1990 Nissan 300ZX User Reviews

1990 Nissan 300ZX Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 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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"ride" 38 reviews
"power" 32 reviews
"handling" 23 reviews
"speed" 23 reviews
"brakes" 9 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"expensive car" 7 reviews
"expensive part" 7 reviews
"heavy car" 5 reviews

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fbk43 writes:
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr Turbo Hatchback Review
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5

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This is a two seat sports car, way before it's time.

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Not family practical

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So Very Much A Sports Car, Anywhere, Anytime — Nothing, it is close to perfect today. Especially if you understand it is 25 years old and still a super machine. It was so before it's time. It set the race between the European folks and Nissan. All the others had to readjust their thinking the day the 300ZX came to town.

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

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poohman1975 writes:
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr 2+2 Hatchback Review
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5

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Everything

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Nothing

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Awesome — It has great looks and turns heads everywhere I take it. It is fairly comfortable for a sports car and has decent front seat leg room. Maintenance needs to be performed utilizing OEM parts, aftermarket parts do not seem to mesh well.

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

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yadasaki writes:
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr 2+2 Hatchback Review
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4

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It's a fun car to drive, just not an everyday commuter car.

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A little shaky when driving, but what can you expect from a 1990 car.

yadasaki
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Fun Drive — I like it, some days are better than others but on those good days driving it i feel more alive than ever. Good car to own for a little while. Not too bad on gas either, even though it'll only take premium. I've enjoyed having this car a lot.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kenny writes:
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr GS Hatchback Review
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everything.

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so hard to do any major work on for the average at-home mechanic.

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Awesome — Super fun car. Fast and reliable. Had no trouble out of the car. Mine did not have the twin-turbo, but it was nothing to cruise at about 140 MPH down the interstate. I blew Chevelles off the road in this car. The car was awesome. I recommend this car to anyone looking for a fun weekend car. Find a good mechanic if something goes wrong though. This car is no fun to work on.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Blake writes:
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr Turbo Hatchback Review
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Awesome

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its hellishly inconvenient

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300zx Twin Turbo — Having a Z32 300zx Twin Turbo is like having one year old child. They are unpredictable, much too loud, hellishly inconvenient and keep you up at night very, very often. But if someone tried to take it away, you'd kill them.

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

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Tammy writes:
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it likes to go fast

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it likes to go fast

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Zweet — super Zweet! this car is a lot of fun on the track, drag racing, autocrossing, road courses, cruiZes and trips. it handles like a dream, and is very nicely powered. pure stock n/a 2 + 2. black pearl paint. sexy as hell!

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

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Kellen writes:
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If you're going to buy one, do proper maintainence first.

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Hate? Nothing!

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Buy One, Do Proper Maintainence, And It Will Last — I have beaten Z06 vettes, Shelby GT500s, and 600cc street bikes. The potential for bolt on power is there for these cars, and theyre relatively cheap to buy. Just make sure you do the maintainence. It is a very fun car to drive, and I get compliments on it everywhere I go. Most people can't believe the car is 20 years old.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Derek writes:
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr Turbo Hatchback Review
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i highly recomend this car to anyone. if you cant afford the twin turbo the na handles the same and weighs less for half the price.

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mods are expensive. factory injectors are only 370cc which limits the boost you can run

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Mine You Cant Have It — absolute blast to drive. handles awsome, stops great, and OMG does it have power. boost kicks in and its gone. and it gets looks from everyone (including cops). it only makes about 350whp right now and its FAST. the cars are easily capable of much more

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

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Wes writes:
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr 2+2 Hatchback Review
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Through a cold air, NGK V-power plugs, delete cat,add a greddy sp2 exhaust , and through a stage 3 clutch with fidenza fly wheel u will blow the doors of 3 series BMW an most cars

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Trannys are week. and the way they designed the twin bleed valves for clutch.

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Good All Around Car — It has a V6 3.0L. For bing a 1990 i tell you the styling of the car fits in with the newer styling of cars these days. I love this car, its a blast to drive and gets decent gas mileage.The only down side to this car is if you are not mechanically inclined and patient on finding car parts it will cost u when stuff goes wrong. This car has one flaw in it from the factory other then that its a amazing car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jean writes:
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr GS Hatchback Review
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fast, fun

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injectors are a common problem so dont get one if you dont like doin your own work

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Love It — Can't be too specific yet. trying to get her put back together. once i get the money planning a RH TT clip from Japan. When i got her obviously she wasnt in top condition if i got her for a grand. already replaced fuel pump, cleaned out fuel tank, new injector, plugs, wires, battery, alternator and belts. also the front bumper is replaced and put 350z rims on. have grand plans for her. cant wait to see her finished.

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

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1994 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

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1993 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

Black Beauty By Sterlingm32

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1992 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

I Love It By kurtschnadey

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