Nissan 100NX – Review – So maybe I AM a hairdresser…

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Nissan 100NX

Date: updated on 02/05/03 (3318 reads)

Advantages: T-bar Nissan Reliability, Individuality

Styling not everyone#39;s taste, standard alloy wheels, cabin glitches

The 100NX is dismissed as little more a re-skinned Nissan Sunny. I one for just under a year and I#39;d agree it#39;s no sports car, I don#39;t it was entirely without it#39;s

Definately a unique looking car looks you either love or The narrow, standard issue trolley wheels certainly help argue the 100NXs However, fitting customised wheels transformed it#39;s

Taking the T-bar roof off also helped transform the of the vehicle and I took every to do so (brave considering the climate in This could be done quickly and easily, although of the large panels (much than those of say an MR2 or 300ZX) always easy if you had luggage in the By the way, don#39;t loose the bags for the roof panels as cost nearly Ј100 to from the delearship.

If performance is your thing and considering a 100NX, it#39;s you go for a later model (1994 as they will have a 1.6 fuel injected engine as opposed to the earlier 1.6 litre carburettor engine (90bhp). early models suffered for their lack of power and the was notoriously troublesome with performance, stalling and appalling economy being common

Mine was a 1995 N-reg Pacific 1.6i, it was good for in 2nd gear and would achieve in excess of those displayed on the (it only went up to 120mph). economy was excellent with 400 miles being returned to a tank of petrol. There is a NUTTY 2.0i version (I believe this was ever in the UK) which has roughly the same engine as a Primera GT or an Almera

Frankly, I think if I#39;d had one of those I probably wouldn#39;t be today!

Ride and handling certainly a big imp

rovement over the Ford I#39;d been driving however I was soon to learn those narrow tyres and the not performance-tuned chassis would put to any Michael Schumacher-style antics. I stuffed the car into a kerb cornering too quickly in the wet. The was a bent wishbone arm which my Nissan dealership offered to for Ј300.

A local garage Ј120 for the same job. cheeky Nissan dealerships

The car was comfortable enough for the driver and passenger – I particulalry the front seats, though the seat was little more a thin piece of foam. was token for rear passengers the boot was actually very and comparable to that of the Escort my replaced. Equipment levels basic by today#39;s standards; no abs, alarm or any other mod we take for granted these but I guess some of these are now over 10 years old.

The major mechanics of the car were reliable and gave me no problems the interior however was plagued by niggles;

The air recycling lever constantly. All 100NXs do this and is no cure. I had the linkage replaced to no effect. Once it#39;s all you can do is stick your arm up behind the and pull the linkage to whatever you want the recycler to be in.

Occassionally it free itself.

Door windows appeared to like hell if they completely up or completely down. I this by greasing the plastic that guide the glass the door. The noise was not actually a but a creak coming from the rollers.

Trust me!

Some came off

the

plastic nose during washing with (not high pressure). under warranty.

Paint blistered at the welding of the sills (both sides). repaired under warranty.

So it! All in all a decent enough, fun little Don#39;t expect blistering or F1 handling as you#39;ll soon the car#39;s limitations, it#39;s a reliable, cheeky little

Unfortunately, these cars are now within the budget of the backwards cap brigade and MAXed examples are becoming more evident. buy one again for the missus if I could a pristine example. on the provision she let me the odd go in it whenever the sun was out!

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