1986 Nissan 300ZX User Reviews

1986 Nissan 300ZX Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 32 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 18 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"style" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"suspension" 2 reviews
"weight" 2 reviews

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1986 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr Turbo Review
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We have fun and it drives fast. Originally got the car very cheap but now what Ive put into it Im keeping it that's for sure.

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Too many electrical problems

lilgus05
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Clean — Fun car to drive. Have had a lot of electrical problems with it lately. ever since the security light has had a steady light flashing. Other than that just fixing it up so its more enjoyable to drive. I have 5 vehicles and this one is staying the other 3 im selling.

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

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1986 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr 2+2 Review
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Car as far as power goes, my engine is performance built and looks awesome really turns heads she's definitely one of a kind in my eyes. I didn't pay to much for her and I've built a bond with my Z that most ppl would kill for

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Allot!

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My Z — No real room for my kids but then again she's a sport car not a sedan right lol but because of former owners she's got a ton of rust, was a tn car, and I've had to tear her apart and fix all of it

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

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Good stuff.

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Its fun, but its small. although its beyond its time, some of the more basic aspects of the car are out of date (suspension and gear box)

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Fun Little Weekend And Good Weather Drivers Car. — Fantasticly fun to own and drive. Its old but it wont show it. After 25 years of service its still so much fun to zip around in. T-Tops off shifting through the gears with the faint sound of the turbo spooling up. Its not too fast but its quick enough to have fun in. Most other cars with massive power need to be driven with a much higher since of responsibility. The active dampening of the suspension is well ahead of its time and fun to mess with. It has SO many advanced features that are beyond it's time.

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

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Still Fun To Drive — Almost everything about this car is reflective of the era is was built. Performance still exceeds expectations and build quality is exception. To this day the appearance still catches the eyes of passer bys. This car is very fun to drive!

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We like it.

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The car is what is.

rgw121
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A Fun Car To Drive In The Mountais. — This is the 3rd. 86 we have owned and we really enjoy this car. This car is now in very good condition. We were looking for an 86 Coupe in white with red leather. we looking forward driving the car next spring and summer.

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

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Its fast

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Tight under the hood

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Very Fun Car — I like that the car is super fast and handles very good. I dont like that its soo tight under the hood, so its kinda hard to get to things and put mods in it. Anyway fun to drive anyone would have a good time driving her. Appearance is ok it needs a paint job and thats it.

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

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It's a classic.

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Nothing.

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Beautiful Classic — Gotta love T-Tops on a sunny day. Hearing that turbo spool up before each shift. This is an awesome car. Small price to pay for a car that can outperform most other cars on the road today. Not many of them left in good condition on the roads today.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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RWD

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Older

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I Miss This Car. — I loved this car. It was small, cheap, old, sexy, and awesome to drive. It wasn't the fastest of cars, but was definitely worth it. I wish I wouldn't have traded it for the Vibe. I will always miss that car.

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

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T-tops

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Awsome — The 300zx came fully loaded, has the VG30E motor. Has T-tops, an automatic transmission and is in great condition. The car handles amazing and is great for drifting due to it being rear wheel drive (RWD). The Z31 may not be as fast as the Z32, but it has style and looks going for it.

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

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Fun

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Digtial Dash

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Z — Fun to drive, red headed stepchild of the Z cars. Stay away from digital dash!!! Would love to have another! Would recommend the turbo to anybody! I think it looks great, handles great and was awesome on gas!! Cheap find too!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

Lovely Car By darkmann

As long as one sticks to the maintenance schedule, this car can last a long time. If abused, maintenance cost can be quite high. It is a two seater with limited trunk space. It is easy to mod and t... Read More

1996 300zx 2+2 Still Sexy After All These Years By krullone

This is the second Z32 2+2 that I've owned and I plan to own many more. I love driving this car and it still turns heads. I love unique cars and it's a rare occasion when I see another one of these ... Read More

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1995 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

First Glance, Whats That? Second, Third, Fourth..... Is This A 2015 Model? By kvanbibber33

From every single trim level there is a wow factor not available in the early 90's. My friend and Fairlady Z enthusiast told me "If a 300zx turbo and a space ship landed on your front lawn at the same... Read More

My Fairlady By Ottello

I am currently in a AT to 5 speed conversion, also a lot of work in the engine, interior, and body. Took me already almost a year to do the rebuild. I hope to upload the new pics soon, probably in on... Read More

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1994 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

Awesome By tbrown02

Nissan was ahead of their time when designing this car back in the late '80's. All wheel steering, driver adjustable suspension, twin turbo with twin intercoolers, the list goes on. Drive one and yo... Read More

Very Good Car For Single Man To Have Fun At Night By bigboyt01

I like the style, handling, power, room to move around but its not a good family car its good to go out and fun with and tune. The interior is not the greatest but it will work all in all i am happy w... Read More

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1993 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

Black Beauty By Sterlingm32

It's a fun car to drive and zip around in. Looks really nice too. The good is it is a sporty little car that still looks excellent. The lines on it are modern enough to still be in style. The in... Read More

Elder Z Does Not Disappoint. By Chris

I'd always wanted one of these cars. The twin turbo versions are still pretty expensive 20+ years later, but the naturally aspirated cars are not to be overlooked. They are typically less fussy when i... Read More

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1992 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

I Love It By kurtschnadey

I like the way it looks, handles , and rides. Plenty of power, and actually nice on long trips, the t tops are nice too. mpg is usually 20 around town, but gets about 25 on the highway if I can keep m... Read More

Voted One Of The Top 10 Most Beautiful Production Cars Made By Glen

Great looks, very quick even without turbo, drove like a slot car with new tires, very comfortable for two! The only thing I would have wished for was a six speed gearbox. The automatic lacked someth... Read More

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