Nissan NX

The Nissan NX is a car, or better yet, a series of cars, produced by Nissan Motors. When it comes down to it, the Nissan NX is basically a Nissan Sentra or a Sunny with a different body shell. The NX was a far-reaching development of the Nissan Pulsar, which was sold from 1987-1990. The NX1600 was based on the standard 1.6L Sentra and the NX2000 was based on the 2.0 L SE-R model. These two versions were manufactured from 1991 until 1993 in the United States and mainly competed with the Mazda MX-3 and the Honda CR-X del Sol. They were fairly quickly replaced by the 200SX in 1995. It should be mentioned though that it was produced for a few more years in some other countries. The NX2000 model did have some mechanical improvements over its similar sibling. It had larger brakes and more rugged tires on wider 6" wheels. This has made the NX2000 brakes common as aftermarket upgrades for the B13 Sentra. Additionally, the NX2000 also had a center armrest, a larger two-core radiator and slightly stiffer springs. The NX was given some praise before being dropped from the line. It was lightweight, had a stiff chassis and a limited-slip differential, which as a result made it one of the best-handling front-wheel-drive cars of the time. In fact, in 1992, Road & Track magazine included the NX2000 in a test of the world's best handling cars against such competition as the Acura NSX, the Porsche 911, the Nissan 300ZX, the Mazda Miata and the Lotus Elan. This was a huge complement it the engineers and designers behind the NX. However, to ruin the fun, in Australia, the 1991-96 Nissan NX was assessed in the Used Car Safety Ratings 2006 as providing ‘significantly worse than average’ protection for its occupants in the event of a crash.