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1989 Nissan 240SX 2 Dr XE Coupe Review
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One Of The Best Cars I Have Owned — Excelent car in almost every way. I bought mine for $2100 in perfect condition quite a few years back but now if you're lucky enough to find one in perfect condition that hasn't been modified you'll be looking at spending 4-5k! It's a light car. Not a lot of horse power but still plenty for passing power and to have fun. Great gas mileage. Comfortable for long trips. I'm 6' and had plenty of room in the front seats but had zero leg room if I sat in the back, back seat is mainly for children if you have any, not really a family car. Good trunk space. Easy and cheap to maintain. Tons of aftermarket options for it if you want to modify any of it. Over all stock suspension was a little sloppy with lots of body roll and understeer. Great first car or daily driver! Ended up tearing mine completely done modifying it into RHD (right-hand drive,) doing a motor swap, upgrading the entire suspension and fuel system and engine internals. Basicly rebuilt the entire car and then ended up selling it. Wish I never sold it and would love to have another one but not to modify, just to drive....maybe modify he suspension a little but thats it!

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

Pros: Mostly Everything!

Cons: Original ride height is tall and looks funny, suspension is a little sloppy with understeer

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I Will Buy A 3rd One — just love these cars braking is soft all low end torque dislike steel block and alum. head cheap parts alot of aftermarket stuff put into it more that i bought it for amazing to drve..5 speed only autos suck only a 2 - 1 person car backseats r for show

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: everthing

Cons: older ones are hard to maintain

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1989 Nissan 240SX Review
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Gonna Drive It Again — S13 240sx with a RB20det swap is awesome! my good friend got one and i got the pleasure of playing around with it. that car with that skyline engine is some great acceleration for an affordable price if you have the know how to make it work.

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

Pros: wicked

Cons: its not mine

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Fun Little Car. Can Never Have Enough Power Though. — What you see here is your basic S13 with a Red Top SR20DET and a FMIC. Last time it was measured through the 1/4, it trapped 103mph. Of course all of that go would not be as much fun without some whoa and some dancing ability. That's why this sports 300ZX brakes and wheels at all 4 corners, a 5 lug conversion, a fully adjustable coilover suspension, and a 1.5 way LSD. Still looks reasonably stock other than the ride height and FMIC, so most people don't know what's coming. Just imagine how surprised people were when this had the SR, but rode on steelies with hubcaps, stock narrow all seasons, and a painfully stock suspension.

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

Pros: SR20DET RWD

Cons: Well, AC would be nice to have, but this car never had it to begin with.

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The Best Car Ever Made — i love the entire thing...its awesome! 530 horsepower flowmaster cat back exhaust, etc. purrs like a kitten while its idling but roars like a lion...its a blast to drive! i've put over $20,000 dollars in to it! again...its an awesome car period!

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

Pros: its fast thats all there is to it

Cons: dont avoid it

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All Around Great Car — Performance: 4 piston Brembo front brake kit, AGX adjustable struts all the way around, Strut/Stiffening bars front and rear, full 2.5 inch exhaust, turbo in future plans. Apperence: newer paint, nissan SE-R 17" wheels. This car is a blast to drive, drift and race!!! I love it!!!

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

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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If Your Looking For A Japanese Rwd Car Thats Easy To Find Parts For And Fun To Drive - This Is It... — My Nissan 240 was a jumbled up piece of love - it was my second RWD car, the first being my '85 Porsche. The 240SX is a versitle and quite popular car, and parts are easy to come by at reasonable prices just about anywhere you go. After driving my Porsche 944, and my 240SX, I will say they are a dead match as far as speed and power. I will say that the 240 is a bit more fun to thrash about because it feels like it weighs a lot less... and your not worried about anything getting broken because parts are about 90% less than parts for the Porsche. The Porsche DOES handle better out of the box. However note that with all the mods available it would cost a lot less to get Porsche like product out of the Nissan. And if both cars where stock, and you set about on a point to point road race - the Japanese built tuner would be neck and neck with the German legend. I used mine as a daily driver, but i would recommended this not be a daily driver if you get snow in your climate. The good: Front engine with rear wheel drive. With very little mods can really improve handling. Great technology for the time. Really fun to drive Reasonable fuel mileage about 25/26MPG average (internet says 23 mpg average - I got slightly better than that). The Bad: I had lots of minor problems with mine (this could have been because I got a lemon) and I spend many a weekend fixing a $30 or less problem for the two years I owned the car. A few problems that my mechanic said where common are: Clatter sounds coming from the valve cover, usually resulting in the chain guide getting lose with age and rattling against the chain. Clutch slave cylinders giving out in old age (less than $30 at local parts shop). Rear shock tower weld break (making it look like the rear end is lopsided.

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

Pros: The poor mans Porsche 944

Cons: Doesn't do well in snow, can have inexpensive but frequently needed repairs.

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Fast & Furious — I love my old car and I wish I still had it. I miss the rear wheel drive. Freaked me out less driving a rear wheel drive car in the winter then a front wheel drive car. Id still have the car if the body would have holded out longer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fast

Cons: None

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What You See It What You Get — i like that my car has no speed limiter so 130mph is a breeze. I dont like the flip up head lights or the electric seat belts. The acceleration is very good thats how i win most of my races because the car is so quick of the line.

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

Pros: its rear wheel drive

Cons: no AC

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Great Daily Driver And You Can Easily Make New Friends. If You Want A Race Car...just Motor Swap. — Performance wise it is equally balanced (acceleration, braking, handling), it's perfect for a stock vehicle. Reset the timing and enjoy. For my preference, more horsepower is a must. Upgrades are a given on all aspects. Torque and power is good, but more is better. Build quality is primarily on a handling and braking stand point...needs improvements. A body kit and paint job is in need. I definatly need to replace the rims that came with it. Considering a more mild body kit. A very cost friendly car to own. Having a manual drive transmission, is amazing to have as a contribution to preserving gas. Maintenance is good since I do the work myself. Parts can either be pricy or hard to find at times. Fun factor...the car in awesome on the track or on some twisty roads. Adjust the timing and go out for a drift. The good weight distribution is perfect for autocross and technical course. So many ways to get power, and other great benefits.

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

Pros: Good on gas as a daily driver, and good as a weekend track car.

Cons: Getting specific parts when you need them.

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1998 Nissan 240SX Reviews

Quick And Nimble Little Fun Car! By nakemiso

I bought this car new. The buying experience was not a fun one. But the car has proven itself trustworthy, and has been a fun car to drive. Even more today than before, the car turns heads thanks t... Read More

My Nissan By Amine

slow acceleration until 60 mph. fast at corners but it slides which is good for drifting and i added some brembo brakes for better handling. the parts i added are cheap but effective. nice paint; It... Read More

1997 Nissan 240SX Reviews

Great Car To Have And Own. By Nicolas

I give this car a overall 4 out of 5 stars based on it's aftermarket support, Exceptional handling platform. Easy to enjoy and well rounded, Only true downside is the car is severely underpowered, Whi... Read More

Kouki 240sx By Steve

Nissan should have never stopped making these cars. They have amazing suspensions that are suitable for several different styles of racing. The aftermarket support for these cars is incredible. In ... Read More

1996 Nissan 240SX Reviews

Drifter By MrRocket12

This car was built with one purpose: Drifting So sorry I can't really review in views of practicallity; but it is an excellent car for competitive drifting. Parts are very scares though in this part ... Read More

not much i can say its my dream car i plan om having it forever i mean right side drive turbo sr20 with a silvia body kit. im sure ne one who like nissan would want this car just because. Read More

1995 Nissan 240SX Reviews

Lightweight And Nimble Car That Stole My Heart By Gabriel

This was my first car. It sent me down the road of performance. I did the basic mods of intake, headers, exhaust and ECU. Didn't get to do anything else but it was great when I had it and I still t... Read More

Love It.. Last Longer Than Most Relationships By Kenneth

GREAAT everyday car will get you whereever you wanna go quickly. Hate getting out can handle heavy foot drivers ,always looking for smooth roads....Dislikes not many car born to be upgraded once done ... Read More

1994 Nissan 240SX Reviews

2fast4u By Collin

This car was built for speed on the strip. With its turbo-charged V6 engine, its built on MOROSO oil pans, 4'' SPEED PRO pistons, Edelbrock intake system, and NOS, it makes one sweet ride under the ho... Read More

Nissan 240sx By Tyler

the torque is great, but would be better after a SR20DET swap! It runs great, especially when i enter novice drift competitions, but due to the stock engine, im not pushing nearly as much horsepower ... Read More

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