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1986 Nissan 300ZXReview
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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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1986 Nissan 300ZXReview
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Z31 — Not terribly light or fast, but was the fastest car I'd driven once the turbo motor was wedged into it. Electrics were not so hot, transmission went through clutches a lot (or perhaps I did), and it liked to understeer. Lots of fun on twisty roads though, even so. Overall I had a lot of fun with the car, it was just too expensive to maintain and go to school at the same time.

Pros: Sporty, sounded good, great seats

Cons: Understeer, looked like a doorstop from 3/4 angle

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1986 Nissan 300ZXReview
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Z Car — This car is amazing, it is my first car and would not trade it for anything else. Accelerates well, turns excellently, and brakes better then many new cars. I am getting the body repaired at the moment but once thats done, the car will look in great shape. I love the flippy headlights. RWD fun of course. great car, not great on gas. If your a person who loves the car they drive, buy a Z car.

Pros: Everything

Cons: I have a None turbo automatic....

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1986 Nissan 300ZXReview
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The White Knight — I bought this car cheap from a neighbor with 135k miles. The drivetrain was bulletproof and never left me stranded. I hated the whole 2 seater thing, that got old. It got pretty good gas mileage and was decently quick. It got rear ended when it had 175k miles. And the original A/C worked even then. Nissan builds great cars but I wouldn't buy another 300ZX because they are a royal pain in the ass to repair or maintian, costly as well.

Pros: reliable, good fuel economy, quick

Cons: cost of repair, limited amount of knowledgable technicians to fix it.

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1986 Nissan 300ZXReview
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My Car — I use it for performance driving and I'm alive.. No, complaints. Well apparently I need to type more about my car. Well its steering is squishy due to a bad rack and power steering pump, also is breaks need to be upgraded and i need to get proper sized tires in the front since they are 5mm too tall and rub when I drive through the canyon. . Suspension: Tokico shocks with suspension techniques springs, ST sway bars with poly everything, and DMS subframe bar. Engine: VG30et Single ko3 turbo with HKS bov, HKS Pop off valve, Greddy profec II, Some crappy intake. Interior: Momo steering wheel, sparco torino seat (its heavy, but adjustable), autopower roll bar, and HKS Gauges, oil pressure and temp, and boost. I probably forgot some mods.. but thats it.. Its fun to drive. If you got this far congrats..

Pros: It runs

Cons: Not well..

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1986 Nissan 300ZXReview
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I Freakin Love This Car! — The Z is advanced for it's time, I mean come on, an 1986 car with auto everything and climate control?!? But the only downside is all of the technology, it adds weight and makes it feel more like a GT car rather than a true sports car.

Pros: Plentifull power and great responce

Cons: The added weight, and mechanical complexity.

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1986 Nissan 300ZXReview
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Dont Know What This Means — the car is wonderfully white trash. could not have asked for a more horrifying car. man do i love this car.

Pros: trailer trash. hedious, loud, fast, fun to drive, t-tops for the mullet club, 257,000 miles and still runs. hit a deer at 80mph and still runs. and what a beauty she is.

Cons: car over heats, draws cops near, lost licens driving car due to "loud engine roar of speeding car". car drives like a boat, weighs a crap ton and has little crappy breaks for the car. nothing works the way it should. with all this being said, the best $800 i ever spent.

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1986 Nissan 300ZXReview
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Fun Fun Car — ive only owned this car for a yr now but i love the power and respect it brings and the acceleration is amazing

Owner for 1 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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1986 Nissan 300ZXReview
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Favorite Out Of All My Cars — i only had it for 4 months thanks to a person that ran a red light but i loved it for every second that i did have it it was fast agile and could run circles around most everything that i came up against

Pros: speed looks and gas mileage

Cons: hard to find

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1986 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr TurboReview
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Great Syling,fuel Milage Is Good,,(depending How Heavy Your Foot Is) — The color,the color,the color, red boo hiss! Likes t tops good visibility allaround the std trans makes this turbo very fun to drive as i smoke mustangs,most v8s and the occasional tuner potatohead. Not to many minuses, other than standard mechanical issues not alot of shop or down time unless you buy a ground into ground z. I found this car broken and neglected, I drove it for 6months and sold it :( the person I sold it to abused it and was resold three times I have the opportunity to buy it back, once my girls back in the driveway she won't be leaving again

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

Pros: Fun to drive,lots of power long legged gears,and great milage,my 2000 neon 4cyl cost more in fuel than my 3.0 v6

Cons: Old,hard to find parts,digital display,lots of old brittle plastic,silly relay locations and control boxes automatic heat and conditioner that seem to always be broken some service proceedures require a phd in rocket science.

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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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