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Nissan 200 SX 2.0 Standard 2d (1995/M)

Nissan 200 SX 2.0 Standard 2d (1995/M) - Owner Review

Excellent rear-drive fun, suspension soft and suprising tendancy to understeer when used on the track (but can be provoked and tyre choice contributary) good compromise for road with good ride/ handling balance
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Nissan 200 SX (94-01)

Value

4 out of 5

Pretty much the quickest rear drive for the money (purchase and insurance), that's why I bought it.

Costs

3 out of 5

Pretty reliable, but parts can be very expensive from Nissan. Fuel is biggest cost averaging 23mpg round town. Insurance group 17 stings too

Driving

4 out of 5

Excellent rear-drive fun, suspension soft and suprising tendancy to understeer when used on the track (but can be provoked and tyre choice contributary) good compromise for road with good ride/ handling balance

Performance

4 out of 5

As standard respectably quick, but there is a free mod which will increase boost by 2psi (20bhp ish). £300 will buy boost controller, gauge, cat replacement pipe and cold spark plugs and you should see 250+bhp. This absolutely transforms the car.

Reliability

3 out of 5

No major probs so far just standard wear items have needed replacing (shocks, bushes, pads etc.). Turbos and clutches will eventually go, but life very depant upon driver behaviour.

Image

4 out of 5

Very innocuous, exhaust quiet even at full bore, doesn't attract attention from plod and you can park it anywhere. Anyone in the know appreciates them.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Good ride, excellent seats, quiet, no complaints

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Insurance group: 35

Security

4 out of 5

I think most if not all will have the Nissan anti theft system which is rated as Thatcham Cat 1. Innocuous so doesn't seem to attract unwanted attention.

Service

3 out of 5

Nissan parts desk very helpfull at my local dealer, but never have anything in stock, takes a long while to arrive (lambda sensor 6 weeks!) and expensive

Problems

Bodywork
None, S14's don't rust unlike the earlier S13

Engine
None

Gearbox
Reverse somtimes difficult to engage and propshaft play reflects hard life, can't grumble

Other
None

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