Datsun 720 Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1983 Datsun 720 King Cab 1.8 petrol

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 kilometres
Most recent distance192000 kilometres

Summary:

Great farm car back in its early days but now it's the perfect collector car

Faults:

Clutch started to slip before I owned it, therefore I got it for cheap.

Both radiator hoses started to split at about 191,000km.

Started to leak Brake Fluid at about 190,000km.

General Comments:

This Datsun is as reliable as a brand new car, and great on road and off road.

This car has an old L-18 engine, but is very clean and very well looked after, therefore it's running almost new.

But on the other hand, it has a few rattles, dents and scratches, but no rust at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2010

1980 Datsun 720 4x4 1.8 petrol

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

Perfect farm car

Faults:

Clutch master and slave cylinder needed to be bled; once done it was great. Lots of rust.

General Comments:

I recently bought a 1980 Datsun 720 4x4 Pick-up for AUD$100! It runs and has a solid steel flat bed tray. I had a minor problem with the clutch, but after a simple bleeding of the master and slave cylinders, it works fine.

It has been sitting in a paddock rusting away, but runs very smoothly. I bought it for a farm car and it's perfect for it. The interior is pretty small, and I struggle to fit in the cab as I am 6'2", but once I'm in it's fine.

I'm thinking about filling in the rust and painting it for fun. Any suggestions or questions welcome. Cheers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2010

Average review marks: 5.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews