1993 Nissan Sunny Reviews - Page 3 of 4

1993 Nissan Sunny GTi 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Don't Know
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance73000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 205

Summary:

Went from a 205 GTi to a Sunny GTi and got a better GTi altogether a civilised beast!

Faults:

Just one thing which was a fuel sensor that failed on the M.O.T.

General Comments:

The previous owner kept the car in a warehouse when selling? So on the first sign of rain leaks were aplenty!

We took the interior apart and found drainage pipes from the sunroof were not attached so we fixed it and no more leaks!

The wheels are too small so a set of 17 inch Alloys is the solution.

I think a GTiR spoiler on the back will set it off nicely as well.

Keep the car regularly serviced as well as this will help keep those niggles at bay and help blow away those other overrated hot hatches, they may be fast, but are they as reliable as are lovely GTi?

Excellent on a long run, but does not make a good city car as it drinks too much fuel. Traffic light drag strips may not help this problem, but I have yet to be bettered by another GTi in standard spec.

Interior could be better, but will probably get GTiR front seats to sort this minor irritation, stand by all scrap yards.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2002

1993 Nissan Sunny GTi-R 2.0 16v DOHC turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v DOHC turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired46600 miles
Most recent distance51250 miles
Previous carVauxhall Cavalier GSi

Summary:

Psycho engine in small car

Faults:

Plugs needed replacing costing £70.

I replaced the standard brake pads due to poor standard items.

The exhaust system was replaced (cat removed) to improve performance.

Front CV boot (Nissan want over £200 to replace!).

4x4 system eats tyres if you drive hard.

General Comments:

Super fast Japanese hot hatch. Easy to tune to over 280bhp. Expensive to run. Cheaper to buy than the rival Impreza, Bishi Evo or Integrale. 0-62mph (100kph) in 5.27 seconds. 144mph top speed for under 9k.

Interior is a bit basic like all Japanese cars. Imports get air-con and electric mirrors. If you buy one, uprate the brakes!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2001

1993 Nissan Sunny GTi-R 2.0 16v turbo petrol from Japan

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired45560 miles
Most recent distance46780 miles
Previous carVauxhall Cavalier GSi 2000 16

Summary:

Power, handling and comfort for under £10k. The best car I have ever owned

Faults:

I needed to replace 3 wheel studs on the front after just 300 miles. This only cost me £20 so you can't complain.

General Comments:

The interior is a bit bland. Comfortable seats and air-con are a bonus. But do you care about that? NO! You care about how this thing goes! 0-60 in just 5.4 seconds makes this little hatchback an adrenalin rush to drive.

With its superb 4x4 system, wet corners and roundabouts become your favourite place! Half the price of an Escort Cosworth / Mitsubishi Lancer / Suburu Impreza with equal performance. I can only think of a handful of cars that can keep with the Sunny. If you can put up with the "My Grandad has got a Sunny" jokes then buy one now! After test driving one of these you will be hooked! With plenty of aftermarket parts you can increase the Sunny's performance to well over 300bhp which will hit 60 in under 4.5 seconds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2000

1993 Nissan Sunny GTi 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf GTi 8v

Summary:

A couple of little niggles stop this great car being a brilliant one

Faults:

The only trouble I have with this car is the headlights - the wiring is a bit iffy, otherwise it's reliable.

General Comments:

This is a great car but it has a few flaws. The seats are uncomfortable and don't hold you when cornering. I've had the car a year and can't get comfortable in it, and this really spoils what could be a brilliant driving experience.

The other annoying thing is the clutch, whether this is just my car I don't know, but it doesn't like round-town driving, ie. stop-start - it's too jerky, it likes to be on the move.

A couple of little niggles; the suspension is a little soft for my liking and I don't know why they only put 14inch wheels on, they even look too small.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2000

1993 Nissan Sunny SR 1.6 from Denmark

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 kilometres
Most recent distance115000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Cherry Milano x1

Summary:

Cool Car

Faults:

It has very bad brakes, so I have to use sports brakes. But I can't think of anything else, other things are normal.

General Comments:

Very nice car, perfect weight, good performance (102 bhp) but not very good aftermarket like performance parts for the engine, exhaust etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2000

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 19 reviews