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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1986 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr STDReview
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Nice Layout,sylish Looks,power To Spare. — Hard to find parts. Overview a must drive for non z owners a turn of the key and smell of burned fuel,and a clutch drop as this machine winds through first gear,as you are pushed in deep in the seat,and second is a throw away, and you ask yourself this is a import? Note: I smash on mustangs and tuners w this base model car, turbo is yet unexplored territory.................. Zcon next year.......... Fingers crossed. :-D

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

Pros: Lots of power,decent looks,plenty of cargo space, cofortable front seats,pw,pdl,t tops, quiet interior, power heated mirrors,lumbar controls,great sound system,good stopping power,alloy,wheels steering is good,interior styling is good controls well placed.

Cons: Lots of plastic,fragile hard to find plastic, digital insturments which require a power supply that poops out @163,000 miles and requires this hard to find part,too many relays solid state electronics,inappropriate component placement that requires dash removal and for two components heater removal,things that are expensive are made cheAP and cheap stuff is expensisve or labor intensive.

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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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