1997 Nissan 200SX User Reviews

1997 Nissan 200SX Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 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: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
  • 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 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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Christopher writes:
1997 Nissan 200SX 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Pros

Good gas mileage.

Cons

Age, but not really a significant factor.

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97 Nissan 200sx Se — Performance: Acceleration isn't too bad but has room for improvement, the brakes are solid but could be beefed up more, the handling is really excellent. Quality: It has had its needed repairs a few times, but then again it was made in 1997. It runs great now, but it is a little noisy due to some of the performance parts added. Appearance: The car is in great shape. The paint is still in great shape. The interior is very clean, and it is kept clean. Cost of Ownership: The gas tanks holds about 11 or 12 gallons. The car gets about 28 to 30 mpg. Oil changes are done every 3,000 miles. Fun Factor: The car is so much fun to drive. It has a real racing feel to it. The loud exhaust the awesome new NRG steering wheel, the handling, the performance, just everything.

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

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Jamie writes:
1997 Nissan 200SX 2 Dr SE-R Coupe Review
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3

Pros

The styling and the locking transmission

Cons

the color

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It Will Be Better With The Turbo And A New Paint Job — I want to put a turbo in it and a racing flywheel the engine will produce about 230 hp which would be a lot for a little car making it fun to drive. I also have three other se-r's all race cars we race at a local track

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

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Earl writes:
1997 Nissan 200SX 2 Dr SE-R Coupe Review
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4

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140 hp 131lbs curb weight 2300 redline 7,500

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there isnt one

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Sick — Performance wise you cant complain with a combination or horse power and torque and in a high revving motor.. it makes it a fun car. The quality is decent, needs some minor repairs.. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.. i think my car is beautiful.. i love it.

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

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David writes:
1997 Nissan 200SX 2 Dr SE-R Coupe Review
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5

Pros

Handling, power

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tranny's arent the best, theyre great if ur stock , but if u wanna turbo it ur limited to 250 before u grenade it

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200sx Ser — Another sr20de soon to be +t , alot of aftermarket parts, alot of cheap jdm parts new and used. Great tuner platform. Good on gas 2 lister 4 cylinder. parts are cheap. Blast to drive. Same engine but non turbo as the silvia engine. high compression and great selection of aftermarket parts

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solstis writes:
1997 Nissan 200SX 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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Gas Mileage & Fun

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Small

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Like The Car, If You Know About All The Sensors And How They Work — The car was fun to drive. It is no muscle car, but preformed good for such a small engine. I put 17" wheels with low profile tires and it drifted pretty good. It got 44 mpg on a trip. It was a little small for me. I like the look of the car. I had a 04 and 06 SER Spec V, and I like the look of the SX better. Tried to sell it to daughters friend and her boyfriend screwed it up and I have been trying to fix it. Has a lot of sensors and something is not letting it run above 3000 RPM's

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Giles writes:
1997 Nissan 200SX 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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4

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Fast, reliable.

Cons

Small boot, no rear legroom, back end twitchy in the wet.

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Ripsaw! — Fast, but be careful on the corners with the back end. Great drift car.

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boykoenator writes:
1997 Nissan 200SX 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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gas milage, fun, cheap to maintain, cheap to buy

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small clutch

boykoenator
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200 Sx Nissan Review — i have had my 200sx for two years and i love it. the gas milage is unbeatable! its pretty quick for the 1.6 liter but has a small clutch making it wear down quickly. its a blast to drive. power windows with a sunroof that hides inside the roof. the build quality is not top notch, but it is a 97 after all. cost of ownership is little to nothing.

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1983 Nissan 200SX Reviews

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1984 Nissan 200SX Reviews

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