1996 Nissan 200SX Reviews

1996 Nissan 200SX Reviews and Owner Comments

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1996 Nissan 200SX (6 Reviews)
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I have had this fun little car for a long time now. I am the second owner and bought it with 38000 miles on it. It is now at 247,000 and still a great little car. I have had to replace the alternator once, and the fuel pump once, and the starter motor once. Also had to replace the interior fan speed resistor circuit board once. The most major repair was by far the alternator, it was a big pain to do. I am still getting a very consistent 38 MPG with my driving, probably 85% + is freeway. It too is my FAVORITE car. It is sad to see how many miles are on it now. I plan to give it a nice birthday party when I finally need to replace the engine sometime in the future. I will also give it a nice new paint job then... and drive it like a new car again! :-) I have thought about replacing the timing chain, but with a quarter million miles... I do not really see the value. When it finally fails, I will replace it with a cheap JDM motor with close to the same miles as I had when I first bought the car!
Hello to every one i have a Nissan Silvia 200sx RS13 Automatic transmission 1989 model i am having a problem of poor fuel economic and it's having black smoke and without an OBD2 LCD i can't do any diagnostic to locate the problem please can somebody help me???
Great car!
Deceptively quick. SR20 motor really rocks. Steering isn't heavy but is quick and firm. Great redal feel, quick, responsive, great feedback. Wish it had independent rear suspension (not stupid torsion bar) and a 6th gear would be awesome. Overall by far and away the most fun, happy, and exciting car I've owned. By far the favorite of the 3 vehicles I've owned
Owned my 96 since it was new. Best car I have ever owned. Should have replaced the chains which broke at 350K due to the center gear wearing down. Dropped a new engine in it ($$$$). Mostly just routine maintenance, a very reliable car. Two strange problems were the speedometer causing a VTC code (replaced the whole console for $50 from a junkyard Sentra) and when the fan speeds on the A/C started disappearing (small circuit board thats screwed into the duct work near the passengers feet). If you look at a wiring diagram the VTC pulses go through the speedometer before going to the computer module. Couple others were the Idle air control valve (car would start to stall at stop signs and red lights) especially when I had been running the A/C and an emissions readiness failing to set due to a small rubber hose connected to a small spaceship looking thing near the firewall that had a plugged hole in it. Took a wire and unplugged the whole and replaced the hose (about a 50c fix). I too laugh at the mileage ratings I see advertised on new cars, even those hybrids. I still get around 35mpg driving in some of the worst traffic in the nation.
I've owned this vehicle since 1998 and she's been real good to me. Just had the timing chains replace (231,000 miles) and the mechanic says she's running real strong. Maybe the Synthectic oil I've used since 39,000 miles. Isn't the most comfortable car but it'll get you where you need to go for a lot less ($) then most cars will. I plan on keeping her around for a while, she's a great dependable vehicle.