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1996 Nissan 300ZX

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 22/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 2
Engine: V6, 3.0 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

1996 Nissan 300ZX Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.3
Out of 10

Based on 215 Ratings for the 1992 - 1996 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.5/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    9.6/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.6/10

Timeless and appreciating in value

By on Thursday, June 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 53,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "work of art machine"

Cons: "fuel consumption, no cup holder"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Fantastic car, fun, strong, solid and far ahead of its time. This car was a childhood dream and its CADD design made it a technological marvel. Was car and Driver's top 10 every year available and car of the year when it first came out in 1990. Recommend looking for 1993 or later as there were some design improvements with added airbags, seat belt relocation and newer style injectors and wiring. If you can find one in good condition, you will not likely lose money on your auto purchase. I have a 1994 convertible of which there are only 850 or so made for that year. Modifications are common and fine, however you will have to be prepared for additional servicing depending on the quality and thoroughness of the changes. The more HP claimed, the greater the risk of repair. Overall fantastic vehicle and highly recommended... compliments always given when I drive :)"

One of the all time greats.

By on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,156

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Power and stye inside and out. A complete package."

Cons: "Fuel injectors don't like ethonal on pre1994 model"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"A styling and technological tour de force! When this vehicle hit showrooms in the fall of 1989 no other car on the planet could come close. Now some 26 years later it still has style and tech that competes with most modern sports cars."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Unreliable but will always be my dream car

By on Sunday, August 23, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: engine went

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "great looks, lots of mods avail,"

Cons: "heavy, lots of maintenace needed"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I had a 1994 twin turbo. This was always my dream car growing up and even now it has a timeless look. With the right body kit it doesn't look dated or even classic-just sharp. The HP doesn't hold up to today's sporty cars and this is a very heavy car that doesn't handle well in turns. It also has frequent vacuum leaks and maintenace issues. The engine / turbos really generate a lot of heat. The car also has bad blind spots that take some getting used to. I wouldn't want to drive it in a city. The car is 20 years old so some maintenance issues have to be expected. But this car is still a head turner even today, with straight line quickness, and decent mods available. My engine went but in fairness it was probably around 500 (crank) hp with upgraded mods. This is a car you definitely want to be friendly with a mechanic and a patient one since these aren't the easiest vehicles to work on."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Bought it in 1993 and still have it.

By on Sunday, February 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Still turns heads, exceptional performance, fun"

Cons: "Need a mechanic that understands this car"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

My world class sports car

"This car has everything I could want in a sports car. Even after 20+ years it's still gives me a thrill when I take it on some back roads here in rural Virginia. The KBB value is around 6-7,000 which IMHO makes is the best deal out there if you're looking for a car that can not only perform but also turn some heads. I'll never get rid of it."

9 people out of 10 found this review helpful

My world class sports car

need a complete overhaul!l

By on Thursday, May 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
3/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "fixer upper or part out"

Cons: "Too many"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"battery,brakes rotors disks pads all around,spoiler front,hatch adjusted, leaks fixed,glove box, center console adjusted ,carpets fuel line flushed, interior complete over haul leather ,and sun baked complete re-paint, possibly tires."

7 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Best Sports Car I have ever owned period.

By on Sunday, May 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Best buy into days used market"

Cons: "leave home if snow"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is the best sports car I have ever owned . It replaced my Porsche Boxster which was totaled in a accident . I should have bought a 300ZX instead of the Porsche to start with . Repairs and service was breaking me up with the Porsche . Z has only required tires, oil changes set of spark plugs and air filters . It handles as well and performance is right with the Porsche. I have owned many sports cars since the 1960's Bug eye sprite MG midget, MGB's , GT-6, 124Spyders, 260Z and the Boxster . The 300ZX is the best by far of all of these . I looked at newer Z cars and returned to my 300ZX. Does all I want and I get lots of I love your car .Would you like to sell it at gas stations . my answer No. This my last sports car."

15 people out of 24 found this review helpful

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