had to let it go to a guy for 30 quid who said he'd fix it up. Predictably, I got a letter from a local salvage company 4 days later saying it had been dumped…..eventually it was crushed… :- (It was probably the best value for money car I ever had and I even saw 113 mph on a slight down grade! Farewell old friend.

1991 Nissan Sunny LS 1.4L 16v Twin Cam from UK and Ireland


A good loyal friend


The only thing that had gone wrong with the car was:

it needed a new windscreen wiper as the old one flew off on the motorway.

General Comments:

This is a very good car. around town it can do up to 32 mpg. which is almost as good as my old 1.2l Micra.

When the car is full i. e 4 adults, full boot, you have to take a good run at hills doing about 40mph in second at about 4200 rpm.

On the motorway it will return about 44 mpg. which was good because I did a lot of motorway driving. it did cope well even in the fast lane doing 90 mph. push it beyond 90 and the car will roar so I tended to stop at about 80-85 mph. it would do 70 mph in 5th at 3200 rpm.

You would have to put your foot to the floor to do a quick over take or possibly drop to 4th. But it was a 1.4 so I was not expecting sporty performance. but it was quick enough for me.

The seat's did tend to be a little Uncomfortable after a while.

The driving position was too low for me.

It had an OK sound system.

The cabin is what you would expect old japanese cars' to be, "dull".

Overall it was a good car never let me down always started first time even in cold weather. this would be a good first car as it's cheap to insure and reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2003