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    1985 Nissan 300ZXReview
    Matt writes:
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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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    1985 Nissan 300ZXReview
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    My 300zx — It was quick, good on gas, had t tops, flip head lights, handle great, had a back seat, would beat 5.0's on the street and was lots of fun. It did not have the turbo but was still a blast to drive!!!

    Pros: sports car handling with back seats

    Cons: non turbo

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    1985 Nissan 300ZXReview
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    300zx — I worked on one for a friend, just a basic tune-up. drove it down the road and thats all it took. i simply loved that car. then i bought my house and found out that my next door neighbor had one just like it but red. picked it up for 500 bucks running

    Pros: It has T-tops

    Cons: needs a paint job

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    1985 Nissan 300ZXReview
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    My Dream Car — This was my dream car. It handled like it was on rails. Pick up off the mark was instantanious. Had boosting power like nothing else. Was reasonably inexpensive to run. This baby was an adrenilin pumping ride and drifted nicely round corners. All was good till someone smashed into it failing to give way. SUX. I loved that car

    Pros: Smooth ride

    Cons: None

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    1985 Nissan 300ZXReview
    Peter writes:
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    Coupe, White, Rebuilt Motor — this car is good to get from one place to another.. but unliked its sequel cars it isnt a high performance sports car. but for wat i payed for it i consider myself lucky. the car isnt a gas gussler but it does have a large tank. -reliable -ok full consumption -coupe, sporty looking car. -rebuilt motor recently

    Pros: sporty looks, reliable

    Cons: past overheating problems

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    1985 Nissan 300ZXReview
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    A Great Buy — I love everything about it. It's flashy, super fast, super luxurious, and with my performance mods, can blow the doors off anything in this town. All of my friends know my car and I'm able to turn heads everywhere I go. The issue is, the police also know my car and makes it so i have to be extra cautious. Overall, it's a dream come true.

    Pros: A fast, reliable, good looking car straight from the box.

    Cons: If you aren't careful, or live in my climate, rust is a problem with them.

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    1985 Nissan 300ZXReview
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    Z31 Nissan 300zx —

    Still in project phase. Will be able to tell allot more once I fix the tranny issue and give it a major tune up. If its anything like my previous Zs then it should be a blast. Acceleration and handling are well enough given these cars age(turbo models such as mine have adjustable suspension), however the braking could definately use some work. I have smoked the pads on several occasions in these cars so I am opting for brake upgrades, using larger rotors and callipers from a Z32 model. The quality of these cars are not bad, however you must keep in mind that this is a 23 year old car. Some things are going to break now and then, as they would on any car this old. Be prepared to do a little electrical troubleshooting as these cars were far advanced for their time. Many options in the Z31 300ZXs are just now starting to become standard features in todays automobiles. In essence... what I am saying is that there is allot of room for malfunction when it comes to electrical in these cars. If you can not handle electrical troubleshooting, then dont buy one! I for one love these cars, and even more so love to drive them. More so the turbo models that boast an extra 40hp, and suspension that can be adjusted with the flick of a switch from within the cab. You really must have a great appreciation for these cars if you are going to own one. If you are looking to drift, drag, autocross, or whatever, go buy a Civic or 240SX like everyone else. Im not knocking these cars, but the parts are far more plentifull, and a hell of allot cheaper. The Z31 300ZXs can be tuned to produce respectable amounts of horsepower and torque, but its going to cost you much more money, and locating the parts can be a pain since many of them are no longer manufactured and can only be found on forums and local swap meets.

    Pros: Far advanced for their time. Decent power/weight ratio. great handling with adjustable suspension, FUN car to drive.

    Cons: Can sometimes be an electrical nightmare, parts sometimes hard to find, some parts more expensive than newer vehicles.

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    1985 Nissan 300ZXReview
    Ben writes:
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    Cool Cruiser — great weekend cruiser, not amazingly fast but still good acceleration, handles like its on rails, brakes are extreamly good, pulls up very well. in excellent condition , inside and out, with perfectly working targa roofs, and all original and good condition . quite good on fuel with highway cruising showing fuel consumption around 6L per 100km

    Pros: fuel consumption,  oldschool styling, targa roofs

    Cons: not  all that fast

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    1985 Nissan 300ZXReview
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    300zx Na — Still runs strong after 220K, handles good, but needs a little more power....

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    1985 Nissan 300ZXReview
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    The Most Power For The Money. No Questions Asked. — This was the fastest and best running $1500 car I think I will ever have. This car never ceased to impress me, and I still miss that boost coming on and slamming me back into the seat.

    Pros: Great power, reasonable price, and good looks.

    Cons: Drank gas like a pickup truck!

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    Review By Vinho

    Listing lacks information on maintenance records, historical damage, and features. Read More

    Review By Gary

    I owned a beat up 5-speed 1990 model that I just loved! This car is awesome! Darn near like new!! Read More

    1994 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

    Review By Aaron

    The Nissan 300zx (Z32) is a classic 90’s Japanese tuner. Get the manual over the automatic. Get the 300zx twin turbo over the non-turbo. A twin turbo with a manual is a good collectors car if you’... Read More

    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

    1993 Nissan 300ZX Reviews

    Review By Ben

    High mileage. Exhaust system corrosion. Nice looking car. Would need to drive it to give a better rating. Read More

    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

    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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