Datsun 310 Review from Australia and New Zealand

1980 Datsun 310 GL 1.4 NA

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 NA Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance320000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz E-Class


Indestructible in unmolested form


The poor girl is worn out. Exchanged the 4-speed manual for a 3-speed auto. Bad move, fuel economy is not as good.

Automatic choke takes some time to warm.

Not well suited to air-con conversion.

Plastic starting to bio-degrade.


General Comments:

Fantastic car, but running out of parts.

Good for modifications.

14"X6.5JJ alloy wheels chew ball joints.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2001

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review