1980 Datsun 310 GX 2.0 Lt 4 cylinder.
A great little beater I'd recommend to anyone, and it must've been a great car when new..
Tachometer went out at 186,000 So my mileage is only mileage I've accumulated. I have no idea the the actual mileage is.
Exhaust has extensive rust. (going to take care of this this weekend, at a friends shop)
Needs clutch plate... Soon.
I love this little thing. It's not the fastest, or the most maneuverable thing on the road, but BOY does it have personality. I got mine for $350 off craigslist, and it came a faded (but not terribly) maroon with maroon interior (with almost a... Mexican blanket? inspired stripe along your shoulders) After getting it on the road, I realized it needed a bit of work to the clutch and stuff, but I've been told the parts are cheap.
It's as comfortable as any car I've ever owned, and I have to give high marks to Datsun/Nissan for designing a very modern looking interior, with comfy seats, almost 28 years ago...
The engine still runs strong, but it burns a bit of oil (something I suspected when I bought the car.)
I bought the car to replace an older car that I just couldn't stand. Since buying the car, I've painted the while car flat black, tinted the windows 5% and put a decent system in. I drive everywhere because it gets 39 miles to the gallon. basically, for 350... you don't get a better deal. I'd definitely recommend one to a friend, especially if you can get a cheap one. They're a lot of fun, and are a good looking car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th February, 2007
4th Feb 2007, 08:21
You bought a 28 year old car to replace an--older--car? lol.
Never saw a tachometer that kept track of miles before, must have been unique to this model...
4th Feb 2007, 19:35
As a teenager my friends Dad had one of these. Man it was great!Back in the mid 80's it was old looking, but very cool cause we could drive around all night for next to nothing in gas money. I would buy today if I could find one.
6th Feb 2007, 08:24
Wow. Where do you live? These cars are extinct in some parts of the country. Must be in Florida or the west coast. That would be a fun car to have for that reason alone.
26th Oct 2010, 17:42
I owned 79 310 GX. I brought new in Red Deer Alberta and took it with me to Germany. It was white with a black targa band and red interior. It was one of the best cars that I owned. Great fun to drive and excellent gas mileage. Sold it when I left Germany in 1982.