Ride is a little rough and loud, but it is somewhat of a sports car. The 2.5 Ltr. engine is adaquate at best. Nissan needed to offer other engines as an option. Handling is very good. This is a fun car to drive. It has the looks and reliability factor going for it. Go ahead and get one if you can. Look for a motor out of the Japanese version and drop it in. Then this would be a wonderful sports car.
Looks, handling and reliability
More horsepower and gauges instead of idiot lights
I've owned an Integra GSR, and a Prelude
SH. Both pale in comparison to the 240SX.
The 240SX is hands down the most fun to
drive of the three. Rear wheel drive and
extremely crisp steering combine yielding
an extremely fun, agile and responsive
handling set-up. The car's my daily-
driven race car.
Power: Needs more! Aftermarket turbo
kits are available.
Chassis stiffness: The 5th gen
Prelude ('91-'01) has a noticeably
stiffer chassis than the S14.
Build quality: There are more rattles,
and the interior feels quite a bit
cheaper than the Prelude's or even the
Excellent Choice in Cars Pros: -Stylish, reliable, fun to drive, handling, no back seat Cons: -Could be faster, uncomfortable on long trips, no back seat -------------------- Overall, I couldn't be happier with my 240! Extremely dependable. I've 135k miles and only problems are the front main seal and valve cover leaks, and the power steering leaks. I love the leather, white face gauges and sunroof. This car gets an average of 25-33 mpg. If you've never driven a rear wheel drive vehicle, you're missing out! THIS CAR DOES NOT HAVE CUPHOLDERS!
Leather, white face guages, rear wheel drive, spoiler, sunroof, layout of interior, torquiness of engine, 25-30 mpg.
My previous car was a 1992 Honda
Prelude Si, which is a pretty good
competitor for this car. The dash is
simple and not overstyled (some people
may dislike that), the engine it
torquey and extremely reliable. The
brakes are dissapointing, but they were
on the Prelude as well. The engine
sound is decent and I love the exhaust
sound. Overall build quality is right
on par with the Prelude.
I autocrossed both cars and the 240SX
in addition to being faster in my
experience, is a lot more fun to
drive. Not only is the car RWD, but it
seems to suffer from chronic oversteer
- it's great fun! It's an awesome
RWD, aggressive front end, front chin
spoiler on SE model, sporty seating
position, precise shifter, Limited Slip
Diff., nice seats, nice dash, good
More Power! With 175-195hp the 240SX
would have been an animal. Other: More
headroom. If I was compromising
headroom for a 200hp engine, then I
wouldn't say anything. ABS would be
nice on all cars. My car doesn't have
ABS and I have square tires as a
result. That's it!
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