We all remember the Nissan NX, right? A buzzing 2-liter SR engine, handling heralded as being comparable to the finest sports cars from the era and a targa-top, providing a breeze of wind in your hair during hot summer nights and a perfectly usable coupe during winter.
Well that’s not what this is. Because it’s a 1993 Nissan 100 NX 1.6! To be more specific, it’s a 1.6 SR - those two letters signify an added boost of NINE horsepower, up to a total of (when new) 102 and resulting in this bad boy speeding to 100 km/h (when new) in just 10.4 seconds. Oh it only gets better from here.
Because it’s a car and everyone enjoys laughing at others’ misfortunes, we must go over a few of the downsides with this magnificent hunk of engineering excellence and thankfully the list of faults/annoyances and things to work on isn’t long:
- Door sills are fucked, partially fixed with packing tape
- Fenders are rusting through
- Scratches and paint chipping away, as is expected
- Obviously, by that point the entire thing needs to be painted over
- Rear window rubber sealing is disintegrating
- Speedometer doesn’t work but is the only lit instrument
- Front foglights are missing
- Rear right-side taillight is faulty
- Drivers side door hinges are worn out
- 90’s aftermarket radio no workie
- Lack of ABS, airbags and other “important” and “life-saving in event of a crash” sissy liberal safety features
- Various missing handles in the interior
- Interior armrest lid is broken. Still, it has an armrest!
- Car doesn’t start with the handbrake pulled up
- And worst of all, currently fitted with horrible, disgusting hubcaps
This is what we call a terrible idea.
So why am I willing to buy, repair and drive a rusting deathtrap with manual windows that appeals to nobody but me and ramthecowy?
- Look at him
The current plan is to take it to a shop and figure out the condition of the frame, to see whether it’s salvagable or not - if not, the previous owner is going to continue driving it for as long as it passes the inspection. It should be noted that I do not know what an automobile is and that this isn’t meant to be a daily driver at first, though I assume that should’ve been clear by now.