I got my 240 as a 16th birthday present in '97 and have been driving it ever since. I absolutely love this car! The manual transmission is so much fun to drive, whether it's up and down hills, in the city, or on the highway. I don't know if this is just my 240, but it's never happier than when it's doing 90+ on the highway. A bigger back seat would be a dream, but it's a 2 door coupe, so c'est la vie. I actually feel like it has good-sized trunk for a car of its size. Have had no huge problems in all the time that I've been driving it, other than a recently undiagnosed problem with the car starting from time to time. Drives smooth, great brakes. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys driving.
I bought my 240SX in 97 and even drove it from California to Florida. I treated it bad, never got a tune-up or regular oil changes, or filter changes. I was a very bad owner. But this car never let me down. In the end though the alternator went out and there was some electrical problems and it was just better to get a newer car then to maintain. But even though it died on me I refuse to call it a junker because it was very reliable in spite of the abuse I put it through. I would imagine a good owner could make a 240SX last forever.
I bought my 1992 240SX standard coupe in 2000 and have never regretted buying it. It has NEVER been to a shop except for a tune up, and I change my own brakes/oil. I'm telling you this car is very very reliable. And let's talk about speed, I smoke automatic Mustangs and Eclipse ALL the time, weak American muscles can't stand my little 4 banger :) very very nice handling. And my car is all stock thank you very much :) It's a pleasure to drive except it's too noisy on the freeway due to wind noise, but I don't mind that. I sold my car and I regretted it truly, I asked the guy I sold it to if he could sell me the car back. He asked if I was joking :) and refused to.
This car has been a blast to own. I've owned mine since March 03, and everyday I still revel in the joy of driving it. This might be because I did own a 93 Ford Ranger before this, but the fact that it is an import and has good get-up-and-go also weigh in. It has many cool features, such as a HUD indicating MPH/KmPH, automatic seatbelts, a hardworking DOHC 4-cyl, and neat little fold-up headlights.