Well, I hit 300k miles and the engine finally died (thrown rod). Original transmission still works, no major repairs were ever needed. I replaced the starter several years ago and a couple brake rotors. That's it! very reliable and zippy car. I'm ready to put in a new engine and start all over again!
I highly recommend these cars to anyone looking for a fun, reliable car at a great price. I live in the mountains and enjoy my drive down to work and back up every day. The car handles great and is a joy to push hard through the turns. While the engine could stand a few more HP, the torque is good enough that I can carry plenty of speed without the need to downshift. If you need more power to keep you happy, there is an allmost endless supply of aftermarket parts and turbo kits.
Plain and simple, the way the car handles. It's a lot of fun to leave the more expensive cars with more power so far behind.
I used Eibach Pro Kit springs, KYB AGX struts and front and rear strut braces. I also went with 17" wheels with 215/45 tires. I plan to upgrade the sway bars next then maybe start saving for a turbo kit.
I bought my 1991 240SX when I graduated
from college - 13 years later it is
still going strong and still looks
great! I have been absolutely amazed at
how reliable it has been. We have had no
problems with it mechanically other than
getting it to pass the bi-annual
emissions inspection. The Nissan dealer
was aware that this could be tricky and
took care of it for me each time.
I bought it for its looks (interior and
exterior) in 1991 and it still looks modern.
I bought this 240sx for $700, and all
it needs was a new engine. I got a
55000 mile engine for it a few days
later for another $700 and it has now
ran like new. Compared to my Dodge
Stealth that I sold, it gets better gas
mileage and is much more dependable.
I'm looking to put on a body kit and a
Looks, Handling, Fun to Drive, Cheap to
maintain, easy on gas.
Stock KA24DE is sluggish, although it
would still kick some Honda rear :P
I've bought this car with 270 clicks on
it, it never failed me since then. I
love the performance although I am
lookin to do engine swap to increase
horsepower. Love the design - you wont
find anythin as goodlookin for that
year for that price. I spent 3,500$ on
it and I am lookin to hold this car for
a long time. I wasnt surprised to find
the same respnonse from other drivers.
I love this car.
amazing turner, great handlin on
highway, very reliable.
needs sr20det engine with 220 hp,
cupholders, for the sports coupe- seats
at the back have little space.