Datsun 1200 Review from Guatemala

1978 Datsun 1200 1.2

Model year1978
Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired700000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Sidekick

Summary:

Tough, but not for me

Faults:

Acquired in payment of a debt. Recently (crappy) painted before acquiring it, no door seals, paint is already falling apart.

Electric problem (poor wiring), keeps blowing fuses and coils.

Rain comes in through floor (corroded).

Gauges are not working.

Replaced auxiliary brake pumps.

Replace auxiliary clutch pump.

General Comments:

I accepted the car with the intention of using it as a daily commuter, but whatever I do, I can only use it once or twice, and then it goes bad again.

I usually bring my wife with me, and she seems really uncomfortable in the vehicle, which makes me feel bad too, so I have decided to sell it. I just hope I get at least the original price back.

Overall it's a good car. Being a classic, you get people's attention everywhere, which is no longer funny when you're stranded.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th July, 2012

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review