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Nissan 200SX Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.6 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 115 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 25/35 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Nissan 200SX

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Respectable performance in a package that won't attract undo attention from the bad guys with the radar guns.

  • Cons

    The 200SX has a serious frontal weight bias that makes aggressive cornering dangerous.

  • What's New for 1997

    A spoiler is now standard on all models. An additional exterior color is the only other change for 1997.

Full 1997 Nissan 200SX Review

What's New for 1997

A spoiler is now standard on all models. An additional exterior color is the only other change for 1997.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

My baby girl

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan 200SX SE 2dr Coupe

I still have her at 607K+. Yes, a bit underpowered, but such a mechanically sound car. Simple maintenance and regular driving will keep this engine for many years and even 15 years later, is still a cute little car. Only aesthetic prob that exists w/lot of Nissans is that the paint decays faster - not sure why, but true. Man. tranny is one of the easiest and long-lasting - clutch replaced at 582K for 1st time. Was just in shop for radiator replacement (and brake pads) - original radiator so figure can't beat that. AC is still strong and has never needed work (other than hoses, etc.) and always a pleasure to drive. Will keep running her until she finally dies-Best car ever had.

200sx se 1997 stocker/modder

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan 200SX SE 2dr Coupe

Great little car! Both my 1st new car and 1st car! Never expected to have such good fuel economy 30-40mpg depending on conditions and driver. This car is 11 yrs old! Driven hard! Modified for performance increase with header, CAI, 17" rims and low profile tires. Added some chrome accents to the wheel wells and bought aftermarket headlights. Short shifter, crank pulley and flywheel. Gone through 2 clutches (excluding a race clutch). Worth every penny to replace. My fault for burning it. Had to learn to shift on this car. Otherwise no broken parts! For 11 years! I will be buying Nissan from here on out.

Excellent car!

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2dr Coupe

I bought my Nissan new in 1997 and have not had any problems since I purchased it. I now have 250,000 miles on it and it still runs great and gets 37 mpg. The car is fun to drive and would recommend it to any of my friends. I plan on keeping my Nissan as long as I can.

Like the energizer bunny

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan 200SX SE 2dr Coupe

Not a bad little car. The only vehicle I've been in contact with that was more reliable was a Toyota Corolla. At nine years and 146,000 miles it still runs beautifully. The oil pressure sending unit developed a leak in 2002, which caused the alternator to die, but that's the only non-routine issue I've had to date. She's a little underpowered, but I can't complain too much. The back seat is very easy to get in and out of for a 2-door car.

161,000 miles and still going

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan 200SX SE 2dr Coupe

Super-great car! 161k miles and still goes like a champ! Very little $$ spent on unexpected repair costs. Alternator at 120k was the only "major" item. My aggressive driving still gives 33mpg average, though it also puts me on my 3rd clutch and 2nd set of front brake rotors. Overall, I love this car!!!

An excellent 2-door econocoupe

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Vehicle: 1997 Nissan 200SX SE 2dr Coupe

In over 2 years, I've had just a few unscheduled maintenance issues: a wiper linkage repair, a front-end crankshaft seal, and a dead battery. Total cost: less than $400 (including an oil change) at a Nissan dealership. For this market segment, the car is fun to drive (manual transmission), although more power and a tighter suspension (i.e. the SE-R) would be nice. Despite my fast driving habits, I get between 30 and 35 mpg in city driving (even with the A/C on.) I have K&N, high-flow air filter and a killer aftermarket sound system, and plan to keep the car for at least a couple more years.

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had 2 of 'em, 1990 sentra xe, with automatic, and a 200sx, 1997 model....

The car was every bit as comfortable the day I sold it, as it was the day I bought (new). The only changes I made was pulling the CD player from the wife's 98 200SX and replacing the exremely crappy ...

It would be awsome if they brought over the Silvia too(200SX, JDM version of 240sx). We did have the 240sx in 1989 through 1997. Both the S13/RPS13(fastback) and S14 chassis(I have a S13 as my name sa...

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