Datsun Sunny Review from Norway

1979 Datsun Sunny LX 1.4

Model year1979
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired358000 kilometres
Most recent distance424000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Model F


The cheapest car to run, with extreme reliability


Changed the engine and gearbox at 388000 km due to lost compression on one cylinder. Had a spare engine, and it was changed very easily.

Ran without any problems thereafter.

General Comments:

Coupe model with a relatively quiet interior and 5-speed box. Two times it went to Sweden, and it enjoyed long trips.

Main problem was corrosion. No other major problems apart from maintenance, brakes, exhaust. Extremely sturdy car, which always starts. Charming with its rear traction, which I loved. Sold to someone who should restore it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2012

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review