1990 Nissan 300ZX Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.5
2 Reviews
Overall
4.5
Value
3.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
3.0

1990 Nissan 300ZX Owner Ratings & Reviews

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1990 Nissan 300ZX - A poor man's super car

JO
Memphis, Tennessee
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
The 300zx has a very elegant look to it. It is sleek, slender, and an absolute blast to drive. The performance is top notch for what you would have found in the price range when it came out new, but for finding used models in good condition for this generation 300zx it can be absolutely phenomenal for under $10,000. The twin turbos really propel this thing forward, and the stock turbos hold up a lot better in the long run compared to the stock turbos on newer cars such as the twin turbo Audi S4's. For the time, the interior is actually very well put together and gives a sense of luxury. The paneling and layout of the center console form a cockpit like area around the driver's seat to make you feel like you really are in a super car. It even has dual zone climate control!
Story
When driving back from a long road trip, we were driving to beat the storm. We could see the walls of rain from a huge storm behind us that was moving incredibly quick, but this thing was just hugging the corners on the road we were on and we were able to stay ahead of it completely.
Pros
The twin turbo configuration provide excellent boost and turn this thing into an absolute machine when the throttle is open, even in a stock configuration! The interior is great. The layout is phenomenal and very comfortable with the leather seats and dual climate control.
Cons
They can be kind of hard to find in good condition and low mileage, but still not exactly "rare".

1990 Nissan 300ZX - Frustrated

Joe
Fair Oaks, California
Overall
4.0
Value
1.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
1.0
Overall I was in mad love with my Z, unfortunately the road to it's current state carried a hefty bill. The styling of the car was outstanding, some call it the poor man's Lambo, or the Japanese Lambo. It's a very sleek & foreign look that had Nissan looking like the car of the future. Every time I looked at my pearl white 300ZX 2+2 I couldn't help but light up because the car was one of the most beautiful things I'd seen. It was decently low & generally compact so it could have been more comfortable, especially for the +2 passengers, but overall I enjoyed it's comfortability. There weren't any off noises or blind spots. I had it in the shop often due to my ambition & poor care from the previous owner. Costs were somewhat fair being Japanese, but it was a money pit nonetheless. It perf... (more)
Story
It was my first project car so it was definitely a big deal in my life, I have too many stories to tell about this car.
Pros
It's best features were it's beautiful body style, the awesome pull you wouldn't fully expect from an N/A, & it could handle any turn rain or shine.
Cons
It had no airbags & cost me a lot of money.

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