1982 Nissan 280ZX User Reviews

1982 Nissan 280ZX Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 4 reviews

  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"small ride" 2 reviews

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WolfRabbit writes:
1982 Nissan 280ZX Review
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5

Pros

Uh, adrenaline junkies. Yeah, you! Handles at 100 the same way it handles at 60.

Cons

You're scared you'll kick your spouse out of bed and move the car in.

WolfRabbit
65

Grease, Gas And Glory — Of all the types of cars I've had the pleasure (some not so much) of driving, I have yet to see a vehicle that came right off the line with perfomance like this. Nissan/ Datsun had it together when they designed these madhatter machines that will have you giggling like a teenage girl when you press the pedal and corner on a dime. I would beef the brake system if you entertain the notion of becoming a street racer and most certainly if you modify the engine. Nice smooth, yet aggressive, body lines draw the eye and invite the hand to touch. I can't tell you how many people I've caught running their hands down the fenders and quarters in sheer appreciation as they walk by. Even the American vehicle enthusists can't help but appreciate the appearance of this sporty little import as they walk off mumbling, "Buy American". The interior is just as impressive as the exterior with a nicely molded dash, though I've had cause to upgrade the factory oil/volt/water gauges with some Invision gauges. I have argument with the speedometer only showing as high as 85, because that is a lie. Blatant. As far as fuel economy, it's fairly decent for a sports car, but I'm not going to lie to you and tell you the urge to drive at 60 to save gas will compel you to find out for yourself. This is a sports car designed for speed, not economy. If you're purchasing this particular vehicle, fuel economy is the furthest thing from your mind. So, moving on... If you have a black thumb, grease monkey, this car is awesome to work on. It requires more than beginner skill, however. Under the loving hands of a hot rod enthusiast, this car will not disappoint and will thrive. Last, but certainly not least, is this car fun to drive? Please! It's a Z!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Angel writes:
1982 Nissan 280ZX Review
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5

Pros

handling is outstanding

Cons

some parts are discontinued unless you know where to look

65

Don't Touch My Baby — nothing i love it, I have never really had a better car, This is my 2nd z and this one is as right as rain, Just wouldn't mind having a 350z ether LOL... but that is my dream car. appearance, it could use some paint but right now I am not rich LOL

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Bret writes:
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4

Pros

Fun road trip car...

Cons

none

25

First Car Out Of College — This was my first car out of college. I was tired of driving the Ford Pinto I drove while attending college and wanted something fun to drive. I was a lot of fun... except during the winter. A little snow and my drive to work became very interesting. I would not mind owning that car now.... it is a classic!

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Jeff2183 writes:
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5

Pros

Awesome handling, easy on the eyes, fun to wash (had great lines)
Seats and cockpit very high quality - especially the orange glow emanating from the dashboard

Cons

None

65

This Car Rocked — Loved this car - to date my favorite ride - black, t-top, leather seats, 5 speed. Big engine that occupied the entire engine compartment.

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1983 Nissan 280ZX Reviews

Totally Awsome By mikloskiraly

There was nothing bad to say about this car at all. Handles like a true sports car, accelerated very well and was extemely comfortable on long trips. A true GT car. I am over 6 feet tall and had plent... Read More

Quite Simply My Favorite Car Of All Time, Though Mechanically Cranky. By Jj

Bought the car with my debit card while i was on leave from Iraq, and immediately fell in love. Keep an eye out on the spark plugs, though if you upgrade to platinums, you will need the buy an MSD i... Read More

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1981 Nissan 280ZX Reviews

A Total Lemon By choppergirl

Transmission throwout bearing went out today as I pulled into the driveway, it started screaching, that pretty much will probably be the nail in the coffin for my 280zxt. I've kept this car alive for... Read More

The Z Stole My Heart By Brian

first off this car is 30 years old and i'd have it over most cars today. it's got the whole package. it's fun to drive, not horrible on gas, and surprisingly comfortable. the acceleration is really ni... Read More

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1980 Nissan 280ZX Reviews

I Would Buy Another One By Dave

The car was almost 30 years old when i bought it and had been sitting for atleast 10 of that. The cost of replacing parts and maintaining it was not expensive. Handling and braking were very good an... Read More

Aclassic Car With Some Taste. A Good Choice. By Infiniti

well overall quality of the car is in good shape. body is straight, no major problems with it. it is currently undergoing a motor swap and undating to a 83 turbo model. should be a great car to drive... Read More

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