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1997 Nissan 200SX Coupe

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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Nissan 200SX Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.6 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Info is not yet available.
  • 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

  • Info is not yet available.

  • 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

I love my 200sx se!

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Vehicle: 1996 Nissan 200SX

I bought my 200SX SE new in '96. It's now almost 15 with 100,000 miles on it. It's been very reliable and still looks great (it has gathered a few door dings over the years and the clear coat has started to peel in two spots). I love the way it looks and the way it drives. Although I recently had to upgrade to an SUV, due to my growing family, I decided to keep it...the car is simply worth much more to me than what a dealership would give for a trade in. When it's just me (no kid or dogs) I leave the SUV at home and take my first baby.

Killer car

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Vehicle: 1996 Nissan 200SX

This car now has over 250K and still runs like a champ. It consistently gets 40 mpg. It handles like a Porsche when dodging things on the road. Winter driving is exceptional. New clutch at 180K, new water pump at 210K. Just rear-ended, minor flaking on bumper. Don't think I'll have it fixed as insurance company might try total it out just because of the bumper damage(cosmetic). Guy with the new Altima wasn't as lucky.

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My little ninja

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Vehicle: 1996 Nissan 200SX

I bought my teal nissan in '02 when I graduated high school. I put on 22,857 miles per year for 7 years. No major problems till this past year. I'm looking for another nissan because this lasted to 160,000 miles. I loved it, and hate to see it go

Nissan is the only car

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Vehicle: 1996 Nissan 200SX

I got the car new it had 8 miles on it.The only thing I had to replace since.I had the car was the battery clutch and alternator.The car still run great.I still have the car and drive it around town and long distance.Nissan is the only car I will buy because this car has been so good to me with 235000 miles on it.

211000 miles and still going.

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Vehicle: 1996 Nissan 200SX

bought this car new in 96... now 12 years and 211000 miles later engine still runs good.it has had an oil leak now for about 100000 miles though(has always been a pain)...and a few minor repairs...changed cv joints,starter,alternator,front tie rods,tires and the routine maintenance and that's really about it. never once changed the clutch or timing belt...because it is a chain. a/c still blows cold as ice. this car has been through everything with me over the years... i finally bought a new car and i'm selling it ...people at my work are literally fighting over the chance to buy it....overall has been a great car.

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I loved my 200-ser

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Vehicle: 1996 Nissan 200SX

I bought my 200 SE-R new in 1996. I love the way it drives, the excellent gas mileage, moon roof and durability. Although I had a 4 cyl, because of the engine it felt like a 6. Later I had my son, as he became older he enjoyed pressing the seat release to help him get in and out of the back. I later had to sell it in 2006 with 185,000 miles due to transmission. However, I think that came from letting other people drive it. I was sad to see it go, but thankful for giving me 10 great years as my first car.

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.

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Gas Mileage


  • 25
  • cty
  • 35
  • highway
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