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Nissan NX

thantrythantry Posts: 1
edited July 2014 in Nissan

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.



  • 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.
  • 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 . 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!
  • dhoffdhoff Posts: 282
    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.

  • eal1eal1 Posts: 1
    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!
  • ramonramon Posts: 825
    how much hp and torque do the 1600 and 2000 NX have?

  • ramonramon Posts: 825
    U asked me to search for info remember? I was merely helping!
  • 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!!
  • 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!!!! [email protected]

  • spnxspnx Posts: 37
    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 [email protected], and I'd be more than pleased to offer any help I can.
  • spnxspnx Posts: 37
    I meant to call that "here you go", but I mistakenly hit enter.
  • The original post on this group asked for things to look for when buying an NX.

    NX's were made both here and in Japan. I had a Japanese '92 NX2000 W/ ABS and everything. Loved the car. Only traded because I needed 4 doors.

    The import models had better equipment as far as rotors, and some other mechanicals are concerned. So in my experiance the Japanese models would be the better choice.
  • spnxspnx Posts: 37
    If you're talking about the 1991-1993 NX2000 and NX1600, they were all made in Japan.

    Some Sentras were made in Smyrna, Tenn., but if you look at the serial number of any NX, you'll find it starts with a "J", which indicates a Japanese-made car.

    I think I know what you're talking about with the larger front brakes (ADV22F). These large brakes were standard equipment on all NX2000s until late in 1993, when it appears that *some* cars came with the smaller brakes of the stock 1991-94 Sentra SE-R. My 1992 has the larger brakes, and personally, I've never come across a smaller-braked NX2000, but supposedly they exist.
  • jim420jim420 Posts: 1
    I'm from Canada. I bought this car in March of 1999. I paid around $6500 Canadian for the car that had around 140 000 Km (roughly 75 000 miles).

    I have had to replace the pads all around twice and the rear disks once. I have added a new muffler, new CV joints, and fixed the driver side window motor drive and switch. Roughly I have pumped an extra $2000 dollars into the car.

    I noticed that the rubber seals around the Windows and the T-Top can leak. The car will rust at the base of the front windows as the water run off from the T-Top runs right down to the metal in the door frame near the front of the car. Check that area between the front window and the windshield for rust!!!!

    The other rust area I have noticed with other NX 2000's (not mine so far) is in the back on the left and right of the tail light you will get rust lines down the back of the car. I think that water can collect under the spoiler around the brake light and will leak.

    I also noticed that during our cold winters the car will not start. I had to get it towed twice to the mechanics this winter, both times the car started fine once it was in the garage for a few hours. A fellow colleague of mine has the NX 1600 and had the same trouble this past winter.

    All in all though this car is great. It was the first automobile I had purchased, and I am definitely satisfied even though I have had to put some money into it. The transmission is smoother than almost anything I have ever driven. The gears switch almost by themselves. The performance amazing from this little car. The power steering is easy to move and yet is as responsive as manual steering in some other Honda's I have driven. You can fly onto HWY ON RAMPS at almost any reasonable speed without that feeling that the car is about to flip over.

    I am wondering if anyone knows of a website that I can purchase aftermarket parts for the car. FI Chip's and other Standard Nissan accessory's for the car have to be available somewhere. If anyone knows of a site or a telephone number please e-mail me or post a response up here.
  • spnxspnx Posts: 37
    Sure. Check out:

    Also, check out this:

    The club webpage will be revamped soon. Sorry about the online registration. My ISP just took away shell access, so the perl script isn't working.

    There are instructions there for joining the Canadian SE-R Mailing List, there are about 30 of us on it.

    Mail me for more info at [email protected], if you're interested in anything you see, or if you have any questions.

    (BTW, I'm in Toronto, but we have members from Halifax to Vancouver, and everywhere in between!)
  • mznmzn Posts: 727
    In addition to the help you receive here, jim420, be sure to visit our Aftermarket & Accessories conference.

  • sadhakimsadhakim Posts: 1
    My neighbour is selling her NX2000 for 6300$ canadian, about 4200$ American, it has 100 000Km roughly 66000Milles, its fully loaded and i dont think as far as i can see there is any rust. Just wanna know if its a good deal, its a 1992 model.
  • spnxspnx Posts: 37
    Why don't you mail me directly with more info. I run the an SE-R Club here in Canada (I'm in Toronto), and I actually drive a 1992 NX2000.

    I can tell you what to look for, and whether it's worth buying.

    Mail me at [email protected]
  • quint3quint3 Posts: 20
    The original SR20DE motors basically made their power in the midrange, unlike my 98 Prelude, but had an even higher redline! I could accomplish most passes in the NX without a downshift, which is not the case with the Prelude. Man I miss that car. If your a used Honda-only driver, you owe it to yourself to sample the NX. It's a front-drive 944.
  • spnxspnx Posts: 37
    Hey corbendallas! Good to see a familiar name from the SE-R Mailing List.

    I'm a less-frequent poster there now, but I've been subscribed continually since January 1998.

    I'm going to love my '92 NX2000 even more when it comes back from the bodyshop in August. I'm getting a full refinishing, dent removal, replacement of sunbaked trim, and 3 coats of urethane & and a coat of clear :-)

    That should keep it looking good for another 8 years!
  • quint3quint3 Posts: 20
    Is that a movie name? Sounds familiar. What's an automatic NX like to drive?

    Hey spnx: What color are you doing your NX? Same as before or perhaps somthing unusual?

    It's good to see some new entries on this lost classic.
  • spnxspnx Posts: 37
    I'm repainting my car in stock superblack, same as before. Nothing special, but with no dents, and new paint, that's enough for me. I'll be *very* happy with it.

    I really don't like to make my car look unusual. To the untrained eye, (an insurance appraisal agent, actually) it looks pretty much stock.

    Hey, I even powdercoated the Volk TE37 rims silver, and took the stickers off. Very few people recognize them, which is good, as I live downtown, and the car sits around in plain view most of the time.
  • spnxspnx Posts: 37
    Is run by my bud and newly-joined member to the SE-R Club of America, Yannick. He's just bought a new 2001 (2000 in the US) Sentra with the 2.0 litre SR20DE engine.

    He still runs

    I would place a classified ad there, and you'll be sure to sell it to an enthusiast who will give your car a good home :-)
  • Thanks spnx! I will definitely do that. I even considered bringing the car with me to Ireland but it's too expensive! I will always have the memories I suppose.
    Thanks for the help.
  • quint3quint3 Posts: 20
    How is your friend's new Sentra SE? Have you driven it? Can it hold a candle to the SE-R?
  • spnxspnx Posts: 37
    Unfortunately, he's in Montréal, and I'm in Toronto. One of these days, when I have some time off from work, I'll make the 5 hour drive. According to him, it's not bad with the sport package. However, the sportiest cars are still the 91-93 cars. That may change with the new 180 hp SE-R that comes out next year :-)

    I tried to get a new Sentra as a rental while my car's being repainted, but they didn't have any. Instead, I'm driving a loaded silver Infiniti G20t, with leather, etc. Nice car, but with the extra 600-700 lbs on top of my car, it needs more power for stop and go traffic. It's amazing on the highway, and the brakes and handling are excellent. They nailed it on that one. It's like a cheap BMW, and feels like it was formed out of a solid chunk of metal.

    But perhaps the 200 hp SR20DE VVL (like Vtec) engine would have been a better idea in the G, but Nissan never exports their best products. Too bad.
  • rickydrickyd Posts: 1
    This is for Alan (aka ajslattery). Back earlier this month, you were looking for a good home for your NX 2000, because you were moving to Ireland. I was wondering if you had "placed" your baby yet? If not, I'd definitely be interested. I'm located next door in CT. We can discuss this offline -- please email me at [email protected] Thanks!
  • I cannot believe my luck. I just read all the posts and I can't believe how many NX's have been rear ended...I just got rear ended about 5 days ago...and it was a write off...not only was my car crushed...I am as well. It is a fabulous car. It was just the 1600 but it still had a lot of pep to it. The only consolation I have is for my next car, I will upgrade to a 2000. But these cars are so few now that finding one in good condition is rare. I was lucky that mine was very well taken care of. It took me 2 and half months to even find one that was in great shape. I will definitely get another NX but it will take time. Does anyone know of someone selling their Edmonton,Alberta Canada? please let me know at [email protected]
    There was nothign wrong with that car and it was sporty yet the fuel economy was great. And I loved that digital dash. The first time I drove an NX it was in 1991 and it was brand new. I was a valet at the Westin Hotel and I fell in love with it back then. I am sure there are a lot NX lovers out there. It's one of the best kept secrets around. I know a lot of people did not buy it, because they thought it was just like the Pulsar NX...but make no mistake...the Pulsar was a piece of junk...and this Car would make anyone happy. Cheers all.


    Guy from Canada
  • elucaselucas Posts: 1
    Hello, I am the original owner of a '92 NX2000. It has been a great car, reliable, peppy, corners, love the t-roofs, 78,800 low mileage. But I need more space now. The dealer is offering $2000 trade in. Seems really low. The edmunds value is much more than that. Will I really be able to market this vehicle? Is there a demand for them? I was surprised to find out there is an association of car owners with this type engine. Any input....
  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    Hell, I have never even driven an NX2000, but I sure would buy yours in a heartbeat. Those cars were hot little sports cars in their day and there are people out there who search all over for these relatively rare gems. They were known for their excellent handling, good brakes, and fast acceleration. I would say you could get more than 2K for your car since it has such low mileage and you are the original owner. I would try and sell it on your own.
  • I searched and searched to find an NX2000 with a t-roof and reasonable mileage on it. I live in Montreal which is a big enough city. I even went to a dealership that said if they don't have one in stock, they could get it in 48 hours. I went back 4 times in a span of a month just to let them know I was interested! I was even looking in the Ottawa area since Ottawa was only 2 hours away! Anyways, I couldn't find one. I opted to buy a new car instead. Aside from the questionable styling, I don't know why this car didn't sell that well. This had to be one of the best FWD sports cars out there. As far as price vs. driving enjoyment went, nothing could touch it! And a T-roof have a poorman's convertible.
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