1992 Nissan 240SX Convertible doesn't stand the test of time
MotorWeek praises the convertible conversion for preserving the 240SX's great styling, and they're absolutely right. Unfortunately, the removal of the car's metal roof ruin its performance potential. The review complains about body flex several times, and the droptop isn't exactly quick. The run to 60 miles per hour takes a languid 10.6 seconds, which is 2 seconds off the time set by its hardtop sibling. Making matters worse for potential drifters, customers could only order a four-speed automatic gearbox.
After looking back, the 240SX Convertible seems like a miss for Nissan. Other than the slight advantage of having a backseat, it's basically impossible to justify this car today over a Mazda MX-5 Miata of the same vintage. If a Nissan diehard really wants a droptop, a more modern 350Z or 370Z Roadster is most definitely a more exciting choice.
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