1994 Nissan Sunny Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1994 Nissan Sunny Sabre 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles
Previous carNissan Sunny

Summary:

The best cars on the road

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

The car has proven itself to be very reliable; it has never let me down.

The engine has proven itself to be excellent, as it never burnt a drop of oil, and requires very little maintenance, due to it having a cam chain.

The interior is a little dated, but hey, it's 12 years old, so what do you expect?

I would highly recommend one of these cars to anyone who is looking for a cheap and ultra reliable runaround, that requires little or no maintenance.

It's not too bad on fuel either; around 35-40mpg, depending on what kind of driving you do.

All in all, it's a super little car, that will go on and on forever, due to Nissan's excellent build quality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2006

29th Apr 2008, 09:29

Dead right I bought one there two weeks ago from a relative. 107K miles on the clock and it runs like new! any maintenance needing to do you can do yourself because its such a simple engine! powerful and nippy too! GREAT CAR! And parts are really cheap due to the high volume they were produced in!

1994 Nissan Sunny LX 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles

Summary:

A cheap, reliable car that loves hard driving

Faults:

"New" Starter & "new" Alternator at about 110,000 miles.

Drivers Door Handle on inside fell off.

General Comments:

It can accelerate hard for a 1.4, especially when the revs come up & you know that you can red-line it without fear with the indestructible engine.

Heavy on fuel.

Nice driving position with multi-adjustable seat, steering is a touch light, pedals are spaced & balanced perfectly. No room in the back seat, but the boot is big.

Looks boring, but drives brillant.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2006

1994 Nissan Sunny SR 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired81000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

A very sporty looking, nippy 1.6

Faults:

Passenger side automatic window went slow going up, but it's now sorted... Other than that, no major problems.

General Comments:

Theres not much bad that can be said about the Nissan Sunny 1.6 SR, below are the few good points which I have come across during the 3 months I've had it;

Very reliable car.

Tremendous road handling.

Beautiful sporty looking car.

Powerful for what it actually is.

Cheap to run.

Nice bucketed seats, comfortable seating.

Many modifications can be done to make it look like a proper beast.

However, the boot space isn't very big, although it is OK.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2004

1994 Nissan Sunny SLX 1.4 from Portugal

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired53 kilometres
Most recent distance106005 kilometres
Previous carNissan Sunny

Summary:

An easy car with a good engine

Faults:

The clutch is very poor and had to be changed 3 times in 8 years.

The chassis is very heavy at front.

The gearbox is too long.

The brakes are not very reliable.

General Comments:

Great!The 1.4 Sunny is a great car. Its 87 hp are a little bit weak, as they only start working at 6000 RPM.

The under-steering of the car is easily compensated with the help of the handbrake.

Brakes as well as the clutch are the weak points of the Sunny, as they are very, very, weak indeed!

Interiors are not the best at market, but are better than the Opel or the Golf.

The gearbox handle is very well positioned, as well as the steering wheel.

A 195/R14' wheels are a very good option to choose. The factory one's 175/R13 are very lousy on sharp curves and wet asphalt.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2003

26th Nov 2003, 13:25

All those comments seems pretty intelligent and right. my bro has a 94 Sunny SLX with the 1.4 and his clutch is dying these last weeks.

Say, could you provide us with the right setting for the carburetor, 'cauz the car seems to eject not burned fuel. Thx in advance.

1994 Nissan Sunny SLX 1.6i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6i petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous carNissan Sunny

Summary:

Another solid, reliable Nissan!

Faults:

Nothing much. Never let me down.

One of the hydraulic struts on the tailgate disconnects from the ball joint connecting it to the boot itself, but this clips back on. A minor issue. Will get round to replacing eventually.

Gearbox whines a little bit when cold.

General Comments:

A very nice car to drive. Firm suspension so you feel the bumps in the road, but nice handling and light steering.

Good acceleration from the 1.6l, 102BHP engine. Feels like a warm-hatch.

Looks a little dated, but not bad looking at all.

Hardly a mark on this car, it's been well looked after. Much more reliable than my other car, a Vauxhall Cavalier.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2003

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 18 reviews