Used Car of the Day: 1987 Nissan 200SX SE

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today we bring you a 1987 Nissan 200SX SE for $21,500.

This one has a five-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, and power door locks.

New parts include the A/C compressor, tires, timing belt and tensioner, brakes, battery, fan belts, clutch kit, master cylinder, water pump, rack and pinion, and the ECU.

The seller has all the original documentation and service records, and some extra parts to boot. There are only 154,000 miles on the odometer and this one has every factory option. The obviously biased seller even says it's "the best in the country." We cannot verify that, obviously.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Phillip Phillip on Apr 12, 2024

    What's with the headrest.? Been noticing this greedy trend lately on any car that is 30 years old in sane condition for the owners to be asking insane amounts.. saw a Mitsubishi Colt just yesterday from 1992 owner asking for $12000.. done 148,000 kms . Just because it had original paint and trim in average condition..worth maybe $1500 as a run about.. good luck..there is always someone gullible these days it seems..

  • Rjg65784139 Rjg65784139 on Apr 12, 2024

    I may have the best in the country. 65,681 original mi. Still runs great. Stored inside. I'll accept half of what this guy's asking.

    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Apr 12, 2024

      Respectfully that crowd does not want the automatic ones.

  • Varezhka The biggest underlying issue of Mitsubishi Motors was that for most of its history the commercial vehicles division was where all the profit was being made, subsidizing the passenger vehicle division losses. Just like Isuzu.And because it was a runt of a giant conglomerate who mainly operated B2G and B2B, it never got the attention it needed to really succeed. So when Daimler came in early 2000s and took away the money making Mitsubishi-Fuso commercial division, it was screwed.Right now it's living off of its legacy user base in SE Asia, while its new parent Nissan is sucking away at its remaining engineering expertise in EV and kei cars. I'd love to see the upcoming US market Delica, so crossing fingers they will last that long.
  • ToolGuy A deep-dive of the TTAC Podcast Archives gleans some valuable insight here.
  • Tassos I heard the same clueless, bigoted BULLSHEET about the Chinese brands, 40 years ago about the Japanese Brands, and more recently about the Koreans.If the Japanese and the Koreans have succeeded in the US market, at the expense of losers such as Fiat, Alfa, Peugeot, and the Domestics,there is ZERO DOUBT in my mind, that if the Chinese want to succeed here, THEY WILL. No matter what one or two bigots do about it.PS try to distinguish between the hard working CHINESE PEOPLE and their GOVERNMENT once in your miserable lives.
  • 28-Cars-Later I guess Santa showed up with bales of cash for Mitsu this past Christmas.
  • Lou_BC I was looking at an extended warranty for my truck. The F&I guy was trying to sell me on the idea by telling me how his wife's Cadillac had 2 infotainment failures costing $4,600 dollars each and how it was very common in all of their products. These idiots can't build a reliable vehicle and they want me to trust them with the vehicle "taking over" for me.