NFSC Car: 1992 Nissan 240 SX
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Model: 240 SX
The Nissan 240SX was a car introduced to the North American market by Nissan in 1989 and sold there until 1998. It replaced the 200SX (RWD) in 1989. The 240SX was equipped with a 2.4-litre inline 4 engine (KA24E from 1989–1990 and KA24DE from 1991–1998). Two distinct generations of the 240SX, the S13 (1989-1994) and the S14 (1995-1998), were produced from the Nissan S platform. The 240SX is closely related to other S vehicles: the Japanese-market Silvia and 180SX and the European/Australian-market 200SX.
The S13 was known for its sharp steering/handling (thanks to front MacPherson struts and a rear multilink suspension) and light weight (2600 lb) but was regarded in the automotive press as being underpowered. The Nissan KA24E engine, while durable, was a heavy, iron-block unit that produced meager power for its size, with only slight improvement when upgraded to the DOHC version. This engine is the main difference between North America's 240SX and world-market Silvia/180SX.