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Nissan NX, Coupe, Hatchback
Sep 14, 1999 (7:40 pm)
I'm new to this discussion club and was wondering
if anybody had a word or two of wisdom to say about
the Nissan NX series, like what you should be
looking at while buying it...what could possibly go
wrong with it, how many trouble free miles would
it give me.
It's a 92 model with 101K miles on it.
#2 of 57 My 93 NX2000
Sep 15, 1999 (5:58 pm)
thantry-I purchased a 93 NX2000 brand new in august of 1993. I was in love with this car from the moment I drove my girlfriend's 1992 NX2000. I flew from Miami, FL to Youngstown, OH just to get it in electric blue with anti-lock brakes. While the car put a smile on my face every time I drove it, I traded in the car after Nissan refused to do anymore warranty work on it. Major problems were faulty ABS computer and sensors. Fast warping brake rotors and pads. Faulty air conditioning. In the year and half I had my car I put 36K miles on it. My girlfriend owned her NX for quite a few years and the only difference between her's and mine was she had no abs and her's was an automatic. She had the same brake problems that I did with the rotors and pads, miserable transmission problems, and faulty electronics like radio/ac/powerwindows/locks/etc. I've talked to many NX owners and they have reported similar problems especially with the ABS. Also the stock tire size is extremely hard to find and rather expensive when you do. Not a day goes by that I don't miss my NX, I truly loved the car, just couldn't deal with Nissan Service and bringing my car to the shop every other week. Since the car you are looking at is a high mileage car, I would seriously consider getting one of the vin checks to see if the car is a lemon or not. Also check to see if the car has been modified in any way, they were very popular in scca racing. I would also bring the car to a great mechanic and have him/her check the things that I mentioned above. I still see a few nx's on the road that look great and feel the loss I experienced giving mine up. When the car works like it should, it's amazing, just don't expect it to be maintenance free. If you have any more questions please feel free to contact me. I hope this has helped.
#3 of 57 Sorry about your bad luck!
Oct 25, 1999 (8:14 pm)
My 92 nx 2000 has been nothing but a pleasure for me. its an automatic with t-tops. Everything works fine and goes likea rabbit. Although its never abused.The brake problem sounds unusual for this car. The brakes are considerd first rate on this car by the se-r web site.I suggest anyone witha nx 2000 to check out the site www.se-r.com . My trans shifts like new, the steering is tight,and throttle reponse is dead on. I just wish I could get a 2000 model NX!
Oct 26, 1999 (5:12 pm)
I have a 1993 NX1600 that used to be my wife's. She bought it before we got married (now she drives the minivan). It's a 5 speed with T-tops, no ABS or power windows/locks, dark blue.
It has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. The only mechanical failure it ever had was a faulty resistor in the blower switch, which was replaced under warranty. It now has 97,000 miles on it. It still rides and handles great. No brake problems, just new front pads and rotors turned around 75,000 miles.
I do wish it had more power though. I wish she would have sprung for the 2000 when she bought it. And the T-tops are great.
The only irritations we had with it involved some of the cheap interior trim. The door that covers the jack compartment broke the first time I opened it. It was replaced under warranty. The replacement then broke the first time I opened it. The parcel shelf hinges broke and were fixed according to a TSB. Also, the hooks that hold the front floor mats in place pulled out.
If you are looking for one now, they are great cars and I'd recommend them. But they haven't been made for a while, so most you will find have high miles, so they may have any of the problems you'd expect in a high-mileage used car. Just try to find one that has been well taken care of, maintained and not abused. Definitely get a 5-speed & T-tops. In light of the problems listed above, maybe avoid ABS. It's worth looking for them, it's a fun car to drive.
#5 of 57 I wish they still made them!
Oct 29, 1999 (1:10 am)
I have a 92 NX 1600 with 128,000 miles on it and if they were still making them, I'd be buying a new one now. I've had amazingly few problems; a transmission cable that was under warranty and 3 years ago I had to have the governor assembly replaced ($200). Until 3 months ago I had the original battery; I still have the original muffler and have only needed 1 brake job!
I'm probably one of very few people that have actually owned 2 NXes (only a 3 year model)- the 91 I bought was totaled after only 2 months when I was rear-ended on the highway by someone who hadn't noticed that traffic was stopped. While the car was totaled neither I nor my passenger had a scratch.
Anyway, I'm looking for a new car now and am not terribly enthusiastic about any of the cars I've seen. So far, I rather like the Eclipse and the Cougar but have concerns about reliability. I've been spoiled by the NX!
#6 of 57 hp?`
Nov 25, 1999 (7:52 pm)
how much hp and torque do the 1600 and 2000 NX have?
#7 of 57 helping....
Nov 27, 1999 (2:58 pm)
U asked me to search for info remember? I was merely helping!
#8 of 57 Thanks!
Nov 28, 1999 (1:15 pm)
I know thanks for the help!! I was suprised to see your post here! Looks like someone else bought the car anyway. Oh well- Now for an Acura Intergra!!
#9 of 57 My Beloved NX!!!!!
Feb 29, 2000 (2:15 am)
I was innocently driving my NX in San Francisco yesterday when someone fell asleep at the wheel and smashed its rear completely! Uuuuuhgh! Where will I find a car as lovely as that one?!!!!! It was a near perfect Red 92 Nissan. It was efficient, sporty, fun and 1,000% reliable. Does anyone know of any NX's for sale near Northern CA or can anyone suggest a "replacement" vehicle for my beloved NX? HELP!!!! bdemilEarthLink.Net
#10 of 57 here
Mar 01, 2000 (8:38 pm)
Check the classifieds section on
for cars for sale.
Or, contact your local SERCA representitive, and see if they'll help you find a another car. I'm a SERCA (SE-R Club of America) rep, but I'm in Canada.
You'll find SERCA's main page here:
Is the damage really, really serious? Think about buying the car back from the insurance co., if it's been written off, and buying a junked car, and taking parts off it to fix.
There are a large number of junked NXen available through the search engine found here
And yes, I have an NX2000. I was rearended last year, and fixed the damage completely. Depends on how serious your collision was.
If you need more info, feel free to mail me at sp_250hotmail.com, and I'd be more than pleased to offer any help I can.