Tuesday 6th November 2012
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We would love to hear about your experience of the Nissan Skyline. If you have ever owned a Skyline and had to buy any replacement parts then let us know about the car and how the parts performed when fitted. Write your review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Nissan Skyline Overview

The Nissan Skyline is classed as a sports compact up until 2002 and a compact executive car from 2003 onwards. This vehicle is produced by the Japanese car manufacturing company Nissan and has been in production since 1968. The Skyline has been very popular and has appeared in many different computer games and movies in recent years, adding to its popularity. They are reliable, well equipped cars which look awesome. They are great fun to drive and handle really well. They are high performance cars and surprisingly practical with good space inside for passengers and storage. Does this sound anything like your experience of the Skyline?

 Nissan Skyline History

The first time Nissan was used as the Skyline was the third generation of this car (1968-72); previously it was the Prince Skyline until these two companies merged. The fourth generation (1972-77) and fifth generation (1977-81) were marketed as the Datsun K-series in most export markets. The sixth generation (1981-95) was marketed as the Nissan Skyline and gave this car a new look and the seventh generation (1985-87) was an evolution of this. The eighth ninth and tenth generation R32, 33 and 34 (1993-2002) were all pretty similar and were real sports compact cars. The eleventh generation (2001-07) moved to the compact executive class and was the first Skyline to be made for export to the US. The twelfth generation (2006-present) is the current version on the market.

Models for current Skyline

250GT Sedan 350GT Sedan 370GT Coupe 370GT Sedan 50th Limited 370GT crossover 55th Limited

Fuel Economy

The Nissan Skyline has had many different engines across its lifetime. The modern versions of the Skyline have been available in 2.0, 2.5, 2.6, 3.0, 3.5 and 3.7L petrol engines. These vehicles are not the most economical as they are built for performance. If fuel economy is what you are thinking then consider the age, fuel type and engine size as determining factors. Which engine do you have for your Skyline and how does it perform economically?


The recent versions of the Nissan Skyline have been available as 6-speed manual or 5 and 7-speed automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? We have a section of our website dedicated to Nissan gearbox parts where you can search for gearbox parts for your Skyline.


If you are looking for Nissan Skyline parts then we want to help. We know these parts can be expensive, so that’s why our vast network of Breakers has these parts at very competitive prices. Enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the Skyline parts page to locate the parts for your vehicle. Have you experienced problems with parts on the Skyline? If so, why not check our Nissan Skyline problems page here?