1990 Nissan 240SX Consumer Review: My First Car

1990 Nissan 240SX Hatchback - Consumer Review

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My First Car
By phoenix_fire240sx on


1990 Nissan 240SX SE 2dr Hatchback


My 240SX has been a dependable and
sporty means of transprotation.
Performance is good stock. Handling is
awesome, but acceleration is
disappointing. Potential performance
is really high in all areas. Its
comfortable to drive with a well-
placed shifter and good seats. Fuel
economy is so-so. It's fun to drive
with rear-wheel drive, and the torquey
engine makes it feel more fun.
The interior is well-designed, and
exterior styling is great (love the
sleek fastback look and the flip-up
lights). The build quality is very
good, only a bit of rust on the bottom
hatch, and its extremly reliable; it
was cared for with 125k miles, and
if I continue, I'd expect 200k.

Best Features

RWD and extremly good handling but the ride isn't too bad either. Great performace potential (get a SR20DET). Nice interior design/layout and nice stock shifter. Nice exterior styling even for a car designed in the late 80s. Stock engine is very torquey (for a 4- cylinder).

Worst Features

Limited-slip differential std on all 240SXs. More horsepower (they should have had the SR20DET engine). Stock 0-60 acceleration is about 8.7 seconds (with the stock engine (KA24E) and a stick). Doesn't do good in bad weather (an LSD and appropriate tires would help).
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