On the Twin Turbo models (VG30DETT), the Vehicles are either equipped with Hydraulic, or Electronic Super HICAS (All Wheel Steer) Steering. That means the rear wheels turn the opposite way of the front wheels to maximize turning potential. You may need to learn how to get used to this before using your vehicle for any type of track driving. When picking After Market Rims for this vehicle, Also remember that (on the Twin Turbo models) the Rear Rims/Tires are Wider than the Front Rims/Tires. The Same can be said for remembering this when you purchase new tires, meaning don't ONLY go by the tire size as written on the FRONT or REAR tires & assume that all four wheels are the SAME size. The tires wont be radials so no need to rotate. 120,000K Miles is the limit for the serpentine Belt as well as the recommended fluid flush/refill. Some Nissan 300ZX Models are not equipped with Twin Turbochargers, Twin Inter-coolers, Super HICAS AWS, or Wider Rear Wheels. Those models which are Naturally Aspirated have an Engine Code Name VG30DE Which differs from the Turbo Engine code (VG30DETT). Both Engine options come with 5-Speed Manual, or 4-Speed Auto Transmissions. The Nissan 300ZX Z32 (1989-2000 Europe,Asia)(1990-96 North America) Model was available in three body types 1: 2 Seater Coupe 2: 4 Seater Coupe 3: 2 Seater Convertible. Both 2+0 and 2+2 coupes offered a rare Slick top opposed to the T-tops.
I've only had this car for about 4 months but this car handles and accelerates better than some V8 cars I've owned/driven. I bought it with it needing injectors. Since then, it is absolutely AWESOME! I have a '93 twin turbo Stealth R/T, & a '00 Mustang GT and even w/ the Z being a non-turbo, it'll whip BOTH their a$$es, feels like a more solid, quality built car & is a lot more fun to drive. Just beware of mashing the gas halfway into a corner- it likes to swap ends, & get "squirrely". It'll also turn the back tires into pollution pretty easily at stop lights. Even being 20 yrs old, the styling/design has held up really well. I was in love w/ these cars when i was in H.S. & still am.
Styling, in & out, is outstanding! For an un-modified N/A car, the performance is great. The T-Tops are a lot of fun in the summer and more secure than a convertible. Even being 20 yrs old (my) T-Tops don't leak. Very comfortable, supportive seats- more than our Caravan or wife's Chrysler 300M
Parts/labor/repairs/maintenance are expensive(but worth it). Could use a cup holder or 2. People CONSTANTLY staring and asking what kind of car it is- if you're bothered by that sorta thing- does get a little annoying at times! What an imperfection!
Found one with very low miles in pristine condition and just had to have it. Much faster and handles way better than the older ones by leaps and bounds! Do not buy it unless you know for a fact when the timing belt was replaced. The book say replace at 60K and they are serious about that. Cost on replacing the belt and water pumps is like 1200.00 so add that to the price of car and drive it to a Nissan dealer that day! It will break even if you are driving like grandma (and you won't, TRUST)! If it breaks, it will destroy the engine!! Even if it breaks while trying to start the engine. It is easy to get 300K+ out of one if you do this! If not, you will pay!
Tee Tops and the way it zips around town. Drives like it is on rails!
I have owned my 1990 300ZX since 1996 and I have the very highest possible praise for it. I still to this day enjoy driving it so very much. With the t-tops off and the sun shining what can I say? It just makes driving anywhere, vacation highway or intown city, a true joy. Since it is very reliable my cost of ownership has been and continues to be low. It's extremely well made with highest quality materials (shut the door and notice the sound it makes - s-o-l-i-d). Note the interior curve on the passenger side dash - still beautiful after all these years. A super car whose low price one can purchase it for according to BlueBook/Edmunds in no way, shape, or form matches its high quality.
High reliability, high quality build materials both interior and exterior, t-tops (which are e-z on and off) off highway driving on vacation with wind blowing thru hair, fun-fun-fun with great style... really just the whole ownership experience has been and continues to be a favorite feature.
It's not a snow car so don't buy it with snow/winter driving in mind; repairs at the Nissan dealer are pricey but since it's very reliable there haven't been many (get a good local mechanic who knows his stuff); exhaust could use a throatier growl.
This is the most responsive car ever and a real pleasure to drive. Maintenance increased right at 100,000 miles, but put some $ into the old girl, and she's running almost as good as new! I probably won't ever sell as long as I can keep her runnin'!