1978 Datsun 200SX

Summary:

Nice overall look and design for sound system

Faults:

Originally purchased car for $200.

Got it to run for about a week then stopped. Have yet to figure out why.

Replaced starter/solenoid. No change.

Rebuilt Carburetor. Same.

General Comments:

Nice look to the car, but didn't really have a chance to drive it. Hard to locate parts/mechanic due to year.

Plan on fixing it up with a 185 to see if it will run then.

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

Review Date: 4th February, 2005

11th Nov 2005, 22:14

I haven't had a chance to get it running due to military stationing. Car is currently located in Boise, Idaho and I live in San Diego, Ca. My current residence doesn't have anywhere I would be able to work on the vehicle and I don't make enough to go back and forth to Idaho to fix it.

1983 Datsun 200SX Coupe Z-22-E

Summary:

A low dollar hot-rod in disguise, the perfect sleeper

Faults:

So far I have had zero problem with this car with the exception of needing to replace the battery after purchasing the car, and having to have a rear window installed in it due to the original one being broke out by a tornado. Other than that, it has been a very reliable car.

General Comments:

I love this car so far, it is fun to drive and gets great gas mileage compared to my last car, a 1978 Dodge full size van. I am averaging just over 24 in town and 30 on the highway. The car is very quick, bordering on fast as..., well you get the picture, corners great for a stock suspension, and over all is a dream to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th December, 2003

25th Jun 2005, 12:36

I owned one of these for about 4 years.

Just wait until you have to get the brakes (especially rear) services. Rear calipers are over $300 each.

However, it was very quick for a 2L and it handled very well.

Good luck.

1981 Datsun 200SX 4 cylinder

Summary:

This thing moves!!

Faults:

Only 2 things went wrong with the car when I owned it for about 1 year.

The fuseable link blew and the car would not start, so it had to be towed to the garage, but it was fixed in a jiffy.

Second was the car kept wearing out clutches at an alarming rate. In the year I owned it I put 3 clutches in, and the dealer could not figure out what was wrong other than to stand there and say "I think you need a new clutch".

General Comments:

The car was silver and in good condition in and out and everybody said so, it was my first car and I couldn't clean it and tinker with it enough.

It had power everything, disc brakes in the rear, fuel injection, and a rear wiper on the hatch.

This baby moved, I could spin the back tires till the cows came home and believe me I did, that's why the first two clutches I thought were my fault.

The car's comfort level was good and the handling was good, although being 18 years old it didn't stand up to my torture and I ended up in some guy's front yard and some other guys ditch.

I had to get rid of the car because of the clutch, but the car was sweet for my first.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th November, 2002