1990 Nissan 300ZX Overview


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300zx Twin Turbo - Grey Import by Louise
 — "once again beautiful, so sleek and tight and shimmering that it still looks great ten years after it went away" - Automobile magazine. The 300ZX was produced from 1989 to 2000 when it the VG30DETT en... Read More
The Z Addiction Continues. by Michael
 — I bought this car in 2002 and 4 months later the I spun a rod bearing. I spent the next year rebuilding it myself with the help of my mechanic friend Kalani. At the same time I replaced the suspen... Read More
Beast by Joshua
 — here's ever been a Nissan worthy of an E! True Hollywood Story, it's the Z. It's all there: instant fame upon its debut, lots of sex (OK, maybe sexy bodywork is more accurate), an unsavory weight ... Read More

1990 Nissan 300ZX Overview

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1990 Nissan 300ZX

Nissan redesigned the 300ZX, part of the company's beloved Z sports car line, for the 1990 model year. The new car included a turbocharged trim. Two body styles were available: a two-seater and a "2+2" four-seater. The turbo came with a T-top roof, and the other trims were available with removable roof panels. Starting in 1990, this generation of Zs made Motor Trend's top ten list for the duration of its production.

The 1990 300ZX was available in three trim levels: the 2+2 hatchback, the GS hatchback, and the turbo hatchback. All trim levels came similarly well-equipped, with power windows and doors and air conditioning. The main differences among the trims were body style and engine. The GS and the 2+2 shared a 3.0-liter, 222-horsepower V6, and the turbo had a 3.0-liter, 300-horsepower V6. Fuel economy was about 18/24 mpg.

Nissan's Z-series has a loyal following, and the 1990 300ZX was no exception. Drivers appreciate its classic, sporty looks, smooth handling, powerful engine, and solid reliability. Some drivers complain about the small backseat in the 2+2, but admit that they can't expect much more in a sports car. Other drivers complain that parts can be expensive, but fans contend the expensive parts are key to the car's reliability. The price of a part and how long that part will last do tend to be related.


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How Do You Replace The Alternator On A 1990 Nissan 300zx?

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What Do I Do If My Electric Things In My Car Is Not Working But I Checked M...

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My 1990 300zx Will Turn Over But Will Not Start, The Security Light Keeps F...

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Check Engine Light Doesn't Work

When I start the my 1990 Nissan 300ZX the check engine light never comes on? Any ideas on what i should be looking for?

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My 300zx Dosnt Want To Accelerate

My 300zx dosnt want to accelerate. When I put it in first gear and start to drive it lags and dosnt wana pick up speed fast enough. plzz help!! that would be much appreciated thanks

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