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1987 Nissan 300ZX User Reviews

1987 Nissan 300ZX Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"style" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Les writes:
1987 Nissan 300ZX Review
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4

Pros

the power and style

Cons

the fuel bill

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Awsome Style And Power — performance was great with the 3L V6 turbo my best 1/4 mile time in stock form was 15.6 sec which isnt too bad considering how heavy it was it also used to drift quite nicely also great car overall

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

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Greg writes:
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great handling from the factory adjustable suspension, good acceleration, T-tops, CHEAP!!

Cons

Faded paint, stained interior, clutch needs replacing.

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Loyal To My Zs — I picked this one up in a friend of a friend type purchase. For the price I am quite content with the condition and performance of the Z. She is a 87 turbo GLL model with 209k miles on her, but after checkin her over I believe she still has allot more left in her. The turbo spools fast and strong, currently pushing about 8lbs of boost. Sadly however the clutch is starting to feel the 200+ thousand miles and is starting to slip in the upper RPMs. But after 22 years and 209k miles i really can't complain. The car is still suitable for daily driving and so is my primary mode of transportation. A few things were in need of attention when I first purchased her, but nothing catastrophic. Minor things such as power window switches that worked, but took some fenagleing to get them to work from time to time. The power window on the drivers side was also hand assisted, 22 year old stock head unit had a few bugs in it, and a shock mount needed to be replaced. The body is completely straight asside from two small rust spots on the corners of each tail light. The paint is of course faded from the years and the interior is in need of a shampooing, but the overall ergonomics are perfect for me. All in all given the age and mileage of the car I am extremely impressed, thus the reason I buy these cars time and time again. It is a inexpensive sports/touring car that is a blast to drive. Esspecially in the summer time with the T-tops off.

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Matt writes:
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4

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Looked hot, handled good

Cons

No power

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Not Quite — 87 was the last year before they got round, mine handled great, looked good but was just plain ole' tired. Sank too much money into it.

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PedroDelCorto writes:
1987 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr GS 2+2 Review
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5

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Excellent car for its age and time. Perfect for show car project.

Cons

it is an older car so it will need mods to be competitive with today's sports cars.

PedroDelCorto
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Miami Nissan 300zx Adventure — This car was my first Nissan Sports car back in 1987 bought it off the dealer cash 0 miles. I have loved driving this ever since. It has amazing looks even now. It always ran smoothed and I love the feel of the clutch and how well it grips and engages through the gears. Many fond memories are in this car, many, Many good times as I drove it around Miami, from one adventure to another.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
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fun to drive

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cant think of any

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Its Just Plain Sexy — its a very solidly built car and it rides very tight. its fast even though i have a clamped caliper at the moment. i cant wait to get everything done to it that i have imagined. there large range of options for custom parts and hardware.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Randy writes:
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Awesome quality and style

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none

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Nissan 300 Zx Turbo — Awesome Car. Wasn't the greatest in the snow but other then that it was a great way to get around. Easily modified to be a street racer but I kept mine stock and loved to just cruise around in it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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William writes:
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handling, speed, appearance, quality

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MPG

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'87 Z — This car has about 163 hp. hit powerband from 3000-5000 RPM. handles nicely. i absolutely love the look of this car!! I picked it up in april of 09 for $2K. Wound up sinking another $3K into for head work, gaskets, cooling system, and a few other small tweaks here and there. all in all i think it's worth every dime that I've spent.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Geoff writes:
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looks great, runs great and has plenty of potential

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small

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My 300zx — i love my car in everyway. only thing i want to do to it is twin turbos and bigger brakes. runs great and has real low miles. gets up nice and quick and handles great. love the system i put in it as well, most people cant listen to it as loud as i can.

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Micheal150 writes:
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looks great, comfortable, plenty of power

Cons

it caught fire

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Great Car With Bad Factory Faults — this car was very quick and had great accleration, the interior was extremly good looking and comfortable, the overall appearance of the car was very sporty and stylish, it was a bit rich on fuel but loads of fun to drive none the less, but last week the engine bay caught fire now the car is in the process of being rebuilt.. :( :( :(

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Steven writes:
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5

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So smooth and creamy.

Cons

Heavy and a bit underpowered - non-turbo

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A Classic! — Random test drive of a former salesman's personal car. It was old as I am, we had a connection.

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