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Underrated Cars - Nissan 200SX

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I've had a few of these cars, firstly the original S13:

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..and then a couple of the follow ups:

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I always thought these cars were massively underrated - especially the later S14. 200BHP, rear wheel drive, incredibly balanced drive. Performance was about 7s 0-60 so not even 'fast' by today's standards I guess but at the time it was quick.

I loved it +++

I can't remember the order but between the above I had an Impreza - while it was fast I just didn't get one with it as well as the 200. I ended up binning it and buying a short-lived Skyline GTR-R34...which got stolen.

It's amazing to think these things can be picked up for 2-3k now - a very cheap pocket rocket +++

I was thinking about getting one to play with but on the other hand nostalgia is never as good as it used to be hey :uhoh:

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Was thinking of getting an S14a before I picked up the scooby, lots of car for the money!

Only reason I ended up with the scoob was because a decent one at a sensible price came before an S14a.

They all seem to be 'drift' modded, which tells you a lot about how they've been treated, good ones are out there though, my only criticism of the S14a would be the wheels need to sit further out in the arches, easily sorted though!

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Sadly all the 200s seem to be nabbed for the drifting scene. I've seen one on track and the guy was having a wail of a time.

Lexus Soarer is another under-rated toy - RWD joy.

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I nearly bought one between Subarus as well. Very good cars indeed.

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I looked at these before getting my 2nd mk4 Gti, really should have gone for it. Reliable, quick, RWD, fun and a bit different. Unlike the Gti...

Mac, if you were to drive one now, you'd probably enjoy the 'classic' driving experience, I'm sure they're more involving than most modern sports stuff. Go on, treat yourself ;)

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The 200SX is only underrated by people who know f*ck all about cars.

I had a 1992 S13 in bright red, my first "nice" car. Fecking awesome, absolutely loved it. +++

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I nearly bought one to just use as a track slag. Is there such a thing as an unmodded 200SX now??

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Sadly I don't think there is - or at least they are very few and far between. :(

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Im in the jap scence and turst me when i say that you wont find a unmodded S13 but there are still some unmolested S14's out there.

Cousin bought one not so long ago as it happens. +++

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I agree, I think the are underrated :roflmao:.

The 200SX is only underrated by people who know f*ck all about cars.

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Is there really a such thing as an underrated car? I mean, they get the credit when they're 'in' and people forget about them when something else comes along.

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Honest answer? Loads.

Audi Allroad TDI. Not many around and slated for being a softroader, but a very, very capable car. Quick and good on the juice.

Integra Type R. Not many around and very people really know what they are.

Mk2 Golf GTI 20v Turbo. Oh no, hang on ;)

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Honest answer? Loads.

Audi Allroad TDI. Not many around and slated for being a softroader, but a very, very capable car. Quick and good on the juice.

Integra Type R. Not many around and very people really know what they are.

Mk2 Golf GTI 20v Turbo. Oh no, hang on ;)

But then the Allroad doesn't really do anything the non allroad does, does it? I couldn't see the point of it personally, although saying that, the old dears find it easier to get in and out of than our other Audi's, due to the higher ride height.

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I loved those Nissans! A shame there are not so many cheap quickie sports cars out there that are newer.

Yesterday i had the pleasure of driving an AWD Skoda Yeti with 170 HP, that was a real sleeper! 60 Came up very quickly and its on go take up was superb! The Yeti is a mini crossover ugly box, my local Skoda dealer thought i might need to test it as a good work car! 41 MPG on my 50 miles of test, not bad too.

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I've never really understood the Allroad, except for people who couldn't bring themselves to buy anything other than an Audi (Chris_B :P ).

The Subaru Outback is precisely the same kind of vehicle. It's cheaper, more reliable, far more capable off road thanks to its much superior 4wd system, and will last for years. That's why the sort of people who live down farm tracks and enjoy your typical country pursuits but don't need full offroad capability (which let's face it is about the only scenario where such a vehicle would be needed) choose the Outback over the Allroad or the Volvo XC.

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I just like the look of the Allroad +++

Outback is a great car as well, but a bit smaller than the Audi, which is why I chose the Audi at the time.

Allroad was just an example though - other under-rated cars? Subaru pick-up - no longer made, but they go anywhere.

Range Rover Sport Supercharged - properly lowered. Massively useless offroad, but looks and sounds brilliant. A mate in the village has one and it just burbles up the road :D

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Nissan Sunny Turbo :D

You mean the GTIR, it's the only turbo sunny I can think of, I had one, and they are not underrated, they are overrated, it was pants.

Heavy, slow, crap handling, bendy chassis, flimsy.

In fact, I don't know how they made a chassis so un-stiff, yet so heavy, probably why it was sh1t at rallying and never won anything either!

Biggest mistake ever selling the Mr2 turbo for one of those!

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