1993 Nissan S14 Q’s
Available for: $10,495
Stock Number: 4414
In 1993 Nissan brought about one of the most cult classic chassis to date. The S14 takes all of the best attributes of the S13 and simply refines it. Pearl White (WK0) is an ever classic choice that always looks good. Based on the way the rare NavaN front bumper and NavaN side skirts match the body it looks like it was resprayed at some point in time. The paint job looks great with only some routine minor blemishes to note. The bodywork itself is in awesome shape, of course, there are a few normal door dings, but nothing out of the ordinary for a 27 year old car. The aftermarket pieces line up quite well with the lines of the car, however, like any aftermarket aero it's never quite as perfect of a fit as the OEM pieces. To keep the all-white theme running a set of 17" Advan AVS Model 6's were fitted. One of the most impactful changes to follow that theme is the color-matched center garnish. Something as simple as that really does change the look of the back end. Another piece we don't see often is a duck tail spoiler on the trunk which makes for a subtle change to the overall profile.
The new and improved interior is a fantastic upgrade over the S13's. The dash layout is much more refined while keeping an easy to read layout. The interior remains largely stock and in good condition. Obviously the fixed back Recaro bucket wasn't what Nissan originally had in mind, but it makes for a much more planted drive. Normally with this style seat, we see the bolsters wear down from getting in and out, but this one has been kept up with remarkably well. The bold patterned black and blue stock seats are also all in great shape. Normally we see the S14s with the zebra-striped print, this one is very unique while staying equally bold. The stock seats do a great job of keeping everyone comfortable on longer drives as this one would make a fantastic daily driver. There is a bit of sun fading on the back seats, but nothing particularly concerning. The carpeting and door panels have been kept up to the same standards and are much nicer than on the previous model. However, like the S13 before it, the dash on this one has suffered from the common cracking issue hence the dash mat. Peering behind the Momo steering wheel is a white face DR gauge cluster which looks pretty sleek. Obviously, due to the gauge cluster swap, the 118K miles is unverified. All of the power accessories are working as they should; the power windows, door locks, folding mirrors, and automatic climate control. These simplistic, yet refined, interiors really prevent themselves from looking dated.
Power comes compliments of Nissan's aluminum block SR20DE. While most complain about the naturally aspirated version, driving it will make you second guess yourself. The power comes on quickly as there's no turbo lag to deal with and it pulls very linear all the way through the rev range. And if you can manage to keep your foot out of it, you'll actually return some solid MPG's as this would make a fantastic daily driver. The 5 speed shifts phenomenally well which in turn makes the NA power band even more exciting. Clutch engagement is smooth and hassle-free. The gearbox is well sorted and a blast when you get out into the backroads. For reliability sake, the engine has been left pretty much bone stock. It does have an APEX'i open filter intake which is a bit easier to maintain. There's also a Fujitsubo catback exhaust since all cars sound far too boring from the factory. Tein coilovers do replace the stock suspension and take the handling up a notch. It's currently sitting pretty close to stock ride height, so you could drop it down a bit if you wanted to. This extremely versatile chassis has become a staple between its top-notch drive train and iconic looks. While we've had it our trained techs have gone over it and brought several key maintenance items ups to date. New rubber sits on all four corners, along with a new front left outer tie rod. We also put a new set of pads upfront and per every vehicle a fresh oil change. This exceptionally clean S chassis is just begging to see some seat time. With this particular setup, it should make a great new daily driver for someone looking to stand out in a crowd.
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