Datsun 280ZX Review from Puerto Rico

1981 Datsun 280ZX

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 miles
Most recent distance33251 miles


Pure adrenaline


When I bought my 280zx turbo I was excited of how strong the car was, but the bad news is that I've broken 2 differentials drag racing. He runs at 20 psi. The head has been ported and polished, the valves have also been polished and I installed a racing cam and the block has a.40 overbore and engine balancing. Where can I get a strong differential for my overpowered 280.

General Comments:

Gotta love the old-school look. Has a bit of rust, but this is my bait for the new-school cars. When the stop light turns green its bye, bye to who ever is on the side. Best car I've ever had.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2003

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review