by Aj on Oct 9, 2007 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan 200SX 2dr Coupe
I'm the orignal owner with 105k on it so far and have had barely a single problem the car. I replaced the alternator at 56K and o/w nothing but routine maintenance. Good handling on curves and mountains. Good visibility but some wind noise. No power locks or windows to break - manual works. Smooth shifting and decent acceleration.
by TheRussian on Aug 7, 2006 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan 200SX 2dr Coupe
I bought this car when I got tired of my week 2Liter Ford Escort Sport Se, and I must say this thing is awesomely powerful, even though the engine is only 1.6... I took civics and focus without much effort. I would like to get the SE-R for the 4 wheel disc breaks, more power, but at the cost of gas mileage, power windows/doors and sun/moon roof. I wouldn't mind a 2002 Sentra SE-R Spec V, but they are still to expensive and most likely will be cop magnets, thats why I whant a '98 SE-R, because no one expects to much out of it. Great Car highly recommended for everyone! I Have a black car, with a custom grill, grey seat covers, the car looks awesome!
by ReVerm on Feb 7, 2005 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan 200SX 2dr Coupe
The lightweight manual transmission base model, despite not having significant amounts of power, is still fun to drive. Although its somewhat tall stance and small brake rotors may suggest otherwise, this vehicle is capable of some very spirited driving. Interior cabin space is very good, visibility is excellent, and highway mileage is impressive (I often average 38 mpg on mostly highway driving). I would reccomend this car to younger drivers who want a fun small car that can still comfortably carry their friends and their overnight bags.
by FUN200SX on Jul 10, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan 200SX 2dr Coupe
I had my 98 Nissan 200SX for 5 years
and bought it new.
(1) Electrical glitches: cigarette
lighter doesn't work, CD eject button
only works when car is off, replace
circuit board that controls fan/AC
level, and light in automatic gear
switchbox that erratically went on and
off. Keep in mind that this is over a
5 year period, and the glitches were
fairly minor. My mother owned a 97
Altima that also had some wacky
electrical issues. Does Nissan have a
problem with this?
(2) Problems due to living in New
Orleans (with its horrible roads) and
not the fault of the car: Broken oil
pan, cracked brake drums.
by tim33 on Mar 2, 2002 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan 200SX 2dr Coupe
I love my little 200sx, it only has the 1.6 engine but still has good pick up when it's only me with 1 passenger. more than that and i do notice that i have a small engine. i find it comfortable and all controles are excesible. but i did need to have the rack & pin replaced before the warrenty was up.
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