1995 Nissan Sunny Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1995 Nissan Sunny LX 2.0 diesel from Lithuania

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired158600 kilometres
Most recent distance161200 kilometres

Summary:

Good

Faults:

Well almost nothing except for the inline fuel filter and trunk dampers, and sometimes it eats antifreeze (about 200ml in 600km), but nothing serious.

General Comments:

I'm happy to have this car, because I'm a student, and I don't have much money for fuel, and this car gives me about 1300 km on a full tank; that's about 5.5l on 100km.

It's a bit noisy on high speeds, and the suspension is not very soft, but I'm young and that's not bad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2007

1995 Nissan Sunny Preview 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles
Previous carFiat Punto

Summary:

Cheap and reliable!

Faults:

Hmmmm, nothing so far!

General Comments:

This car is the most reliable car ever. You cannot get a better car of the same value.

The engine is smooth, and the gear box is just perfect.

The only problem it has is the steering. It's not a power steering car, so while parking and performing three point turns, you can face difficulties.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2006

1995 Nissan Sunny LX 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance101000 miles
Previous carRenault 18

Summary:

Best car I have ever owned

Faults:

No faults.

General Comments:

I purchased the car from a friend, and when I purchased it, there was very minor accident damage. I had the parts for nothing from his brother who owns a Nissan workshop. Two back shocks were also needed, and a spare wheel.

The performance is great, but is a little gutless at lower revs. Fuel consumption is fantastic, returning up to 46 MPG at motorway speeds. The only work that was needed for the annual MOT, was to change a tyre on the rear that was worn on the inner edge, due to a worn shock.

The engine is leak free and is totally reliable, and has never given any trouble to date.

The boot could do with being a bit bigger, but is OK when the split folding rear seats are put down.

The only let down with the car are the price of dealer parts, but overall it never seems to need fixing on a regular basis, so it's a cheap car to run. I particularly like the 9000 mile oil change, but it is recommended to use high quality semi synthetic 10w/30 or 40 oil.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2004

1995 Nissan Sunny 1.6 SR 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carKia Pride

Summary:

An under powered slug

Faults:

The clutch has gone several times.

The head gasket had to be replaced at 80,000 miles.

Jumped out of fifth gear.

Both drive shafts went after a night of wheel spinning.

Electric windows have stopped twice.

General Comments:

I was highly disappointed with the performance. My previous car which was a KIA pride went just as well. When you see a 205 G.T.I. come up behind just pull over even if it's a 1.6. Also beware of metro's, they are probably faster. All though this car is nothing performance wise it is quite reliable. Nissan really do let down the Japanese.

If your looking for a family car it's great, otherwise don't buy it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2003

12th Oct 2004, 02:27

You must have bought some broken 1.6SR the right one is quite impressive car in terms of performance. At least no Golf GTI could have a chance against it, not speaking for some wicked Peugeot. :-)

6th Jul 2006, 02:42

My Sunny SR is fine, no problems whatsoever.

It's not slow, I raced a Vectra 2.5 V6 automatic the other day, and for a 1 mile race, he got about 20 yards from me. I get 120 in 4th, so you can't exactly say they're slow.

10th Aug 2008, 06:27

My sunny is very quick, but the engine blew up. So not very quick at the moment LOL.

24th Jan 2011, 15:04

I've got a Pulsar XLR; similar to a Sunny SR, but a lot rarer... 1.6 110bhp standard, and anyone talking 180mph is on some kind of drug... there's over 180km/h on the clock, and it will do this in 4th gear. The Sunny SR had head gasket and gearbox troubles; they are commonly known for it I'm afraid e.g. 5th gear popping out etc. When looked after, they're a good little car, but my advice buy an XLR if you can find one ;)

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 9 reviews