Written on: 17/09/2010
awww, what a beauty. I`ve done everything myself except the custom build body kit... but I know the motor already as the palm of my hand and boy, it`s a pleasure working on those things. It`s a mean machine and what a beast! My 200sx is now 19 years old, and not a day old problem found, except for the lot of power it produced and stripped my 2nd and 3rd gear!! It`s value for maoney (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2009
If now owned my nissan 200sx s13 for two years and have loved every minute of it ! To the point that I have now got three of them sat on my drive way. One that I have started to mod a little by addin full blitz nurspec r exhaust system from turbo elbow back bigger turbo in the form of a garret gt28rs xspower header manifold ported and polished head hd huge front mount intercooler because the wing mount just don't get the air flow , custom hard piping, apexi power intake system , some 450... (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2009 by Jay Ballistic (1 review written)
I've had my Nissan RS13 200sx for 7 years and never had any major issues with it until something got inside the engine after some maintenance and that was at nearly 130k miles! I've heard the horror stories about the big-ends etc, a specialist told me to never take it past 6500rpm on the standard crank and it would be fine, seems he was right! If you have an S13 I think it really is a case of look after it and it will look after U! Change the oil every 2500 miles and use ONLY high quality... (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2008 by garth 200sx
I liked it! I wanted it! I bought it! Problem is the car at the moment isn ' t producing power AT ALL! I don ' t know if its not mapped on the bigger turbo or if its because the bearings is starting to clucking but it isn ' t a bearing knock, not yet that is. And people don ' t want to dyno because of the bearing. (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2008 by ali boi
I started off with a Kia Pride then my Focus tdci sport and 2 weeks ago i bought a 92 Nissan 200sx for £500. It is in mint condition, runs well looks great, sounds better than my neighbours scooby (maybe)! The power quality, with my mates driving prelude 2.2's, Audi 2.8 v6's, zs 2.5 v6's etc a needed something faster, and defenetly found it! Have drove all of the above and would never compare! Only bad thing is there's a leak coming in my boot which I can't find, been told either lights or... (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2007 by jucied
I love it, I love it, I love it!!!!! I got mine with a new engine and turbo, and looks like brand new!!! you won't go wrong with this classic sports car!! and the speed is unbelievable!!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2007 by caled
If you are looking to tune your 200sx 9 times out of 10 its alot cheaper to either import one thats allready been tuned or buy one in your home country that someones allready spent the time, not to mention the money required to tune a car properly, however be awear of abused examples. (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2007 by tobs
Over all a good performance car, and good value for money! (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2007 by nissanman (1 review written)
I've had my S13 for 4 years - it has 137,000 miles on the clock but I now have a problem with it - it starts 1st time but after it has been driving smoothly for approximately 20 minutes with no loss of power the engine then starts to run lumpy and tickover is lumpy - there is no loss of power, no smoke coming out of the exhaust and I'm not loosing water or burning oil - I've already changed the spark plugs and am going to change fuel filter - can anybody please help diagnose what the problem... (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2006 by lordy84 (1 review written)
The Nissan 200 SX Turbo S13 is for those of you who want a fast car for not a lot of money. Mine was £1350 about 9 months ago with 89,000 miles. For that price the turbo had been replaced and the car was tuned to stage one (approx 200bhp). I bought the car with the knowledge I was only going to do low mileage in it. This is because the big end bearings on these cars tend to wear out between 90 000 and 130 000 so be careful! The ride is very comfortable, and the steering is very quick, the... (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2004 by panzer (1 review written)
I've only had the Nissan 200 SX Turbo S13 sports car for 1 week but it feels like a lifetime, as it's realy easy to get used to. Confortable interior (at least the front seats) Hopefully i'll be able to bring it with me to America! Does anyone know the procedures to register this car in Florida even though is's now registered in Romania? My e-mailing adress is Pantel@myself.com. You can realy smoke them guys in bmw's and it's more fun doing that than almost anything. It's like going hunting. (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2004 by Andy R Kent (1 review written)
I've owned two manual Nissan 200 SX Turbo S13 Sports Cars and agree that power for buck, there's no comparison. I travelled approximately 40,000 miles between them.
I had a ball of a time wasting my Bridgestones on a track day. Talk about adrenaline rush, flat out power slides on the corners and through the chicane, I learnt more about that car's control in a day than a year of road use. The steering is quick but because the power steering is too light it makes reading the road surface a... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2004 by jamesashberry (1 review written)
I got my H Reg, Red Nissan 200 SX Turbo S13 this year (2004) with 45,000 miles on the clock. It is a beauty. Needs work but its 14 years old so of course it will. Anyone who pays 8 to 15 grand on a new car is mad when things like this are openly available. I did have a Citroen C3, what a mistake. This is a real car for real men. Just be careful in the wet with the rear wheel drive. (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2004 by greg hall (1 review written)
More Nissan 200 SX Turbo S13 advice - Regularly oil flush and oil change with fully synthetic. (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2004 by stu106 (1 review written)
Love the Nissan 200 SX Turbo S13, real fast and very well built. Only had it about two weeks so far and loving it. However already run into my first problem, some air is escaping somewhere in the engine bay, making an awful noise as it bypasses the exhaust. When it started, it only sounded at maximum boost now it does it at tickover. Not a big problem, just a leak but garage can't find it. Its going to have to be stripped, could take up to 6 hours labour at £70 an hour.
But is it worth... (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2003 by shaunus (1 review written)
The Nissan 200 sx turbo (S13) is a mad car. After my 16v calibra,the acceleration was terrifying.I love the look of those Golf GTi boys in my rear view mirror. Even made some guy in a 328ci feel stupid. Started using BP Ultimate fuel and got two 0-60 times of 6.6, and thats with two people in the car and no mods.Its all nuts. Most people have no idea what the s13(turbo) is capable of and thats what I love. (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2003 by kenneth clarke (1 review written)
i bought the Nissan 200 sx turbo (S13) beast last christmas for a grand , i knew the engine was on the way out but it to me was still a good deal. after i had blown the engine up racing i replaced it along with the turbo , the turbo was faulty and had to be replaced that was in march , i have just blown the turbo again after 15.000 mls i changed the oil regularly but after reading the write ups not often enough , an expensive lesson learned . apart from that for a car of its age its real... (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2003 by p3t3-th0m.
This Nissan 200 sx turbo (S13)is a wolf in sheeps (ish) clothing! It has blistering performance, with an awsome turbo kick that puts passengers right back in their seats. If you didnt wear seat belts before, you will now! Have fun leaving cars for dust when you drop into second and third, and toy with the back end as you drift around we roundabouts! Then, if thats not enough you can uprate everythign on this car to the spec you want, making it an unbeatable coupe - afterall thats what it... (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2003 by silvia_boi.
For my 17th birthday, my dad bought me the car i've always wanted, a 91' 240sx. Fact, I could of gotten a 94 supra tt, but I went for the nissan! Anyways 2 days after the purchase, I made a full head conversion to s13 and a week after, I threw in a sr20 motor. 3 months later, my dad decided to put in a brand new hks turbo upgrade kit. Thanks to my dad and all his wealthiness, i've smoked 300zx's, 1 supra, all domestics, except for a 500hp rousch mustang. (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2002 by rigo.
I'm searching to increase i'ts performance (exhaust, chip, boost controler, air intake etc..) but don't know where to look. Some tell me about nos, but still haven't made my mind. please help. (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2002 by Kristen.
I'm 19 and from south jersey. For graduation i recieved a Nissan 200 sx. My first car was a 93 probe gt. Wow, what a big difference. Being a girl, my dad was cautious about what car i was getting. He thought the Probe was too much for me but i loved it. It was fast, had an awesome stereo, not to mention special racing wheels that were absolutly beautiful. When my dad brought home my 98 200sx i was shocked. I liked it because it was a newer car and it was black, but all around i was highly... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2002 by muffin 200.
I am 22 and bought my Nissan 200 sx turbo (s13) in May 2002 it took some getting used to after driving a r5 turbo for ages as the 200 as you know is rear wheel drive. If you want higher boost be careful when booting it - the back end will slide COOL! The s13 has a boost cut off when levels exceed 16 psi (a chip is needed to sort this problem). Exhaust, actuator, airfilter, CHIP, intercooler will see you over 200 bhp. I have got an induction kit, uprated wastegate actuator, dump valve and, at... (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2002 by matt.
I agree that a Supra is comparable with the Nissan 200 sx turbo because you can get both for around 2K. They are very similar in style/performance etc (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2002 by Meteor.
For years I have been driving a Datsun/Nissan 280 ZX. I loved this car. But there was nothing to do for it, because it saved my life in a car crash. So I decided to go for a test-ride with his younger brother, the Nissan 200 SX. After the first hundred meters I knew, I have fallen in love once more. My 200 SX is red with white GT-stripes and features extended air gasping front and rear spoilers. Made in 1990, only 104,000km. It's just a beauty, a sportscar within. The look is uncomparable.... (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2002 by Ian.
I bought my '91 Nissan 200 SX Turbo 3 months ago. I was originally looking at other sports coupes in the same price range of about £2k. The main contender being the Toyota Celica, which is front wheel drive and can't touch this car on performance (unless you get the GT4 for twice the price)
I was unfortunate in that the person selling disguised the fact that the ABS pump had blown it's seals and was leaking brake fluid, this part would have been £1250 for a new one (which was obviously why... (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2002 by arry.
The Nissan 200 SX turbo has monstrous performance and superb handling once you replace the standard rims. Easy to tune with SE Nissan and Norris Designs offering huge range of mods. Can run high boost without damaging engine reliability too badly. Great looks, menacing front end looks evil in any rear view and the car in front's not going to shift you from that unless they got something really quick! (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2002 by IceClocker.
At first, sorry about my poor english, now i must say i'm a spanish boy who owns a Nissan 200sx turbo. I must say it's fantastic. It has now eleven years and runs like the first day, i only had problems with the scape once because the car stays so much time parked. Now i use it every day and it shows its 182hp each time you let it. As a 200 sx driver i need to say it's fantastic, i really love it. (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2002 by azza.
U grab chicks with this car, u show off with this car, this car is for your ego, it will empty your pockets but u gotta love the image. I am 19 and the Nissan s13 180sx is my first car, in the first week of buying one i almost killed myself (losing the back end at 100km/h) that's powerrrr!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2002 by nikki.
I agree the Nissan 200SX turbo is fairly rapid in standard having owned one for 6 months. But I had to have a recon engine/turbo (and gearbox) at 100k and this is not uncommon having researched this. I really think you would be VERY lucky to get 150k+ out of one of these. Maybe the other reviewer drives a lot slower than me and others?? The turbo power band is also fairly narrow and you do, after a while, find yourself wishing it would kick in earlier. All in all I don't rate the car as... (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2001 by whitty.
Absolutely fun to drive!
The 180 bhp, 1.8 turbo, Nissan 200 sx 'series 13' flies like a rocket.
The turbo kicks in at 3000 rpm (anything higher than that the turbo is faulty and expensive to replace). It propels you to the back of your bucket seats and will not stop until it reaches a Max of 142 mph.
Looking from the driver's seat all you see is this long slender bonnet and the road ahead. Looking from the rear mirror all you see is the sleek boot window with the car you just over... (read more)
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