You are looking a fastback car manufactured by the renowned Japanese automaker Nissan? You expect your desired car having some interesting things like pop-up headlamps? Congratulations, you’ve come to the right place as a Nissan 180SX for sale has all above features. To find out more information about this cool car, let’s read the basic information of the 180SX from car experts and consumers below:
Everything You Need To Know Before Buying A Nissan 180SX For Sale
Before picking a Nissan 180SX for sale, it is essential to learn about some aspects of the car to make a better decision. The overall Nissan 180SX review from the experts and automobile devotees are positive. You just have to be sure whether the car fits your intended requirements.
The Nissan 180SX is a fastback car (the rear of the car has a single slope from the roof to the rear bumper). Its production started from 1988 and ended in 1998. The car was built on the S13 chassis from the Nissan S platform and was made for the Japanese Domestic Market only. In other markets, the car was known under the name Nissan 200SX or Nissan 240SX.
Nissan 180SX Type X
The car was named based on the its early engine in the chassis - the 1.8L displacement CA18DET engine. In 1991, Nissan upgraded the engine to a 2.0L engine, being available in 2 forms: the naturally aspirated SR20DE engine and the turbocharged SR20DET. Though the new engine offered a bigger displacement, the nomenclature of the car remained the same.
The Difference Between The Nissan 180SX And The S13 Silvia
Nissan produced the 180SX as a sister model of the Nissan Silvia, but sold them at two separate Nissan dealerships. The Nissan 180SX was sold at Nissan Bluebird Store and the Silvia was sold at Nissan Prince Store. While in 1993 Nissan stopped producing the S13 Silvia, the production of the 180SX was kept continuing until 1998 (when the production of S14 ended). The two cars have many things in common, except on some minor differences. While the 180SX features a liftgate with different body work at the rear and pop-up headlamps which look quite cool, the S13 Silvia doesn’t have. Additionally, the 180SX doesn’t offer CA18DE engine which is available in the S13.
1992 Nissan 180SX.
The 180SX Generations
From 1988 to 1998, Nissan produced three generations of the 180SX. The first generation made its debut in 1898, the second began in 1991 and ended in 1995, and the third one started in 1995 and ended in December 1998. Nissan gave to each generation some updates to make the car more powerful and attractive. To learn about them, keep reading the parts below as they will show you information about the Nissan 180SX engine of each generation as well as some updates in interior and exterior designs.
1. The First Generation 180SX
This generation was available in 2 versions: the standard type (aka Type I) and the advanced type (aka Type II). Both versions offered the CA18DET that produced 175 horsepower. Nissan’s HICAS II 4-wheel-steering system was only available on the Advanced Type (Type II) as an option. The first generation also offered both 4-speed automatic and 5-speed transmissions in all types.
Nissan 180SX: First Generation.
2. The Second Generation 180SX
In January 1991, the second generation 180SX was introduced to the public with a lot of minor updates. This generation used the SR20DET engine making 202 horsepower. As mentioned above, although this engine had bigger displacement than the prior CA18DET engine, the nomenclature of the car remained. Now Nissan’s Super HICAS 4-wheel-steering paired with either 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission was available in all models as optional. The 15-inch alloy wheels were redesigned. Some interior parts and the front bumper received a new styling. The brakes were bigger and limited slip differential added.
1994 Nissan 180SX.
A facelift of the second generation debuted in 1992. Generally, there was not too much change to the car. Besides, Nissan added a new trim level called Type III. CD audio and Electronic climate control were offered as optional features.
In 1994, another facelift was introduced. Overall, the car largely remained visually and mechanically unchanged. However, Nissan renamed the trim levels into Nissan 180SX Type R and Nissan 180SX Type X (Type X was more advanced than Type R).
In May 1995, Nissan released the final facelift with a change of alloy, an added driver’s side airbags, along with other minor changes.
3. The Third Generation 180SX
The third generation 180SX debuted in August 1996. This facelift come with redesigned interior, 15-inch wheels, tail lights and front bumper. Some minor changes were given to the mechanical and safety package, including some changes in the ECU and wiring, added seat belt pre-tensioners and added driver’s side airbag. This generation offered 3 trim levels: Type X, S, R. The Type S was the first 180SX offering without a turbocharged engine.
Both Type X and Type R had many things in common like overall mechanical package and the engine that produced 202 horsepower. The difference between them is that the Type X had many cosmetic additions like 15-inch alloy wheels, rear valence, side skirts, rear spoiler and front lip that the Type didn’t have. In contrast, the Type S had the similar cosmetic and mechanical details like the Type X but it used a naturally aspirated SR20DE which produced 140 PS. Addition to it, Nissan’s Super HICAS 4-wheel steering was not available in the Type S.
The production of Type X and Type R ended in 1997 while that of the Type S and another added model named Type G continued production until December 1998 when the production of all 180SX ended.
The 180SX has been one of the favorite cars for drifting purpose. The car has been used as a competition vehicle by many famous drifters such as Harnadi from Indonesia, Keilan Woods from the UK, Yoshinori Koguchi from Japan and many more. Therefore, if you are planning to buy a drift car, a Nissan 180SX for sale will be a perfect choice for you.
Nissan 180SX Price
Nowadays on used car market, the price of Nissan 180SX used cars ranges from $6,000 to $25,000 depending on the model year, mileage as well as condition of the car. A 1996 Nissan 180SX for sale with low mileage and in good condition can cost you about $22,000 while a 1995 model with high mileage can cost you a little bit over $5500.