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

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

Excellent handling. Steering a little too on the light side, not enough feedback. Wet roundabout powerslides on demand though! LSD a very welcome standard feature.
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Nissan 200 SX (94-01)

Value

5 out of 5

One of the best-kept performance secrets (hugely popular as a drift car in Japan though, hence not many 'grey' imports).

Costs

4 out of 5

Very reasonable for a fairly specialised turbo car.

Driving

4 out of 5

Excellent handling. Steering a little too on the light side, not enough feedback. Wet roundabout powerslides on demand though! LSD a very welcome standard feature.

Performance

4 out of 5

Very little noticeable lag, refined and smooth engine. Gearbox ratios too widely spaced (140 in 4th!) Not quite 150mph performance though, close but no banana!

Reliability

5 out of 5

Super reliable engine (chain driven cams). Gearbox a bit juddery with age and cold weather - common fault, does not affect performance though.

Image

3 out of 5

Only 'cool' to those who know! A bit understated, remains fairly exclusive is the upside of this though, facelift welcome improvement.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Very relaxed motorway cruiser, supple and surprisingly compliant ride.

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Insurance group: 35

Security

4 out of 5

Standard Thatcham-approved alarm/immobiliser. Twin airbags on touring model.

Service

4 out of 5

Very friendly aftersales service.

Problems

Bodywork
None - very robust.

Engine
None - super reliable.

Gearbox
Clutch judder - common fault.

Other
Regular oil changes a must as turbo life dramatically decreases if not carried out!

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