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Funnest Car You Can Drive Besides An Rx7 — 280 rwhp lowered in the rear striped interior locked rear diff i use this car for drifting, and curcit racing, it my fun little toy soon there will be a roll cage put in and a air locker in the rear

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

Pros: it got alot of power and drifts great

Cons: parts are hard to find at times

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Awesome All Around Car, Cheap To Build And Theres Plenty Of Cheap Mods That Can Be Done — what do i think about my car? well... lets see. stock performance is OK for a 24 year old car. build quality is great, but it has its little quirks, then again, what car doesnt? appearance, its just plain sexy. cost of ownership? i paid 3k for this one in mint condition with only 142k miles on it. gas mileage is decent for a 3.0L v6. at best i got pretty close to 30 mpg on the highway. maintenance, well that can be pricey if you order your stuff direct from courtesy (nissan), but if your cheap like me, theres a plethra of other cars in the local junkyards that have this motor and many other useable/swapable/upgrade bolt-on parts. fun factor? stock, its slow and it handles like a mid 80's sports car should. with a little suspension work (tokico illumina 5 was adj. shocks and a poly-urethane bushing kit) it will hold almost any road you throw at it. speed wise? well, lets say my little 160hp NA VG30 pushed this car to WELL over 160mph. now, if you do an NA to Turbo swap (swap the manifolds, injectors and ECU) you can keep the higher compression (9.5-1 NA vs 7.8-1 turbo) and make well over 300hp to the wheels just by upping your fuel pressure and your boost. so you tell me what you think about my car.

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

Pros: its awesome. its easy to build and you can get an easy 400 hp from bolt-ons

Cons: very little aftermarket following

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Boost Equals Happy — Build Quality: like an 85 Car Comparisons: any, it was a $700 sports car 5sp turbo 3.0L V6 with t- tops.... duh Performance: beautifully... 140 mph top speed 5th gear @ 6000 rpm redline More About My Car: its 300zx

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300zx — Performance - Would be better with correct rims on front. Build Quality - It's 25 and could've been better maintained by previous owner(s). Appearance - Getting there. Needs a paint job. Cost - Read #2. Needs quite a few parts replaced, upgrades. Fun - Most definitely.

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

Pros: It's unique, none of my friends own anything like it.

Cons: Kind of beat, will be kickass once brought up to date.

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Clean And Shared With Original Owner (dad) — This is a Z31 - Nissan 300ZX Turbo, couple things here and there need to be change, the car still runs good and pretty good for a old car, needs new shocks and lots of things, love the exhaust and the sound of the turbo

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

Pros: runs good for an old car

Cons: lot of things need to be updated and replace due to age

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20 Years Ahead Of Its Time — very fast, turbo, 20 years ahead of its time, very good on gas! 38 mpg down to florida, car talks to you very reliable very fun to drive, pop up headlights rear wheel drive v6turbo nice car very nice car

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

Pros: tech. for that time

Cons: it is old

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Non Turbo 300zx — Blew hot air at accel, Door handle broke,stock radio was pretty bad, Spark plug siezed to head, Paint bubbled pretty bad. Other than that it was pretty fast and could do a mean burnout but if y ou want a dream car, go with an 89-96

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Performed well for a non turbo

Cons: Aestheticly lacking

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Its Nice — Great Car her names zena she gets me places...she shifts smooth and has some power behind that 3.0L. Its rear wheel drive so its fun in the winter, and great in the summer because i can take off the tops. I love my car but want a newer 300zx like a 90-96 twin turbo.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its Quick

Cons: Nuutin

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First Car, First Love — Great accel., great decel., slick design, handles very well on windy mountain roads at high speeds, great interior design, digital dash, repaired tranny, flywheel doesnt catch easily in first, but very awesome ride when it gets going. 9/10 stars.

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

Pros: accel/decel, handling, interior design

Cons: none

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Matt's 2nd 300zx — Bought as an unfiished project. Last owner painted it in VT Commodore bermuda blue with Ford Blueprint pearl overcoat. Bit oversprayed in areas but generally a nice looking job. VG20 engine had a blown head gasket, so after a full engine rebuild and T28 turbo, the car went quite well Needed some gearbox and brake work, but sold it as it was for a good deal.

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

Pros: Generally reliable. Fun car to drive, nice sounding engine, head turning

Cons: Niggly problems, too many mechanics too scared to work on it

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1996 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

Lovely Car By darkmann

As long as one sticks to the maintenance schedule, this car can last a long time. If abused, maintenance cost can be quite high. It is a two seater with limited trunk space. It is easy to mod and t... Read More

1996 300zx 2+2 Still Sexy After All These Years By krullone

This is the second Z32 2+2 that I've owned and I plan to own many more. I love driving this car and it still turns heads. I love unique cars and it's a rare occasion when I see another one of these ... Read More

1995 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

First Glance, Whats That? Second, Third, Fourth..... Is This A 2015 Model? By kvanbibber33

From every single trim level there is a wow factor not available in the early 90's. My friend and Fairlady Z enthusiast told me "If a 300zx turbo and a space ship landed on your front lawn at the same... Read More

My Fairlady By Ottello

I am currently in a AT to 5 speed conversion, also a lot of work in the engine, interior, and body. Took me already almost a year to do the rebuild. I hope to upload the new pics soon, probably in on... Read More

1994 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

Awesome By tbrown02

Nissan was ahead of their time when designing this car back in the late '80's. All wheel steering, driver adjustable suspension, twin turbo with twin intercoolers, the list goes on. Drive one and yo... Read More

Very Good Car For Single Man To Have Fun At Night By Thomas

I like the style, handling, power, room to move around but its not a good family car its good to go out and fun with and tune. The interior is not the greatest but it will work all in all i am happy w... Read More

1993 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

Black Beauty By Sterlingm32

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 in... Read More

Elder Z Does Not Disappoint. By Chris

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 i... Read More

1992 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

I Love It By kurtschnadey

I like the way it looks, handles , and rides. Plenty of power, and actually nice on long trips, the t tops are nice too. mpg is usually 20 around town, but gets about 25 on the highway if I can keep m... Read More

Voted One Of The Top 10 Most Beautiful Production Cars Made By Glen

Great looks, very quick even without turbo, drove like a slot car with new tires, very comfortable for two! The only thing I would have wished for was a six speed gearbox. The automatic lacked someth... Read More

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