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Nissan 200 SX 2.0 Touring 2d (1997/P)

Nissan 200 SX 2.0 Touring 2d (1997/P) - Owner Review

Not in the same league as my previous Almera GTi - too much time spent trying to avoid going past its limits on muddy twisty back roads - no problem in the GTi - maybe wider tyres will help.
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Nissan 200 SX (94-01)

Value

5 out of 5

I base this on buying 4 years old - new gets 1.

Costs

5 out of 5

For a true sportscar, prices are good and with low demand scrapyard prices for low mileage writeoff parts are very good - £250 for a 20,000 mile gearbox - bargain.

Driving

3 out of 5

Not in the same league as my previous Almera GTi - too much time spent trying to avoid going past its limits on muddy twisty back roads - no problem in the GTi - maybe wider tyres will help.

Performance

3 out of 5

Straight line and post lag plus overtaking a joy, but turbo lag kills the fun - I wish there was a 3.0 alternative.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Gearbox has jumped out of gear and is noisy - soon to be swapped - windscreen washer pump leaked - engine and everything else perfect.

Image

5 out of 5

The reason I bought this car was its aggresive sleek lines, which I love, and its rarity - it tends to be liked more than loathed and it's not a 3-Series, which has to be a bonus.

Comfort

3 out of 5

It's a sportscar - if I wanted a soft ride I'd have bought a Merc.

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Security

3 out of 5

No hassle with alarm unlike a lot of others apparently. Yet to be tested so I don't know.

Service

4 out of 5

No good with 200SX gearboxes, but otherwise excellent with my last 2 Nissans.

Problems

Bodywork
Paint chips, but then I drive on very rough roads.

Engine
-

Gearbox
Noisy, clunky, jumpy and stiff - hoping the new one isn't.

Other
Brakes worn out and replaced.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes