Datsun 1200 Review from Costa Rica

1980 Datsun 1200 Pick- up 1.2 gasoline

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.2 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Previous carSuzuki Samurai

Summary:

If you ever get one, you will never sell it

Faults:

Absolutely nothing. My sister made the battery explode once, but that was because it wasn't tied up well.

General Comments:

It doesn't need a lot of gas. I just put like 15 bucks and that means like a week and a half.

It is very fast for a 4 gear car. I have left newer cars far behind with it.

It is made with the hardest steel you can imagine. I once crashed against a bus and I left unscratched.

It never needs water replacing. The water you see today, is the same you saw months ago; it amazes me until this day.

Compared to new cars, this is what Nissan should have kept making.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2004

14th Mar 2005, 05:27

High potential for modifications, very reliable.

5th Nov 2006, 01:56

These models dent like tin there made as strong as a pre fab house in a cat..5 cyclone.

5th Nov 2006, 07:31

Yes, I agree with your sentiments about tying your sister down - what did she do, drop a spanner across the terminals?

30th Apr 2009, 12:35

Hi there! I am a 14 year old boy and we have a 1975 ute (cream). I LOVE it and it cannot break!!

Average review marks: 10.0 / 10, based on 1 review