1993 Nissan 300ZX User Reviews

1993 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:4.6 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
  • 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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"ride" 16 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"handling" 10 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"beautiful car" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"space" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"heavy car" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews

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Aaron writes:
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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RWD

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if you like slow and ugly

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Its Great Til I Get More Money But The Twin Turbo Is A Car I Could Own Forever — looks nice and more fun to drive, built well with few to zero mechanical issues even for its mileage. only big draw backs are gas and insurance. but there is faster and funner cars available today. beast for its day.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sterlingm32 writes:
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Sporty interior and exterior that still looks good today.

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Some of the design of the electrical and engine are difficult to make repairs on.  It's a lot of car in a tiny space.  Seems like too much was crammed into this chassis.

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Black Beauty — 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 interior is also very modern and still looks good to today's standards and tastes. The bad is there are a lot of features and functions crammed into this chassis that make for a very complex car. This is like Nissan's "...and the kitchen sink" design for a sports car with CD player, HiCAS steering, cruise control, programmable climate controls, alarm system, powered seats, power mirrors, and a few other things I am probably forgetting. The seats are not what you would call comfortable if you are an average to large American Male as they feel tight around the shoulders and rib-cage because of the side bolsters. The steering wheel tends to occlude the controls for headlights and climate and the driver must shift his/her head to the side to adequately see, and some of the repairs are unnecessarily expensive because of design like fuel injectors and alternator.

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

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Sam writes:
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Almost everything is a pro on these.

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Little Heavy curb weight

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One Of The Best Sports Cars Ever Made. — A very well built and researched car. Nissan produces great vehicles in general, and they really put there time into this one. Acceleration even in the NA is still better than most cars, and is way better with the TT. Handling is amazing due to nissan's dual wishbone suspension setup that is unique to this car, and an almost 50/50 weight distribution. Braking is also great with the 4 piston 30mm calipers up front with 11 inch rotors, and 2 piston calipers in the back with 11.7 inch rotors. Interior is A++ for quality and design. Even with the car being 15 years old its still near flawless inside, and the design is very good as well. Ride quality on stock suspension is still good(i like my ride stiff) and not too stiff. Looks go without saying, it looks better than most cars out now and already being considered a classic. I love this car and will own a 300zx of some sort until i die.

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Chris writes:
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Timeless appearance, gets looks/offers all the time, it's like sitting in a fighter jet cockpit. I'd wager the engine is as strong as it was new (at 120k miles.) Effortlessly slithers through traffic. Not a lot of these on the road.

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It has good pickup, but I want either another 150hp out of this engine or better gas mileage. The engine bay is packed tight and is difficult to work in.

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Elder Z Does Not Disappoint. — 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 it comes to maintenance. Plus the temptation to upgrade every engine component is a little less I think than if it was a twin turbo. It's really a looker, and is well capable of spirited driving. Picking one up now is a good move for a pleasure ride. Keep in mind though that as an old Fairlady, fuel hoses crack and various pumps leak... it will need replacement parts. I want to compare the Z (Japanese engineering) to my old 92 and 93 Daytonas (American engineering) but really, this car was in a different class entirely.

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

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jkidd154champ writes:
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr 2+2 Hatchback Review
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Great classic look

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Back seat not to big

jkidd154champ
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300zx Is A Great Classic Car — I just purchased this vehicle. I really always wanted one so now that i have the financial stability i went ahead and paid for the 300Z. I plan on doing some minor mods to this vehicle but i really appreciate the stock look.

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

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Oz writes:
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr Turbo Hatchback Review
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it will atrack a lot of tension.

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nothing sucks in this car.

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Its Fun To Drive But Not Work On It.. — the nissan 300zx is the classic and coolest for its year.and the performance is nice.and its a good car to drive around the block.the car gets up pretty fast,i have raced a alot of cars and they were looking at my tail lights...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Meloney writes:
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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most everything

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wiring problem

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My Betty Boop Car — the 300zx years 90-96 has always been my favorite car..this is my 3rd one, this one however is custom betty boop.. this car is a part of me.it has a few problems, a major wiring problems, and the alarm is locked up, dont have original key, havent figured out how to complety disable

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

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Adam writes:
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr Turbo Hatchback Review
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fun, sporty, fast, sexy

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only 2 seats, not the most practical

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A Timeless Dream To Own And Drive — In stock form this car is nothing short of brilliant. Incredibly fast and maneuverable, its a true sports car. The interior is designed to have everything within short reach and giving you as much information as possible without having to remove your eyes from the road for to long. Z32s were first put out in 1989 and had almost no exterior changes until they stopped manufacture in 1999. That being said the styling is now over 20 years old and still has a modern, sexy look that competes with many new cars on the road today. I highly recommended this vehical to any performance enthusiast. The 300zx TT is also an amazing platform for upgrading performance. capable of of 1000rwhp, astonishing numbers for a 3.0 liter v6

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

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steevano61 writes:
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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Its fun, fast, handles like a go cart, is a dream to drive and turns heads.

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No trunk or storage space, marginal gas mileage.

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A Fun, Sporty Car. — I just love driving this car. Its comfortable, sporty and fun. The perfect cure for any man's mid-life crisis. The gas mileage is about 16mpg in town which isnt great, but for a performance sports car, not to bad. All in all it is a wonderful 2nd car for anyone that is looking for a vehicle to jump in, start up, and instantly have an ear to ear grin.

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

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Habib writes:
1993 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr Turbo Hatchback Review
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Fast, grippy, beautiful. If you're going to buy one, buy it with under 100,000 miles and a premium model, or don't buy it at all.

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It is a bit small for me considering I'm 6'1, and with a sports car about 19 years old, the little odds and ends that aren't working really add up, and comfort starts to fade. Also, a lot of little random things will pop up at you; I sold the car because it had a knock sensor wiring problem locking me at safety boost at 4.5 psi, not allowing me to drive over around 4500 RPMS, and it would have been a b*tch of a job to rewire it from the harness. THERE IS NO ROOM TO WORK ON A VG30DETT!

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Z32 300zx Twin Turbo - Buy Mint Or Don't Buy! But Buy It! — A breathtaking 0-60, I was typically running around 4.8's! I've beat turboe'd celicas, a modded 05 GT, and a modded 350Z, along with some others. Braking was okay, didn't really notice that whole exemplifcation of the "failing 300ZX brakes" issue, but they could have been improved; I definately felt the difference when I installed Brembos in the front. Handling was great, it gripped like no other car I've driven before. It did have its rattles and squeaks, then again it is a 15+ year old Japanese car, it's no classic Benz. Most parts were quality and well built. Interior was okay, a bit cheap if you ask me. My model didn't have leather seats, and the console was kind of boring, but a built in boost guage was fun, and the temperature/cruise control cluster sticking out is retro-cool. The exterior however has a timeless look with a beautiful finish, a spoiler that only compliments, and a body shape ready for high speed endeavors. The gas was ok, until I had the pedal down then I could actually see the gas guage move. Maintenence is pretty simple considering you can use a NISSAN-1 OBD-1 connector, and that JDM parts are cheap and easy to come by. All and all the car is a blast, and I'll definately be buying another in the future!

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

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1984 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

My Daughter, At A Very Young Age, Called It "the Black Car". The Name Stuck. By SmittieZ

I like everything about it. The only thing I don't like is my wife annually asking me when we're going to sell it! Seriously, I have 700+ hours of labor of love in this car - even so far as three coat... Read More

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1985 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

Ageless Coupe Styling Lots Of Fun Without Today's Horsepower By Reconmaster

I bought this out of an old woman's garage at the right price. Even though it was an automatic, the turbo spooled up and put you back in the seat. It has been a trusty date car over the years. I have ... Read More

"hear Me Coming Then I'm Gone" By Cale

I like everything really. Fun to drive, fun to be seen in. The whole package is a pretty good deal. Anyone who drive a car like this will enjoy every commute everywhere. great gran touring car, can't ... Read More

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1986 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

Clean By lilgus05

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.... Read More

My Z By Darlinter

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 Read More

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1987 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

Miami Nissan 300zx Adventure By PedroDelCorto

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... Read More

Awsome Style And Power By Les

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 Read More

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1988 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

Ive Put In The Hard Work And Cash Now You Reap The Rewards By Eric

the steering and susoension is something ive never expierienced before. backseats were bit small but id rather have them then not. fun to upgrade whether its something engine related or style.if i di... Read More

88 300zx Turbo Vroom, Vroom By Dano999

Nice car with lots of balls. Low to the ground. Great cornering abilities. Unfortunately parts whether OEM or aftermarket are hard to find for these cars. Looking to start replacing some parts on t... Read More

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