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1986 Nissan 300ZX Review
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Work In Progress — Performance - Low. Turbo would have been nice. Build Quality - Could have used body work Appearance - 6/10 Cost of Ownership - Decent Fun Factor - 7/10 This was a fun car to drive and could take a beating for sure. This is a car I'd recommend everyone to drive.

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

Pros: Nissan, RWD, 5-Spd

Cons: Suspension

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1986 Nissan 300ZX Review
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Yeahaa — not much to say,.. lots of fun to drive, a real headturner, pure summer fun with the t-roof. i use it only summertimes and store it for the winter. mine is 100% original except a nissan sportsuspension. corners like bolted on the street

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

Pros: lots of fun

Cons: not really

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1986 Nissan 300ZX Review
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A Z To Meet All Your Needs. — A Z to meet all your needs. The 1986 300zx was a strange year for the Z31. This is the only year that offered the wide fenders and the old style lights. Note: only in the USDM was this available.In the JDM market the 86 models kept the smaller wheel arches like the 84-85 models.

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

Pros: A great Sports/GT car

Cons: Little to no aftermarket support

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1986 Nissan 300ZX Review
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A Unsuspection Fast 80's Sportscar — It's a 1986 Nissan 300zx With a 3.0L SOHC V6 With a T3 oil cooled turbocharger. It's currently bone stock, But hopefully not for long. It's in kinda rough shape but I'm working on that part! In the near future im hoping to add a tokico suspension set up, hallman manual boost controller, A new deck and two 10" sub's.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: The "Holy crap thats from the 80's" look it gets

Cons: It's impossible to find parts for!

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1986 Nissan 300ZX Review
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Matt's Black 300 — This pic is not of the actual car. My first 300ZX was black. VG30DETT conversion with TA66 roller bearing turbo's and 42mm wastegate made for a reasonable amount of oomph. Anniversary edition which gave it digital dash was awesome. Remarkably, never had any problems with cops in this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fast, awesome handling, sexy car to sit in and cruise, digital dash gives it wow factor

Cons: Thirsty on fuel

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Good Car — Loveeeee this car. (: It`s old BUT it`s in pretty good condition for being an `86. Pretty much is a muscle car. I like the sound of the engine. It has a nice grumble noise. Only issue is that the brake light wont go off..but hopefully it will get fixed soon. Oh and its turboed (: downside..only a two seaterrr. It also has T-tops.

Pros: nice engine, turboed, good condition, fun ride, T-tops, fast, only has about 60,000 MI

Cons: two seat car.

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Buy One, Drive The Hell Outta It — best car i've had so far. mine was a N/A built up, going 167 with 130k on the motor. got mine used for $1800, did some work to it and it flew. great car, drifts nice. i loved the leather, and the digital gauges...too bad i wasnt supposed to go 167 on the streets...lol

Pros: fast, fun, freakishly cool

Cons: if you are a chevy guy.

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Awesome Car For Not A Lot Of Money — Performance: So much can be done to these cars is sick! Great for beginners looking to learn how to work on cars. Plenty of car for new drivers and those looking to get their feet wet on track days and other events while keeping things inexpensive. Build quality: These cars are made to be worked on. That being said, it will likely get expensive always having someone else work on it for you. As long as general maintenance is kept up, there really aren't any major problems. Appearance: Finding one in excellent condition is difficult (more than a 20 year old car!) but the styling is very sporty, and it comes with a nice interior. Cost to Own: You can expect ~18 MPG in town and 23-25ish on the highway, not great but not really that terrible either. Parts are not too expensive and nothing major (generally speaking) goes wrong as long as simple routine maintenance is completed in a timely manner. You can pick one up anywhere between about $1500~ $3000. No more than 3k if it's stock usually. Fun Factor: An absolute BLAST to drive! For a production model car, this thing rocks. Buying, or engine swapping one to turbo (NA2T) is an excellent choice for getting the most "Bang for your buck" as this takes it to a little over 200hp. This is still not a high number by any means, but it still feels good when roll into the throttle and hear the turbo hiss as you tear down the highway.

Pros: Fun and easy to work on compared to most other cars, fun to drive, looks awesome

Cons: Requires more maintenance than your average car and some TLC

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Review — Well, it's quite old and the engine has quite a bit of wear, but i replaced a lot of the mechanical systems in it, and it is incredibly fun to drive. i want to turbo it or sell it everyone who rides in this car loves it

Pros: it looks badass and has an incredible sound system

Cons: it leaks oil and needs tie rod endings

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1986 Nissan 300zx Z31 5-speed — A Nissan 300ZX. A name car, a vehicle with a pedigree and one helluva powerful V6. Absolutely gorgeous and in great shape for a 1986. The engine has been rebuilt with 60,000mi on it and only minor mechanical malfunctions, like a busted AC/Defroster and the power steering pump needs replacing. Besides that, it is EXTREMELY fun to drive and it seems to favor the higher speeds. Getting it from 3rd to 4th to 5th gear on the highway is its home, and it does great on the open road. Love it. Absolutely love this car. It's a project vehicle to be sure, but it's well worth the minor problems and $2000 I paid for it. First up: upgrade the sound system, then take all of the other repairs as they come. Fantastic ride. It's a 300ZX Z31 5-speed.

Pros: It's a Fairlady, Great handling, easy shifting, POWER, and it's a sexy car

Cons: Fuel economy isn't stellar, requires minor repairs and mods, that's about it

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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

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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